Originally Posted by warrenpchi
I gotta say, I'm still not blown away. The music just doesn't come to life with the HD650. Bless it's little neodymium heart, it seems to want to, but just can't quite get there. If I had to sum it up in a word, that word would be meek.
Originally Posted by eke2k6
That's why I'm so glad fate gave me the 600. Most people who I've spoken to that have owned both, all seem to come away with the conclusion that the 650 is too dark to be practical for everything.
I listen to a good bit of rock, and a few other semi aggressive genres that require more present treble to be portrayed correctly.
Originally Posted by lee730
Did you give them lots of burn in. I hear they take several hundred hours to fully settle in. Plus as you had mentioned earlier the amp could play a big role on things. But the HD650s are colored. Mid centric with bass emphasis and treble roll off. But I was under the impression it has a rather big sound stage being an open back can? So I'm a bit baffled by your comments regarding the sound stage being small?
Originally Posted by Silent One
I had the HD600 in for over a month. Now have the HD650 for a few months but limited playtime. Based on my music library, amps/sources and listening prefs, I'd keep the latter.
That said, they're still not my tea but do have a place in my sessions.
I'm actually considering the HD600 based on what I've been reading and seeing in HeadRoom's graphs. I'll have to get in an audition first of course, but it looks like a promising option.
I haven't given this specific pair any burn-in at all. It's a loaner from someone who got it second-hand from someone else, so I presumed that there are quite a few miles on it as-is. Actually, now that I inspect it, it looks suspiciously new and free of wear and tear. Should I pink noise it for a hundred hours or so to see if that makes a difference? Keep in mind that it's not mine.
Oh, and I didn't mean to imply that the had a small soundstage. Rather, I was trying to describe how elements within that stage appear to be far more intimate with me. Sorry for the confusion there. Also, I should point out that the other full-size can that's getting my attention lately is a Q701.
I'm definitely witholding any/all judgment until I've heard it in an ideal pairing with an amp that has good synergy. It appears that I'll simply have to wait on this, as I don't know when the next meet (mini or otherwise) will come around. But I've got time and patience so it's alright.
Silent, what about it troubles you? Is it anything similar to what I've been trying to describe?