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Personally I call them "Incredible".  I have a Vintage Fisher 500C which in itself has a wide soundstage & detailed transient sound; combined with the HD600 = "Incredible" sound.

I know a lot of people reading what I'm going to write next will totally disagree with me but, I prefer the HD600 to the HD800 & sold the latter. I owned the HD800 twice & will not be buying them again.  But I will never give up my HD600s, over my dead body !  :angry_face:

Well, I have not heard the HD800s, and to be honest I would never actually pay the amount for one, not because I do not believe there is reason too. I am sure there is to some people, but I heard what headphones like the HD600s can offer at a quarter of the price, and I just do not think the HD800 could be 4x as good as the HD600. Not to say the HD600s twice as good as the DT series but is price twice as much. I just think paying that much for a headphone when there is one that is so good for so much less seems kind of like a waste. Now to argue you against my point I do not know if I would feel this way after hearing the hd800. So this is just pure subjective and I think I understand where you may be coming from in terms of sound as well, I have heard the HD800s a brighter headphone that sounds different from the HD600 and maybe you just prefer the HD600s more even toned sound with that warmth. 

Actually, I agree with you it is subjective but the HD600's synergy with the Vintage Fisher 500C is simply incredible.  Every detail in the music comes out clear & clean; the highs, lows, midrange, all transient, clear & separate without any roll off.  I find & have always found the HD800 to be "artificial" sounding & when I purchased my second pair a few months ago (because my first pair was an early model = sibilance galore) I believed that they may have improved with time compared with the first pair I bought.  Well, the sibilance was not as pronounced for sure but … I just do not enjoy the overall sound & they were properly amped (Trafomatic Experience Head One, Vintage Fisher 500C,Vintage Kenwood KA-8006, 70WPC).  I also don't buy the explanation, at least not in my case, that I have read many times, that the HD800 is fatiguing because it is unforgiving : well, I don't know about that.  In my case it's the overall sound signature that does not appeal to me, period.  As I stated previously, the term "artificial" keeps coming to mind to describe it's sound signature.  But hey, it's all about personal taste in the end.  

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And sadly also departing the HD600 club.  Sold mine half an hour ago.

 

Shock horror - now left with just two headphones:

1 x open full size (T1)

1 x portable (T51p) - yet to arrive

 

A multitude of IEMs.

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"My 2008 Plasma eats todays 'high-end' TVs. :D "

 

 

It also eats a lot of juice.  


Edited by pp312 - 8/5/14 at 1:36am
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"My 2008 Plasma eats todays 'high-end' TVs. biggrin.gif  "


It also eats a lot of juice.  

As do Class A amps. But it's worth it, right?
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I'd say the jury's out on that one.

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"My 2008 Plasma eats todays 'high-end' TVs. :D "

 

 

It also eats a lot of juice.  

 

*roll eyes* wouldn't have expected a comment like that on head-fi.

 

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As do Class A amps. But it's worth it, right?

Exactly.

 

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I'd say the jury's out on that one.

 

*roll eyes*

 

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And sadly also departing the HD600 club.  Sold mine half an hour ago.

 

Shock horror - now left with just two headphones:

1 x open full size (T1)

1 x portable (T51p) - yet to arrive

 

A multitude of IEMs.

 

Really? Wow! I hope you're OK.

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And sadly also departing the HD600 club.  Sold mine half an hour ago.

 

Shock horror - now left with just two headphones:

1 x open full size (T1)

1 x portable (T51p) - yet to arrive

 

A multitude of IEMs.

Brooko, no this is unacceptable... damnit why 

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I like having the 600 and the 650 in my headphone stable. I'm not sure yet which one I like better, I need to spend more time comparing them head-to-head. I do think that the Sennheiser Momentum sounds like a junior sealed version of the 650, but not as airy, or refined, but the same Sennheiser family sound signature.
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I prefer the highs on the HD600. The HD650 seem recessed in comparison.
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I love the way the 650 sounds, but I see what you mean. I have had headphones where the treble shimmers, like the HD 560 ovation. That is probably the best treble presentation I've ever heard on a headphone. Of course, my experience is limited. I tend to prefer more laid-back sound...

The mids are a tad bright on those ovations, and so the bass tends to be more recessed. But I still love that headphone for jazz and classical. It is bright without being harsh, except for recordings that are harshly recorded
Edited by potterpastor - 8/5/14 at 8:07am
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I have both HD6xx & I personally don't try to find out which one is better.   They both are quite enjoyable & both get a lot of playing time.  It depends on the type of music, era of recording, production, etc, &  amp I'm using also.  I've had both HPs for years, have been enjoying them & still like them more than any other HPs.  :L3000:

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I have both HD6xx & I personally don't try to find out which one is better.   They both are quite enjoyable & both get a lot of playing time.  It depends on the type of music, era of recording, production, etc, &  amp I'm using also.  I've had both HPs for years, have been enjoying them & still like them more than any other HPs.  :L3000:

See I like that, I definitely feel Like I would like both quite a bit, I know currently the HD600 is my favorite headphone I have used, which partial to the different genre jumping, and it's ability to play back audio from each genre and make it sound like it was made for that style of sound. I also have gotten use to the clamp on my big head, and having the right sitting position helps, and got a nice sleeve cable with a 1/4 jack on it which I wanted because of my amps.

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Right on. I'm with you
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I have both HD6xx & I personally don't try to find out which one is better.   They both are quite enjoyable & both get a lot of playing time.  It depends on the type of music, era of recording, production, etc, &  amp I'm using also.  I've had both HPs for years, have been enjoying them & still like them more than any other HPs.  :L3000:

See I like that, I definitely feel Like I would like both quite a bit, I know currently the HD600 is my favorite headphone I have used, which partial to the different genre jumping, and it's ability to play back audio from each genre and make it sound like it was made for that style of sound. I also have gotten use to the clamp on my big head, and having the right sitting position helps, and got a nice sleeve cable with a 1/4 jack on it which I wanted because of my amps.

There you go WhiskeyJacks it's all about enjoyment. :beerchug:

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"My 2008 Plasma eats todays 'high-end' TVs. :D "

 

 

It also eats a lot of juice.  

 

*roll eyes* wouldn't have expected a comment like that on head-fi.

 

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As do Class A amps. But it's worth it, right?

Exactly.

 

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I'd say the jury's out on that one.

 

*roll eyes*

 

What's all this eye-rolling? You'll do damage to the retina.

 

Plasmas can eat up 3 times the juice of LEDs and I literally can't see that it's worth it. As for Class A amps, same thing. I've owned switchables like the Marantz PM80 and could never pick between A and A/B. Class As are good in Winter because you don't need a heater. Otherwise I think their advantages are arguable at best.

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