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I am looking to buy another pair of HD600s soon. I have owned them twice in the past and loved them. They seemed the most speaker like headphone I had heard. They were very neutral as well.

 

Just ordered a FiiO E7 for my HP notebook and currently own AT ESW9 (which I love).

 

 

Where are you all buying your 600s from? No one I have seen has them under $399.

post #32 of 9496
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i've been online researching headphone amps for this very set of cans (HD600).

 

what are your thoughts on the E7? I've never had the opportunity to listen to any type of external headphone amp :(

 

would you suggest another headphone amp, or is the E7 enuf to power the HD600s?

 

i also own a pair of Alessandro-MS1's, but haven't heard them through a headphone amp either, any suggestions?

 

apologize in advance for all the questions, but I've been reading for hrs on end trying to figure these answers out. any and all help would be greatly appreciated.


What a coincidence - I have both the HD 600 and MS-1i.  I was considering the E7 to power the HD 600 on the go, but ended up going with the uDAC since it has a better DAC section.  I find the uDAC to have plenty of clean power for the HD 600 (I've spent hours comparing with the Beyerdynamic A1 at the local hi-fi shop and they're entirely indistinguishable with the HD 600), so if you need a portable amp the E7 should be great as well.  If you're just running off of your computer, the new uDAC 2 is supposed to be even better.

 

The MS-1i goes very well with the uDAC, although my laptop's headphone jack is very, very underpowered.  The Sansa Clip+ powers the MS-1i very well, and it even is enough for the HD 600 at lower levels.  The signal is very clean and well balanced.

 

If you just need power for a DAP, the E11 portable amp is coming out in March and will have even more power than the E7 at a lower price (but no DAC).

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I am looking to buy another pair of HD600s soon. I have owned them twice in the past and loved them. They seemed the most speaker like headphone I had heard. They were very neutral as well.

 

Just ordered a FiiO E7 for my HP notebook and currently own AT ESW9 (which I love).

 

 

Where are you all buying your 600s from? No one I have seen has them under $399.



Google Shopping is your friend!

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=sennheiser+hd+600&um=1&biw=1388&bih=871&ie=UTF-8&cid=11111284943618417053&ei=k6BSTZ-JJseSswbI6ZzwBg&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CFcQ8wIwAA#

 

I bought mine used, which is certainly a way to save some money - but if you do, make sure they pads aren't worn out.  They're $40 to buy replacements.

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I am looking to buy another pair of HD600s soon. I have owned them twice in the past and loved them. They seemed the most speaker like headphone I had heard. They were very neutral as well.

 

Just ordered a FiiO E7 for my HP notebook and currently own AT ESW9 (which I love).

 

 

Where are you all buying your 600s from? No one I have seen has them under $399.



Google Shopping is your friend!

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=sennheiser+hd+600&um=1&biw=1388&bih=871&ie=UTF-8&cid=11111284943618417053&ei=k6BSTZ-JJseSswbI6ZzwBg&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CFcQ8wIwAA#

 

I bought mine used, which is certainly a way to save some money - but if you do, make sure they pads aren't worn out.  They're $40 to buy replacements.

 

 

 

Oh, and add me to the list of people that find the HD 600 to be the best balanced headphones I've ever heard.  Just the right amount of well controlled bass, awesome mids, and detailed but never piercing or harsh treble.  They're revealing yet still polite, and smooth yet never boring.

 

Even the HD 800 and T1 that I've auditioned don't do that (their highs need taming, and I'm not sure if the Beyerdynamic A1 is the best amp to pair either with), and the DT 880 and AKG K701 fall short in balance as well.

post #35 of 9496

any good tube amps for the HD600?

 

200-300$

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any good tube amps for the HD600?

 

200-300$



 Bottlhead crack sounds pretty awesome with mine.

post #37 of 9496

The HD 600 is definitely the next headphone that I will be buying to complement my LAs

post #38 of 9496
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any good tube amps for the HD600?

 

200-300$



My friend's HD600 sounded great from my KICAS Caliente. It is a SS amp but the Caliente version adds a tube-like color to the sound.

post #39 of 9496
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Originally Posted by TheDreamthinker View Post

any good tube amps for the HD600?

 

200-300$



My friend's HD600 sounded great from my KICAS Caliente. It is a SS amp but the Caliente version adds a tube-like color to the sound.


thanks

 

how much did u pay

And the regular KICAS?

post #40 of 9496

There are like 100s of amps that work great with the Sennheisers. Everyone will most likely recommend the one he has.

A lot of amps were developed with the 600/650 as gear, as a lot of product sites show. First make a choice if you want tubes or not, and what budget you are willing to spend

Then start reading the boards (and get waaay too much info ;) )

post #41 of 9496

I bought mine used for $210. You can buy a new one for $249+shipping. It's a great amp that used to sell for $399 and people still thought it was a great buy. The amp comes with 2 jumpers where you can switch between the regular and Caliente. I would recommend the Caliente version if you're using it with the HD600.

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There are like 100s of amps that work great with the Sennheisers. Everyone will most likely recommend the one he has.

A lot of amps were developed with the 600/650 as gear, as a lot of product sites show. First make a choice if you want tubes or not, and what budget you are willing to spend

Then start reading the boards (and get waaay too much info ;) )

 

i thought of a tube amp in the pricerange between 200-250$
 

post #43 of 9496

look into the little dot tube amps

post #44 of 9496
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Originally Posted by BlackbeardBen View Post

 

Oh, and add me to the list of people that find the HD 600 to be the best balanced headphones I've ever heard.  Just the right amount of well controlled bass, awesome mids, and detailed but never piercing or harsh treble.  They're revealing yet still polite, and smooth yet never boring.

 

Even the HD 800 and T1 that I've auditioned don't do that (their highs need taming, and I'm not sure if the Beyerdynamic A1 is the best amp to pair either with), and the DT 880 and AKG K701 fall short in balance as well.


@BlackbeardBen: I'm with you on that.

 

After I tested the HD 800 and T1, my ears were quite fatigued, perhaps due to their treble-centric nature. The HD 600 may not reveal as much detail, but they do provide a fatigue-free listening experience that just sounds 'right' to me.

 

Since I received the HD 600, I've stopped listening to headphones as much; I'm listening to more music. smile_phones.gif


Edited by Windsor - 2/12/11 at 4:00pm
post #45 of 9496
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Since I received the HD 600, I've stopped listening to headphones as much and am listening to more music. smile_phones.gif



 A sure sign that something's right.

 

 I'd like to have another listen to the 600. I've had a couple over the years and never cared for them much, but a lot's changed since then.

 

I don't think I'll be changing from my 650s though.    

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