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post #796 of 17154

I just paired my HDs with a Schiit Valhalla.  Very, nice match.

post #797 of 17154
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post


What happened to the sound of the hd600s when you took the little foam at the back off? i can't remember what that did since it was hard to put back in right away for comparisons when I did it to my old hd600 pair. As for the front foam, the sound becomes a little unneven with the foam off IMO.



Hey I forgot to reply to this because the mod was too fresh and I was on a HD 800 kick, I think.  I did both mods at once, so I don't know, I guess I should have checked it out before taking the inner foam out... To me, simply, their sound character went from what we know (and I think I knew) to something a little more thin and seemingly more transparent sounding.  Which to me made it sound a little more so like the HD 800, without the outstanding resolution of the HD 800. 

post #798 of 17154

Nothing off-topic about sharing some HD600 love, JBA4! I was thinking about doing the same when I came across your post. While I have moved on to more-expensive ortho's of late, I certainly do miss my Senn's. A remarkable value for the $$$ and darn comfortably too. biggrin.gif

 

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I just saw this thread and although this is irrelevant regarding the current conversation on the thread, I just wanted to say that I love my HD600s.  They make me happy.  That's all.  You can now return to the classic do-better-cables-change-the-sound-quality debate. wink_face.gif



 


Edited by sampson_smith - 11/23/11 at 4:48am
post #799 of 17154

Eee Pee, Thats the same result I got when I defoamed my old hd600 pair but what I haven't tried is just taking off the back foam without touching the foam on the drivers and comparing it with it back in. 

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donusus, if I remember I'll put the inner foams back in and guess how they compare to the sound signature of the stock 600 I have in my horrible memory.  For fun I put that foam in between my ears and my Sennheiser MM60iPs, and the difference was not small.  I was really surprised the sound could change that much with what appears to be a pretty open cell foam.

post #801 of 17154

Is there anything an HD600 can do an equalized HD650 cannot? In particular, is the treble more detailed inherently versus for example my HD650 which I've equalized a treble boost (16khz+).

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By the way, I think the 650 already has as much of the topmost frequencies as the hd600. The main difference between the two is in the low treble and upper mids where the hd600 fills in more than the hd650. Of course also the bass is different with the 650 having more of it.

post #803 of 17154

to those who've had / tried the amp pairings with HD600 - which one do you prefer, Gilmore Lite or Matrix M-Stage?

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I just grabbed the HD600 from an Amazon lightning deal for $259. Looks to be a solid deal.

 

Help me out, I'm looking for a replacement cable based on what I've read. But I can't find any online, maybe I'm not looking in the right places. Could you post some links to some of the cables being mentioned in this thread? Particularly, I can't find the Cardas Smurf cable that seems to be getting such high praise.

 

 

Or would you recommend holding off on a cable upgrade until I listen to the stock cables for a bit?

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I just grabbed the HD600 from an Amazon lightning deal for $259. Looks to be a solid deal.

 

Help me out, I'm looking for a replacement cable based on what I've read. But I can't find any online, maybe I'm not looking in the right places. Could you post some links to some of the cables being mentioned in this thread? Particularly, I can't find the Cardas Smurf cable that seems to be getting such high praise.

 

 

Or would you recommend holding off on a cable upgrade until I listen to the stock cables for a bit?




I would hold off on a new cable. The stock one is fine.

post #806 of 17154

Cool, thank you sir.

 

Why is there so much discussion about the tremendous improvement? I guess I should wait until the improvement is warranted?

post #807 of 17154

This is Head-Fi.  To some people (not me) the difference between 99.98% and 99.99% is "night and day."  bigsmile_face.gif

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Cool, thank you sir.

 

Why is there so much discussion about the tremendous improvement? I guess I should wait until the improvement is warranted?


Well, that's a whole other discussion, isn't it?

 

Personally, I think audiophiles in general tend to exaggerate their perceptions in an attempt to articulate them clearly. What comes off as a huge difference may really be very subtle (or even non-existent).

 

This is a very subjective hobby driven by personal taste, human error, and emotion. I personally appreciate that Sennheiser engineers have been tweaking and refining the HD 580 for almost 20 years now and the HD 600 (and 650) is the pinnacle of their work. I like how it sounds right out of the box - that's why I bought it. And if you like the way the HD 600 sounds, why mess with it?

 

Others here who are curious (or even more adventurous) might swap the cable, remove some felt here, add blue tack there, and swear it sounds better. Who's right? It doesn't matter as long as you're happy with what you have.

 

Decide for yourself.

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I've noticed this in my year and a half following the discussions here.

 

Anyway, I'm of the opinion that potential improvements are great, but at what cost? I mean, a $250 cable is just insane. Might as well have just bought a higher tier headphone, or some other component upgrade. But then, you have people here that swear by the improvement. I have never been to a meet or to CANJAM, but I obviously need to get to one. It's difficult to put a value on anything in this hobby based on reviews and discussions alone.

 

 


Edited by loghead - 12/2/11 at 12:51pm
post #810 of 17154
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Originally Posted by loghead View Post

I've noticed this in my year and a half following the discussions here.

 

Anyway, I'm of the opinion that potential improvements are great, but at what cost? I mean, a $250 cable is just insane. Might as well have just bought a higher tier headphone, or some other component upgrade. But then, you have people here that swear by the improvement. I have never been to a meet or to CANJAM, but I obviously need to get to one. It's difficult to put a value on anything in this hobby on reviews and discussions alone.

 

 

 

I personally don't think the potential improvement is great. I also think that what might be an improvement for one person might be a downgrade for another.

 

I think that it would be fine to spend $30 on another cable just to satisfy your curiosity, but I wouldn't spend $250. I do disagree that $250 will buy a "higher tier headphone" than the HD 600. IMHO, you would have to spend 3X the price to get a significantly better headphone than the HD 600 - and to better the 600's performance with that headphone, you would also have to invest a similar amount up the chain.

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