Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Closed cans for a Sennheiser HD 600/650 fan
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Closed cans for a Sennheiser HD 600/650 fan

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I am looking for some closed cans to use in the office that sound similar to my Sennheiser 600/650 cans at home.  Comfort is more important than isolation or leakage.  Open cans are not an option though.  I am using the following setups at home:

 

Oppo BDP-83 > Headroom UDAC/BUDA/DPS > Sennheiser HD 650 (w/HR balanced cable)

 

Sony SCD-XA5400 > Headroom Maxed Out Home > Sennhesier HD 600 (w/650 cable)

 

At the office, I will be using a Headroom Portable Desktop.

post #2 of 12

Something from the Denon line? Depending on how much you want to spend, anything from the 2000, 5000, or 7000 would be a good choice.

post #3 of 12

 

Quote:
Something from the Denon line? Depending on how much you want to spend, anything from the 2000, 5000, or 7000 would be a good choice.

5000 or up would be best.

post #4 of 12

Heya,

 

Budget would make this a lot easier...

 

Very best,

post #5 of 12

Fischer Audio FA003 is supposedly very neutral and comparable to HD600.

 

But then again I haven't heard much about them lately..were they just FOTM?

post #6 of 12

I have the Denon 2000's (mentioned earlier) and also a pair of Beyer DT150's. The DT150's sound very similar to the HD650 and leak virtually nothing. The Denon's leak quite badly (for a closed headphone). They are also not that similar in sound to either Sennheiser you mention. It took me ages to stumble across the DT150 but for the price they are a remarkable headphone. For reference, I have also the Senn HD25 and the Shure 840, but the Beyer DT150's are easily my favourite and sound signature very close to HD650.

post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by LikeMyHifi View Post

 The Denon's leak quite badly (for a closed headphone). They are also not that similar in sound to either Sennheiser you mention.



+1

 

The 5000's are quite a bit more tilted in the treble, and not nearly as fleshed out in the mid-range as the HD600's. A bit less depth front to back...probably a result of the more prominent highs. Also, what the Denon does to a well-recorded cymbal should be considered a criminal offense. It's this aspect that keeps them off my ears for the most part.  All in all, quite the different perspective from the two Senn's mentioned..

 

And yes, I currently own both.


Edited by cAsE sEnSiTiVe - 9/1/11 at 1:44pm
post #8 of 12

 

Quote:
The Denon's leak quite badly (for a closed headphone).

I should have tried some difference brand closed headphone before replied, my bad tnili.

post #9 of 12

I have/had the 650 and 600, and I use an M50 at work. not quite the same, but still very enjoyable

post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Budget would make this a lot easier...


Hi!

 

Tnili, with your permission, and to avoid opening a new thread, I subscribe to the same question.

 

I have not used other headphones than the HD650 for the last 5 years, and I need something to use at the office.

 

My requirements:

  • Closed, or semi-closed (I like to hear the fire alarmtongue.gif).
  • Discrete appearance, if possible.
  • Music: progressive rock (soft), blues and classical.
  • Amp: Practical Devices XM6.
  • Budget: around $200~250.

 

Thank You

post #11 of 12

I second the DT150 suggestion. Very thick, full bodied sound that reminds me somewhat of the HD600.

post #12 of 12

Now I am trying the Philips MDR-7509HD (from a studio old stock) and I find that they make weak recordings to sound weak. So, they are supposed to be good fidelity headphones dt880smile.png, but the sound is little bit dark, or lack of soundstage at low volumes. They only shine and open at high volume, and I do not like to listen music at high volume, specially with headphones

 

So, I will add another variable to my search: it has to soung good without piercing your ear tympani.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Pingfloid - 10/29/11 at 6:51pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Closed cans for a Sennheiser HD 600/650 fan