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I'm currently sitting with both the 650 and 600 and I can totally see how that would be an opinion. The difference between them to my ears is maybe 5% but it's a 5% that tips the scales depending on how your priorities are. 

 

I think I've just seen your review in /r/headphones :)

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My HD600s arrived today! Started listening with Hell Freezes Over through my FiiO E09k/E17 combo, and I have to say I really like how clear the sound is. Coming from the Shure 1540s, the vocals on the HD600 aren't as good, but everything else sounds fantastic. I do realise that Shure vocals are like liquid gold, so that was always going to be hard to beat, but overall the balanced and clear sound from the HD600 is something I feel I'm going to really enjoy.

Has there been much discussion on alternate pads? I'm not sure I could wear these for more than a few hours at a time, and I would really love something comfier.

The pads are stiff out of the box but soften up over time. Reducing the clamping force also helps. I wouldn't try to stretch the headband too much as it has been known to crack due to overstretching. Try ratcheting up the headband sliders so that the cups are slightly low on your ears. With my AKG K545 there's barely enough space for my ears to fit inside the pads so there's only one suitable headband position for me. The HD600 pads offer plenty of room vertically, so I can raise the sliders a couple of clicks higher than the position where my ears are dead center inside the pads. This is a good way to reduce clamping force without having to resort to headband stretching.
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The pads are stiff out of the box but soften up over time. Reducing the clamping force also helps. I wouldn't try to stretch the headband too much as it has been known to crack due to overstretching. Try ratcheting up the headband sliders so that the cups are slightly low on your ears. With my AKG K545 there's barely enough space for my ears to fit inside the pads so there's only one suitable headband position for me. The HD600 pads offer plenty of room vertically, so I can raise the sliders a couple of clicks higher than the position where my ears are dead center inside the pads. This is a good way to reduce clamping force without having to resort to headband stretching.

 

No the whole headband - set them at the widest position, place one thumb at near halfway mark of metal frame while the other hand grips the driver, then stretch out the metal frame in the opposite direction. After that place thumb closer to the driver and stretch at that point again.Do it bit by bit, holding it farther and longer later, until the frame is practically straight on both sides. Count 1-10 for example at every stretch so you can keep it closer to uniform.

 

By the time it's done the pressure should be very relaxed from top to bottom, with maybe a slightly stronger clamp at the top of the earpads. I wear mine almost like how an AKG K7xx feels on the head.

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No the whole headband - set them at the widest position, place one thumb at near halfway mark of metal frame while the other hand grips the driver, then stretch out the metal frame in the opposite direction. After that place thumb closer to the driver and stretch at that point again.Do it bit by bit, holding it farther and longer later, until the frame is practically straight on both sides. Count 1-10 for example at every stretch so you can keep it closer to uniform.

 

By the time it's done the pressure should be very relaxed from top to bottom, with maybe a slightly stronger clamp at the top of the earpads. I wear mine almost like how an AKG K7xx feels on the head.

 

Yep - just make sure you only put pressure on the metal part (the extender), anywhere else and it's likely to crack.

 

I bent my extenders to relieve the clamp, and they are now extremely comfortable.

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Yep - just make sure you only put pressure on the metal part (the extender), anywhere else and it's likely to crack.

 

I bent my extenders to relieve the clamp, and they are now extremely comfortable.

+1 Same here, did that when I first got them. Glad I didn't bend the plastic part of the headband.

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