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^That was always my issue with Beyer DT-880's.

It's a technically superb headphone, but is fatiguing, and not quite as refined as the top end, open back AKG's.

Still an incredible headphone compared to 99% of everything else.

I felt the same way about the DT 880 when I heard it. Fatigue is why I avoid most Beyers. What is interesting is that I found the closed DT 150 sounds better than the DT 880 and is one of the only Beyers that don't fatigue me. I think AKGs are more refined as well. 

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Just got my HD600s after years with the 558s. I am using these with my Aune T1, and I will need to get used to them and experiment with the best settings. I feel like a kid on Christmas. I have only been listening for 20 minutes. I will report as my experience continues. Glad to join the group!
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I was bored so I've been doing some experimenting with dampening on the HD 600. I put some AKG K240 foam behind the drivers on the grills. The results are interesting. They became even smoother and soundstage depth improved dramatically.

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My impressions on the HD600 on the 600th page for the HD600 Impressions thread!

 

Quite simply, these headphones are amazing on so many levels, comfort, build quality, sound and presentation!

 

The detail is top-shelf quality and must be heard for any headphone enthusiast out there!

 

Lastly, the smell...(Wahhh...this guys on drugs!), hear me out! I bought these brand new and upon opening the box I was greeted with a very unusual smell! It was similar to the smell you get when first entering a brand new car, a smell that will stay in my memory forever along with the sound quality that these headphones exude!

 

Cheers Sennheiser!

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The smell is a secret Senn weapon. They don't talk about it much.
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I got the DT-880 600 ohm last year after having owned the HD600 for nearly 15.

 

The 600 is closer to my heart. It's a solid performer.

 

The DT-880 is good, too, but almost entirely different. It's got a lighter, more ethereal sound that's very open, but slightly hot in the treble. I wish it had a more solid bass foundation. The sound seems to float more, but the flip side is that it's not as grounded in the lower registers.

 

The 600 is denser and richer. Not as airy, but a very solid performer with a slightly rich, buttery sound.

 

I turn to the 600 a lot more, but do pull out the DT-880. I do have to use it with the right amp, though, as you really have to get good synergy for the 880 to sound balanced.

 

One thing I love about the 880 is the comfort. I love the aluminum and light grey pads, and the feel on your head is as ethereal and light as the sound.

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My impressions on the HD600 on the 600th page for the HD600 Impressions thread!

 

Quite simply, these headphones are amazing on so many levels, comfort, build quality, sound and presentation!

 

The detail is top-shelf quality and must be heard for any headphone enthusiast out there!

 

Lastly, the smell...(Wahhh...this guys on drugs!), hear me out! I bought these brand new and upon opening the box I was greeted with a very unusual smell! It was similar to the smell you get when first entering a brand new car, a smell that will stay in my memory forever along with the sound quality that these headphones exude!

 

Cheers Sennheiser!

 

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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

The smell is a secret Senn weapon. They don't talk about it much.

 

They smell like an instrument shop to me. I think it's the foam. It's very intoxicating. 

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Could someone please answer a question for me? I heard an he-6 out of an ef-6 amp and the sound stage was out of your head both height and width. They aren't in my budget but the one thing that truly stood out was the out of head height. . Does the hd600 have this?
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The 10 year wait is over! Finally received my HD600 phones. 

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Congrats!
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