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post #7771 of 17469
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Originally Posted by turbo87 View Post

I have heard that the hd600 pairs well with the ibasso dx90. Lot of discussion on the dx90 thread. Might want to ask your question on the X5 thread also.
Really ?! Didn't thought about the DX90 but it effectively look like it pairs great with the HD600. Will definetly look closely the reviews about this one.
post #7772 of 17469
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Originally Posted by Billheiser View Post


Can you comment on sound quality/differences between your hd700 v hd600?

 

HD700 brings a little more detail, better bass depth and articulation, a broader and more distinct soundstage, and extra snap and energy from upper mids on up...  Also, feels very different on the head/ears... hard to describe that part, but the HD700 are very unique in many respects.  I don't regret the purchase of these one single bit. though on occasion the treble energy can be a bit much, I don't find the balance to be as far out of whack as many of the detractors around here have claimed.  I preferred the HD700 to the HD800 after a few hours of back and forth on a Dragonfly (obviously, results may have been different on a better amp)

 

Having said that, the HD600 is better balanced, smoother, edges are a bit rounded in comparison but I have no complaints about the details as they are still there.  The HD600 has a better midrange overall IMHO and a much better transition from upper bass to mids to highs... sounds more organic and is overall less fatiguing when running through a very diverse playlist.  On my laptops, smart phones, and Dragonfly I much prefer the HD600.  On my NAD D1050, I prefer the HD700.  If I had to live with just one of them, I would honestly keep the HD600.  If I could re-wind the clock and start all over again in this hobby (general all around audiophile stuff), I would purchase an HD600 as my first set of headphones and before spending thousands on my home stereo system.

 

I am fortunate to have both, and I love both of them and feel they compliment each other very nicely.  I was very surprised by the HD600 bass and have no desire to try an HD650 now that I have heard the HD600, as my only reservation before purchasing them was a concern that I would find them a bit lean and wish I had gone for the HD650.  Keep in mind however that I also find the BeoPlay H6 to be perfectly adequate in the bass department (my current favorite closed headphone) and found the V-Moda M100 to be a bit bass heavy for me in stock form, and way to heavy with XL pads.

 

The HD700 really is the odd duck in the Sennheiser line up... I don't think any of us would guess it was made by Sennheiser if it was manufactured with a generic label on it, I don't get any sense of the Sennheiser house sound when listening to it.  I do get that sense with the HD600, but in the best and most complimentary way possible.

post #7773 of 17469

When I was comparing my HD650 to the HD700 I thought the 700 very definitely had the Sennhieser sound to it, but you nailed the differences pretty well, mainly soundstage and imaging, followed by detail in the mid/upper mid range. I was really looking for that treble peak everyone mentions and I heard it, but VERY rarely.

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Agree ^

 

Yes you get the occasional recording where the peak rears it's head - but I expected (from some of the early posts) the HD700 to be some sort of freakish wild child.  It's not - in fact it's a great listening experience for me.  In the end I'm glad I brought mine - and I use it probably more than the HD600.  But they are nice compliment to each other.  HD600 when you want natural, smooth, relaxing.  HD700 when you want fast, fun - oh, and definitely for acoustic :)  Probably one of the best gaming headphones I've tried as well.

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Greggo, excellent description, thank you!  I have the hd600's, so I know what you mean about that one and I agree.  I've auditioned the hd700 twice, and my initial impression is very positive - a very musical and engaging listen.  I also love how light and comfortable they are.

post #7776 of 17469
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Originally Posted by Steve_72 View Post
 

I've had my HD600s the longest so far in my collection. I've gone through and parted with countless others that technically should be superior (HD800, D7000/D5000, LCD2, JH13pro) but time and time again, I find myself unable to part with the HD600. They just seem to nail everything for me. Just purchased a Schiit Lyr recently and find them that much more better too! Can't see myself parting with these at all. 

I assume that those superior headphones from HD600 are only excellent in few areas, e.g. HD800-maybe soundstage excellent, D7000/D5000-maybe bass excellent, and others. HD600-not excellent in one specific area, however "very satisfactory" in all areas. A reason that some headfiers stick with their HD600.:wink_face: 

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Originally Posted by VALIENTE View Post
 

I assume that those superior headphones from HD600 are only excellent in few areas, e.g. HD800-maybe soundstage excellent, D7000/D5000-maybe bass excellent, and others. HD600-not excellent in one specific area, however "very satisfactory" in all areas. A reason that some headfiers stick with their HD600.:wink_face: 

 

As someone said... HD600 is like a pair of old shoes. There are better and newer out there, but these are the most trusty and comfortable...

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^ I agree with the above, I really miss mine now...

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There is a lot of love for the 600 today. Can't wait for a nice cold beer(s) and a catch up on recent album releases tonight with these.
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What do you guys typically listen to music wise with the 600s? I love the air-y feel with orchestra and how it processes strings, but for most other applications I'm not super stoked.

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Originally Posted by pfurey89 View Post
 

What do you guys typically listen to music wise with the 600s? I love the air-y feel with orchestra and how it processes strings, but for most other applications I'm not super stoked.

 

I've also listened to dubstep/dark drum'n'bass/progressive trance (and some death metal too) on mine and it was badass... of course they shine more with acoustical music and vocals, but they're pretty capable all-around cans. But as I said, getting HD650 now for a slightly mellower sound. If you're not super stoked... I'd say check your amplification.


Edited by madwolfa - 5/28/14 at 8:23am
post #7782 of 17469

I'm loving the iFi ican micro with the HD600. Splendid combo.

post #7783 of 17469
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Originally Posted by PeterPangea View Post

^ I agree with the above, I really miss mine now...

Sounds logical wink.gif

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Originally Posted by pfurey89 View Post

What do you guys typically listen to music wise with the 600s? I love the air-y feel with orchestra and how it processes strings, but for most other applications I'm not super stoked.

I am loving it with vocal musics, awesome!!
post #7784 of 17469
My preferred way of listening is thru my IP classic set on random, no repeat. With over 5500 songs and over 3 dozen genres, the HD600 is the ultimate all-rounder! Only thing that'll sound inferior is a poor recording or download.
post #7785 of 17469

Any Joe Bonamassa is a great listen with the 600s.

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