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

Now i'm intrigued......

post #7787 of 19545
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Now i'm intrigued......

SRI send me your bank account number and I'll explain it all to ya. biggrin.gif (PM only)

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SRI send me your bank account number and I'll explain it all to ya. biggrin.gif (PM only)


Ohh Man, Soooo confused.....  ;)

 

Did I buy junk, or am I missing out on something that will benefit me... Without givin' up my acct numbers of course. lol

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Ohh Man, Soooo confused.....  ;)

 

Did I buy junk, or am I missing out on something that will benefit me... Without givin' up my acct numbers of course. lol

No, you are fine, SRI.

 

Just harpin on a Head-Fi joke. You'll eventually come to understand and pass it along. biggrin.gif

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No, you are fine, SRI.

 

Just harpin on a Head-Fi joke. You'll eventually come to understand and pass it along. biggrin.gif

Fair enough, I am open to learning..... 

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So I found out that on the 600ohms setting on my Essense ST at 100% volume with my eq on (so like -6db)  is about enough for my 650's :P

 

Shockingly it doesn't get a great deal louder on the Asgard.

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Has anyone had a chance to compare the hd650s to the ultrasone pro 2900s?  I love my hd650s but in my opinion the pro 2900s are clearly the better all around headphone. I'd appreciate any other incite. 

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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

Well, my 650s were flat out horrible out of the box, couldn't stand them. There was literally no soundstage, everything was coming directly from the left or right, and sounded like it was a mile away wit that. Then after a couple/few hours it got better, but still sucked because I was on a $100 FiiO E7 as both an amp and DAC. I was using a crappy source/amp, so that's why I "suggest" the few hours of burn in, but if you don't start out with anything like my experience at all then go with what others suggest instead, I probably was just an isolated incident. Enjoy!

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Well, my 650s were flat out horrible out of the box, couldn't stand them. There was literally no soundstage, everything was coming directly from the left or right, and sounded like it was a mile away wit that. Then after a couple/few hours it got better, but still sucked because I was on a $100 FiiO E7 as both an amp and DAC. I was using a crappy source/amp, so that's why I "suggest" the few hours of burn in, but if you don't start out with anything like my experience at all then go with what others suggest instead, I probably was just an isolated incident. Enjoy!

the burn in isn't that dramatic, if you didn't like them then, you probably don't now.

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the burn in isn't that dramatic, if you didn't like them then, you probably don't now.

I love them now, so...

That's what I meant by isolated incident, it probably usually isn't that dramatic but it sure was for me, for whatever reason. They were refurb if that means anything.

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Has anyone had a chance to compare the hd650s to the ultrasone pro 2900s?  I love my hd650s but in my opinion the pro 2900s are clearly the better all around headphone. I'd appreciate any other incite. 

I did when I bought my Hd 650. The 2900 is a good phone IMO it's the second best ultrasone after the signature and much better than the bassy 900 ( I haven't listened to the ed9). However, it still has some sibilance here and there. Moreover the sound stage left me feels like it's all in my head and couldn't go out compare to hd 650. Not sure it's because of the s-logic didn't work on me or that's just their house sound. If you take all rounder as your primary I think the 2900 may be a better choice since their bass and speed is more suitable for the mainstream pop and rnb but for my current primary genre which is jazz vocal the hd 650's still the best in my book 

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Does the HD-650 really have less upper bass emphasis than the HD-600? Seems impossible..maybe i'm more bothered by upper bass than mid-bass humps.

Something about the HD-600 holds it back for me. On my likes and dislikes list, the 600 and 650 are split for me on issues i've had with them. I'm just too picky and a semi treble head perhaps.

Strangely I did prefer the HD-650 over the HD-600 for most of my music, especially female vocals.

 

When I sell my house i'm getting another HD-650. Maybe Sennheiser will get rid of this MAP nonsense by Christmas so I can get a pair for around $350. normal_smile%20.gif

 

Still can't figure out why the HD-650 on some graphs seems to measure flatter than the HD-600 in the bass/mids range.

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I find that the HD650s are really reliant on the quality of amplifier. I connected mine to my X-Fi USB and the soundstage and layering became non-existent. Volume was OK, but it clearly doesn't have the grunt to overcome the impedance spike in the bass:

 

 

 

Source and amp are so important and I wonder if this effects burn-in. Could it be possible that mechanical impedance (when the 650s are new) adds to the strain on the amp which would flatten out the imaging and dynamics??

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Does the HD-650 really have less upper bass emphasis than the HD-600? Seems impossible..maybe i'm more bothered by upper bass than mid-bass humps.

Something about the HD-600 holds it back for me. On my likes and dislikes list, the 600 and 650 are split for me on issues i've had with them. I'm just too picky and a semi treble head perhaps.

Strangely I did prefer the HD-650 over the HD-600 for most of my music, especially female vocals.

 

When I sell my house i'm getting another HD-650. Maybe Sennheiser will get rid of this MAP nonsense by Christmas so I can get a pair for around $350. normal_smile%20.gif

 

Still can't figure out why the HD-650 on some graphs seems to measure flatter than the HD-600 in the bass/mids range.

Maybe the way the amp driving them drives the bass/mids past that impedance hump?

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Do you think a combination of Burson Soloist and HD650 can be a good choice ?

Tks
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