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After nearly a year lusting after this headphone and building a decent system I'm ready to pull the trigger on the hd600 rolleyes.gif

However, I need a little assurance. Can I get impressions on two songs with these headphones?

 

Florence + the Machine - Blinding

Roughquest - Northern Lights

 

I'm particularly interested in how the hd600's handle subbass, percussion, ambiance, and female vocals.

I wish I could insert the .flac files for these, but hopefully someone can help out.


Edited by PanamaHat - 7/25/13 at 11:54am
post #3587 of 8289
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

After nearly a year lusting after this headphone and building a decent system I'm ready to pull the trigger on the hd600 rolleyes.gif

However, I need a little assurance. Can I get impressions on two songs with these headphones?

 

Florence + the Machine - Blinding

Roughquest - Northern Lights

 

I'm particularly interested in how the hd600's handle subbass, percussion, ambiance, and female vocals 

 

subbass, - none

percussion, - awesome

ambiance,  - awesome

and female vocals - awesome

post #3588 of 8289
Subbass - none.. If that is the case then that's a bummer.
Are you sure? That song by roughquest has some pretty big subbass.
post #3589 of 8289
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Subbass - none.. If that is the case then that's a bummer.
Are you sure? That song by roughquest has some pretty big subbass.

Well eke2k6 is probably exaggerationing on the subbass-none since most headphone has sub bass to some extent. It's just how much sub bass you want. Though I've never heard the hd 600 I do plan on purchasing it. Based off reviews and graphs it seems like the hd 600 has some sub bass but not a lot. Maybe try equalizing it if you want more sub-bass. 

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Subbass - none.. If that is the case then that's a bummer.
Are you sure? That song by roughquest has some pretty big subbass.

I'm being a bit facetious, but the dt880 does all you want...plus the subbass.
post #3591 of 8289
Yeah not many open headphones have great subbass, and when they do it's accompanied by too much midbass emphasis (i.e. Philips X1). I wish there was an extended subbass, airier treble version of the HD600 with a slightly bigger soundstage.
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Yeah not many open headphones have great subbass, and when they do it's accompanied by too much midbass emphasis (i.e. Philips X1). I wish there was an extended subbass, airier treble version of the HD600 with a slightly bigger soundstage.

Sounds like the stax 009. Too bad that costs $5000 :(

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I have reterminated my HD600s for balanced use yesterday. Damn, I had almost forgotten how bloody great these are when running balanced - it's something to behold.

 

@PanamaHat: I wouldn't worry too much about sub-bass on the HD600, or the lack of it. I'm regularly switching between the HD600 and the LA7000 (which has awesome sub-bass) and I rarely miss it on the HD600, although it's not quite on the same level.

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I didn't really enjoy the dt880, too shouty in the upper mid-range. I did not enjoy the x1 when I got a chance to listen to it either; it was wooly and somewhat artificial sounding. If the hd600 doesn't cut it for me the next step would be audeze.

 

I suppose my dt770 would make a good compliment to the hd600 but I'd rather have a headphone that can do finesse and subbass well.


Edited by PanamaHat - 7/25/13 at 12:39pm
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@PanamaHat

 

IMO you're worrying for nothing.  Sub-bass runs from 0-60Hz and is mostly felt rather than heard.  It's actually an interesting exercise to play test tones and see how much you can actually hear (even more interesting when you take into context the amount of audible sub-bass you will still hear when played in conjunction with the rest of the audio being presented).  For the sub-bass that is audible (mainly 40-60Hz), the HD600 only rolls off a few dB - actually far less than a lot of other dynamic cans.  There is plenty of mid-bass (which is where you get your punch).

 

Can't comment on Roughquest - but FaTM always sounded fantastic to me when I had the HD600s.

 

Why not head somewhere that stocks them (J&R?), and demo them yourself just to make sure? 

post #3596 of 8289
Yea I've done the test tones. It's audible til about 36 db on my beyers. I'm just concerned that a lot of the electronic music I listen to wont sound it's best. My library is about 40% electronic music and switching back and forth to different headphones is a bother. I will definitely be testing them soon as well.

The link to the song is right here if anyone is curious
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn1I8oY9a-8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DBn1I8oY9a-8
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How about using EQ? You can have different EQ presets saved for different types of music, and switch between them with a tap/click.
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How about using EQ? You can have different EQ presets saved for different types of music, and switch between them with a tap/click.

+1

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Sounds like the stax 009. Too bad that costs $5000 :(

 

Stax 009 is like the rolls royce of headphones ..confused_face.gif

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How about using EQ? You can have different EQ presets saved for different types of music, and switch between them with a tap/click.

 

 Audiophiles dont use EQ , IMHO. The prefer using different kind of rca - i think

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