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post #1066 of 17126

nikp: So you find the HD600 more resolving and detailed than the HD650? You also find the DT880 more detailed resolving etc. than the HD650? This does not at all align with my experience.

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nikp: So you find the HD600 more resolving and detailed than the HD650? You also find the DT880 more detailed resolving etc. than the HD650? This does not at all align with my experience.


I wouldn't even call the HD650 detailed. You could blame my amp but that's my subjective opinions and I dislike the HD650's laid back (veiled) and dark (muddy) sound signature. 

 

post #1068 of 17126

Are you sure you're not confusing the sound signature? The HD650 rolls off 15+khz, but if you give 15+khz an EQ boost to be a bit more neutral, it sounded notably more detailed than my DT880.

post #1069 of 17126
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Are you sure you're not confusing the sound signature? The HD650 rolls off 15+khz, but if you give 15+khz an EQ boost, it sounded notably more detailed than my DT880.

 

I don't use EQ and will never use it. Makes everything sound artificial to my ears. Our ears are very different ac500: remember the SRH940?

post #1070 of 17126

What about the SRH940? I don't remember your opinion on it. You think it sounds natural? I don't. 

post #1071 of 17126
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What about the SRH940? I don't remember your opinion on it. You think it sounds natural? I don't. 


The other way around?

 

post #1072 of 17126

I'm confused.

post #1073 of 17126
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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

I'm confused.


Me too. You find that the SRH940 beats the DT880 across the entire frequency spectrum which I strongly disagree. Let's respect our differences shall we? smile.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Once again I'm realizing the SRH940 is an amazing headphone. I can't tell until I have more time to compare, but I'm finding the DT880/600 to be inferior in treble to the HD650, which I find inferior in treble to the SRH940.

 

I think the SRH940 beats the DT880 across the entire frequency spectrum.

 

I think there are two sides to the SRH940 hype currently. There is the (single) person claiming they compare to an HD800, and a ton of people saying the SRH940 sound amazing above their price point. The SRH940 by no means compares to an HD800, not even close (although I haven't listened extensively). But to be fair, IMO, they are way better than DT880s and HD650s in upper mids, treble, and overall detail.

 

My problem now is that my SRH940s being too small for my head... well... there's nothing I can do about that :(

 

-Post 2813, SRH940 Thread

 

 

post #1074 of 17126
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If ya'll had only ~$200 to spend and a pair of HD600s, what would your next step be, regarding amps/dacs?


Audio-gd NFB 12.1
$215 + shipping

 

I have the Audio-gd NFB-12, basically same model with the digital filters.  Decent DAC and amp for the money.  Slightly warm signature that can be changed by using the filters.  Pairs quite nicely with the HD600s.  Worth considering.

post #1075 of 17126

Oh yeah. I changed my mind about that later, I didn't post an update?

 

After giving the DT880 more listening time and comparing directly, I only found the SRH940 superior in upper treble 15+khz. Everything else I found the DT880 better at (mids, lows). I still think the HD650 is better than the DT880 all-around though.


Edited by ac500 - 1/29/12 at 5:23pm
post #1076 of 17126
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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

How would you guys rate the HD 600 from 1-10 in terms of sound quality? How does it compare to the other high end headphones that are similar priced to headphones that are $200-$300 more? Are the HD600s still highly regarded after all these years? And rate on a scale of 1-10 how much better the HD600 is compared to the earbuds that comes with ipod touches. You can go over 10 if ya want like up to 1 million. This is all with the E9/E7 or E9/17 amp/dac with all genres. This is gonna be the last bit of researching I need to decide whether I should get the HD600 over the 650s cause I don't wanna pay $500 for the 650s when I could've gotten them for $350 a month ago. I need you guys to help convince me to get the HD600 over the HD650s cause this decision to buy the HD600 now or wait for a price drop on the 650 is killing me right now! I never own any good headphones before btw.



 

Thanks to everyone who responded, any more opinions before I make my final decision?

post #1077 of 17126

imo the HD600 and HD650 is all based on preference. Having heard them both I would choose the HD600 but I know other who would go the other way.

 

As for the price range I have yet to hear any headphone that beats the HD600 easily without any kind of modification.

post #1078 of 17126

Since I'm bored, I'd give the HD-600 a 7.75/10 for sound quality. It's sound didn't knock my socks off and instead makes me kind of fall asleep. Now, this isn't a bad thing at all.

I remember comparing the HD-650 and HD-600 side by side and the HD-600 matched my preferences a lot more and felt more airy and clear. HD-650 with ANY amps/cable was too dark for me.

 

I did however feel that the HD-650 did better for female vocals than the HD-600. When I got my HD-650 I ended up selling my ATH-AD2000 since it was a good alternative.

The HD-650 (like the K702) I have a love/hate thing for.

 

My alternative to the HD-600 was the K601, which is closer to my preferences. I miss the HD-600, but the HD-598 gets me by and it's somewhat similar.

Honestly, I'm not usually a fan of very warm headphones so maybe that's why I didn't love the HD-650.

 

BTW I do think there's a lot of things the 650 does better than the HD-600. I think it's a little less grainy, but to compare the difference it's a bit difficult and requires specific music.

Not enough of a difference for me to care. MY HD-650 did feel like it had a more closed in soundstage than the HD-600 and maybe that's why it sounded as if it had more forward mids.

This seems to go against what everyone else says...

 

Strangely enough I didn't like the HD-650 until I bought a new amp and upgraded from the Asgard. Weird Huh? Seems that's happened way too much.

 

BTW does anyone know of any other headphones that sound like a mix between an HD-600 and a K702. The only thing that comes to mind is the ATH-AD2000 and the K601 maybe..wish there was more.

How about the W1000x? Probably not.

 

 


Edited by tdockweiler - 1/29/12 at 11:18pm
post #1079 of 17126

Isn't most Audio-GD gear tuned around the HD600's? They always seem to match really well with them. I know my Audio-GD ROC (discontinued balanced amp) sounds great with my HD600. It drives them with absolute ease and the sound is so open. Too bad they discontinued it, as well as the SA variation. Great amps.

 

Also the NFB12.1 is a great amp/DAC for the money. Easily bests Little-Dots OTL offerings. It also have more than enough voltage and power for the HD600.
 

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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Audio-gd NFB 12.1
$215 + shipping

 

I have the Audio-gd NFB-12, basically same model with the digital filters.  Decent DAC and amp for the money.  Slightly warm signature that can be changed by using the filters.  Pairs quite nicely with the HD600s.  Worth considering.

 

post #1080 of 17126
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

Isn't most Audio-GD gear tuned around the HD600's? They always seem to match really well with them. I know my Audio-GD ROC (discontinued balanced amp) sounds great with my HD600. It drives them with absolute ease and the sound is so open. Too bad they discontinued it, as well as the SA variation. Great amps.

 

Also the NFB12.1 is a great amp/DAC for the money. Easily bests Little-Dots OTL offerings. It also have more than enough voltage and power for the HD600.
 

 



It's actually got to the point where I'm second guessing on whether to spend more at the moment on dac/amp (was considering Bifrost/Valhalla combo).  The more I listen to the NFB-12, the more I realise what a great value combo it  aleeady is.  For the $700 or so to upgrade, I could probably think about something in the new HD700 class instead .......

 

That could be a nice combo.

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