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post #3946 of 8668

My HD600's came in today! I only got about an hour with them, but wow. 'Natural' really is the best word that comes to mind to describe how they strike me. Nothing seems boosted or cut; every instrument appears to come through as it would sound in the room with you. I can see how those in search of a more 'exciting' or 'enhanced' sound might be turned off by this, but for me they are perfect. I am currently running them through a HeadPod 4 from my MBox 3 Pro. I am sure there are better setups out there for the HD600, and I hope to experiment with some different amps down the road, but for now everything is coming through clean and believable, so that (as others have pointed out) I might just now be able to listen to the music rather than headphones. 

 

Thanks to everyone on this thread who helped to push me over the edge! 

 

I can't wait to put them on again tomorrow beyersmile.png

post #3947 of 8668
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Originally Posted by goldtuba View Post

just picked up a Rega RP3 turntable, and I am listening with my HD600s.  I honestly couldn't be happier right now

 

 

I just got my HD600's and am listening to my Rega RP1 with them; I'm in the same boat as you! Did you have the RP1 before you got the RP3? Now that I have these amazing headphones I want to either upgrade my cartridge or possibly my table. 

post #3948 of 8668
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Originally Posted by TheWhiteRabbit View Post

 

 

I just got my HD600's and am listening to my Rega RP1 with them; I'm in the same boat as you! Did you have the RP1 before you got the RP3? Now that I have these amazing headphones I want to either upgrade my cartridge or possibly my table. 

I went straight to the RP3. There is an audio shop in Dallas that loves Rega products.  I went one day wanting to check out record players, and they demonstrated each of the RP1, the RP1 with the service pack, and the RP3.  After hearing the RP3, I knew that I was going straight to the high end.  So I started saving my pennies

post #3949 of 8668
Gd for you!
post #3950 of 8668

Here is a sucky rumor: I talked to a guy who know a guy at Amazon who says that they Amazon fired Sennheiser and would only take Sennheiser back if Sennheiser got rid of a lot of there small dealers...like Razordogaudio! I know Razordog has become the go to place on this thread (and this forum?) to get Sennheiser products. I sure hope there is some mistake here. Razordogaudio has been my go to site, whether on ebay or now through their site, for years. If this is true, makes me want to swear off both Sennheiser and Amazon! No way to treat the little guys at all! 

 

Why am I posting this? Because if its true, Sennheiser deserves to hear from us. 


Edited by imackler - 8/27/13 at 1:50pm
post #3951 of 8668
Sounds fishy to me. Why would Sennheiser designate someone as an authorized dealer if they wanted to get rid of them?
post #3952 of 8668

I read somewhere in head-fi that HD 600 has smoother sound than HD 650. Is that true?

post #3953 of 8668

I'd definitely give the smooth nod to the HD650. 

post #3954 of 8668

Yeah definitely, if we are talking "smooth" the HD650 wins! Now the HD600 may be more "neutral" but that is just an opinion as well. 

post #3955 of 8668

Hey everyone! Just thought I'd drop in and share a custom HD600 that I just completed (I think). Not sure if I'm going to do any more work to them or not.

 

Like some people, the paint on my HD600's started to chip and flake. So I took it to the next level and sanded it all down and used a matte-black sparkle finish and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out (I am usually artistically challenged...)

 

Feel free to comment and provide any suggestions. I will probably leave the headband alone because I'm afraid of making that look terrible. But I might use a gloss finish over the black but I have not decided yet. Enjoy!

atsmile.gifbeerchug.gif

 

 

 

post #3956 of 8668

Looks great man!

post #3957 of 8668
Looks great! I would stick with the matte. Glossy finishes often look tacky on headphones, and it's much less forgiving of imperfedtions.
post #3958 of 8668

So after two weeks of using my new HD600s, I finally decided to post here. These are my first real pair of over 50 headphones, and it may just be that I have never tried anything even near this price range (except beats... They were better than my headphones at the time but I don't think I can listen to them after getting these headphones) but at the very start I was actually underwhelmed.

 

"Well okay, this is what 400 sounds like? They're good but I don't think they're that amazing", I said to myself.

 

I listened to them for two days and I was very "wowed by it" (perhaps this has to do with break in).

 

after a week week I started noticing that I am noticing the many details I've missed over my years of listening to music. "So this is how a bass (the instrument. I've never really heard one in real life) actually sounds like", I would note. I never really was able to separate music like this before. And now I'm throwing everything I can find in my playlist at these headphones and finding little intricacies I've never caught before. It feels like I was missing way too much in the past. I'm not really listening to them with an amazing DAC/AMP, but I'm using a fiio e17 and I'm assuming these could scale even better with better gear. Now that I've gotten a taste of what audiophiles enjoy, I worry for my wallet in the future. I'm already looking at closed headphones/IEM's for listening to outside. Damn this website and reddit's /r/headphones for pointing me towards this. My wallet will never forgive me.

post #3959 of 8668
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Originally Posted by Sullane View Post

So after two weeks of using my new HD600s, I finally decided to post here. These are my first real pair of over 50 headphones, and it may just be that I have never tried anything even near this price range (except beats... They were better than my headphones at the time but I don't think I can listen to them after getting these headphones) but at the very start I was actually underwhelmed.

 

"Well okay, this is what 400 sounds like? They're good but I don't think they're that amazing", I said to myself.

 

I listened to them for two days and I was very "wowed by it" (perhaps this has to do with break in).

 

after a week week I started noticing that I am noticing the many details I've missed over my years of listening to music. "So this is how a bass (the instrument. I've never really heard one in real life) actually sounds like", I would note. I never really was able to separate music like this before. And now I'm throwing everything I can find in my playlist at these headphones and finding little intricacies I've never caught before. It feels like I was missing way too much in the past. I'm not really listening to them with an amazing DAC/AMP, but I'm using a fiio e17 and I'm assuming these could scale even better with better gear. Now that I've gotten a taste of what audiophiles enjoy, I worry for my wallet in the future. I'm already looking at closed headphones/IEM's for listening to outside. Damn this website and reddit's /r/headphones for pointing me towards this. My wallet will never forgive me.

Welcome to Head-Fi and yeah your wallet is going to take a beating.  beerchug.gif

post #3960 of 8668

I love my HD 600 but I was wondering if there is anything out there that is a worthwhile upgrade, while still being a great value. I looked at the Q701 and DT990 but those seem more like a side step, or even a step down. Has anyone upgraded to something that they feel is a significant improvement in sound and value?

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