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The K701s for example have only an impedance of 62 ohms and are as hard or even harder to drive than the HD650s. So the impedance does not necessarily say something about how complicated it will be to drive the headphones right. The HD600s are a nice pair of headphones with a detailed and relaxed sound and they sound even good when directly connected to the headphone jack of a good CD player (like Sony QS series or above). You don't need an amp necessarily for them.

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Yes, the headband is made of carbon fiber, but you have to becareful with it... it's not flexible.  I own a pair of 600's but I use them on my receiver, desktop amp, and xenos amp.  You need an amp that has the power to drive 300ohm, otherwise they won't sound to their potential.
 


in response to the person who said that the higher end tubes will drive it better, the mk 1+ i s fully capable as a review i read of the amp tested it with the the HD650 phones. they both share the same impedance and the review said it powered it fine. So, i am surely going to upgrade to better amps in the future but for now, the Mark I+ will do just fine. Seeing as i will not really be in the market for phones after i get these unless i decide to go for a set of beyer T1 or the HD 800, which i am certain i won't be lol. i am gonna be starting college in the near future( yr 2011 incoming freshmen). since i won't be buying cans, i might save up some cash in the future and invest in a tube amp. a nice ray samuels one maybe

 

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here is the link to the review in question.


Edited by wywern209 - 5/18/10 at 10:13pm
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radiohlite, so you concur that for about 150 bux less than the 650, the 600 is definitely worth it? how does the sort of distorted rock guitar sound on it?


TBH, I liked the HD600 so much i didn't even bother to try HD650, on account of the extra bass and mellower highs.  I thought HD600 was already laid back enough.

About the guitars, I'd say these cans reproduce the sound of a rock band pretty accurately, with one caveat: distance.  To me, it sounded like the FR, timbre, texture, everything was just right, but sounded a little far away.  Imagine listening to a band at a concert hall with modest/tasteful amplification, as opposed to the kind of 120db mega-PA system at a festival or arena-type thing. 

So IDK if that's what you'd want.  I have some Grados that just astonish my senses with the kind of smack-in-your-face immediacy, speed, punch, palpable prescence, awesome guitar tone (I play guitar...I should know), etc; but their FR isn't flat by a long shot, and it really bothers me sometimes when I want to listen to stuff that needs more accuracy and less excitement of the moment (i.e. everything else but metal/hardcore/PIXIES/most alternative RAWK/you get the point).

On the other hand, HD600 would suit dnb/trip-hop/electronic and movie scores beautifully, I think.  Orchestral music sounds as natural as I've heard it outside of live performance, and like I said before, electronic music was simply massive-but-well-defined. 

But if you like the kind of in-your-bloody-face guitar sound (and who doesn't from time to time?) you might want to audition some SR225s or RS-1s.

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TBH, I liked the HD600 so much i didn't even bother to try HD650, on account of the extra bass and mellower highs.  I thought HD600 was already laid back enough.

About the guitars, I'd say these cans reproduce the sound of a rock band pretty accurately, with one caveat: distance.  To me, it sounded like the FR, timbre, texture, everything was just right, but sounded a little far away.  Imagine listening to a band at a concert hall with modest/tasteful amplification, as opposed to the kind of 120db mega-PA system at a festival or arena-type thing. 

So IDK if that's what you'd want.  I have some Grados that just astonish my senses with the kind of smack-in-your-face immediacy, speed, punch, palpable prescence, awesome guitar tone (I play guitar...I should know), etc; but their FR isn't flat by a long shot, and it really bothers me sometimes when I want to listen to stuff that needs more accuracy and less excitement of the moment (i.e. everything else but metal/hardcore/PIXIES/most alternative RAWK/you get the point).

On the other hand, HD600 would suit dnb/trip-hop/electronic and movie scores beautifully, I think.  Orchestral music sounds as natural as I've heard it outside of live performance, and like I said before, electronic music was simply massive-but-well-defined. 

But if you like the kind of in-your-bloody-face guitar sound (and who doesn't from time to time?) you might want to audition some SR225s or RS-1s.

Just wondering  what amp you use if any at all. because i looked the specs of the mk I+. now that i think about it, it does look like it is gonna fall short on providing power. Are there any sub 200 dollar desktop amps that pair well with the HD 600?
 

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