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Originally Posted by Rafael View Post

So I got my HD-600s 4 years ago and decided to pick up some HD-650s a few months back. One for the house, another pair for work smily_headphones1.gif

When I first tried the 650s I went "wow - these are so much more fun than the 600s...and I LOVE the 600s! This is amazing". Immediately purchased them. (For the record, I also tried out some non-sennheisers and decided that I had either been groomed to prefer "senn sound" after 4 years of 600s (+2 of 555s?) or that senn sound was just legit better....but a lot of the other cans that I tried out just didn't do it for me).

Anyways, so I got these 650s and after a bit I decided that, actually, it was the 600s that truly shined. The "funness" of the 650s actually got a bit annoying after a while. I can't explain it but it kinda made me feel a little claustrophobic when listening to music on the 650s at home. When I would go to work and listen to the 600s I felt so much more relaxed and free.

For sure both cans are excellent and if I only had the 650s I wouldn't be unhappy with them. But I can now finally have my own opinion in the "600 vs 650" debate: the 600s win for me.

You should all be proud of owning a pair of HD-600s. I recommend you give a 650 a listen to see for yourself. I almost guarantee that you'll prefer the 650s at first but that after a bit you'll come to miss your 600s.

I owned them both at the same time before also, but I want to do it again. 0_0 Your comparisons make me curious for the differences and whether my preference has changed over the years.

I remember them being similar, exceedingly so, like comparing sunrise- brisk from the night air, refreshing and clear, a hot cup of coffee, energising for the day ahead- to sunset- the lingering warmth from the shining sun, a relaxing fog to ease your way to slumber, a smooth glass of Cabernet, curious and intriguing.

Are you a morning lark or a night owl?

It is difficult to remember such things from years past! Maybe one must regularly refresh oneself with the intricacies and nuances of each, for the ears and the mind are constantly in flux.

Damn this hobby and its constant toil towards our wallets! :/
Edited by fluffygdog95 - 6/19/14 at 8:56am
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Looks like I'm going to have to sell my "as new" HD600 very soon. I recently got the B&O Beoplay H6 and they're better in every way. More detail, deeper bass, higher highs. Better separation and soundstage. Light and comfortable. Closed and portable. Easily exchangeabe cable. Plug in left or right... I really wanted to like the HD600, but they never really lit the fuse.

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Better to your ears....but not ours...and your description of more this and more that....a better description will be more boosted everywhere...nah...I'll stay far away from boosted sound biggrin.gif
Edited by Francisk - 6/19/14 at 2:25pm
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Originally Posted by Rafael View Post
 

I almost guarantee that you'll prefer the 650s at first but that after a bit you'll come to miss your 600s.

 

Spot on.  Exactly how it went with me.  Almost to the point of neglect.  Now the 650s are neglected.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

I got an HE-500 to add to the HD600. The Planar is very interesting, but heavy.

 

 

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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

What gets the most head time? I'm thinking of downgrading my HE-500 to HD600 to free up some cash... undecided

I use them both and am not planning to get rid of either, If I was strapped for cash and was forced to have only one, I might keep just the HD600 but it would be a painful parting. I really like the extended bass and the way the HE-500's hand percussion. But the HD600 is not a slouch there. The HD600 has a slightly better rendition of treble. Glad that I don't have to decide, Today I completed my role in a jury, good thing that neither headphone was on trial.

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Originally Posted by Francisk View Post

Better to your ears....but not ours...and your description of more this and more that....a better description will be more boosted everywhere...nah...I'll stay far away from boosted sound biggrin.gif

Have you tried the H6 and compared to the HD600? ;)

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Originally Posted by pOOB73 View Post
 

Have you tried the H6 and compared to the HD600? ;)

Some folks don't care for Orthodynamic cans, I happen to like them. He may not like having an anvil (HE-6 502 grams) on top of his head. The HD600's weigh 260 grams.

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Originally Posted by pOOB73 View Post
 

Have you tried the H6 and compared to the HD600? ;)


I'm very skeptical of those headphones, as much as I want to try them. Signs point towards "fashion headphone."

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Sorry for bumping this thread.  I am new here and I'm also a newbie at these kind of stuff.  I am interesting in buying these headphones because I used Sennheiser back when I played Counter-Strike 1.6 back in the days.

 

Will my motherboard support and drive these Headphones to its fullest potential or do I need an amp?

Here is the link and specs.

http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/MAXIMUS_V_FORMULA/specifications/

 

Audio Specs:

SupremeFX IV built-in 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 110 dB
- Output THD+N at 1kHz: 95 dB
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- TI 6120A2 high fidelity headphone amplifier
Audio Feature :
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- ELNA premium audio capacitors
- 1500 uF Audio Power Capacitor
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection 
- DTS Ultra PC II
- DTS Connect
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

post #7900 of 8292
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Originally Posted by pOOB73 View Post
 

Have you tried the H6 and compared to the HD600? ;)

No I don't own B&O Beoplay H6 and I'm definitely not looking forward to own one from your sound description which tells me a lot. I have many other headphones and IEMs that I like though...and Sennheiser HD600 is definitely among the top of my list. It's alright pOOB73...I know you love the sound of your B&O Beoplay but you don't need to trash the HD600 in a HD600 thread. Please do it elsewhere...maybe in the B&O Beoplay H6 thread where B&O fans belong.

 

PS: I just checked the "Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 Discussion Thread" and the number of posts is enough to tell me how good it actually is. No thank you.


Edited by Francisk - 6/20/14 at 2:14am
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I need a reccomendation on which headphones I should get. I will only use them in the solitude of my home I would prefer open circumaural headphone. With a very good soundstage detailed but a fun sound so great mids and highs but also detailed tight bass. I do not want bright headphones try to keep them under $400 also very comfortable as I will be wearing them for 2 to 6 hours.
post #7902 of 8292

After owning the HD650 for a bit, I've always had that itch to get the HD600 as I found the HD650 to be too dark and mellow for me. But when the K712 arrived and read that bass and treble and comfort issues were resolved, and improved, went with that.  I still want to hear the HD600 and just spend a few hours and listen to them without having to buy them though.

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Originally Posted by Silentanarchy View Post

I need a reccomendation on which headphones I should get. I will only use them in the solitude of my home I would prefer open circumaural headphone. With a very good soundstage detailed but a fun sound so great mids and highs but also detailed tight bass. I do not want bright headphones try to keep them under $400 also very comfortable as I will be wearing them for 2 to 6 hours.

Perhaps the HD600 might serve your needs well but they're not exactly the super fun type (V shaped sound signature with boosted bass & treble and recessed mids). They're very well balanced with pretty good soundstage, tight bass (but not bass head level bass bloat), great mids and detailed but smooth and non sibilant highs. Price is around $350+ brand new at Amazon.

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Originally Posted by Silentanarchy View Post

I need a reccomendation on which headphones I should get. I will only use them in the solitude of my home I would prefer open circumaural headphone. With a very good soundstage detailed but a fun sound so great mids and highs but also detailed tight bass. I do not want bright headphones try to keep them under $400 also very comfortable as I will be wearing them for 2 to 6 hours.
Uh. Hd600 appreciation thread. So. Hd600.
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I figured you might say that. So I guess that's what I'll get.
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