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post #7771 of 19471

Just got my pair.... I have maybe 45 minutes on them.  Initially, a little disappointed, and I'm not sure why.  I love my HD600s and I guess I expected to be blown away relative to them.  I'm going to give myself some more time acclimating before posting again....

post #7772 of 19471
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

Just got my pair.... I have maybe 45 minutes on them.  Initially, a little disappointed, and I'm not sure why.  I love my HD600s and I guess I expected to be blown away relative to them.  I'm going to give myself some more time acclimating before posting again....

 

Yeah, take some time with it.  It takes some time to get acclimated to and appreciate the HD650's sound signature, especially when coming from brighter headphones like the HD600(relatively speaking).

post #7773 of 19471
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

Just got my pair.... I have maybe 45 minutes on them.  Initially, a little disappointed, and I'm not sure why.  I love my HD600s and I guess I expected to be blown away relative to them.  I'm going to give myself some more time acclimating before posting again....

They left me really unimpressed at first too, but they grew on me massively. What I'm interested in is how they compare to 600s; I have a feeling the 600 is just right for me, but I don't want to spend money on something so similar to the 650 before I know.

post #7774 of 19471
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Originally Posted by Digital-Pride View Post

 

Yeah, take some time with it.  It takes some time to get acclimated to and appreciate the HD650's sound signature, especially when coming from brighter headphones like the HD600(relatively speaking).

I do actually like a slightly brighter/more forward headphone than my new 650's but I can live without it. But is the 600 a forward version of the 650 or just not as refined? 

post #7775 of 19471

I agree with this, the 650 is very different from what I usually like but for some reason I really really like it. It lets me just enjoy the music.

Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

I do actually like a slightly brighter/more forward headphone than my new 650's but I can live without it. 

post #7776 of 19471

Thinking of buying these. The music I'd buy them for primarily is stuff like Carbon Based Lifeforms, ATB, Above and Beyond, Enigma, etc - trancy, psychedelic stuff, often fairly chill. But I'd also like it to be good for hip-hop and dance stuff, as well as pop like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj and that type of stuff. I don't listen to much Rock or guitary stuff, although there would be a bit of that as well. Do you think these are good headphones to look at it?

post #7777 of 19471

The HD650 isn't really suited for ambient/electronica. Could be more a matter of preference, but technical abilities bottle neck the HD650.

It doesn't have the ability to bring out the details or present a big enough soundstage. By no means is it bad. Completely enjoyable still, just not ideal.

 

Then again the only alternative would be the HD800, IMO.


Edited by paradoxper - 9/15/12 at 5:03pm
post #7778 of 19471
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Originally Posted by Kittenface View Post

Thinking of buying these. The music I'd buy them for primarily is stuff like Carbon Based Lifeforms, ATB, Above and Beyond, Enigma, etc - trancy, psychedelic stuff, often fairly chill. But I'd also like it to be good for hip-hop and dance stuff, as well as pop like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj and that type of stuff. I don't listen to much Rock or guitary stuff, although there would be a bit of that as well. Do you think these are good headphones to look at it?

I've got to say this works pretty damn good on them. They are good for dance too, but you really need to mess with the EQ and have a decent amp.

post #7779 of 19471
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Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

I do actually like a slightly brighter/more forward headphone than my new 650's but I can live without it. But is the 600 a forward version of the 650 or just not as refined? 

 

I'd say the HD650 is just a smidgen more refined, with better soundstage depth and imaging.  You could say the HD600 is more forward or better yet more neutral sounding.

post #7780 of 19471

Guys for you who already brought a new pair of HD650,does before the burn in (whatever it should be named burn-in ,pads-in ,ear-in or brain-in) this cans sound noticeably different until they have more hours on in?

post #7781 of 19471
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Originally Posted by antberg View Post

Guys for you who already brought a new pair of HD650,does before the burn in (whatever it should be named burn-in ,pads-in ,ear-in or brain-in) this cans sound noticeably different until they have more hours on in?

I'd suggest a few hours of burn in, but nothing too elaborate or intense.

post #7782 of 19471
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Originally Posted by antberg View Post

Guys for you who already brought a new pair of HD650,does before the burn in (whatever it should be named burn-in ,pads-in ,ear-in or brain-in) this cans sound noticeably different until they have more hours on in?

 

No. There may be subtle change as the pads compress over time but nothing too dramatic. Improvements come with upgrades in ancillary components and better source material.

post #7783 of 19471

First post here on Head-Fi.. Figured it'd be cheaper building a listening station instead of an all out 2 channel setup.. Just bought the HD650's and a Little Dot MK III, will be using a Pioneer Elite CD player and Ipod (Lossless format only) for source.. Cant wait.. Can you guys tell me how loud outside the cans, these actually are? Is it going to annoy others? I'll have to get a lazy boy and sit in the closet with no lights, just tube lighting ftw...

post #7784 of 19471
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

 

No. There may be subtle change as the pads compress over time but nothing too dramatic. Improvements come with upgrades in ancillary components and better source material.

 

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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

I'd suggest a few hours of burn in, but nothing too elaborate or intense.

 

Thanks for the input,better for me as i would not need to expect any bigger improvement and get the idea of it's sound signature as soon as i got them on-head.I am gonna start with some Pink Floyd,ACDC,and RATM,then some Brazilian band.

 

SRI3850341 welcome to Head-fi and sorry for ....,oh nothing ,never mind.smile.gif

post #7785 of 19471
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Originally Posted by SRI3850341 View Post

First post here on Head-Fi.. Figured it'd be cheaper building a listening station instead of an all out 2 channel setup.. Just bought the HD650's and a Little Dot MK III, will be using a Pioneer Elite CD player and Ipod (Lossless format only) for source.. Cant wait.. Can you guys tell me how loud outside the cans, these actually are? Is it going to annoy others? I'll have to get a lazy boy and sit in the closet with no lights, just tube lighting ftw...

the back end of the can is completely exposed and it sounds that way too.

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