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Does that include metal?

 

And I really need to get this amp fixed, or get a Jazz FF.

Touche!

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just bought mine and i start the burn-in phase :) how long on an average base to burn-in properly ? Are the HD 600 a bit more difficult to drive than HD 650 ?

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I'd say the initial burn-in is 20 hours, and they start to reach their plateau somewhere around the 200 hr. mark. Both 600 / 650 are nearly identical with nearly the same drivers and the same impedance, so both are driven with the same power. I've found rhythmic music at a moderately loud volume to be the most effective for burn in - a volume loud enough that would make you uncomfortable for prolonged listens, just not in the territory of 'dangerous' or 'clipping' levels though.

 

PS - I generally like the HD-600 more for being snappier and more detailed / well textured, and can still have great bass with the right amp setup.


Edited by DecentLevi - 2/23/17 at 8:10pm
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Counterpoint: I have heard no change in hd600 in the two years I have owned them. They were purchased new.
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Counterpoint: I have heard no change in hd600 in the two years I have owned them. They were purchased new.

 

Yep. Same here. They've sounded the same to me ever since their second hour of use, the first being devoted to me getting used to the sound.

 

IME, burn in happens between the ears. I liken getting a new pair of headphones to getting a new eyeglass prescription: you have about a day of bubble vision while you get used to the new lenses, and then it magically goes away. The glasses themselves of course didn't change; you just adjusted to them and eventually stored this compensation into memory.

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Counterpoint: I have heard no change in hd600 in the two years I have owned them. They were purchased new.


I've had mine for years and the sound the same as the day I bought them. I have more expensive cans. but these will only be pried from the fingers of my dying hands.

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I'd say the initial burn-in is 20 hours, and they start to reach their plateau somewhere around the 200 hr. mark. Both 600 / 650 are nearly identical with nearly the same drivers and the same impedance, so both are driven with the same power. I've found rhythmic music at a moderately loud volume to be the most effective for burn in - a volume loud enough that would make you uncomfortable for prolonged listens, just not in the territory of 'dangerous' or 'clipping' levels though.

 

PS - I generally like the HD-600 more for being snappier and more detailed / well textured, and can still have great bass with the right amp setup.

 

I know both are 300 ohm's but the voltage is the same ?! I believe not, but let see what the community says. Testing both headphones it gave me the sensation that the hd 600 are bit more difficult to drive....am i wrong ?!


Edited by grig - Yesterday at 5:51 am
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the sensation of being hard to drive ^_^. I love it.

 

 they have virtually the same sensitivity, a very close impedance at all frequencies, so it's not far fetched to see them as having the same electrical needs. in practice the hd600 is often measured as being slightly more sensitive than the 650. we're talking meaningless variations IMO, but if I really had to pick a "harder to drive" headphone, then I'd say the 650 tends to be a tiny little bit harder to drive.

IMO they just have different signatures. expecting that a subjective attempt at guessing electrical requirements while listening to different signatures will result in something right is a little... I'll say optimistic.

 

 

 

edit: angrish


Edited by castleofargh - Yesterday at 9:43 am
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the sensation of being hard to drive ^_^. I love it.

 

 they have virtually the same sensitivity, a very close impedance at all frequencies, so it's not far fetched to see them as having the same electrical needs. in practice the hd600 is often measured as being slightly more sensitive than the 650. we're talking meaningless variations IMO, but if I really had to pick a "harder to drive" headphone, then I'd say the 650 tends to be a tiny little bit harder to drive.

IMO they just have a different signatures. expecting that a subjective attempt at guessing electrical requirements while listening to different signatures will result in something right is a little... I'll say optimistic.

Pretty much the only difference to me between the HD600/650. And not a huge difference at that, though I ended up liking the HD600 better.

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When I first plugged in my HD600s I felt the highs sounded harsh & a tad grainy. Over the first 100hrs I personally noticed a difference in smoothening out on the higher end & the bass became more powerful. I attribute it to the mechanical parts of the driver loosening up & operating at their optimal range. I understand the whole "burn-in" controversy & everyone has their opinions. I myself believe very strongly in it as I've heard differences in multiple pieces of audio equipment. YMMV
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I know both are 300 ohm's but the voltage is the same ?! I believe not, but let see what the community says. Testing both headphones it gave me the sensation that the hd 600 are bit more difficult to drive....am i wrong ?!

I'd say they both require the same amount of juice, they just sound different, I kept HD-650

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I know both are 300 ohm's but the voltage is the same ?! I believe not, but let see what the community says. Testing both headphones it gave me the sensation that the hd 600 are bit more difficult to drive....am i wrong ?!

 

No you just hear more of the HD650's low end sooner on the dial because it doesn't have the 3500hz peak of the HD600.

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No you just hear more of the HD650's low end sooner on the dial because it doesn't have the 3500hz peak of the HD600.

This.
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​have a look on ebay, I know a man selling custom cables on there for cheap, have a look at the feedback if your unsure

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My old HD 600 :smile:

 

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