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post #1906 of 17154
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

 

Sorry - can't agree with this. It depends on where your preferences lie. My current cans are in my sig, and the quantity of the bass in the HD600 - although definitely not excessive (and nicely balanced with the other frequencies IMO) - is more to my ears than the DT880, SR325i and much more than the K701 ;)

 

It really depends on your needs... The bass of course is there:

 

 

 

But is overemphasised around 100 - 200 Mhz and doesn't reach the lowest regions, therefore looses impact and complexity, not only speaking from the graph above. The bass on HD650 should be better but still needs some decent EQing. But yeah, those headphones are pretty good... I would choose them over many others judging the FR graphs.

post #1907 of 17154
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Originally Posted by MHOE View Post

 

It really depends on your needs... The bass of course is there:

 

 

 

But is overemphasised around 100 - 200 Mhz and doesn't reach the lowest regions, therefore looses impact and complexity, not only speaking from the graph above. The bass on HD650 should be better but still needs some decent EQing. But yeah, those headphones are pretty good... I would choose them over many others judging the FR graphs.

The HE-400 fixes this problem which is why I chose them over my 650s, but the 600's aren't in the same price range of course as those two. 650 bass EQ'd up is very decent though, but you won't get that last bit of very low end from it.

post #1908 of 17154
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Originally Posted by andpgud View Post

Has anyone blown their HD600?

I find this rattle when listening to sounds on the left side.
 

Check for a hair on the driver. It happens often to mine (dog owner, getting older lol) and it really does sound like a blown driver.

post #1909 of 17154
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Well do you like its mids sticking out a lot more? I guess you've got the answer for your own question.

 

HiFidelity wise I do not know if Tubes provide any benefits. Dad was an electronics lecturer / mid-end sound addict; and did talk about cables (?!), balanced (?!) and tubes being beneficial on paper at least. Do not dig what I have said as he only just mentioned it, so maybe I will have to interview him during the coming summer holidays.

 

Regarding tubes I think he said something about a smooth rolloff that is not HiFi but easier to accept for our ears as sounds in real life do not cut off straight after certain frequencies; resulting in a so-called 'smoother sound' and 'taming the highs'. I do not know if that FR cutoff is audible or not xp

 

Also even if tubes are not 'hifi', I guess one could not doubt its 'musical enjoy-ability'. If tubes and SS provides the same sound, than there shouldn't be a lot of attacks on tubes. If they indeed sound different, then since our preferences are all different, one should not be saying SS > tubes or vice versus.

 

2c.

Well said! I like chocolate they like vanilla either way ice cream tastes good, lets all enjoy it.

post #1910 of 17154

After having my HD600s for a few days, returning my DT880s and sending my HE400s in for replacement, I've concluded that I love the clarity and bass response from the HE400s and the warmth from the HD600s. I'm not as in love with the HD600s as I was initially -- but they're still great. I'll just have to learn to live with the warmth for the next 2 weeks while I wait for my new HE400s. I'd prefer to have the HE400s and HD650s, for bass/detail/planar and for warmth/smoothness, respectively. The HD600s just feel a little bit like a middle ground. They still make a lot of stuff sound good, great even, but they don't amaze me for much. Coldplay and Bon Iver sound beautiful on them, though.

post #1911 of 17154
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

After having my HD600s for a few days, returning my DT880s and sending my HE400s in for replacement, I've concluded that I love the clarity and bass response from the HE400s and the warmth from the HD600s. I'm not as in love with the HD600s as I was initially -- but they're still great. I'll just have to learn to live with the warmth for the next 2 weeks while I wait for my new HE400s. I'd prefer to have the HE400s and HD650s, for bass/detail/planar and for warmth/smoothness, respectively. The HD600s just feel a little bit like a middle ground. They still make a lot of stuff sound good, great even, but they don't amaze me for much. Coldplay and Bon Iver sound beautiful on them, though.

Holocene with the HD600 is extraordinary .

post #1912 of 17154
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

After having my HD600s for a few days, returning my DT880s and sending my HE400s in for replacement, I've concluded that I love the clarity and bass response from the HE400s and the warmth from the HD600s. I'm not as in love with the HD600s as I was initially -- but they're still great. I'll just have to learn to live with the warmth for the next 2 weeks while I wait for my new HE400s. I'd prefer to have the HE400s and HD650s, for bass/detail/planar and for warmth/smoothness, respectively. The HD600s just feel a little bit like a middle ground. They still make a lot of stuff sound good, great even, but they don't amaze me for much. Coldplay and Bon Iver sound beautiful on them, though.

Amazing how much your views on the two changed huh? At least you saw the light and i'm glad you didbeerchug.gif

post #1913 of 17154

If they're giving you an actual rev2 sound signature as replacement, you might just like the HE-400's even warmer sound signature compared to the HD600.

post #1914 of 17154
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Originally Posted by thecansmancan View Post

If you're looking to cross genres so much you are definitely going to want a balanced headphone. That's assuming you're replacing you current sets with just the 600. In which case this is where you want to be. I can really think of too many headphones this balanced. Should work well for what you want.Now the question is do you have an amp?
Of course i have an amp biggrin.gif Schiit Asgard (you really can't use the ID1's without a very powerfull amp:) )
post #1915 of 17154

I have had the HD600 for a LONG time. About 8 years ago I upgraded to the Cardas cable and was very pleased with the improvement. I have been quite happy with their sound and their comfort: both promote long term listening at the office without fatigue. I have been eyeing the new Centrance HiFi-M8 and was intrigued by the idea of going balanced. What kind of improvement or difference should I expect between a high quality single ended cable and an equivalent balanced one?

 

thanks in advance for any insight as the balanced headphone thing is totally new to me.

post #1916 of 17154

Check out my sexy new setup with my HD600s.

 

 

post #1917 of 17154

Hello everybody.

 

I've been looking for some nice cans to get for my dad for his 60th birthday and the HD600's came recommended by a few users over here. I don't know much about full-sized headphones and although I've seen some Senn models here and there I'd never heard of the HD600 until a couple of days ago. I was debating between K702s and DT880s before taking a look at the HD600, and now I think I'm beginning to lean more and more towards the HD600 with time winding down.

 

The other half of my search involved amps, so I thought that this might be the proper place to ask. I have very little knowledge about amping headphones and have just recently gotten into it. I have a Fiio E17 that I picked up this week for my universal IEMs after having used my IEMs for almost 8 years without amping.

 

For my dad's purposes, there are a few things that I need to keep in consideration:

- My dad's not the type to listen to music on the go. Portability is not necessary in the sense that he needs to have an amp small enough to carry while listening on the move. But...

- He travels a lot so ideally an amp that is relatively small enough to pack up for travel would be nice.

- While my dad doesn't listen to music on the move, he does move around the house and his office quite a bit, so I think that a desktop / tube amp that strictly requires AC power would be unideal.

 

I've gotten a couple of recommendations from users on other threads. One person recommended a HeadRoom Total Airhead portable amp, and I've seen a few others talk about the Objective 2 amplifier pairing nicely with the HD600s. I'm on a budget because I'm a college student, but he's my dad... if I need to I'll shell out a little more for a better quality product. I guess what I'm looking for is the best price - performance ratio that would really bring out the best in an HD600 from HD600 owners.

 

Music that he listens to (I don't know if this will help or not... maybe the types of music he listens to will get people to redirect me to other headphone options if people think that the HD600 isn't the best option for his music? Again, I'm a noob so I apologize in advance for the excessive inquiries).

- Classical music (he really like Yo-Yo Ma and stringed classical music)

- Opera (The Three Tenors, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Charlotte Church, etc.)

- The Beatles

- Ennio Morricone

- Christian music of all kinds, mainly worship songs (my father's a Baptist minister)

 

All of the songs that he's going to be listening to I'm going to rip into Apple Lossless from his extensive CD collection so that he can play it out of his iPad with an LOD. I was thinking about getting him a dedicated DAP as part of his gift but I frankly can't afford to buy one on top of the cans + amp. DAC isn't necessary. My dad hardly goes anywhere near his computer. I have to do all the ripping and file transferring for him.

 

Sorry for the length. And thank you in advance to anyone that bothers to read this and give input. I'll be checking back frequently.

post #1918 of 17154

The HD 600 is a great headphone, but for the use you describe, I think it's way overkill - and a waste of your hard-earned money.

 

If I were you, I would look at the Sennheiser HD 558/598 or even the more portable HD 25-1 II. The Audio Technica ATH-M50 is another excellent choice. Actually, many here will scoff, but the Bose AE2 is a fine sounding headphone and an excellent choice for a headphone with mass appeal (you can listen to it at Best Buy, it will surprise you).

 

All of the above headphones are easy to drive so no amp is needed. He can plug them right into his iPad (or any DAP) and take advantage of the high quality DAC that's built right inside.

post #1919 of 17154
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

The HD 600 is a great headphone, but for the use you describe, I think it's way overkill - and a waste of your hard-earned money.

 

If I were you, I would look at the Sennheiser HD 558/598 or even the more portable HD 25-1 II. The Audio Technica ATH-M50 is another excellent choice. Actually, many here will scoff, but the Bose AE2 is a fine sounding headphone and an excellent choice for a headphone with mass appeal (you can listen to it at Best Buy, it will surprise you).

 

All of the above headphones are easy to drive so no amp is needed. He can plug them right into his iPad (or any DAP) and take advantage of the high quality DAC that's built right inside.

I agree he will not appreciate the HD-600 for what it's worth.  I think the HD-598s are a great choice (they don't need an amp but the e17 will complement them)  The only downside to the 598s is the plug is 1/4 inch and it comes with an adaptor to use a 3.5mm plug.

post #1920 of 17154
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

Check out my sexy new setup with my HD600s.

 

 

Now that is a thing of beauty, nice camera also! Take more for the home rig thread.

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