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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Neat idea to gather criticisms! beerchug.gif
I can't say I dislike them, but I do have some criticisms:
- The headband plastic is prone to cracking.
- They can be a little bit clampy out of the box.
- They have a tendency to make everything sound "good" (what I mean is, they smooth over things a bit much imho).
They're good headphones overall, but they're not perfect (no pair is); if I had to pick a headphone over them, with no price consideration, the ESP/950 would be it, if I had to pick something in their price range, then I would look at Grado or the Sony open-back cans (like SA5000 or F1).

Hi all,

 

I've had mine for about 15 years. Not a single crack.

As I like these cans won't say anything else about it :)

post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Slightly too much mid-bass and not enough treble. If these issues were corrected, it'd sound closer to neutral. There's a mod where you can reduce the bass of the HD-600 without screwing up the rest of the signature.

I do however like the HD-580 a lot. It fixes these issues for me despite using the same driver.

The HD-580 also sounds clearer to my ears. Yep, all due to that grill.

 

I actually find the HD-600 TOO warm. Yeah, i'm weird..

The first sentence is my impression of the hd580....stock with 650 cable. I would appreciate a tad more treble. Plus the soundstage never impressed me compared to other phones. Other than that, it's all good.

post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by xaval View Post

Hi all,

 

I've had mine for about 15 years. Not a single crack.

As I like these cans won't say anything else about it :)

 

I wonder if most of the quality issues with the headband cracks are from the newer batches (e.g. last 3 or 4 years)?  I do know my HD-580s are solid when it comes to the headband.  I don't foresee the possibility of it cracking or starting to anytime soon.

 

Now, since this is an "I don't like" thread, I did sleep on it a bit and I do have one thing that bothers me greatly about the HD-580 / 600 / 650 headphones from Sennheiser --- the COST of the replacement pads.  They are in the range of $45.00 + shipping.  Ouch !!

post #19 of 21

Worst news is that the "new" pads do more worse than good. Mine are still the original ones and a good wash has kept them just great along these years. "Now" they sell the same pads on the HD600 as they do for HD650. There's an old thread where this was briefly discussed and I wasn't the only one with this opinion that the old pads were better - well, even the drivers were changed a few years ago on the HD600. I know I'm keeping my oldies :)

post #20 of 21

It's interesting how the present-day Senn HD6X0's are more expensive, their accessories cost more, and they are questionably less durable, than the older productions. They are milkin' it real hard.

post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by lejaz View Post

The first sentence is my impression of the hd580....stock with 650 cable. I would appreciate a tad more treble. Plus the soundstage never impressed me compared to other phones. Other than that, it's all good.


I know you'll find this annoying, but I don't like the HD-650 cable on the HD-580 at all. It seems to bloat the bass a tad.

I don't know if it's due to thicker internal wiring or some capacitance differences.

 

You should try the stock HD-600 cable for a week and then the 650 cable for the 2nd week. It's quite interesting...I know they say "copper is copper".

 

The soundstage size of the 580 isn't very large IMO. The HD-600's is slightly larger though and that's a huge plus for some.

 

At times the 580's soundstage seems more like a semi-open headphone.

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