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post #391 of 17649

okay no flash and me actually having some decent lighting in the room now...well maybe it's the new one after all when looking at the pics in the links you showed me.  Here's mine now in better lighting.

 

HD600.jpg

post #392 of 17649
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Originally Posted by N0sferatu View Post

okay no flash and me actually having some decent lighting in the room now...well maybe it's the new one after all when looking at the pics in the links you showed me.  Here's mine now in better lighting.

 

HD600.jpg

Looks like the new one to me. :-)
 

 

post #393 of 17649

I had my windows open and had some bright like coming in and took a look and saw a lot of white color in there and snapped that photo...phew they're not 10 year old headphones that I bought used... :)

 

Anyways, I spent the last hour or so comparing them to my AH-D7000...if anyone wants a read feel free to take a read.  It surprised me on both sides quite a bit how each headphone responded.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/561108/denon-ah-d7000-vs-sennheiser-hd-600-comparison#post_7582410

post #394 of 17649

 

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Originally Posted by N0sferatu View Post

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.

 


Those are the "old version" with the black silk fabric covering the driver baffles. 

 

The "old version" HD600's have very little "veil" (if any) - and, sound superb with the Cardas cable, and a well matched amp.  The XCAN v3 is great with them. 

 

I would only be concerned that I had the "new version" in the HD650's - there's a huge difference in the sound of the "old version" vs "new version" of the HD650's - the "new version" is much better. 
 

 

post #395 of 17649

 

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Originally Posted by Windsor View Post

Looks like the new one to me. :-)
 


The last picuture above shows the "new version" HD600's - with the white metallic looking fabric covering the driver baffles. 

 

If those are the same phones as the prior picture, I'm amazed that the lighting could have made that much difference.
 

 

post #396 of 17649

Nice pictures  - I have the new version too.

post #397 of 17649

Yup they are the same headphone.  Guess I have the new ones after all.
 

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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post

 


The last picuture above shows the "new version" HD600's - with the white metallic looking fabric covering the driver baffles. 

 

If those are the same phones as the prior picture, I'm amazed that the lighting could have made that much difference.
 

 



 

post #398 of 17649

Guess I was right in the beginning after all biggrin.gif

post #399 of 17649
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Guess I was right in the beginning after all biggrin.gif



trust your instinct lol

 

Hey BTW did you ever get your HD600's sold?  Too bad I couldn't buy yours but cross seas would have been ridiculous.  I wound up with $230 and the HD650 cabling shipped.

post #400 of 17649

I sold them last week yes :)

post #401 of 17649

For a time, I had both the older and newer versions of the HD600. The drivers of the newer ones had a stamp on the actual face of the clear dynamic driver, indicating that they were produced in early 2009. The older of the two (based on in being the black silk version) had no indication of production date. There was a very noticeable difference between these two cans. I know that some have said that the HD650's only are different from old veiled to new, brighter versions, but this was not the case for me. Many times I approached what HD600's were begin used blindly (as they both felt the same on my head, with same stock cables) and I could tell every time, regardless of what music was being played.  In my opinion, the older black version was superior, as much as I had hoped beyond hope that this was not the case as I was initially happier to maintain the current, up-to-date model. The silver set was brighter, less balanced and a bit etched in its imagining. The older version hit the 'sweet spot' in all fronts, with a fuller bass presence, smoother mids and a generally more cohesive synthesis of all elements, without being uninvolving. For all its worth, chewing over what set of cans to keep was a laborious but illuminating experience. I wish I had kept better notes for a quick review. Alas... Go team black silk!

 

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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post

 


Those are the "old version" with the black silk fabric covering the driver baffles. 

 

The "old version" HD600's have very little "veil" (if any) - and, sound superb with the Cardas cable, and a well matched amp.  The XCAN v3 is great with them. 

 

I would only be concerned that I had the "new version" in the HD650's - there's a huge difference in the sound of the "old version" vs "new version" of the HD650's - the "new version" is much better. 
 

 



 

post #402 of 17649
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Originally Posted by sampson_smith View Post

For a time, I had both the older and newer versions of the HD600. The drivers of the newer ones had a stamp on the actual face of the clear dynamic driver, indicating that they were produced in early 2009. The older of the two (based on in being the black silk version) had no indication of production date. There was a very noticeable difference between these two cans. I know that some have said that the HD650's only are different from old veiled to new, brighter versions, but this was not the case for me. Many times I approached what HD600's were begin used blindly (as they both felt the same on my head, with same stock cables) and I could tell every time, regardless of what music was being played.  In my opinion, the older black version was superior, as much as I had hoped beyond hope that this was not the case as I was initially happier to maintain the current, up-to-date model. The silver set was brighter, less balanced and a bit etched in its imagining. The older version hit the 'sweet spot' in all fronts, with a fuller bass presence, smoother mids and a generally more cohesive synthesis of all elements, without being uninvolving. For all its worth, chewing over what set of cans to keep was a laborious but illuminating experience. I wish I had kept better notes for a quick review. Alas... Go team black silk!

 



 



umm....white power? biggrin.gif

post #403 of 17649

Wow. I somehow laughed up half a grill cheese sammy onto my keyboard there. Dude, 'white power' is not the preffered nomenclature. Silver surfer, please. ;)

post #404 of 17649

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Originally Posted by sampson_smith View Post

For a time, I had both the older and newer versions of the HD600. The drivers of the newer ones had a stamp on the actual face of the clear dynamic driver, indicating that they were produced in early 2009. The older of the two (based on in being the black silk version) had no indication of production date. There was a very noticeable difference between these two cans. I know that some have said that the HD650's only are different from old veiled to new, brighter versions, but this was not the case for me. Many times I approached what HD600's were begin used blindly (as they both felt the same on my head, with same stock cables) and I could tell every time, regardless of what music was being played.  In my opinion, the older black version was superior, as much as I had hoped beyond hope that this was not the case as I was initially happier to maintain the current, up-to-date model. The silver set was brighter, less balanced and a bit etched in its imagining. The older version hit the 'sweet spot' in all fronts, with a fuller bass presence, smoother mids and a generally more cohesive synthesis of all elements, without being uninvolving. For all its worth, chewing over what set of cans to keep was a laborious but illuminating experience. I wish I had kept better notes for a quick review. Alas... Go team black silk!

 

RE:  the old version of the HD600's - they do have an almost magical sound, especially with the Cardas cable and a well matched source and amp.  Perhaps, even better than the "new version." 

 

The old version was very smooth and detailed, very refined, and very well balanced.  The "new version" has a bit more of a "Gradoish" sound, which may not be quite as smooth and "shimmering," as the old version. 

 

The HD650's on the other hand are much, much better in their "new version" incarnation - unless you prefer a dark, slow, veiled sound.  The "new version" is much brighter, clearer, faster, more dynamic.

 

post #405 of 17649

I have the Cardas re-cable - I will post some pics with it on too soon.Not sure which version I have of the HD600

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