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post #7921 of 17483
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Originally Posted by Ophiel View Post
 

Even the best cables you could get won't make more than 1% of a difference.. so save your money

 

I'm the only one who saved money by not buying the Sennheiser cable, thanks to how the local distro doesn't stock it, then shipping costs and import duties will just inflate the price, and someone here braided conductors for my cable for the price of a stock HD650 cable. I really hate the local distro - I called them up once to ask about earpads, and the guy who answered felt like he was talking to some alien on LSD, so I asked to talk to anybody directly working with Sennheiser products (they deal with other stuff too), then three minutes later I heard a click and the line went dead. I called several times over to berate anyone who'd pick up the phone before asking for their manager, and nobody answered. And to think that number I called was given by Sennheiser showroom staff.

 

Anyone who can get the cables online and within the same country, consider yourselves lucky and get those.

post #7922 of 17483
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

I'm the only one who saved money by not buying the Sennheiser cable, thanks to how the local distro doesn't stock it, then shipping costs and import duties will just inflate the price, and someone here braided conductors for my cable for the price of a stock HD650 cable. I really hate the local distro - I called them up once to ask about earpads, and the guy who answered felt like he was talking to some alien on LSD, so I asked to talk to anybody directly working with Sennheiser products (they deal with other stuff too), then three minutes later I heard a click and the line went dead. I called several times over to berate anyone who'd pick up the phone before asking for their manager, and nobody answered. And to think that number I called was given by Sennheiser showroom staff.

 

Anyone who can get the cables online and within the same country, consider yourselves lucky and get those.

Yea, I was replying to the original poster who asked if cables improve sound, not you. You're kinda a special case here :D unlucky i suppose, I have called the local sennheiser distributor and they seem quite friendly

post #7923 of 17483
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Originally Posted by Ophiel View Post
 

Yea, I was replying to the original poster who asked if cables improve sound, not you. You're kinda a special case here :D unlucky i suppose, I have called the local sennheiser distributor and they seem quite friendly

 

I know, I was just sharing :tongue_smile:

post #7924 of 17483
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Originally Posted by guy3134 View Post
 

can you pick up every detail?

thanks for your reply

 

I found my HD600 as detailled as my K702 .

post #7925 of 17483
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post
 

 

I found my HD600 as detailled as my K702 .

 

Just to add - if one uses an amp that isn't having any difficulty driving the K70x and the HD600, the differences in tonal qualities and soundstage aren't as large as people usually think they are. Very small, in fact - on my Cantate.2 the AKG was only a smidge wider and the HD600 only a little bit "warmer" (that or the AKG was louder in some frequencies). Dynamics particularly of the bass notes were nearly identical. It wasn't until I tried a K701, Q701, and the HD600 on a Burson Soloist that I got to appreciate how much more dynamic the AKGs can sound, nearly like a Grado with a decent amp but with soundstage (very much like Dynaudios) but on more practical terms at least the HD600 won't be nearly as demanding with amps. 

post #7926 of 17483
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

Just to add - if one uses an amp that isn't having any difficulty driving the K70x and the HD600, the differences in tonal qualities and soundstage aren't as large as people usually think they are. Very small, in fact - on my Cantate.2 the AKG was only a smidge wider and the HD600 only a little bit "warmer" (that or the AKG was louder in some frequencies). Dynamics particularly of the bass notes were nearly identical. It wasn't until I tried a K701, Q701, and the HD600 on a Burson Soloist that I got to appreciate how much more dynamic the AKGs can sound, nearly like a Grado with a decent amp but with soundstage (very much like Dynaudios) but on more practical terms at least the HD600 won't be nearly as demanding with amps. 

Thanks for that description. I snapped up the Q701 real cheap, looking forward to see how they fair against HD600 plugged into the marantz player. Right now on the HD600, I'm going through albums recorded at Sound City - particularly Fleetwood Mac - and it's a mind blowing experience. The width (first time I'm hearing this kind of width on the HD600), the detail are all amazing. I have a really open mind to music, so I'd like to see some album recommendations from anybody that feel make the HD600 truly shine :) Cheers

post #7927 of 17483

I have my HD600 since last March and a few hours ago I plugged them for the first time into my vintage Marantz CD-72 Special Edition CD player and it sounds so much fuller and more dynamic than on my Fiio E10! I'm still blown away as I write!


Edited by 80smusicboy - 6/27/14 at 4:53pm
post #7928 of 17483
Marantz are special when it comes to their CD players....
post #7929 of 17483

I used Sennheiser HD 600 and HD650 for some time and compared them, here are my thoughts of their soundstage. 

 

Sennheiser HD600 have narrow soundstage in straight line left and right and Sennheiser HD650 have soundstage placed at an angle.

post #7930 of 17483

Differences in the upper mids between the K701 and the HD600 are huge. Namely, the K701 has an obvious "plastic" coloration that is evident on vocals and certain instruments. Once you hear it, it doesn't go away.

post #7931 of 17483
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Originally Posted by OJNeg View Post
 

Differences in the upper mids between the K701 and the HD600 are huge. Namely, the K701 has an obvious "plastic" coloration that is evident on vocals and certain instruments. Once you hear it, it doesn't go away.

 

That depends on the amp, maybe the source too - some just make for an immediately plasticky AKG and a too dark Sennheiser - like with my Little Dot MkII on virtually any source. Ditto my smartphone.

post #7932 of 17483
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Originally Posted by ElectroSonic View Post
 

I used Sennheiser HD 600 and HD650 for some time and compared them, here are my thoughts of their soundstage. 

 

Sennheiser HD600 have narrow soundstage in straight line left and right and Sennheiser HD650 have soundstage placed at an angle.

With good amp, good source (good recording) and lossless audio format it feels to me more like the sound is 'everywhere'. Not just coming in a straight line or angled lines... 

post #7933 of 17483

Hey all,

 

Does anyone mind providing me with the est. dimensions of the HD600 box by chance (height, width, length)?  Doesn't have to be precise.  Much appreciated in advance.

post #7934 of 17483
13" x 10" x 4.25"


That will be $2 please.
post #7935 of 17483
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Originally Posted by Billheiser View Post

13" x 10" x 4.25"

That will be $2 please.

 

Thanks so much!!

 

Just PM me your SSN, bank routing no., PIN numbers, etc and $2 is heading your way ASAP. :wink_face:

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