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post #8476 of 20127

That's a good price. But I'm okay paying $30 more for NIB. I don't plan to sell mine ever so I don't want any issues with warranty should it ever come up. 

post #8477 of 20127
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Just got my HD650s about 2 hours ago.


LOVE them!

ODAC>A-GD SA-31>HD650.

Those mids.... haven't heard anything like it! The bass is nice and full, and there is NO veil. I've wasted almost 3 years waiting to listen to these, because I was afraid of the 'veil'. Perhaps the older ones had a veil, but these silver screened ones sure don't.

 

WTF?!!! I remember trying to convert you to the HD650 a few years ago and you said NEVER! LOL! Better late than never. Oh, and I told you so. beerchug.gif

post #8478 of 20127
Hey, but maybe back then it was the black drivers, which were veiled. tongue.gif

I'm still not an HD650 person in terms of a main can, but it sure is nice as a compliment.

I must say, I don't like the stock HD650 cable. Seems cheap, and I feel the point where the Left and Right channels merge on the cable is too close/high up on the cable.

Might have to get an aftermarket one.

Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Premium-Replacement-Headphone-Cable/dp/B005SHZRN0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1352255856&sr=8-4&keywords=hd650+cable


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/6/12 at 6:41pm
post #8479 of 20127
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Originally Posted by olddtfan View Post

For a person with limited income there is no better headphone  than the HD 650.o2smile.gif

Sacred words,my friend! :-)

post #8480 of 20127

If you're careful you can cut off that black part and split the cable to make it extend further down (I used an HD-650 cable on my HD-598 once and had to do this confused_face_2.gif.)

Or you can make a DIY version for under $40. The expensive part is buying the $20 Cardas connectors.

Then all the shipping costs. Starquad wire doesn't require any sleeving either. Well, just past the Y-split.

 

I think Zombie_X might be able to make you one with Mogami or something else for cheaper than that one in the link.

Canare stinks with the HD-650 IMO. I think Belden 1192A would be what i'd use.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Hey, but maybe back then it was the black drivers, which were veiled. tongue.gif
I'm still not an HD650 person in terms of a main can, but it sure is nice as a compliment.
I must say, I don't like the stock HD650 cable. Seems cheap, and I feel the point where the Left and Right channels merge on the cable is too close/high up on the cable.
Might have to get an aftermarket one.
Something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Premium-Replacement-Headphone-Cable/dp/B005SHZRN0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1352255856&sr=8-4&keywords=hd650+cable
 

Edited by tdockweiler - 11/6/12 at 7:15pm
post #8481 of 20127
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

 

I agree with everything you're saying, I am adding more to your list, like Ed8 (very nice bass however), the 'in'-famous Ed10, PS1000, sometimes GS-1000 and RS-1 can be nice too

Have you compared to ATH-AD2000?  Just wondering what's your thought comparing the two.

 

Thanks for the reply. I haven't heard the AD2000 but did like the GS-1000 at a meet (my favorite Grado if this is the one with the larger ear-pads?) and the RS-1s are certainly great cans. Again though, comfort and price along with diminishing return improvements (differences wink.gif) in some areas haven't convinced me to buy them. I have heard good things about the AD2000s and would very much like to hear them as well.

post #8482 of 20127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Hey, but maybe back then it was the black drivers, which were veiled. tongue.gif
I'm still not an HD650 person in terms of a main can, but it sure is nice as a compliment.
I must say, I don't like the stock HD650 cable. Seems cheap, and I feel the point where the Left and Right channels merge on the cable is too close/high up on the cable.
Might have to get an aftermarket one.
Something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Premium-Replacement-Headphone-Cable/dp/B005SHZRN0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1352255856&sr=8-4&keywords=hd650+cable


I use a Cardas cable I bought with some HD600s I sold frown.gif ...has anyone here whose heard the Cardas used this replacement cable?

post #8483 of 20127

x2 on Mogami if you can DIY a cable yourself or get someone to do it. No need to pay the markup for boutique unobtanium. DHC Molecule isn't a bad alternative but I actually preferred the fuller sound of the more affordable Mogami. Mine was a garden hose though compared to the thinner, lighter and more flexible Molecule.

post #8484 of 20127
Big thumbs up for Toxic Cable Silver Poison's as upgrades for the HD650's.....
post #8485 of 20127

I used a Zu, Cardas and Q cable w/ earrings on the HD650. All were upgrades from the stock cable. But Q takes the cake in everything. 

Build quality, weight and flexibility is second to none.


Edited by paradoxper - 11/6/12 at 8:46pm
post #8486 of 20127
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Just got my HD650s about 2 hours ago.
LOVE them!
ODAC>A-GD SA-31>HD650.
Those mids.... haven't heard anything like it! The bass is nice and full, and there is NO veil. I've wasted almost 3 years waiting to listen to these, because I was afraid of the 'veil'. Perhaps the older ones had a veil, but these silver screened ones sure don't.

Wow, I am shocked that you like them!  They are one of my favorite, if not my favorite cans for the last 5 years. I really did not think you would like them based on your criteria.

post #8487 of 20127
They aren't what I usually go for, but for a secondary purpose, they are amazing. I must say that having low expectations made the end result even sweeter. I honestly thought I was gonna hate them. Im in love with its vocals. It sounds sultry and organic. A rare trait.

Im also very surprised at how gorgeous they look in person too. I was expecting the typical Sennheiser plastic feel. But these are just lovely to see in person. Those grills... im a sucker for sexy grills.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/6/12 at 9:08pm
post #8488 of 20127
They get better with break in time too....
post #8489 of 20127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

They aren't what I usually go for, but for a secondary purpose, they are amazing. I must say that having low expectations made the end result even sweeter. I honestly thought I was gonna hate them. Im in love with its vocals. It sounds sultry and organic. A rare trait.
Im also very surprised at how gorgeous they look in person too. I was expecting the typical Sennheiser plastic feel. But these are just lovely to see in person. Those grills... im a sucker for sexy grills.

Excellent description. They really grow on you the more you listen to them as well.

post #8490 of 20127
So my goal is to get a Bifrost and a Valhalla for my HJD650 but... I don't have that kind of money yet and I would like to start off with something CHEAP.

Do any of you have any recommendations for a AMP/DAC that is cheap/affordable and okay-ish for a starting point? Around $150-$200 USD maybe.
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