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post #31 of 502
Why didn't the Senn rep respond to why the drivers in OP's 650 was stamped 580? I think that's the question....
post #32 of 502
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Originally Posted by Dept_of_Alchemy View Post
Why didn't the Senn rep respond to why the drivers in OP's 650 was stamped 580? I think that's the question....
I think (s?)he assumes it's a fake ...
post #33 of 502
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Originally Posted by TheDeliveryMan View Post
Always buy from an Authorized Sennheiser dealer in your country. Sennheiser headphones will never ship from an Asian factory direct to the end-user.
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post #34 of 502
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Originally Posted by derek8555 View Post
No, HD650 has a titanium finish to them, and the grills are silver rather than the black on the HD600s.
I was actually referring to the driver appearance, not the grille or enclosure appearance.

My HD580 drivers look more like the HD650 drivers as shown in that pic.
post #35 of 502
Thread Starter 
Maybe I haven't made myself clear: The HD650s as shown in my pictures are from the only and one Chinese distributor by name of Artsound (you can find the company in Sennheiser's partner list), so is 100% genuine. Unless the Chinese Sennheiser distributor is selling fake products.

Those who purchased HD650s recently please verify the stamp on your drivers! I have found that many HD650s manufactured recently show HD580 stamp on the drivers.
post #36 of 502

Production Snafus????

Why couldn't it be a simple production snafu - whoever mfr's their headphones simply used the wrong drivers in the HD650's for a run or two - either because they ran out of HD650 drivers, or they just screwed up. Once they realized the error, there were just too many out to do anything about it. So they just decided to deny the screw up.

Could be...
post #37 of 502
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post
Why couldn't it be a simple production snafu - whoever mfr's their headphones simply used the wrong drivers in the HD650's for a run or two - either because they ran out of HD650 drivers, or they just screwed up. Once they realized the error, there were just too many out to do anything about it. So they just decided to deny the screw up.

Could be...
Because the two headphones sound nothing alike. The HD650 isn't a "refinement" like the HD580/HD600 debate, the mids and low are incredibly more pronounced (imho overwhelming, at least on my system) to the point that some people search for ways to bring it under control -- something you never heard of the HD600/HD580. Most people would not notice, but a good number of head-fiers would immediately recognize that something is wrong if they got the wrong driver.

That is, assuming that (1) the HD650 uses different drivers then the HD600/HD580 and (2) the sonic differences are not just due to electronics. At this point that feels like a safe assumption, but you still never know
post #38 of 502
Where were they manufactured?
Mines says, "Made in Ireland".
post #39 of 502
Thread Starter 
Made in Ireland, the headphones say. HD580,600 and 650 are the only three headphones that are made in Ireland now. All other models are made in China.
post #40 of 502
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post #41 of 502
The different drivers really will show their character when you plug the cans in question to a balanced system. There is NO mistake in balanced mode.

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Originally Posted by Chu View Post
Because the two headphones sound nothing alike. The HD650 isn't a "refinement" like the HD580/HD600 debate, the mids and low are incredibly more pronounced (imho overwhelming, at least on my system) to the point that some people search for ways to bring it under control -- something you never heard of the HD600/HD580. Most people would not notice, but a good number of head-fiers would immediately recognize that something is wrong if they got the wrong driver.

That is, assuming that (1) the HD650 uses different drivers then the HD600/HD580 and (2) the sonic differences are not just due to electronics. At this point that feels like a safe assumption, but you still never know
post #42 of 502

hah

yeah no kidding. chinese companies can make anything look authentic. id say get your money back and go buy them new somewhere else.
post #43 of 502
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Originally Posted by SK138 View Post
The different drivers really will show their character when you plug the cans in question to a balanced system. There is NO mistake in balanced mode.
I've heard so much about the HD580/600/650 in balanced mode I'm hoping to get a chance to audition someday. It might really be the last stop on the upgrade train for me if it's as good as advertised.

I'm wondering how hard it would be to build a balanced cMoy circuit just to get a sample.
post #44 of 502
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Originally Posted by TheDeliveryMan View Post
The HD650 uses a driver unique to the HD580 and HD600.

Always buy from an Authorized Sennheiser dealer in your country. Sennheiser headphones will never ship from an Asian factory direct to the end-user.

Thanks for supporting our brand.
The HD650 uses a driver unique to the HD580 and HD600.

Meaning:

The same drivers are used for the HD650/HD580 and HD600

Part #0191570
http://shop.sennheiserusa.com/retail...ct_prod=091570
post #45 of 502
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Originally Posted by gmckay View Post
The HD650 uses a driver unique to the HD580 and HD600.

Meaning:

The same drivers are used for the HD650/HD580 and HD600

Part #0191570
http://shop.sennheiserusa.com/retail...ct_prod=091570
Is that a fact? The part description says, "HD580, HD600", there is no any mentioning of HD650. I'd be very surprised if HD600 and HD650 share the same driver, as they sound quite different and have identical enclosure design; where the difference comes from then if not from the driver.
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