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Thanks for this, really appreciate it.
Does the silicon helps to prevent oxidization?
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Originally Posted by debitsohn View Post
did you buy them from an authorized dealer? i hope so! and congrats.
Yep! I got it from Sonic Sense...The only dealer on amazon that said they were without costing $500
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Originally Posted by EluamousNailo View Post
Yep! I got it from Sonic Sense...The only dealer on amazon that said they were without costing $500
nice! i like sonic sense a lot. theyre really great over there. seems like a small business so customer service is good.
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Does the silicon helps to prevent oxidization?
Can't really answer that as I haven't owned it yet, however oxidation shouldn't really have any affect on jacks anyway.
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Oh NOES!!!

I just purchased these (new revision, metal mesh) just to check them out. Initially, I didn't find them to my liking.. details seemed a little too blurry and overall resolution seemed low.

I removed the mesh covering the drivers.. and now I don't want to let go of them. I honestly wasn't expecting to hold on to them. But they remind me of all the things I love about the Sennheisers I've owned, and they're incredibly resolving without the foam (the presence of which baffles me). They just offer something totally different to what I have.
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After recently comparing this to the K702 I do find this set of cans somewhat dark. I want them to be the best they can be. Is a silver cable the best for an HD 650 to brighten up and unveil the sonic qualities of this set of headphones?
post #907 of 36831
Really? I find the HD 650s with the foam pads removed to be bright to the point of being just bearable. It's quite a bit brighter than my HF2s, for example (possibly a poor reference point).
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It depends on which model they are. New or old?
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So I just got my 650s today...And first impressions make them seem almost the same as my 595s so far. BUT that's probably only because I'm sure my Zero DAC isn't amping them properly as I'm still waiting for my Little Dot to come in.

Although Appalachian Spring sounds absolutely gorgeous.

They're a little tight right now too, but I'm sure they will loosen, and I was surprised at how well built they are. I'm fan so far
post #910 of 36831
Properly burn them before making an early judgment.
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Originally Posted by EluamousNailo View Post
So I just got my 650s today...And first impressions make them seem almost the same as my 595s so far. BUT that's probably only because I'm sure my Zero DAC isn't amping them properly as I'm still waiting for my Little Dot to come in.
Despite what some here will tell you they're not all that different. Check the Headroom frequency response and you'll see that above 1khz they're almost identical. The 595 is brighter, less rich sounding...but not markedly inferior. I own both and in many ways prefer the 595 (for classical) as better balanced.

I wouldn't expect a new amp to make a huge difference. Burn-in will though.
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I do have the new version, as confirmed when I took the foam pads off. After 48 hours more burn in I am relieved to say that they have loosened up quite well and I am hearing the highs like I couldn't really before. They have around 125 hours in, and I am listening to them with my LD MKIII. I really should have burned them in properly first before commenting on the initial SQ. I'm not bothering with an upgrade cable. I know they will only get better, and as they are right now, they are pretty darn fine.
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I'm not sure which version I have, but I suspect its the older one. Powered by my humble little amplifier and with the stock cable, this is one amazing headphone!
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I'm also using a HD650 with stock cable and pair with my Customise monoblock Class A amp Single Ended. IS Awesome..
post #915 of 36831
I'm getting custom cables made for mine finally. I swear head-fi is a very bad influence on my wallet. It's one thing after another.
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