Picking the HD600's over the HD650's to me was an easy choice, I think they're great for Fusion Jazz, Jimi Hendrix and so on, not just classical. I can't say anything about Hip Hop, the often mean spirited lyrics and a pounding one note (I may be exaggerating a drop) bass lines just doesn't appeal to me.
I've been listening a lot to the Dave Weckl Band lately, sounds great in an HD600 or HE-500. Putting on Beats is like stuffing cotton in my ears. I tried them at BB and J&R, bringing my own music, DAP, etc, and couldn't believe that anyone one would pay so much for them, or any amount however low for the matter. A status symbol for the sonically challenged crowd, but if that floats their boat, that's ok. The suckers will never know what they're missing,
Edited by StanD - 12/30/13 at 6:24pm