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post #376 of 17469

well I'm a new owner of the HD600. 

 

I had the HD595 and long story short someone stole them.  I've since moved on and enjoy the Denon AH-D7000 but recently was at a head-fi meet and gave the HD 600 a whirl.  Very impressive can.  I've heard the HD650 before as a friend of mine has them and actually enjoy the 600 more.  I enjoyed them so much that it prompted me to start searching for a pair and found a pristine set online with the HD650 cabling for a reasonable price.  I just got them and have had them on for about 45 minutes.  Awesome can for classical and vocals. 

 

These are meant to be my secondary pair of headphones since IMO nothing shines a candle on the Denon's for bass and I do a lot of modern rock / trance / techno listening but for those days I like to kick back with other genres (vocals / classical) I think these HD600 are fantastic. The HD600 do a decent job in trance area too but it's just not the same.

 

I like the "blue hue" as well on the headband and these completely blow the HD595 out of the water IMO.  Lastly, where's this veil?  I'm a former Grado guy and why I went with the 595 my first go around.

 

EDIT:  Here's a photo of them...got all originally packaging and case.

 

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Edited by N0sferatu - 7/2/11 at 10:44am
post #377 of 17469
The veil you speak of is related to the 650, not the 600 series as far as I know. And even then that was more with the old (black) driver and it was amplifier related according to some. Allthough others find the new 650 to have the veil as well. some say using an aftermarket cable gets rid of the 650 veil.
post #378 of 17469

I also have the Denon to compliment the HD600, except I have the D2000 instead of D7000. Awesome combination of cans imo.

post #379 of 17469

Have been listening to the built-in HPA in the Anedio D1 DAC for the past week or so. With the more neutral orientation of the Anedio, the sound out of the HD600 is more open, dynamic, and extended in the highs. Its now my preferred setup for classical, and rock music as well. 

post #380 of 17469

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

The veil you speak of is related to the 650, not the 600 series as far as I know. And even then that was more with the old (black) driver and it was amplifier related according to some. Allthough others find the new 650 to have the veil as well. some say using an aftermarket cable gets rid of the 650 veil.

 

Yes, that's right... the "old version" HD600's have virtually no "veil" - especially with the Cardas cable, and a well-matched set up (especially the XCAN v3 amp).   

 

The "new version" HD650's have virtually no "veil" also - especially with a silver cable, and a well matched set up.  They sound very much like the HD600's with the Cardas cable.  Though, the "old version" HD650's have a significant "veil," which its difficult to "tune out," whether with cables, set ups, or whatever.

 

Both are some of the best sounding phones available - the HD600's, and "new version" HD650s.

 


Edited by Gradofan2 - 7/2/11 at 2:29pm
post #381 of 17469

I'm a big fan!

post #382 of 17469

How do I tell if I have the old or new HD600?  I can tell you the previous owner cabled them with the HD650 cable.

 

I'll get a more proper comparison in a day or two with these against my Denon's (and will post in both threads as I have some interested parties over in the D7K camp).  So far I'm just using the Sennheiser's tonight and I loaded up Tron: Legacy Blu-ray and the fight scene with the Daft Punk techno beat...pleasantly surprised that when the LFE channel is present in the soundtrack the HD600 deliver well.

 

 

post #383 of 17469

People don't have to worry too much about getting old versions of either the HD600 or HD650 anymore. It has been several years since Sennheiser introduced the new versions. Still, if you'd like to check, you can search on Head-Fi to find the precise descriptions of the old and new forms. In short, the new ones have silver driver covers, as opposed to the old black ones.

post #384 of 17469

okay so quick dumb question...scroll up a few posts to my initial post where I took a photo of them  I'm assuming you mean the outside part of the driver that you can see a hint of silver in the photo...is that what you're talking about? 

 

EDIT:  I'm not a big EQ guy but after seeing the flat EQ response on the HD600 minus the drop off at 100Hz I gave it an extra 2-3dB at 55Hz and 70Hz...holy $#@$* I'm really surprised.  I hope it's not the instant surprise factor but I'm going to have a serious A/B fest going on tomorrow against my AH-D7000 bass thumper tomorrow.


Edited by N0sferatu - 7/2/11 at 11:20pm
post #385 of 17469

Edit: I stand corrected. thx


Edited by Ultrainferno - 7/3/11 at 8:44am
post #386 of 17469
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Yours seem to have the grey drivers yes ;)



No, that picture doesn't show anything. He needs to take it at a different angle. Anyways, N0sferatu, there are many threads about the topic of old vs new, just do a quick search and you'll find them.

post #387 of 17469
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I was just checking this out, and it seems that the old versions of the HD 600 and HD 650 have black driver covers and the new ones have white driver covers.

 

HD 600 - newer version on the left, older version on the right: http://www.musicprogressive.com/images/HD600_comparison.jpg

More on this here

 


Edited by Windsor - 7/19/11 at 12:05pm
post #388 of 17469

well in that case I may have the older drivers...I'm playing around with these in different lighting in my room and I can't see anything but black...how easy is it to see or do I need to take a picture of it with a flash to lighten up the area???

post #389 of 17469

Nope the white drivers are clearly visible even without the flash. It looks like you have the old drivers.

post #390 of 17469

 

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Originally Posted by TobaccoRoad View Post

Nope the white drivers are clearly visible even without the flash. It looks like you have the old drivers.


The pics show it all - the "new version" on the left with the white, metalic looking material covering the baffles, and the "old version" on the right with the black, silk material covering the baffles.  Both versions have the white felt covering the driver butts - so, don't be confused by that.  The difference is very obvious - it is not subtle. 
 

 

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