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post #2596 of 9509

Mine has a screw on 1/4 adapter

post #2597 of 9509

Another way to differentiate between the two cables:

 

The HD600 connectors that go into the earcups are red and black, whereas the HD650's are both black.

post #2598 of 9509
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Originally Posted by kwatch View Post

My HD 600 which was delivered from RazorDog last week looks like this.

 

Yeah, that is the classic cable. No switch there. 

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Originally Posted by Bee inthe Attic View Post

Another way to differentiate between the two cables:

 

The HD600 connectors that go into the earcups are red and black, whereas the HD650's are both black.

 

post #2600 of 9509

Doh!  I found that after emailing razordog.  Another Sennheiser POS.......can't be used with any other 3.5mm plug!

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Originally Posted by cute View Post

Doh!  I found that after emailing razordog.  Another Sennheiser POS.......can't be used with any other 3.5mm plug!

Yap, I found out this yesterday using my IEM.   I heard the sound only from the left channel when 3.5mm plug was connected to Senn 6.5mm adaptor.


Edited by kwatch - 2/5/13 at 1:48pm
post #2602 of 9509

Interesting... I'm sure my plug is the same way. I think I tried pulling on it, and it didn't budge, so I assumed that it was a standard 1/4'.  It must just screw on/off.  D'oh!!

post #2603 of 9509

Recently picked up a wireworld starlight 6 digital coax cable to link between an M2tech Hiface 2 and Nuforce HDP.  The difference between the old monster cable I was using and the wireworld cable are staggering through the 600.  My setup is hiface2 > HDP > Bottlehead Crack.  The new interconnect seemed to really smoothen out and extend the treble while clearing up the muddy mid bass I perviously surmised was the tubes but I now suspect to have been jitter.

 

Does anyone else have similar cases or finds?

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@Jmstrmbn

I haven't been able to experiment with different interconnects but I just ordered a Bottlehead Crack for my HD600.  I'll definitely post my impressions once I receive/assemble the amp.  How are you enjoying the combo (HD600 + Crack)?  

 

I am currently using a 1st generation X-Cans Amp with my HD600 so I'm hoping for a nice improvement.

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Originally Posted by Jmstrmbn View Post

Recently picked up a wireworld starlight 6 digital coax cable to link between an M2tech Hiface 2 and Nuforce HDP.  The difference between the old monster cable I was using and the wireworld cable are staggering through the 600.  My setup is hiface2 > HDP > Bottlehead Crack.  The new interconnect seemed to really smoothen out and extend the treble while clearing up the muddy mid bass I perviously surmised was the tubes but I now suspect to have been jitter.

 

Does anyone else have similar cases or finds?

 

Yes, actually I do. Last night I tried my $35 Cardas HP1 interconnect for my HD-600 and 650 and it made a noticeable improvement.

Someday I might get a Cardas cable for my HD-650/600. $200 is kind of a bit overkill for me for such a small improvement though. I wish Cardas wire was easier to find in bulk, but only one company in canada seems to carry it. I heard it's hard to work with though.

 

Best thing about this Cardas cable is the build quality and how tangle free it is. It retails for $50 and I would have paid that.

I don't mind paying a little extra for better built cable that's (possibly) made in the USA.

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The following is all IMO:

 

The only other amp I have used the 600s with is the Nuforce HDP. Hands-down the crack is far and above the HDP.  It has a wider soundstage, extends lower in the bottom octaves, and has a more natural timbre.  The Crack seems to layer better as well while the HDP had a relatively flat staging.  This is not to say the HDP is bad, without hearing the Crack I was happy with the HDP but going back and forth between them is a night and day difference in favor of the crack.  I am using the stock crack by the way.  No upgraded caps, tubes, etc.  Another benefit of the Crack is I find that I can really enjoy the music.

 

The full chain is:

 

Audirvana + (Direct + Integer)  >  M2Tech Hiface 2  >  Nuforce HDP (DAC)  >  Bottlehead Crack   >  HD600s

 

Aside from the Wireworld Starlight 6 between the Hiface and HDP all other cables are run-of-the-mill stuff.

I won't get into cables as that's not the point of this thread but I found a HUGE difference between the starlight and the old Monster cable I had been using.  If anyone is interested PM and I will describe the differences/Improvements.

post #2607 of 9509

Just ordered a pair of these and an amp for my iMac, going from a $50 pair of Skullcandy in ears to the 600s, so...can't wait.

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Just ordered a pair of these and an amp for my iMac, going from a $50 pair of Skullcandy in ears to the 600s, so...can't wait.

You'll prob pass out from the sound quality difference

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After reading this thread, I couldn't resist.  As if I need another set, but found a good price from a distributor in HK, and they've just arrived.  Out of the box, they sound phenomenal, already.  Am running them through a Fostex HP-A7 while burning them in and listening periodically alongside the HD700, and with classical especially the sound is indescribable, actually brings tears to my eyes.

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Dvorak cello concerto in B minor, performed by Yo Yo Ma, unlike anything else through these HD600s...

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