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post #7321 of 8707
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Originally Posted by Jimrod76 View Post

Hi everyone, new here and very interested in getting some HD 600's, great thread!

As a speaker designer I'm interested in a couple of the points over the last few pages and I have my own opinions on them:

Burn-in - it's real but realistically takes maybe a dozen hours use at a reasonable volume before any changes in compliancy are all done, after that point no measurable changes occur. The "100's of hours thing is most likely just personal adjustment to the sound.

That's my view on it anyway for what it's worth! smily_headphones1.gif

Jimrod76 - you did not go enough pages back to really see what the reintroduction of burning-in was talking about. I was talking about my hybrid tube amp the Little Dot Mk IV / SE  (se version comes with better tubes) and I am absolutely sure I have witnessed a tremendous improvement after it burned in listening with my Sennheiser HD 600s.

 

The people on the The Little Dot Mk IV / SE  appreciation thread are not impressed with the tubes that come with se. But I am wondering if they gave burning a chance or don't have a se. I would really appreciate comments on if other people on this thread are observing tremendous improvement in tube amp sound after burning-in with their respective tube amps.

post #7322 of 8707
All my tubes have changed with run time on them. Usually 50 to 100 hours to get them to a consistent sound. This has been my experience using a Schiit Lyr.
post #7323 of 8707
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Originally Posted by fiascogarcia View Post
 

1. They wouldn't have been around for so long if they weren't so sexy!

2. 598's are classics, and sq is very similar to 600's. Significant is in the ear of the beholder.  The overall fit to me makes them more comfortable in warmer months.  Even at 300 ohms, I can drive these with my iPod 5th gen.

 

Many thanks for the reply! If they are similar to my hd598, I'm sure I'll like them!

post #7324 of 8707

the 600's are similar to the 580's.  not the 598.  If I recall, the 598 is very grado like?

post #7325 of 8707
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

the 600's are similar to the 580's.  not the 598.  If I recall, the 598 is very grado like?


NO Sennheiser is Grado like :):dt880smile:

post #7326 of 8707
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 


NO Sennheiser is Grado like :):dt880smile:

Very true.  I guess I mean the 598 is more known for its high end detail and soundstage, not so much its balanced, wonderful, godlike sound, like the 600.  the 600 isn't the best hp out there by any means, but you have to climb up the ladder pretty high to match what it can do.  especially at its price point.  Many people never get rid of their 600.  it sits right next to their stax setup.

post #7327 of 8707

As long as it's an upgrade to the hd598's! Or would they be similar enough to not be worth it? I was also eyeing the q701's...

post #7328 of 8707
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post

As long as it's an upgrade to the hd598's! Or would they be similar enough to not be worth it? I was also eyeing the q701's...

I found the Q701 very thin sounding. They were detailed, but they lacked bass and voices were thin and screetching. The HD600 really are natural sounding without losing detail. Only the soundstage is smaller on the HD600.
post #7329 of 8707
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post
 

As long as it's an upgrade to the hd598's! Or would they be similar enough to not be worth it? I was also eyeing the q701's...

definite upgrade.

post #7330 of 8707

Ok I feel better then :)

post #7331 of 8707
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post
 

As long as it's an upgrade to the hd598's! Or would they be similar enough to not be worth it? I was also eyeing the q701's...

I have both the HD 598 and HD 600. The 600 is definitely the better headphone. It's especially easy to notice if you listen to the HD 598 for a while and then swap them; the 598s sound noticeably grainier. I wouldn't say it's a massive difference, but it's certainly more than enough to notice.

 

I don't think the 600 is superior in all aspects, though. In my opinion the 598 beats it in soundstage and comfort.

 

To my ears, the sound signature is fairly similar.

 

I really enjoy them both.


Edited by guywithtwohands - 4/22/14 at 11:58am
post #7332 of 8707

598 is nice but it's still consumer level build quality, plasticky finish and a lower quality driver. The implementation of that driver is very good though.

 

I'd like a HD600 level driver or better in a more modern angled driver structure like the 598 (that was supposed to be the hd700 and we all know how that turned out).

 

Sennheiser is now occupied with price increases and competing with Beats for the real profits so ... I'm not holding my breath.

post #7333 of 8707
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Originally Posted by eugenius View Post
 

598 is nice but it's still consumer level build quality, plasticky finish and a lower quality driver. The implementation of that driver is very good though.

 

I'd like a HD600 level driver or better in a more modern angled driver structure like the 598 (that was supposed to be the hd700 and we all know how that turned out).

 

Sennheiser is now occupied with price increases and competing with Beats for the real profits so ... I'm not holding my breath.

Sennheiser – the Pursuit of Perfect Sound Price Increases.

post #7334 of 8707

I just traded my DT880 Premium for an HD600.  While it is a slight downgrade in comfort and soundstage, I think the HD600 sounds better overall (especially with vocals).  I have listened to a few rock, metal, and pop songs.  Overall, I think it is a slight upgrade.

post #7335 of 8707
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Originally Posted by bigbenrfan99 View Post

I just traded my DT880 Premium for an HD600.  While it is a slight downgrade in comfort and soundstage, I think the HD600 sounds better overall (especially with vocals).  I have listened to a few rock, metal, and pop songs.  Overall, I think it is a slight upgrade.

I consider them on par with each other. Im a big fan of both.
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