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post #2131 of 12305
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

It's just baffling to me because your the first person i've heard from who's ever said this about the HD-600. I seriously don't believe this is the general consensus. I've heard the K702 and DT-880 be called thin, but the HD-600 confused_face_2.gif I guess if everyone here agrees, then you're right. I just haven't heard this before. It's kind of a shock! Doesn't matter that much to me. I now hate to see what you'd think of the HD-598!

 

Getting a tube amp just to warm up the sound and add weight to the HD-600 seems kind of silly. I could understand the K702. Of course I'm sure those aren't the only benefits. Actually this isn't so silly since i'd like to buy a hybrid tube amp for my $50 DJ100 biggrin.gif

 

I guess i'm abnormal because (IMO) adding any more thickness to the mids of the HD-600 would make them a muffled and congested mess. Hmm, maybe not. Probably depends on the amp.

 

BTW does anyone know if the HE-400 is warmer than the HD-600? I don't even know if they have any similarities. If it's as warm as the HD-650 I probably won't like it.

 

NOTE: This isn't a big deal to me. Not trying to argue, It's just that hearing the HD-600 being called thin weirded me out. Never heard that. Maybe I need to hang around in this thread more.

 

Thinnest sounding headphone I ever heard was the Koss A/250. I think that's the one rare headphone that almost would require a tube amp for me to like!

 

Everything in this hobby is relative; if someone likes the planar (HFM/Audeze) sound then HD600s will sound thin to them, simply due to the lack of bass robustness relative to planars. That doesn't mean HD600s are objectively thin, it is just faster-sounding than planars due to its voicing.

 

HE400s are warm but laid-back, with a strong emphasis on upper treble. Peculiar, I know, it's puzzling trying to describe its colouration to people who have not auditioned it in-person.

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I was in denial about adding tube 'distortions' to the hd580 as well until I tried. Still couldn't explain why it benefited from warmer mids/smoothness but there it is!
post #2133 of 12305
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I think the HE-400 is definitely warmer than the HD600 and warmer still than the HD650.  

That is also what I've heard, too bad..

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

It's just baffling to me because your the first person i've heard from who's ever said this about the HD-600. I seriously don't believe this is the general consensus.

 

I agree I don't think that "thin" is an appropriate way to describe the HD600s compared to other cans.

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FWIW, until yesterday, I would say I was getting the best sound out of my H650 and HD600 direct out of my Dragonfly Dac/amp.  This is compared to my other options including an E09K/E17 and a JDS O2.

 

I just acquired a Schiit Asgard yesterday and I would say this now produces my best desktop listening experience, especially with the Senns (HD650 AND HD600)

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I have the privilage to own hd 600 with cardas cable  driven by mulard tubes  & a very good source, wireworld eclipse cables etc etc

what i can say is that it sounds like electrostats & difinite a class "a" stereophile sound..

i myself own maggies speaker so i think i know what i am talking about

the thud of low bass from the kick of the drummer , the piano , the guitar string is so life like.. damn scary good

it can produce  3d sound  no doubt  & i almost cried when i listen to adele concert in royal albert hall when i finally know & clearly realize

she said "thankssss"  & not "ssss"   right after she finish her song " someone like you".

 

To me HD 600 performs better  for every upgrade i made to my system..

I begin upgrading my hd600 ever since i heard the beyerdynamic t1 tesla ..

if driven to its potential, the hd600 can play with the big boys

 

i also own grado 125i  but it cannot be compared at all to the hd600

 

Only on thing i realize with this hd600.. you need to find the exact match in your rigs to truly hear what hd600 is all about

 

It is not the most accurate headphones , but it just add a little little little  bit of texture  to the accurateness so that we can enjoy music..

post #2137 of 12305

I purchased a pair of these used for $250 and couldn't be happier! They fit extremely well on a guy with a big noggin' and glasses like me, and sound delicious. I have 'em amped to my PA2V2, what are your guys opinion on that setup?

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I always thought it was weird that people would pair the hd600 with a single ended tube amp... seems counter productive to buy a neutral, analytical headphone and pair it with an amp that isn't.
 

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The thing I love most about my HD600 is that when I sit down at my computer and put them on, I don't analyze or over think the music. I just enjoy it. I feel like a lot of people forget to do that sometimes. 

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Originally Posted by Eisenhower View Post

I always thought it was weird that people would pair the hd600 with a single ended tube amp... seems counter productive to buy a neutral, analytical headphone and pair it with an amp that isn't.

 

In a strictly professional or monitoring environment (where accuracy is of paramount importance), pairing the HD600 with a tube amp isn't productive.  But Eisenhower, my friend, what most of us here are doing with the HD600 isn't about productivity.. it's about enjoyment wink_face.gif.

 

I'm glad the HD600 is neutral(ish).. its signature provides flexibility.  Sometimes, I love pairing it with an uncolored, transparent, solid state amp so I can marvel at the HD600's native tuning.  Other times, when the HD600's relaxed neutrality is heard through a nice tube, it provides a unique, artfully-colored sound.

 

Plus, the unique coloration & sound an HD600+tube amp provides is difficult to, in my experience, reproduce or approximate with just a 'colored' headphone & transparent, solid state amp.  There are certain (not necessarily technical) nuances that an HD600 + 'tube amp' delivers that a colored headphone + 'neutral, solid state amp' can't replicate.  I'm not insinuating one pairing is better than the other.. just that each pairing has it's own strength & weaknesses.

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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

The thing I love most about my HD600 is that when I sit down at my computer and put them on, I don't analyze or over think the music. I just enjoy it. I feel like a lot of people forget to do that sometimes. 

lol when i want to listen to hip hop/rap/electronic/dubstep this is nice but some times their laid back signature freaks me out and makes me afraid that I damaged my hearing some how.  I've been super paranoid about that the last few weeks lol

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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

lol when i want to listen to hip hop/rap/electronic/dubstep this is nice but some times their laid back signature freaks me out and makes me afraid that I damaged my hearing some how.  I've been super paranoid about that the last few weeks lol



I stuck one each in the circular vent behind the grille for that reason.

I think it works considering that the maker boasts it has "[t]weak-friendly, modular components."
Edited by hamburgerladdy - 11/14/12 at 7:19pm
post #2143 of 12305

I'm more of an IEM kinda guy, so I haven't heard many full sized cans to compare. But I don't really get the whole 'laid-back' feeling that most people are attributing to the 600s. Maybe it's my source pairing (NFB 12.1) or probably just because I don't know what the opposite of laid back would sound like in a full can.

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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

I'm more of an IEM kinda guy, so I haven't heard many full sized cans to compare. But I don't really get the whole 'laid-back' feeling that most people are attributing to the 600s. Maybe it's my source pairing (NFB 12.1) or probably just because I don't know what the opposite of laid back would sound like in a full can.

Listen to a low-/mid-tier Grado.

post #2145 of 12305
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

Listen to a low-/mid-tier Grado.

 

Is rs1 mid-tier? xp

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