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post #5701 of 8809
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Originally Posted by dalb View Post
 

My HD600 headband cracked but I was within warranty so Sennheiser just gave me a new pair of HD600s haha. But seeing as you have an HD580 you won't have warranty. I looked into buying the headband part for my HD600s before Sennheiser replaced them and they are just so expensive, particularly in Aus. http://service.syntec.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=1919&products_id=80679 link to official Sennheiser HD650 headband part. $190.28!! Outrageous 

I'm in Adelaide btw

And they only ship to Ayers Rock.

post #5702 of 8809
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Originally Posted by dalb View Post
 

My HD600 headband cracked but I was within warranty so Sennheiser just gave me a new pair of HD600s haha. But seeing as you have an HD580 you won't have warranty. I looked into buying the headband part for my HD600s before Sennheiser replaced them and they are just so expensive, particularly in Aus. http://service.syntec.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=1919&products_id=80679 link to official Sennheiser HD650 headband part. $190.28!! Outrageous 

I'm in Adelaide btw

 

Yeah definitely no warranty here! Ive been quoted a mere $150 for a new headband (HD600), not including delivery. Great headphones and all, but it is a curved bit of plastic... oh and some foam.

 

I think I'm going to wait for 4-5 weeks when I'm in New York city. Anyone know of a repair retailer there?

post #5703 of 8809

I'm thinking of finally snagging a pair of these. I only have a Fiio E7 to run them at the moment. I generally listen to lossless through my Macbook Air. I'm guessing I should upgrade to a dedicated amp? Can I still still use the Fiio as a DAC after that?

post #5704 of 8809

I just received them and I am running them without an external DAC / amp, sounds very good to my ears. Better try them without any special equipment first :D

post #5705 of 8809

After 2 weeks with the hd600 I agree on it's superior neutrality.

The hd650 was for me still less fatiguing however.

post #5706 of 8809
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Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post


As a fellow tinnitus sufferer who has hearing loss (and wears hearing aides) I am interested in getting the 600s. I currently use the HD558 which is a comfortable and non fatiguing headphone. Let us know how things go with the 600s, if you get them. Do you have a sense of what it is about the T1 sound that causes the problem?

 

2 weeks on now with the hd600 and I can say it's less fatiguing for me than the T1.

If it were just the issue of ear fatigue I would go with the 650 if I were you.

 

I think the HD558 and HD650 would be nicely complementary to own. 

 

Generally the hd600 is more suitable to my taste than the 650 but I really enjoyed listening to them for several years.

post #5707 of 8809
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post
 

 

Great choice , hope that it will solve your problem . I don't have hearing issues , but when i compared T1 and HD600 side by side for some days , even if T1 is a more advanced headphone i prefered the HD600 overall .

 

I can easily see why some may prefer the hd600 over the T1.

And visa-versa.

 

Both are quite excellent IMO.

post #5708 of 8809

if someone is hyper sensitive to high frequencies, I could see how one would prefer the 650, but I would suggest looking into the hifiman HE500.  It has the upper extension, but they are much warmer overall.  this is a trait of the orthodynamics to me.  the lcd's have it as well.  there is a covered sound on top.  you still hear the high frequencies, but they sound much more subdued.  The trade off is that the bass and soundstage are incredible on the orthos.  much more spacious feel.

 

I only make this suggestion to people who have problems with high frequency sensitivities.  its why I have the 600, and the 500 and lcd's went away.  and that I like my wallet.

post #5709 of 8809
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Originally Posted by liltehood View Post
 

I just received them and I am running them without an external DAC / amp, sounds very good to my ears. Better try them without any special equipment first :D

Very good advice!

A "simple" ODAC+O2 will honnestly be enough , if you want to follow the "neutrality" path, don't need to spend more, results will be quite the same...

post #5710 of 8809
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

if someone is hyper sensitive to high frequencies, I could see how one would prefer the 650, but I would suggest looking into the hifiman HE500.  It has the upper extension, but they are much warmer overall.  this is a trait of the orthodynamics to me.  the lcd's have it as well.  there is a covered sound on top.  you still hear the high frequencies, but they sound much more subdued.  The trade off is that the bass and soundstage are incredible on the orthos.  much more spacious feel.

 

I only make this suggestion to people who have problems with high frequency sensitivities.  its why I have the 600, and the 500 and lcd's went away.  and that I like my wallet.

 

Yes have thought about orthos and continue to think about them.

Too much maybe:regular_smile :...

post #5711 of 8809
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post

2 weeks on now with the hd600 and I can say it's less fatiguing for me than the T1.
If it were just the issue of ear fatigue I would go with the 650 if I were you.

I think the HD558 and HD650 would be nicely complementary to own. 

Generally the hd600 is more suitable to my taste than the 650 but I really enjoyed listening to them for several years.

Thanks for the info. I listen to a lot of classical music and I understand that the 600 is better than the 650 for that.
post #5712 of 8809
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Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post


Thanks for the info. I listen to a lot of classical music and I understand that the 600 is better than the 650 for that.

I too listen to a lot of classical music and I enjoy the 600 more generally speaking.

 

I think the 650 can sound quite wonderful with classical stuff as well.

Especially big orchestral music.

post #5713 of 8809
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

if someone is hyper sensitive to high frequencies, I could see how one would prefer the 650, but I would suggest looking into the hifiman HE500.  It has the upper extension, but they are much warmer overall.  this is a trait of the orthodynamics to me.  the lcd's have it as well.  there is a covered sound on top.  you still hear the high frequencies, but they sound much more subdued.  The trade off is that the bass and soundstage are incredible on the orthos.  much more spacious feel.

 

I only make this suggestion to people who have problems with high frequency sensitivities.  its why I have the 600, and the 500 and lcd's went away.  and that I like my wallet.

 

 

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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

 

Yes have thought about orthos and continue to think about them.

Too much maybe:regular_smile :...

I have both cans and like both of them. The HD600 has a more even tempered treble where the HE-500's have a treble peak around 9-10 kHz that might bother you after extended listening or not, it's just a few db but enough to plainly hear the difference. The HE-500's have a very nice bass.

post #5714 of 8809
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Then let the fun begin.

 

Which is to say, get what catches my fancy? Or do you have a particular preference for these cans in the sub-$400 range?

post #5715 of 8809
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post
 

 

Which is to say, get what catches my fancy? Or do you have a particular preference for these cans in the sub-$400 range?

I happen to like the HD600's and own a pair. I did a lot of in my hands comparative listening before I took the plunge. They even hold up well to my orthos and the HD600's cost a lot less and are easier to drive.

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