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post #2611 of 7335
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Originally Posted by ColtMrFire View Post

Just ordered a pair of these and an amp for my iMac, going from a $50 pair of Skullcandy in ears to the 600s, so...can't wait.

Congrats on your purchasing. Spend alot of time enjoying it.
post #2612 of 7335

just ordered a pair from razordog and a replacement 650 cable from amazon. can't wait to try it out with my rega ear

post #2613 of 7335
Another one down with the HD600 biggrin.gif

They sound exactly as I imagine a pair of headphones should sound, not exaggerating anything only pure music smily_headphones1.gif

They don't have anywhere near the huge soundstage of my Philips SHP8900, but they sound so much more correct and refined!

Currently used soundchain(only been listening about an hour or so on the HD600):

Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit Todays Build, Clementine Player, FLAC, Pulseaudio(s24ne, speex-float-10, 44100), Xonar Essence ST line out -> Sony TA-FB940R(QS) headphone out(2x80W MOS-FET integrated amp) -> Sennheiser HD600
Edited by xeizo - 2/16/13 at 3:09am
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Hello, I'm considering getting the HD600s as my introduction into high end headphones but have a few questions to see if they would be right for me. So I am looking for a pair of headphones that I can use on the move primarily, in conjunction with my Cowon Z2 and before I go on I'd like to mention that the vast majority of my music collection is in 320kbs and with a fair amount of FLAC too.  I understand that the headphones are open back and, but how much do they really leak? I currently have the Sony XB500 which do leak (despite being closed back) but have never had a problem with that even at high volumes. 

 

 

The main genres I listen to are Hip Hop and Funk but enjoy a bit of everything, so bass reproduction is important for me. Another vital thing is comfort since I sometimes listen to them for hours on end. I know the cable is 3m long, but is there a shorter replacement around 1m because I know I would find it it annoying. Also, I intend to purchase an amp but would one cause any annoyance while travelling and what would you recommend that is reasonably priced?

 

Also, how reliable are they in terms of construction because as an expensive unit, I would like to keep on using it for years to come. Also, are there fakes surfacing around because I'm thinking of buying a 'mint condition' one for a good price through a site where I will pick them up directly from the owner. I realise that I've asked a lot of questions but I'd be very grateful for whatever you can answer.

post #2615 of 7335

They are not a good choice for on the move listening IMO. 1. Open back means more than just your music leaking out - it means external noise leaks in disturbing your quiet. 2. The are big and bulky and do not fold up so you can't tuck them in a backpack. 3. The cord is long and not ideal for traveling. 4. The are well built, but plastic is not indestructible - they will get trashed if you handle them a lot outdoors. 5. Velour earpads will attrack dirt and absorb sweat - they will get nasty pretty quickly.

 

I would equate using these on the go to riding a Harley Davidson soft tail off-road. You wont die and if you stick to trails you won't get stuck, but it'll be difficult to handle and punishing on the bike.

 

Finally, if you like hard-hitting bass for hip hop and funk, there's a good chance they will not have enough punch for your likling.


Edited by palmfish - 2/16/13 at 9:02am
post #2616 of 7335
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They are not a good choice for on the move listening IMO. 1. Open back means more than just your music leaking out - it means external noise leaks in disturbing your quiet. 2. The are big and bulky and do not fold up so you can't tuck them in a backpack. 3. The cord is long and not ideal for traveling. 4. The are well built, but plastic is not indestructible - they will get trashed if you handle them a lot outdoors. 5. Velour earpads will attrack dirt and absorb sweat - they will get nasty pretty quickly.

 

I would equate using these on the go to riding a Harley Davidson soft tail off-road. You wont die and if you stick to trails you won't get stuck, but it'll be difficult to handle and punishing on the bike.

 

Finally, if you like hard-hitting bass for hip hop and funk, there's a good chance they will not have enough punch for your likling.

thanks for your response. I'm sure I could EQ them to give me the bass needed as long as the output can handle it and every pair of headphones I've looked at seem to have long cables unfortunately.  At least I now can tick this off of my list. I think I'll go to the recommendations thread.

post #2617 of 7335

will upgrading my set up to balanced  make noticable improvements for hd600?   Currently i am using HRT Music streamer II+ > Little dota MK3 > HD600. For balanced set up do i have to change both dac, amp, headphone cable or just the amp and cable is enough?

post #2618 of 7335
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thanks for your response. I'm sure I could EQ them to give me the bass needed as long as the output can handle it and every pair of headphones I've looked at seem to have long cables unfortunately.  At least I now can tick this off of my list. I think I'll go to the recommendations thread.

 

If you have your heart set on premium sennheisers for portable use the amperiors come highly recommended, the new momentums seem to fit your bill as well.  Please note I have not listened to either of these myself and will not comment on how they sound compared to the 600s or other phones for that matter.

post #2619 of 7335
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Originally Posted by Jmstrmbn View Post

If you have your heart set on premium sennheisers for portable use the amperiors come highly recommended, the new momentums seem to fit your bill as well.  Please note I have not listened to either of these myself and will not comment on how they sound compared to the 600s or other phones for that matter.

Hi, thanks a lot for your recommendations! The momentums seem perfect just the fact that it's new means no reduction in price except from one site I've never heard of. So I'm not sure if it would be as good value as other possibilities but hopefully I can try them out at a nearby apple store cos it seems that they supply it
Edited by KElyas - 2/16/13 at 4:39pm
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Have had the 600s for a couple days now and love them, driving them with an Audioengine D1 DAC amp for my iMac.  I am not a big audiophile, but I love good sound...they seem to be loud and aggressive when needed and subtle and quiet when it calls for it, with perfect mid-range.  I have mostly FLAC music files and alot of high rez movies, and they've been handling them well.  I ordered the 650 cable to swap because I heard it has a touch more punch in the bass, and I really am hungry for bass...not that the 600 don't deliver bass, but it is a little more subdued than I'm used to.  The only other complaint I have is that they tend to be completely unforgiving with any flaws in the recording...a crappy recording really sounds crappy and is almost a chore to listen to, while really good recordings sound amazing.

post #2621 of 7335
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Originally Posted by ColtMrFire View Post

Have had the 600s for a couple days now and love them, driving them with an Audioengine D1 DAC amp for my iMac.  I am not a big audiophile, but I love good sound...they seem to be loud and aggressive when needed and subtle and quiet when it calls for it, with perfect mid-range.  I have mostly FLAC music files and alot of high rez movies, and they've been handling them well.  I ordered the 650 cable to swap because I heard it has a touch more punch in the bass, and I really am hungry for bass...not that the 600 don't deliver bass, but it is a little more subdued than I'm used to.  The only other complaint I have is that they tend to be completely unforgiving with any flaws in the recording...a crappy recording really sounds crappy and is almost a chore to listen to, while really good recordings sound amazing.

Glad to hear you're happy with them, let us know if you hear a difference between those two cables

post #2622 of 7335

Hey guys, I'm selling my HD600s as I'm moving and need leave stuff to move http://www.head-fi.org/t/651569/mint-hd600s-with-norse-audio-cable

post #2623 of 7335

I don't have a 650 cable but from what I can see it should accept a regular adapter.  It's the 600 cable that comes with a special 1/8 to 1/4 adapter.

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Cheers 

Welcome to Head-Fi and sorry about your wallet.

post #2625 of 7335

Currently rocking my HD 600 from a FiiO E17, but my Objective 2 case should arrive any minute now to complete the build so that I have AMPle (worst pun ever) power for this lovely pair of cans. 

But even from my E17 they sound pretty dang good. Way better than my old Alessandro MS1i or my ATH-M50!

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