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post #976 of 17133

Who's better: Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd?

 

Which is better: beef or chicken?

 

Which is better: Canon or Nikon?

 

Which is better: HD600 or HD650?

 

The answer to all of the above is "it depends on the individual person."  Just because you think something is better doesn't make it a universal truth.
 

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Originally Posted by N0sferatu View Post

To the person who thinks the HD650 is better...they're not.  Don't just automatically assume because it's newer and has a higher model number that it's better.

 

 



 

post #977 of 17133

That is true with anything hodgjy LOL Some people would rather have a 70s Cadillac than a new Ferrari too hehehe but in all seriousness the hd600 and the 650s aren't that far away from each other to declare a clear universal winner. It all depends whether a person wants accuracy or slightly extra oomph sacrificing a little transparency. If I had unlimited funds, I would definitely get both.

post #978 of 17133

Me too.
 

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Originally Posted by donunus View PostIf I had unlimited funds, I would definitely get both.


 

post #979 of 17133

Just to put my $0.02 on top of what I already said, I perfer the HD600 HOWEVER I do prefer adding a small amount of EQ into my sources when listening to them.  I have mentioned it more than once in this thread before so I won't go into details but I love the sound signature on the HD600 with a bit extra kick in the bass.  I add about a good 2-5dB in the sub 100Hz spectrum and then lower the overall gain so I don't distort and they're heaven.  I even like them more than my more expensive Denon AH-D7000 at this setting because they have the same powerful bass hit as them (about 90% of it) but without the mildly recessed midrange the Denon's are notorious for.

 

Anyways, that's my HD600 experience.  I do have a friend who owns a pair of HD650s and Denon 7000s.  Recently I let him try out my 600s while I was on vacation (with the EQ tweak) visiting and he was very impressed.  I'm going back on vacation again down there next week and he was asking me to bring them down again since he'll have his 650s with him and we may A/B/C the HD600/650/Denon AH-D7000s.

 

So there's my $0.02.  ;)


Edited by N0sferatu - 1/9/12 at 3:51pm
post #980 of 17133

I'd like to hear a defoamed HD 650 up against a non defoamed HD 600.

 

When I first got the 600s I was somewhat surprised how it compared to the HD 800.  I was expecting a somewhat similar tonal character but it was dull, all the sharp edges were knocked off, but it still had a good rhythm and groove on most/all of the music.  Instead of listening to the microscope that is the 800, the 600 would let me relax and tune out to good tunes.  But it was always lacking in some definition, that, in my opinion is masked by the inner foams.  Removing those foams didn't make it awesome clear, but it opened it up quite a bit in my opinion.

 

post #981 of 17133

Looks like I'll get the HD600 then which I'll mostly use on my computer but also ipod touch.  I'll be listening to every genre but mostly rap, pop, rock/metal and party/trance/techno songs.  Anyone know when the e17 will be on sale on amazon?  Gonna get it along with the e9.  One more question, like I said earlier I've never had any good headphones before so would my mind be blown the hell away and get eargasms the first time I listen with my hd600s with e17/e9 combo just as I would with the 650?

post #982 of 17133

Figured I'd ask here. With tax season nearing, I'm going to be looking for something to mess around with from my refund. I got my HD600 about three weeks ago and I'm running them out of my Essence STX. Thus far, the combo has really pleased me. It's quite an upgrade over the HD555. That said, again, I'm looking to play around with what I have leftover after I pay bills from my refund. Is it worth it to get an amp for these despite have the Essence? I'll have ~$350 to mess with. 

 

Suggestions?

post #983 of 17133
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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

Looks like I'll get the HD600 then which I'll mostly use on my computer but also ipod touch.  I'll be listening to every genre but mostly rap, pop, rock/metal and party/trance/techno songs.  Anyone know when the e17 will be on sale on amazon?  Gonna get it along with the e9.  One more question, like I said earlier I've never had any good headphones before so would my mind be blown the hell away and get eargasms the first time I listen with my hd600s with e17/e9 combo just as I would with the 650?



 

post #984 of 17133

I've owned my HD600s for 8 years now and love almost everything about them. The one area I would say is a weakness is the clarity of cymbals with them. I've been through several amps with them. Starting with an airhead to a headroom little to a maxed out Dynahi to a Perreaux SXH1 to a Solo SRG and finally to the Lyr I use now and the only time the cymbals started to show some real clarity to me is when I owned the Solo. Have any of you noticed this? Maybe it's just my equipment. Not sure.

post #985 of 17133

Compared to my DT990s, the cymbals on the HD600s are definitely recessed.  They sizzle on the 990s, but are present and lack authority on the 600s.  I don't mind too much because the midrange on the 600s is gorgeous, whereas it is slightly recessed on the 990s.
 

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I've owned my HD600s for 8 years now and love almost everything about them. The one area I would say is a weakness is the clarity of cymbals with them. I've been through several amps with them. Starting with an airhead to a headroom little to a maxed out Dynahi to a Perreaux SXH1 to a Solo SRG and finally to the Lyr I use now and the only time the cymbals started to show some real clarity to me is when I owned the Solo. Have any of you noticed this? Maybe it's just my equipment. Not sure.



 

post #986 of 17133

Glad to see I'm not imagining things. I do agree tho the mids and even the bass to me are to die for. Just right!

post #987 of 17133

My HD600 works GREAT with my Leema Acoustic Stream 2 (my current CD player, GREAT sound, with 16 DAC's x 24 bit / 192 kHz) and Yarland P100 (2008 edition). The music flow through, it's sound so organic. 

post #988 of 17133

Brooko,

LFF answered your question on the hd700 thread basically saying that the hd600 is the better headphone if you are looking for a neutral/natural sounding headphone. I just thought it would be nice to add this bit here in the hd600 appreciation thread.

post #989 of 17133

i tried these at A2A and the comfort and sound is amazing. where is the cheapest place to buy these from?

post #990 of 17133
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

Brooko,

LFF answered your question on the hd700 thread basically saying that the hd600 is the better headphone if you are looking for a neutral/natural sounding headphone. I just thought it would be nice to add this bit here in the hd600 appreciation thread.


Thanks for that.  Yep - it's pretty much confirmed what I had expected - and my interest in the HD700 has pretty much gone now.  To be honest, I think for the next couple of years I've found my ideal headphones with what I've got - HD600, HM5 (closed), MS1i 'woody' (fun, rock and blues).

 

Next step for me will be dac and amp upgrade - Bifrost and Valhalla.

 

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