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post #8191 of 9011
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Nah I could not dump her, she is my counter part and I would be in debt worse than I am now if I did that ;-) But I may have to go on some form break for about a month or two too save up for something special. And as far as headphones go I will be honest I have been wanting the soundmagic HP200s for while now.

I'd like a pair of HD800's and... and ...

post #8192 of 9011
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

I'd like a pair of HD800's and... and ...

lol and I would Be down with a T1, from what I hear it is not that same house sound with the 700 series with beyerdynamics, also I would like the HD650, which is mostly to see if I do enjoy it at all. because I think that I would enjoy, but I am not sure if it is as much as I enjoy both the DT 880s and HD600s. I would like to try out some more amps too as well, I have had a lacking experience with decent amps and what not. I am fine with both my CDAC+ and my Fostex HP-A3 as DACs they both are exceptional for the price I paid. I Have only had a couple desktop amps, and that is it. Anyone have any good recommendations of what drives the HD600 well, sound good, and is under 250$

post #8193 of 9011
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyJacks View Post
 

lol and I would Be down with a T1, from what I hear it is not that same house sound with the 700 series with beyerdynamics, also I would like the HD650, which is mostly to see if I do enjoy it at all. because I think that I would enjoy, but I am not sure if it is as much as I enjoy both the DT 880s and HD600s. I would like to try out some more amps too as well, I have had a lacking experience with decent amps and what not. I am fine with both my CDAC+ and my Fostex HP-A3 as DACs they both are exceptional for the price I paid. I Have only had a couple desktop amps, and that is it. Anyone have any good recommendations of what drives the HD600 well, sound good, and is under 250$

Schiit Asgard 2. It'll drive most headphones, until you get to the very power hungry crowd, which isn't all that large a mob.

post #8194 of 9011

I heard these at a meet yesterday (PST and all that). It was a great headphone; not the one I enjoyed most, but it was shockingly close to everything I want in a headphone (except for the plastic-tastic build, but what can I say, I'm a bit of a snob). HE-500s, of all things, actually sounded kind of similar to me, so I looked them up to compare. These sounded more neutral than the HD 650s, for sure, but it was also my first time that I got to try and listen for the Sennheiser veil. Nope, I'm not one of those people; I didn't hear it on the HD 650s except when I compared them to something measurably brighter like the HD 800s, which is hardly a fair comparison. I think the disdain for analytical sound is overrated, but I heard it on the HD 800s. The HD 600s and 650s dialed it back, at the expense of some more detail. If that's what a lot of people attribute the veil to, then that's kind of a petty distinction.

 

Anyway, I'm split between these or the HiFiMAN HE-500s. I was already pretty certain I'd be buying these, and the audition at the meet only solidified my resolve. But man, the HE-500s just sounded like a more refined, more crystal clear version of them, without the analytical - and almost sibilant - tilt of the HD 800s. I'm leaning towards the HE-500s, but that's irrespective of price: I'm more likely to save a couple hundred bones and buy the HD 600s, unless I can find the HE-500s second-hand for a good price.

 

Just wanted to share my two cents on these headphones. I think they're great. Very light and comfortable (although it does have quite a clamp if that bothers you; doesn't matter to me, I like the firm grip), and they sound great, to boot, with a neutral sound signature that doesn't sacrifice too much of what I think makes people like the HD 650s.

post #8195 of 9011
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 

I heard these at a meet yesterday (PST and all that). It was a great headphone; not the one I enjoyed most, but it was shockingly close to everything I want in a headphone (except for the plastic-tastic build, but what can I say, I'm a bit of a snob). HE-500s, of all things, actually sounded kind of similar to me, so I looked them up to compare. These sounded more neutral than the HD 650s, for sure, but it was also my first time that I got to try and listen for the Sennheiser veil. Nope, I'm not one of those people; I didn't hear it on the HD 650s except when I compared them to something measurably brighter like the HD 800s, which is hardly a fair comparison. I think the disdain for analytical sound is overrated, but I heard it on the HD 800s. The HD 600s and 650s dialed it back, at the expense of some more detail. If that's what a lot of people attribute the veil to, then that's kind of a petty distinction.

 

Anyway, I'm split between these or the HiFiMAN HE-500s. I was already pretty certain I'd be buying these, and the audition at the meet only solidified my resolve. But man, the HE-500s just sounded like a more refined, more crystal clear version of them, without the analytical - and almost sibilant - tilt of the HD 800s. I'm leaning towards the HE-500s, but that's irrespective of price: I'm more likely to save a couple hundred bones and buy the HD 600s, unless I can find the HE-500s second-hand for a good price.

 

Just wanted to share my two cents on these headphones. I think they're great. Very light and comfortable (although it does have quite a clamp if that bothers you; doesn't matter to me, I like the firm grip), and they sound great, to boot, with a neutral sound signature that doesn't sacrifice too much of what I think makes people like the HD 650s.

I Have not had the pleasure of listening to the HE-500 headphones, But I recently did acquire the HD600. I cam from DT990s- then received the DT880s-- and finally received  HD600s. I have a couple other headphones in between to but those are the one I kept. I think the overall detail is really good with the HD600s, and that is not event the best of it right there. It comes to its signature and laid back but capable sound, never fatiguing imo. I have only had them for a couple days and have already put over 15 hours on them. lol. I think if you decided to get the HD600 you could even take the extra it costs to get one and put it into a good amp to drive them something that drives the HD600s very well. Just a suggestion and I am sure whatever phone you pick you will be happy, I do not think I would like the weight all the time from the HE-500

post #8196 of 9011

:popcorn:

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My rating will be:

HD800 > HD600 > HE500

 

I know HE500 is a good can but I just can't love her. She's hot, but I won't give my virginity to her. There's something wrong about her to my ear.

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post #8199 of 9011
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post

My rating will be:


HD800 > HD600 > HE500

I know HE500 is a good can but I just can't love her. She's hot, but I won't give my virginity to her. There's something wrong about her to my ear.
I think you are getting confused mate. Women are called she. You know those leggy things that drive us crazy!
post #8200 of 9011
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I think you are getting confused mate. Women are called she. You know those leggy things that drive us crazy!


Being away from my wife, beer, liquor, and headphone is a "she" for me. But women, they are heaven sent! Not just crazy, but can drive guys insane. Lol...

post #8201 of 9011
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post


Being away from my wife, beer, liquor, and headphone is a "she" for me. But women, they are heaven sent! Not just crazy, but can drive guys insane. Lol...
Just checking you remember the difference. Don't want any innocent 600's getting messy with all this talk of losing your virginity!!! wink.gif
post #8202 of 9011
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Just checking you remember the difference. Don't want any innocent 600's getting messy with all this talk of losing your virginity!!! wink.gif

:D Anyway, I found something wrong with HE500 mids. At first, they sound beautiful but then it sound wrong. I don't know how to explain but it just sound so wrong, especially in vocal. It sound like the singer is trying so hard to sing. While HD600 is natural sounding as is the singer doesn't try to hard to sing. But when come to HD800, oh lord... It's flat but it's wayyyy cleaner, clear and balanced when compared to HD600. This is where HD600 coloring is noticeable. With a slight boosted bass and a bit warmer than HD800.

 

I only spent two hour with these three beast, but I totally poisoned by HD800. Setup tested:

 

- Benchmark DAC 1 > Bottlehead Crack

- Benchmark DAC 1 > Speedball/ Musical Fidelity X-CAN V2.

 

During my testing, I found that X-CAN is far better than Crack either with HD600 or HD800. When I ask him what is the tube he use with X-CAN, he just told me it's the holy grail of tube while the tube used in Crack is just mid entry tube. He kept it as a secret. :mad: Anyway, at some genre HD600 outperform HD800 when paired with X-CAN but with Crack, HD800 outperform HD600 in every genre. One thing I dislike about HD800, unforgiving!!!

post #8203 of 9011
The best set up I have heard is the 800 with the matching Sennhieser amp/ DAC. I heard it directly against the Orpheus and if I could have taken one home it would have been the 800. I cannot justify 2.5k though. The 600 with the O2 gives a little of the magic at a fraction of the cost IMHO.
post #8204 of 9011
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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post

The best set up I have heard is the 800 with the matching Sennhieser amp/ DAC. I heard it directly against the Orpheus and if I could have taken one home it would have been the 800. I cannot justify 2.5k though. The 600 with the O2 gives a little of the magic at a fraction of the cost IMHO.

I agree. I have the hd800 and hd600 always plugged in to the hdvd800 and they get equal head time at the moment. I also have the O2 /odac and I could happily live with the hd600 and that combo.
post #8205 of 9011

In other word, pick HD600 and be happy. Pick HD800 and be happy too. For sure our wallet won't be happy.

 

My wife love HD800 sound but when I tell her the price, I can see in her eyes that she wanted a gift from me that cost the same with HD800. Oh lord.

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