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post #676 of 17154
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Originally Posted by sennheiserhd485 View Post

Is there a headphone under $400 that is completely neutral?

 



There is probably no headphone regardless of price that is completely neutral but the hd600s are what I would choose for what you are looking for.

post #677 of 17154
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Originally Posted by Satellite_6 View Post

Sennheisers are really versatile enough for a variety of music - and the HD 600's are NEUTRAL. rolleyes.gif

 

HD 485 -> HD 600 would be a great upgrade. The HD 600's are more analytical and they have a much more sane quantity of bass. Both the HD 485's and 600's are more fun than the HD 650's I think - not that the HD 650's are boring.

 

 



Would there be a breathtaking difference? I love music, but I am hard-pressed for money.

 

post #678 of 17154

Lets put it this way, i feel the 485s to be garbage compared to the hd600 LOL

post #679 of 17154

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Originally Posted by sennheiserhd485 View Post

 

I like a lively presentation, with neutral bass.

 

 

 


There's difficulty in relying too heavily on audio terms, in choosing between components you haven't experienced. The bottom line is in the end everyone has to get in the trenches, to learn their own lessons and create their own truths.

 

Can the HD600 meet your needs? With the right choice of upstream components, there's a good chance that it will. 

 


 

 

post #680 of 17154
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Originally Posted by pigmode 

 

Can the HD600 meet your needs? With the right choice of upstream components, there's a good chance that it will. 

 

 



HD600's are like audio tofu, taking on the flavors of other ingredients.  They are seasoned through the flavor of source, amplification and even genre. Mmmmmmm, delicious. tongue_smile.gif


Edited by Il Mostro - 10/6/11 at 8:50am
post #681 of 17154
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Originally Posted by Il Mostro View Post

HD600's are like audio tofu, taking on the flavors of other ingredients.  They are seasoned through the flavor of source, amplification and even genre. Mmmmmmm, delicious. tongue_smile.gif



HAHA! Okay, I would be using an internal DAC with my CDP. I still haven't really got a good answer on whether it would make a noticable difference to have an external one. The Crack and Dynalo should be good amps for it (from what I have read).

 

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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

Lets put it this way, i feel the 485s to be garbage compared to the hd600 LOL



Haha, I actually like my AD700 a lot more than my HD485s. I just absolutely hate the AD700s bass.

 

post #683 of 17154

I also liked the ad700s a lot. In fact, at one time I preferred them to the hd600s. That didn't last long though. The hd600s evenness and lack of grain found in the ad700s made them better for me in the end.

post #684 of 17154

Just got back to my HD600's + Fiio E7/E9 after a month of Klipsch S4s, M50's, and Logitech Z-2300's. All I can say is...

 

Instant eargasm.

 

I wish there were a closed alternative that was this good, then I could use them in college.

post #685 of 17154

As an owner of the HD650's, and having noticed a few posts where users indicate preference for the HD600's, I was wondering if former or current owners of both could say what they preferred about the HD600??

 

Thanks!

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Interesting read palmfish. I'm over 50 myself, but not sure about any hearing loss. I picked the hd580(essentially same as the 600) because the AKG's I was using had TOO MUCH highs. And with the 580 I think I finally found a phone with the level of highs I like(lows too). The 240DF was also too heavy on top for my taste.  I think I would be disappointed in the 650 and LCD2, if the highs are even more 'polite' than the 600. The 702 definitely had  over the top highs. Cymbals were overpowering and distracting from the rest of the music. Sounded out of balance...too top heavy. The 580/600 gets the highs exactly right. Of course this is totally subjective. It's like asking "how much salt and pepper do you like on your steak?"
 

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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Here's my experience with the 600 vs. 650 (and Audeze LCD-2)...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566214/why-do-my-friends-hd600s-sound-much-better-than-my-hd650s-to-me/45#post_7667175



 

post #688 of 17154

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I ended up going with the HD 600's over the HD650's.  Grado 325is are currently the headphone I most listen too.  I looked at the frequency graphs at Headroom and the lack of highs on the 650's really concerned me.  The 600's seem to give me the balance that I'm looking for without being a total shock to my system.  I should have the 600's sometime next week.  If the 600's aren't enough bass, I'll give the 650's a shot.  But listen to Palmfish, he's heard both.  I haven't heard either...lol

post #689 of 17154

So... is anyone using their HD600s for gaming and movies?

post #690 of 17154

The hd600s are pretty decent for movies too

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