Well, after being away from the HD650 for years I found a kickin' deal for a new pair on Amazon the other day and pulled the trigger. Been listening for two days now and wondering why I ever sold my original pair (although they did have the older drivers). Damn this really is such a fine headphone! I'll probably be selling off my DT990s now. Crap.
Curious to hear how it sounds driven with the Schiit Magni/Modi combo I should have by the end of next week. BWA-HA-HA-HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
I think there's 3 threads now where people are wondering what their headphone sounds like with the Magni. It was tempting to buy one for a backup amp, but must resist the temptation.
I've been testing all sort of cables with my HD-650 and it seems like stock is best to my ears..go figure. I think Sennheiser knows what they're doing. At least with the HD-650 cable! It might not make it sound super crystal clear and extremely detailed, but everything is so full sounding. Never ever thin or lacking in any area.
I think i've had my new 650 on my head more than any other headphone in the last year except for one.
I know many will cringe at this comment, but with the HD-650 I can easily detect any little change in my setup. Can't complain about that. I watched the Dark Knight Rises last night and was impressed with what the 650 was capable of. That soundtrack is too muffled sounding though. I guess having my Blu-Ray player connected to my amp doesn't help much. I really need to give this 650 a review. I'm afraid it'll be quite off the usual consensus and how I heard it previous. Don't know why.
I don't know if i'd ever pay $500 for it though..maybe $400.