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Originally Posted by Ohnoitztotoro View Post

In terms of clarity I think both the HD600 and HE-400 are on pretty even. Overall the HD600 are amazing but I do find the imaging and separation to be technically better on the HE-400. The 600 has a slightly smooth, buttery cohesion of the imagery and instrument separation that causes the sound to be very pleasing. In return though, the details are a little more rounded and smoothed out so that details don't come out as clear. Just different flavors imo.

 

I will say though that the balance of cohesion and clarity on the 600 are great to me. With the HD650, the sound is amazing because those headphones produce even more cohesion that creates an extremely pleasing sound but sometimes... It's just too much butter spilling into my ears. :P

 

I totally agree with that statement about the imaging and separation.

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Are there any differences between the early production models of the HD600 and now? I purchased mine back in the late 1990's.
Edited by ThomDP - 4/19/13 at 11:17am
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Where did you order your cable ? I have original Cardas cable on my 600s and its so stiff. I would like a very soft supple 6 ft. one.  I tried contacting Toxic, but not much in the way of response. What is the best current cable for the 600s that fits my needs.

 

Just put up a wanted ad on the forums here. I did and I got 4 offers really quickly for very reasonable prices. Very happy with the cable that I got (from Head-Fier cute).

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Are there any differences between the early production models of the HD600 and now? I purchased mine back in the late 1990's.
The material used for the baffle is a different material (I've heard it turns black over time. The "connection springs" in the driver unit that the cord plugs into is a different (worse) silver colored metal they're know to stretch and become loose over time. Visually the driver looks the same from my experience.
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Are there any Eric Clapton albums that sound as good as "Unplugged" on the HD600?  Just got this album and I have been sampling his other albums on amazon, any recommendations?

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Are there any Eric Clapton albums that sound as good as "Unplugged" on the HD600?  Just got this album and I have been sampling his other albums on amazon, any recommendations?

 

I'm not a person that really listens to much else but EDM and alternative but that Eric Clapton Unplugged is a great set and Tears In Heaven gets me every time.

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Are there any Eric Clapton albums that sound as good as "Unplugged" on the HD600?  Just got this album and I have been sampling his other albums on amazon, any recommendations?

 

If you're looking for acoustic - and like Clapton - also try Nils Lofgren "Acoustic Live".

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If you're looking for acoustic - and like Clapton - also try Nils Lofgren "Acoustic Live".

+1. Great recording and performance.

Of course, this is Grado land stuff.

 

Let me just suggest another obvious pair of recordings on the same level: 

Friday Night in San Francisco by Al di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia

Unplugged by Alice in Chains
 
It's all about the music :)
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+1. Great recording and performance.

Of course, this is Grado land stuff.

 

Let me just suggest another obvious pair of recordings on the same level: 

Friday Night in San Francisco by Al di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia

Unplugged by Alice in Chains
 
It's all about the music :)

It's definitely all about the music.  smily_headphones1.gif

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For any new gen. jazz fans, a nice audition with the HD600's is Lee Ritenour's Rhythm Sessions, available on HDTracks.  Beautiful vocals and guitar work, very well recorded. Honestly, I love these headphones with all genre's, from Zeppelin to Albert King to classical!


Edited by fiascogarcia - 4/20/13 at 6:41am
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On it's price level whenever I have friends asking for a good pair of cans to listen to "a bit of everything" I suggest HD600, even if they don't have a "dedicated" amp. It's the neutral champ to own. The comfort it's also there. Factor in that all parts are replaceable and you're all set. I've had mine for some 15 years or so and there they are - solid, with no technical issues from day one.

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Originally Posted by fiascogarcia View Post

For any new gen. jazz fans, a nice audition with the HD600's is Lee Ritenour's Rhythm Sessions, available on HDTracks.  Beautiful vocals and guitar work, very well recorded. Honestly, I love these headphones with all genre's, from Zeppelin to Albert King to classical!

+1 on Rhythm Sessions

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I noticed the 600's were reduced a bit on Amazon nothing really significant but it is what it is. I'm looking to purchase the 600's and want to use Amazon since I have a bunch of credit there. I'm not in any real hurry and wouldn't mind waiting a little while longer if I can get them cheaper down the road. According to thetracktor the 600's look like they have been steady at $399 for awhile so I guess there are two ways of looking at it one is it's not gonna go too much below $399 and the other is its due for a "significant" price drop, I remember a time when they were around $320. So do you think a larger price drop might happen at some point or are they pretty set at that $399 for good?

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I dont forsee a large price drop for new 600's anytime soon.  especially after tyles review.  more people will be looking for them I believe.  odd, but thats often how things work.  sennheiser knows they are that good, and different from the 650.  they havent really "replaced" the 600 with anything directly.  I hated the 700 when I heard it last.

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So do you think a larger price drop might happen at some point or are they pretty set at that $399 for good?

 

I think you can always get them shipped US for $299 from www.razordogaudio.com w/ coupon code RAZORDOG100. Authorized Senn dealer and awesome guy.

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