better? maybe, thats up to personal preference.
different? very much so.
the frequency response and color of the HD65o will be more similar to the denon than the grado's.
i would love to try a pair of grados, but i'm already pretty sure it wouldn't be my cup of tea.
Are the 650's really that much better than Grado's?
I dont really have much of a point of reference since they are pretty much all I've ever listened to. I got the SR60's and thought they were great. Upgraded to a pair of SR225's and thought they were an improvement over the SR60. Tried some Denon d2000's and preferred the Grado's, so I bought a pair of MS2's. Now I have apair of HF2's that I wasnt totsally enamoured with when I first got them but have since determined that they sound much better burned in (actually the sound great). Not really looking to replace them but pssibly looking for a pair to complement them. The Fostex T50RP has been the leading contender and might be the eventual purchase. Although I'm not sure I really want a tinker toy. Just curious what the 650 brings to the table that makes it preferrable to some versus the Grado's.
Edited by jasonb - 12/18/10 at 10:16pm