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post #4516 of 8701
Yes, grain is such a vague term. Ive never noticed any grain with the HD600 either. Im not sure I even know what grain is. If its something thats not in the recording, then its distortion, and distortion is not something the HD600 is known for.
post #4517 of 8701
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Yes, grain is such a vague term. Ive never noticed any grain with the HD600 either. Im not sure I even know what grain is. If its something thats not in the recording, then its distortion, and distortion is not something the HD600 is known for.

 

In fact, I just listened to Stompbox by The Qemists and everything is smooth all over, and that's DnB. Didn't distort any of the distinct instruments and effects despite the rather heavy use of bass.

 

My only gripes with the HD600 are its polite top-end (I want some more sizzle!) and the non-cavernous bass. Would have loved if it just extended a little bit deeper with more texture and definition. Otherwise, this is a fantastic headphone.

post #4518 of 8701

Maybe grain is not the right term, but whatever it is, I'm using the same dac, amp and tracks against the HE500s, I heard it in both the HE500s and the HD600s, but going to the speaker amps cleared it up on the HE500s. I don't have speaker taps yet for the HD600s so can't try this. I called it grain, but it may not be the right term. It sounds rougher, less smooth. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the HD600s, the mids are more forward and very natural, the mids on the HE500s sounds slightly metallic and artificial and as someone said earlier somewhat darker. But there is still that grain, or my version on what's called grain.

post #4519 of 8701

Also, you wouldn't really hear this "grain" unless doing AB against a less "grainier" can

post #4520 of 8701

My impressions: The mids on the 600s are clearer, more forward and packs a better punch but rougher. The mids on the 500s are darker, leaner but smoother. Highs extend slightly more on the HE500s sound like there is more energy. The bass on the HE500 extends down much lower. HD600s better for vocal orientated music, HE500s are better for EDM. I hope going balanced will clean up the sound on the 600s a bit.

post #4521 of 8701
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In fact, I just listened to Stompbox by The Qemists and everything is smooth all over, and that's DnB. Didn't distort any of the distinct instruments and effects despite the rather heavy use of bass.

My only gripes with the HD600 are its polite top-end (I want some more sizzle!) and the non-cavernous bass. Would have loved if it just extended a little bit deeper with more texture and definition. Otherwise, this is a fantastic headphone.

Using an OTL tube amp totally transforms the HD600 bass. It's like a different headphone. Bass galore...
post #4522 of 8701
It's not the hd600 being grainy, but the ortho driver in the he500 being too grainless
post #4523 of 8701
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

It's not the hd600 being grainy, but the ortho driver in the he500 being too grainless

Is grainless bad? Maybe it might smooth over things too much?
post #4524 of 8701

Finally got a decent amp for my HD600s.  The Fiio E6 just wasn't cutting it for me. Really enjoying them now!

post #4525 of 8701
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Finally got a decent amp for my HD600s.  The Fiio E6 just wasn't cutting it for me. Really enjoying them now!

 

Which one? :D

post #4526 of 8701
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Which one? :D

 

Sorry I guess I should say which one.  It is an O2.  While it may not be the best amp out there it was in my budget.

post #4527 of 8701

That's a really cost-effective amp for what you're buying. Congrats :)

 

Are you using a stock or modded version?

post #4528 of 8701
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

That's a really cost-effective amp for what you're buying. Congrats :)

 

Are you using a stock or modded version?

 

Thanks. I just bought a JDS Labs O2 from RazorDog Audio. So I guess that means it is stock. Only had it for a day or so. Birthday present.

post #4529 of 8701

Happy birthday :atsmile: good to know you have friends/family who understand what quality audio is.

post #4530 of 8701
Is $375 tax in a good deal on these?
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