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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post
 

I'm having this trouble right now.

 

I'd like something warmer/darker/thicker than my Q701, but maybe a little less fuller than my 558. 558 sounds a little bloated. I prefer the one that sounds more natural with instruments, especially drums and cymbals, and also excelling with vocals. Also need to have a fun factor of 10 :k701smile:

 

Any advice for HD600 vs 650? I can get both for around the same price. Is one easier to drive than the other? 

 

I listen to:

Modern Synthpop/Electropop

Rock, Alternative, Post-Hardcore

A little bit of classical, and some Drum n Bass

 

One last bit: My listening sessions are LONG, 5+ hours. 


Seems like yo want it all, in my case, I spent a whole afternoon listening to them both side by side with the same source, just played around with the amps... I ten to prefer a neutral natural sound so I walked out with the HD600, the HD650 is the more fun of the both though, really really hard to choose just one as I like them both... And that would be the HD800 I think...

post #377 of 379
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Originally Posted by cebuboy View Post
 


Seems like yo want it all, in my case, I spent a whole afternoon listening to them both side by side with the same source, just played around with the amps... I ten to prefer a neutral natural sound so I walked out with the HD600, the HD650 is the more fun of the both though, really really hard to choose just one as I like them both... And that would be the HD800 I think...

Well, my HD558 almost do it all..

almost. They are the definition of fun to me.

I just wish they'd have a little more detail, clearer sound, better bass. 

post #378 of 379
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post
 

I'm reading that they are a basshead phone. 

 

EDIT: also seems like that wouldn't be an upgrade, more like a downgrade.

 

I would suggest that you listen to them before buying and then make a judgement whether it will be a downgrade or upgrade.

 

I am a music lover not a sound engineer. For me, HPs are a means to enjoy the music, so fun factor and good sound quality is paramount. That's why, I like them very much and use them more often than K701. I only use 701s for a few classical recordings, less than 2 percent of my music collection. 

 

If I want to be a sound engineer, I may rather buy HD800 because it would reveal details and artifacts which no other HPs can do. But many buyers also complain that 800s sound analytical, cold and boring. There are plenty of reviews of X1 at Amazon UK and US where buyers have compared them to other hi-end HPs.

 

Just my 2 cents...  

post #379 of 379
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Originally Posted by shyamelge View Post
 

 

I would suggest that you listen to them before buying and then make a judgement whether it will be a downgrade or upgrade.

 

I am a music lover not a sound engineer. For me, HPs are a means to enjoy the music, so fun factor and good sound quality is paramount. That's why, I like them very much and use them more often than K701. I only use 701s for a few classical recordings, less than 2 percent of my music collection. 

 

If I want to be a sound engineer, I may rather buy HD800 because it would reveal details and artifacts which no other HPs can do. But many buyers also complain that 800s sound analytical, cold and boring. There are plenty of reviews of X1 at Amazon UK and US where buyers have compared them to other hi-end HPs.

 

Just my 2 cents...  

There is nowhere I can listen to them. I'd actually have to buy them. I've read some more reviews and I think I'll be going for the 650's. Knowing me I'll probably end up with the Fidelio too. 

By the way I can get a pair of 650's for ~$280


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 4/15/14 at 12:21pm
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