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post #3976 of 7258
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

I thought that at first - but it's simply a matter of getting used to it's particular sound sig.  It's brighter than the HD600 for sure, but less so than the Beyer DT880.

 

From my experience - it's one of those cans you need to spend some time with before making a decision on it.  It grows on you.  I also thought it was quite bass light at first listen.  After a while you realise how good the bass really is - linear, extending reasonably well, no mid-bass hump, but no 'holes' either (like the SRH940).

 

It's the imaging and separation that get me though - a really accurate sound stage.

 

I read (before I got them) that they are like a poor mans HD800.  I have no idea if it's true or not - but I do know that if they have some similarities - then some time in the future I will need to buy an HD800.  In the meantime, I really like these.  So much so that I'll even be selling my DT880 soon - and I love those cans.  I just never use them anymore.

 

Since the SRH1840 arrived, I've sold my K701, Q701, HD600 - and soon my DT880.  That'll give you an idea of how much I like the 1840.

 

Can't believe you have betrayed our MidFi madness. That said I have upgraded my source and amp from a NFB5/DV336 to a NFB10/LF339 XDD

post #3977 of 7258
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

 

Can't believe you have betrayed our MidFi madness. That said I have upgraded my source and amp from a NFB5/DV336 to a NFB10/LF339 XDD

Dam. my goal in life right now is to have a balanced setup like the NFB10 with the senn v2 black silver. It will probably be a few more years till I can afford it though.

post #3978 of 7258

If you sell the Aune and the iFi, I think you are only about $200~$300ish away from a NFB10 (second hand) ;)

post #3979 of 7258
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Can't believe you have betrayed our MidFi madness. That said I have upgraded my source and amp from a NFB5/DV336 to a NFB10/LF339 XDD

 

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I know in time I'll end up with an HD800 - but in the meantime the SRH1840 does everything I need.  Still kind of miss the HD600 though.

post #3980 of 7258
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

 

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I know in time I'll end up with an HD800 - but in the meantime the SRH1840 does everything I need.  Still kind of miss the HD600 though.

The cardinal rule of owning the HD600 is never ever get rid of it. You will only buy another. Or two of them: one for the home, and one for the office. I mean...not me, of course, but other people. 

post #3981 of 7258
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

The cardinal rule of owning the HD600 is never ever get rid of it. You will only buy another. Or two of them: one for the home, and one for the office. I mean...not me, of course, but other people. 

Sounds like experience talking.  wink.gif

post #3982 of 7258
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Originally Posted by The Rino View Post

I apologize if this was recently addressed but I searched this thread and found nothing so here goes. I just received my first pair of 600's and I must say after having only my balanced Senn IE8's and my Protector it is a very pleasant change to say the least. I want to convert my 600's into balanced headphones and am wondering what the cheapest way to do it is. Does the original single ended cable have four wires that run the entire length of the cable, if not how far down do the 4 wires run before the negative wires converge (come together)? I don't need a very long cable only 4 feet or so. I have the kobiconn connectors on order that plug into the protector. I really don't want to modify my TWag cable that I got for the IE8's but realize the 600's would probably benefit much more balanced. Your suggestions would be great.

Can anyone at least refer me to the proper category to pose this question or send a couple links? Your help would be great.

post #3983 of 7258

New and happy owner of the HD600 here. 

 

Moments I fell in love with the HD600: climax of Exit Music (For a Film) by Radiohead and basically the entire Random Access Memories album by Daft Punk. Vocals really do sound outstanding on these. 

 

I already said this in another thread, but my previous set of headphones were the audiotechnica ATH-M50. I just A/B'd them. What I notice right off the back was the HD600 obviously had way more clarity across the bored and was actually louder at the same volume. The ATH had more recessed treble and the bass was a little bit more pronounced (sound like something we know lol)--just kidding. 

post #3984 of 7258
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Originally Posted by The Rino View Post

Can anyone at least refer me to the proper category to pose this question or send a couple links? Your help would be great.

I just put an XLR on the end of a stock 600 cable. Easy stuff. Yes, there are four wires in the stock cable.
post #3985 of 7258
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

The cardinal rule of owning the HD600 is never ever get rid of it. You will only buy another. Or two of them: one for the home, and one for the office. I mean...not me, of course, but other people. 

 

Amen. I sold mine to upgrade and despite going through the LCD2, HE500, and HD800 I always missed them afterwards... so I got another pair. Even now they fill a nice niche with the lower bitrate stuff that my HD800s expose.

post #3986 of 7258

Hey guys, any idea where I could find that small plastic insert from the HD-600's headband with "Made in Ireland" sign on it?

I lost it, in fact lost another one without a sign on it, but you have an idea.

post #3987 of 7258
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

I just put an XLR on the end of a stock 600 cable. Easy stuff. Yes, there are four wires in the stock cable.
Great! Now I just need to take the plunge and chop the end of the stock cable. Did you have any problems soldering the the stock cable to the XLR? I heard that Sennheiser tries to prevent it by making it difficult by putting some kind of coating on it. What kind of solder did you use? Can you A/B balanced vs SE cable on your amp? What are the differences? Are they night and day? I'm assuming the difference is substantial. Sorry about the 20 questions.
post #3988 of 7258

Would the Amperiors or Momentums be a good complimentary pair of headphones to the HD600s? I need something for on the go listening (if only I could bring my HD600s outside right?).

post #3989 of 7258
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

If you sell the Aune and the iFi, I think you are only about $200~$300ish away from a NFB10 (second hand) ;)

You made me think about it all day, I think I still want money in my wallet biggrin.gif Besides I'm still wowed everytime i put on the senns 

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Funnily enough Brooko, I was just thinking about messaging you about the sound of the Shure 1840 tongue.gif

 

I still loved the sound of the HD600 when I had it, even among the LCD, T1, HE but had to let it go as it was not getting enough head time. This thread makes me crave for it again.

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