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Before I got the 600s I had the chance to compare them directly to the 650s in my own setup.  I thought both cans sounded good but the 650s were too smooth for some of my music, I liked the more forward treble and less prominent mid bass of the 600s

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Though I ordered E17 as the DAC/AMP for HD600, but I doubt it can improve SQ much.

So I start to look at dummy-head recordings, their sample sounds quite fascinating, but very few music is recorded this way.


Edited by john65537 - 4/12/12 at 8:53pm
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check out the virtual barbershop on youtube its pretty realistic

 

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Before I got the 600s I had the chance to compare them directly to the 650s in my own setup.  I thought both cans sounded good but the 650s were too smooth for some of my music, I liked the more forward treble and less prominent mid bass of the 600s


 

Yeah it's weird, trust me I have the money to buy the HD650's for sure, and I have more than a couple amps in my inventory to run it, but the HD600 is perfectly balanced. The HD650 is too lush, and sometimes it makes me forget that I'm listening to music and I could honestly just sit back in a chair and chill for like half an hour with my eyes closed.. but I'm not actually listening at that point. I feel that with the HD650's due to the silky mids and the bass that extends deep and massages into the midrange creating a dark sound and creates a relaxation zone for me. It's like relaxing to background music versus jamming out.

 

I'm ALL about jamming :)

 

 

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I'm ALL about jamming :)

 

 


Would've guessed, didn't you like your TF10 and grados? XD

 

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Would've guessed, didn't you like your TF10 and grados? XD

 



I'm an HE-500 man now, I have to admit it's a little boring compared to what I'm used to! It might be natural but I think audiophilia should be about overall enjoyment, not just accuracy and charts!

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check out the virtual barbershop on youtube its pretty realistic

 


Yep, YouTube has lots of binaural recording samples, so far I found this one to be most impressive,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duV6FutQo54
I guess such kind of recording may become popular after some great movies (like Avatar) use it.

With binaural recording, all headphones have realistic & spacious effects. Unfortunately very few music is recorded this way.

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Yep, YouTube has lots of binaural recording samples, so far I found this one to be most impressive,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duV6FutQo54
I guess such kind of recording may become popular after some great movies (like Avatar) use it.

With binaural recording, all headphones have realistic & spacious effects. Unfortunately very few music is recorded this way.


Wow, yea this binaural recording is mighty impressive, sounds just like real-life like being there on his porch or wherever it's recorded. Man if only "normally"-recorded music had a soundstage like this haha. ^^

 


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Wow, yea this binaural recording is mighty impressive, sounds just like real-life like being there on his porch or wherever it's recorded. Man if only "normally"-recorded music had a soundstage like this haha. ^^

 

That's almost scary! I had to take headphones off sometimes to check if some of the sounds were actually coming from the real world lol.
 

 

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That's almost scary! I had to take headphones off sometimes to check if some of the sounds were actually coming from the real world lol.
 

 



Did you use HD600 for that video? Ha ha.

If listen to it in the street, probably everyone will be confused.

 

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Got the E17 working on my notebook.

E17's initial Lock position kept it from powering on, quite frustrating. 

Well, as I expected, my ears couldn't appreciate the subtle improvement of a USB/DAC/AMP with 24bits/96k and FLACs.

The music sounds almost the same as directly from NB jack.

Need to set gain at 12db for HD558 and HD600 to get better sounds.

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Got the E17 working on my notebook.

E17's initial Lock position kept it from powering on, quite frustrating. 

Well, as I expected, my ears couldn't appreciate the subtle improvement of a USB/DAC/AMP with 24bits/96k and FLACs.

The music sounds almost the same as directly from NB jack.

Need to set gain at 12db for HD558 and HD600 to get better sounds.

So you don't hear any difference between the E17 and the laptops own HP jack? blink.gif
 

 

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So you don't hear any difference between the E17 and the laptops own HP jack? blink.gif
 

 


With E17, HD600 sounds just a little improvement,

but HD558 benefits quite a lot, becomes dynamical & bassy, I don't know why.

NB's soundcard also support 96k/24bit quality.
 

 

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Oh.. I bought an IEM for the better tech spec and supposed SQ.

Though it sounds detailed and balanced, I just couldn't enjoy it.

Not only for wearing discomfort (UE 700 is already among the best in this aspect), also for its noises from the wire and the breathing..etc.

Later when I put my MX365 on, which is only 1/7 the price, I felt music is so warm and pleasant, the wearing is so comfortable.

Just want to say sennheiser is the best.

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I just can't help myself feeling that the HD600 is one of the very best headphones around right now. Today I decided to let my much beloved Beyer T1 go in favor of the HD600... The Audeze LCD2 and the Hifiman HE6 shared a similar fate. I guess either my hearing is getting worse, or my approach at audio has changed completely, or both - anyway, to me it seems no longer desirable to have the largest soundstage, the best detail retrieval or the flattest response curve in a pair of headphones, but rather to have a 'phone that:

 

- lets me enjoy any type of music, from any genre

- sounds great no matter how well the recording was mastered or how old it is

- ... while still sounding natural (not necessarily neutral) and without adding any sort of coloration

 

Well, so far, the HD600 is the only headphone that fullfills these requirements for me. Higher end headphones may be technically better, have better resolution and whatnot - but I never enjoyed listening to music quite as much as with the HD600. Needless to say, I'm heartily glad that I decided to purchase a HD600 again, this supposedly inferior headphone, when I was already used to much more expensive ones...

 

 

I'll have to add that at least some of the enjoyment I'm getting with the HD600 has to do with my new CSP2+. With the stock 6N1P tubes, I didn't care much for the combination - after swapping them for 6922s however, it's quite a different story! Comparing the CSP2+ to the Concerto when using the HD600, the Concerto just doesn't hold up and sounds grainy and rough in comparison. I'm normally a rational person when it comes to audio (as far as one can be considered rational when spending so much cash on headphones), but I can't deny that the HD600 sounds fantastic with a tube amp. I'll be enjoying this combination for a while...

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