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Could somebody, be so good as to, private message me where is the least expensive place to buy Sennheiser HD 600 new for delivery by March 20 to the Denver Colorado USA area?

post #6407 of 17476

Use the coupons at the bottom of the page:

http://www.razordogaudio.com/

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Are there many Sennheiser HD 600 third-party modified cams or cam-covers available for the purpose of modifying soundstage?

 

Hello-I am a very newbie newbie that got the idea of purchasing audiophile level headphone equipment when equalizing a headset according to the dictates of these forums yielded such a big improvement.

 

 

I have a DAC and headphone amplifier on order from China which will not be here till March 20 estimated time. Consequently another member recommended the Sennheiser H600 as the ideal match for the tube headphone amplifier I ordered which requires a high impedance.

 

 

Well I am biding my time waiting for my DAC and headphone amplifier, but in the meantime I would like to check out info about  Sennheiser HD 600. Reading reviews on this site one person's than mentioned on a video that the Sennheiser's have almost every part of them available in modified forms from third-party vendors. I don't know how true you all think that is, but I am wondering can you manipulate the soundstage Sennheiser H600 endlessly by swapping in third-party cams or cam covers?

post #6409 of 17476
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Originally Posted by bbmiller View Post

Are there many Sennheiser HD 600 third-party modified cams or cam-covers available for the purpose of modifying soundstage?

What is a cam / cam cover & why would you bother modifying the HD600s soundstage?
post #6410 of 17476
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What is a cam / cam cover & why would you bother modifying the HD600s soundstage?

In the review of the synthesizer H600 entitled "A Masterpiece of Neutrality" the author talks that almost every part of these headphones can be replaced and can be replaced by third parties if you wish. It is basically a video review and you have to watch it from about 140 seconds for I'm not sure maybe the next two minutes to get the just, of what he is saying about replace ability from this video.

Why would you want to change soundstage? Well maybe you won't, but I have this idea, which may be completely wrong, that say you might want one soundstage for a female vocalist singing in front  just a  trio and another for say a full Symphony Orchestra playing a thunderous Symphony with only instruments and still another for a full Symphony Orchestra playing a pops concert with jazz singers singing in front of them. 

 

Well per his video I get the idea that the outer covers or cups or whatever the correct term is (maybe cams) can be replaced or left off. So would you ever play around with them to achieve the all different imagined soundstages I would imagine would be good?


Edited by bbmiller - 2/15/14 at 10:48pm
post #6411 of 17476

OK - now I get you.  The covers are most commonly referred to as 'grills'.  Yes you could pop them off.  And you could dampen them further, and make other changes.  I question again "why would you" - but each to their own.  I still consider them perfect as they are.

 

The idea of modified forms from third party vendors was what threw me.

 

This might clarify.  The HD600 are completely modular - so if a part ever breaks, you can replace it (with a part ordered from Sennheiser) and it's so easy - you can make the repair yourself.  To the best of my knowledge, the only 3rd party making parts for these are cable manufacturers.  If you want a 3rd party cable - that's a totally different debate.  personally I haven't heard a difference in cables.  others will swear there are changes.

 

The only compromise on my HD600s is using an HD650 cable.  Not because it sounds better - but because it's more sturdy.

 

Anyway - here's a photo of a fully 'broken down' HD600 (in case you're curious).

hd600-4.jpg

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Originally Posted by bbmiller View Post

In the review of the synthesizer H600 entitled "A Masterpiece of Neutrality" the author talks that almost every part of these headphones can be replaced and can be replaced by third parties if you wish. It is basically a video review and you have to watch it from about 140 seconds for I'm not sure maybe the next two minutes to get the just, of what he is saying about replace ability from this video.


Why would you want to change soundstage? Well maybe you won't, but I have this idea, which may be completely wrong, that say you might want one soundstage for a female vocalist singing in front  just a  trio and another for say a full Symphony Orchestra playing a thunderous Symphony with only instruments and still another for a full Symphony Orchestra playing a pops concert with jazz singers singing in front of them. 

Well per his video I get the idea that the outer covers or cups or whatever the correct term is (maybe cams) can be replaced or left off. So would you ever play around with them to achieve the all different imagined soundstages I would imagine would be good?
The only place I know of is: http://www.headphile.com/page4.html
But I doubt it will make any significant change.
post #6413 of 17476

I won't count on any mods to give any improvements. Especially if the information comes from the person who modded it. What I think happens most of the time is that after the person managed to do it, he is on an emotional high and creates alot of hype for what he has done. So you're not going to get a honest answer to how the sound changes. One example are the Maddogs. the actual sound doesn't justify the amout of hype it's generating. Or maybe I'm just too spoilt by the HD600 :o2smile:

I do want a mod to make the HD600 more comfortable though, maybe add a headband (like the Q702 or fidelio X1). The shape of the HD600 doesn't fit my head very well.

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This looks interesting, have no idea how it sounds though : http://headphile.com/page4.html

 

I don't think you can do anything to give HD600s a deeper soundstage since it doesn't really have any depth to begin with, that's HD700/800 territory.  HD600's only really have "width" from what I can tell.

 

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Are there many Sennheiser HD 600 third-party modified cams or cam-covers available for the purpose of modifying soundstage?

 

Edited by CrunchyChick - 2/16/14 at 1:34am
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Originally Posted by Ophiel View Post
 

I won't count on any mods to give any improvements. Especially if the information comes from the person who modded it. What I think happens most of the time is that after the person managed to do it, he is on an emotional high and creates alot of hype for what he has done. So you're not going to get a honest answer to how the sound changes. One example are the Maddogs. the actual sound doesn't justify the amout of hype it's generating. Or maybe I'm just too spoilt by the HD600 :o2smile:

I do want a mod to make the HD600 more comfortable though, maybe add a headband (like the Q702 or fidelio X1). The shape of the HD600 doesn't fit my head very well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Headband-Cushion-Comfort-pad-SENNHEISER-HD545-HD565-HD580-HD600-HD650-Headphones-/190702655747?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item2c66c39903

 

i bot this for my seineisser..v cushy n comfy

post #6417 of 17476

Thanks for the recommendation!

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Originally Posted by Ophiel View Post
 

I won't count on any mods to give any improvements. Especially if the information comes from the person who modded it. What I think happens most of the time is that after the person managed to do it, he is on an emotional high and creates alot of hype for what he has done. So you're not going to get a honest answer to how the sound changes. 

 

+1

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Originally Posted by CrunchyChick View Post
 

 

I don't think you can do anything to give HD600s a deeper soundstage since it doesn't really have any depth to begin with, that's HD700/800 territory.  HD600's only really have "width" from what I can tell.

 

Is there another brand other than Sennheiser that would have to Sennheiser's angle drivers on the H700/H 800s virtues of soundstage depth without that very pricey price? And also have sufficiently high impedance to be appropriate for a tube headphone amplifier like the  Little Dot MK IV with SE better tube option?

post #6420 of 17476
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Originally Posted by CrunchyChick View Post
 

 

I don't think you can do anything to give HD600s a deeper soundstage since it doesn't really have any depth to begin with, that's HD700/800 territory.  HD600's only really have "width" from what I can tell.

 

IMO that's exaggerative.

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