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post #7696 of 36903
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Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

Hey guys check out this troll review of the HD 650 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-hd-650-headphones/reviews/7422

 

That's not really trolling..just an opinion. Yeah, someone doesn't like the HD-650...what else is new..


Edited by tdockweiler - 9/7/12 at 6:10pm
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I just got my HD-650's on Tuesday.  I love them. I was a little apprehensive since many people describe them as "dark" but I didn't find them to be that way at all. I think they sound pretty natural.  I'm happy!
 

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Originally Posted by monkuboy View Post

I just got my HD-650's on Tuesday.  I love them. I was a little apprehensive since many people describe them as "dark" but I didn't find them to be that way at all. I think they sound pretty natural.  I'm happy!
 

 

I received mine Wednesday. I hear things in my music I've never heard before -- even in an album I first heard in 1975. Psycho-acoustics and NTS (New Toy Syndrome) aside, it happens even when I'm hard at work on my computer and something just catches my ear.

 

"Dark", with as many vague usages as the term suffers here and elsewhere, just means "Not Bright". Compared to my DT 990's, which are now the second-best pair ever I've heard, they qualify as "Not Bright."

 

It makes me wonder if I should have instead saved my pennies for the HD 800.

post #7699 of 36903
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Originally Posted by monkuboy View Post

I just got my HD-650's on Tuesday.  I love them. I was a little apprehensive since many people describe them as "dark" but I didn't find them to be that way at all. I think they sound pretty natural.  I'm happy!
 

I agree. Not dark at all!!

 

Smooth, not bright, non-fatiguing? Yes. Dark is way too strong a term for the HD650s.

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

That's not really trolling..just an opinion. Yeah, someone doesn't like the HD-650...what else is new..

I agree.. Some people just don't like how smooth they sound. He stated that he liked beyer cans, so he probably prefers analytical cans. I know a lot of people that love the hd650, then some that hate it. No headphone is perfect for everyone, no matter how much you like it! wink.gif

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I got the HD650 recently and I really like it's smoothness coming from the K702 but the bass is a little overwhelming at times specially with bass heavy songs. Another thing is the clamping that's a bit on the hard side and really starts to get to me after a few minutes. Will the clamping ease up over time?
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Originally Posted by technica18 View Post

I got the HD650 recently and I really like it's smoothness coming from the K702 but the bass is a little overwhelming at times specially with bass heavy songs. Another thing is the clamping that's a bit on the hard side and really starts to get to me after a few minutes. Will the clamping ease up over time?

The clamping definitely eases up over time. You can also bend the metal band out, but make sure it is the METAL part, or you'll crack the headphone band. And wow, i really didn't think that they had that much bass, but then again i came from ultrasones tongue.gif.

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Originally Posted by jwusoccer View Post

The clamping definitely eases up over time. You can also bend the metal band out, but make sure it is the METAL part, or you'll crack the headphone band. And wow, i really didn't think that they had that much bass, but then again i came from ultrasones tongue.gif.

What I say with the bass is it's not too pronounced, but the 650s are definitely capable of delivering deep bass when it's called for. Now for bass like in hip hop etc. it's not that great, but it's good enough for me. I've only heard 650s and Beyer DT770 Pros which are said to be bass monsters.

 

To hear an example of good, deep bass on the 650s, listen to this album (and please support him, he needs it badly, poor guy can't even afford a car. I knew him but our contact kind of dwindled over time unfortunately. Buying the album would mean so much to me (there's FLAC too!)):

 

http://jkr70.bandcamp.com/album/audio-black-book-vol-1-something-borrowed

 

It's heavily sample based electronic. Not like groovy dance type stuff at all but just samples of anything that can represent his current feelings when writing the song.

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The wonder of the HD650 lies in how well they scale up. They were good on an HDP, better still on a Gilmore Lite, very good on a Lyr, great with a Beta and phenomenal on a Zana. I've tried replacing them several times for jazz listening, but have had to find other uses for LCD's, HD800 and HE6's. I'll try one last time to retire them with an Stax 007 mk1, and if that doesn't do it, than I'll just need to accept that there is nothing more pleasing to these ears than the likes of Coleman Hawkins or Art Tatum on these here beloved HD650's. 


Edited by ericfarrell85 - 9/7/12 at 7:49pm
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Just got a pair of HD-650s.  Love the sound and geez they are so comfy.

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Originally Posted by jwusoccer View Post
 

[...]

Some people just don't like how smooth they sound. He stated that he liked beyer cans, so he probably prefers analytical cans.

[...]

 

I agree with descriptions like this and similar ones. As much as I like my DT 990's, maybe analytical isn't for me after all. 

 

When the Acura Legend was new, some reviewers compared it to BMW, Audi, and Mercedes models and concluded that the Legend had "no personality." I took that to mean "not quirky." Could those opinions be applied to the HD 650?


Edited by HamilcarBarca - 9/7/12 at 8:55pm
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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

 

I agree with descriptions like this and similar ones. As much as I like my DT 990's, maybe analytical isn't for me after all. 

 

When the Acura Legend was new, some reviewers compared it to BMW, Audi, and Mercedes models and concluded that the Legend had "no personality." I took that to mean "not quirky." Could those opinions be applied to the HD 650?

Yeah, I definitely don't think it's quirky. It's got it's own sound (like all headphones/earphones), but it doesn't stand out in any particular way I guess.

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My mad dog modded fostex t50rp will be here end of the month; does anyone here have both the mad dogs and the 650's?

 

I know one is totally closed and the 650 is almost completely open, but I would be interested in this comparison if anyone has it.

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I have the Sen HD650 and I ordered Mad Dog for office use.

I will post some impressions, and I would interested in Mad Dog compare with D5000 as well. 

post #7710 of 36903

I'd LOVE some Mad Dog and 65 comparisons, I was thinking about getting those too. I've heard many good things but haven't seen any straight comparisons to the 650.

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