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post #16 of 40
Thread Starter 

I've order a Q Cable for my hd650...where are you Steve. I'm not much on cables making a big difference in the sound but I love the feel of the Q cable. 

post #17 of 40

Very nice review MattTCG. 

 

The more reviews I read on the HE-400 makes me think that's the way I should go, but my heart tells me I want the HE-500. I just wish there was somewhere local that had these so I could go listen instead of having to make a decision based on words. UGHHHH!!

 

I am more looking for something to "compliment" not "replace" the HD650. Something a little more "fun" sounding for those times when I just want to rock out. I am treble sensitive so I have to be cautious with not going over-board on the "fun" factor. 

post #18 of 40
Thread Starter 

The he400 will do this best. I would go with it for sure. I never found the he500 all that fun tbh. 

post #19 of 40
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I've order a Q Cable for my hd650...where are you Steve. I'm not much on cables making a big difference in the sound but I love the feel of the Q cable. 

I think you are a little crazy for spending that much on a cable, BUT I can understand it. It's completely unique, VERY handy, looks nice, and a long-term investment in amazing cans.

 

 


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Originally Posted by -Shadow- View Post

Very nice review MattTCG. 

 

The more reviews I read on the HE-400 makes me think that's the way I should go, but my heart tells me I want the HE-500. I just wish there was somewhere local that had these so I could go listen instead of having to make a decision based on words. UGHHHH!!

 

I am more looking for something to "compliment" not "replace" the HD650. Something a little more "fun" sounding for those times when I just want to rock out. I am treble sensitive so I have to be cautious with not going over-board on the "fun" factor. 

 

Yeah....try the 400's first and then you will forget about everything and just enjoy the music :P

post #20 of 40

Very good review, but Matt will be upgrading to LCD’s now….

 

I am using HD-650 for past two week and it sound sig is very intimating, it lacks subbass and packs treble in mid-range. But sweet mids is too good for vocals and now that my ears are used to HD650 mids....it refuses HE400, vice versa for Electro.

post #21 of 40

So guys, mainly for Heavy Metal and Hard Rock listening, and considering that I already own a powerfull tube amplifier (it can easily drive 600 Ohm Beyer's), which one of these would be the best for me? I'm a bit too sensible to harsh highs, btw...

post #22 of 40

Metal/Rock defintely the Hifiman

post #23 of 40
Very good review, many thanks smily_headphones1.gif

I'm thinking that for a second headphone, the HE-400 can be a very good candidate for me !
post #24 of 40

Great review, I am about pull the triger to the He 400

post #25 of 40
I have a Sennheiser HD-650 with upgraded Silver Plated OFC Cable.

It made me sell my AKG Q701 & Ultrasone HFI-2400.

Q701 sounded too narrow and focused too much on mid range, while the HFI-2400 sounded dark and concealed (due to that metal plate covering the speaker. S-Logic my bootyhole.

Nice review by the way. I'm looking for a HifiMan-HE500 to pair with my Sennheiser HD650 but can't find any under $699. Anyone know a place? rolleyes.gif

~ Tim
post #26 of 40
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

I have a Sennheiser HD-650 with upgraded Silver Plated OFC Cable.
It made me sell my AKG Q701 & Ultrasone HFI-2400.
Q701 sounded too narrow and focused too much on mid range, while the HFI-2400 sounded dark and concealed (due to that metal plate covering the speaker. S-Logic my bootyhole.
Nice review by the way. I'm looking for a HifiMan-HE500 to pair with my Sennheiser HD650 but can't find any under $699. Anyone know a place? rolleyes.gif
~ Tim

http://www.head-fi.org/t/639135/hifiman-he-5

 

:P

 

Great review/writeup btw!

post #27 of 40
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Originally Posted by Nirvana Woman View Post

http://www.head-fi.org/t/639135/hifiman-he-5

:P

Great review/writeup btw!

HE-500 > HE-5's.

I agree with Matt, the Sennheiser HD-650 are SPECTACULAR. What i always wanted in a headphone. However the treble might be a little too smooth for most people.
People have told me the HE-500 wins the HD-650 over nearly all sound aspects. The only things it doesn't win is in terms of weight and comfort.

Even David from "Battle Of The Flagships" Puts the HE-500 ahead of the HD-650 in terms of Sound Quality and Value.
However, i am not looking for a headphone to replace the HD-650. It is too comfortable and the smoothness puts me to sleep (good thing). Kind of like a mother singing her baby to sleep, i love that with the the Sennheiser HD-650. I have yet to find a more filling sound signature, than the HD-650

In My Opinion
HIFIMAN HE-500 for more treble hungry listeners + overall sound improvement
Sennhesier 650 for more smooth laid back with Grade A overall sound quality

~Tim smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by cssarrow - 12/2/12 at 11:02pm
post #28 of 40

IMO a well driven HD650 with a good amp and source will beat the HE500 in terms of soundstaging and micro details. Other than that HE500 wins biggrin.gif

post #29 of 40

Thanks for the review MattTCG, it was really informative.  However, I'm on the fence over buying one of these HP's and this review didn't make it any easier haha.

post #30 of 40

Great review.  It sounds like the Mad Dogs and HD650 would be in a dead heat regarding sound?
 

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