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post #1591 of 17137
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Originally Posted by bookaboo View Post

Hi there,
I am currently selling my ps500 to buy back the ms pro in order to do that exact comparison! I somehow think the hd600 may top ple it off it's perch as my face headphone ever as there is nothing the hd600 doesn't do well - it is probably the greatest all rounder ever and it smooths over bad recordings in a way that the grado variants don't so if you hate sibilance, as I do, then its hd600 all the way. That being said the ms pro has its advantages as well - minimal amping requirements and great energy but yeah after extensive searching I think these are my top 2 headphones long with the dt250/80 as a closed option - once I have the ms pro back in the collection I think that will be it for the experimentation for me. But sometimes I wonder if should even bother getting another pair of ms pro at all since I enjoy the hd600 so much and would be perfectly happy with them as my number one headphone - but curiosity is getting to me and I feel I need to do the compraro to find the one headphone to rule them all :-)

 

Yes, the mspro sometimes would sound too dry compared to the HD580 in my system, but other times it is so damn energetic... Electrical guitars are so amazing on the mspro, I think they are both great headphones, but HD580 is (cheaper) and more suitable to different types of music.

 

I'll ask for more people's opinion in the upcoming meet in Sydney!

post #1592 of 17137
I have the DJ100s and the HD600s. The vocals on the DJ100s are fantastic and I really enjoy these cans. But they are really no match for the HD600s. It's not even close, really.
post #1593 of 17137
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

I have the DJ100s and the HD600s. The vocals on the DJ100s are fantastic and I really enjoy these cans. But they are really no match for the HD600s. It's not even close, really.

 

The DJ100 and my HD-580 (or HD-600) are a perfect pair for ME to have IMO. They have quite a lot of similarities actually, but I think the 580 is quite a bit different than the HD-600. Perhaps as much as 10% difference overall. I know people will think i'm crazy for saying that! I just consider it another flavor of the HD-600. Now what i'd really like to know is what the HD-650 grills do for the HD-600. Probably nothing...or maybe it will make the HD-600 sound closer to the HD-580? Doubt it.

 

BTW I know this is the HD-600 appreciation thread, but is there a Hifiman headphone that sounds very close to the HD-600, but even better? If it's closer to the HD-580 that's good too.

 

A headphone as good as my HD-580 with an even larger soundstage (don't say HD-600 biggrin.gif) would be perfect. I already have the HD-598...

 

Today I watched "The Two Towers" with my HD-580. Preferred it to even my K601 and Q701..mostly due to it's bass and smoother treble.

 

Don't think i've watched a movie with a headphone in a year..

 

Tempted to give the HD-650 another try when I get rich..

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As far as I known the 650 and 600 use the same grill but have a different finish on the ring. The HD580 is the only headphone for me, but I will be ordering the HE400 this week to see if it is is time to move on.

 

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

The DJ100 and my HD-580 (or HD-600) are a perfect pair for ME to have IMO. They have quite a lot of similarities actually, but I think the 580 is quite a bit different than the HD-600. Perhaps as much as 10% difference overall. I know people will think i'm crazy for saying that! I just consider it another flavor of the HD-600. Now what i'd really like to know is what the HD-650 grills do for the HD-600. Probably nothing...or maybe it will make the HD-600 sound closer to the HD-580? Doubt it.

 

BTW I know this is the HD-600 appreciation thread, but is there a Hifiman headphone that sounds very close to the HD-600, but even better? If it's closer to the HD-580 that's good too.

 

A headphone as good as my HD-580 with an even larger soundstage (don't say HD-600 biggrin.gif) would be perfect. I already have the HD-598...

 

Today I watched "The Two Towers" with my HD-580. Preferred it to even my K601 and Q701..mostly due to it's bass and smoother treble.

 

Don't think i've watched a movie with a headphone in a year..

 

Tempted to give the HD-650 another try when I get rich..

post #1595 of 17137

From what I understand is the HD580s evolved into the HD580 Jubilees, which later evolved in the HD600s.  They are all of the same blood line but show normal product development and maturation.
 

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Hi, I'm trying to decide whether or not I should buy an HD600. I created a thread for this but I don't want to keep bumping the thread because some head-fiers don't like it and so I'm sking this here to respect them. Besides, what could be a better place than here to ask about the Hd600. I listen mostly to rock and pop rock, my budget is 400 dollars, 500 MAX. I want a headphone which sounds thrilling, exciting, and alive. I don't want boring headphones at all. People usually recommend grado's because of this, but there is one thing that keeps me from buying a grado, I don't really like sharp and piercing treble which headphones like grados have, I want a headphone which sound fun and alive, has very forward mids and vocals but still manages to have smooth and sophisticated highs. What I most dislike about the m50, I find the mids to be very recessed and dull which makes me turn up the volume to get a bit more out of them. However, when I turn up the volume, the highs sound very loud and piercing which hurts my ears and the mids STILL sound recessed. I want the headphone to sound very forward and engaging, especially the mids and vocals, but I want the highs to be nice and smooth. Do you think the HD600 would be the headphone for me or should I look elsewhere? I heard some review saying the HD600 isn't as fun as other cans, do you think thats true?

post #1597 of 17137
Thread Starter 

The HD 600 can be considered a forward-sounding headphone yet it is also quite smooth sounding. For rock and pop, you might also consider the Sennheiser HD 25-1, the HD 25-II, or the Amperior; the latter has remarkably smooth yet detailed treble for a supra-aural headphone designed for portable use. :)

post #1598 of 17137
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Originally Posted by Windsor View Post

The HD 600 can be considered a forward-sounding headphone yet it is also quite smooth sounding. For rock and pop, you might also consider the Sennheiser HD 25-1, the HD 25-II, or the Amperior; the latter has remarkably smooth yet detailed treble for a supra-aural headphone designed for portable use. :)

thakns for the advice :) Im looking for an open headphone so I would stick with the hd600. I just wish I could try it out though. Some people say the hd600 doesn't sound that "fun", do you agree with that or do you find its sound signature fun and exciting?

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The HD600 would not be as fun if you are listening to electro music dare I say. Music through it comes alive, but in a very polite way as opposed to grados where they try to eat you alive... Do you have another reference point for us, e.g. a headphone that you really enjoyed?

post #1600 of 17137

Daniel,

 

yes, you should get the 600's, because they are fantastic.  Do you have a nice amp to use with them?  I do not find them boring in any way.  I have grado's, which are considered the fun rock phones, but I use them for jazz mostly.  are senns slower then grados, yes.  pretty much everything is outside of electrostats, and maybe orthos is.. but the 600's will please in every way.  lush mids, clear highs, and nice bass.  better than 650's to me.

 

Another can to think about if your not using a nice amp, is the denon ahd2000.  I have that as well, and it does indeed rock.  its a closed back can though.

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My first set of headphones were Grado's.  I've moved on from them.  I think HD600 would work for you but if you want "alive" and "rock" I tend to jam my Denon AH-D7000s.  You don't "need" an amp (with the Denon's) and if you stretch that budget just a smidge you can find a nice used pair for your budget and be happy.  

post #1602 of 17137
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

The HD600 would not be as fun if you are listening to electro music dare I say. Music through it comes alive, but in a very polite way as opposed to grados where they try to eat you alive... Do you have another reference point for us, e.g. a headphone that you really enjoyed?

Well the only headphone I own is a m50, I enjoy it but I hate how it has recessed mids and piercing hughs at the same time. I want a fun headphone which I can turn up the volume without the piercing highs which make me tense and make me blink, I prefer a headphone which sounds alive and exciting but that I can listen to it relaxed rather than listening to it with tension. I listen to rock and pop rock, is the hd600 good for that?

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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post

Daniel,

 

yes, you should get the 600's, because they are fantastic.  Do you have a nice amp to use with them?  I do not find them boring in any way.  I have grado's, which are considered the fun rock phones, but I use them for jazz mostly.  are senns slower then grados, yes.  pretty much everything is outside of electrostats, and maybe orthos is.. but the 600's will please in every way.  lush mids, clear highs, and nice bass.  better than 650's to me.

 

Another can to think about if your not using a nice amp, is the denon ahd2000.  I have that as well, and it does indeed rock.  its a closed back can though.

Im leaning towards the hd600, do you think it sounds fun AND smooth? As for the amp, I have two setups in mind, could you tell me if they will be good with the hd600? The first setup I planned on was a fiio e9 and an HRT MusicStreamer II, the second one is the NFB12.1 which will server as an amp and a DAC. Do you think these setups will be good for the hd600, which one do you think is better or will I need better equipment than these for the hd600? Also, many people tell me to get the ODAC instead of the HRT MusicStreamer but many people say the ODAC sounds fatiguing so I'd rather stick with the musicstreamer.

post #1604 of 17137

I've heard the HD600s called a lot of things, including laid back, in your face, smooth, neutral, whatever.  I think we all hear things differently and have different terms we use to try to describe it.  The best I came up with is it just sounds real.  It's like you're in the coffee shop listening to the band.
 

post #1605 of 17137

I personally don't think the HD600 is for you. In my opinion, the Denon AH-D2000 is a better choice for what you want. It is a fun, refined, open sounding headphone with terrific dynamics but smooth response. I love it with all genres of music from Rock to Jazz to Classical.

 

The Denon is super easy to drive - you don't need an amp to power them (my daughter plugs hers right into her laptop and loves them).


Edited by palmfish - 8/15/12 at 7:31am
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