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Originally Posted by Flognuts View Post

I have really been eyeing off the HE-500's, from all reports they are in a different league to the hd 650's?


I think the HE-500s or LCD-2 are going to be a good choice for you.  I think HE-500 is a greater departure from the HD650, so I may go with that.

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thank you

 

If your budget is lower than what these cost.  As mentioned before.  The AKG 65th Anniversaries are good as well.

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I also found that it depends on what you are driving the HD650's with.  I had them on a magni/modi and there was a 'towel' over them.  But I hooked them up to my Asgard 2/bifrost and the towel was gone...YMMV

 

I also do like (and own) the HE500's...get both...biggrin.gif

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I also found that it depends on what you are driving the HD650's with.  I had them on a magni/modi and there was a 'towel' over them.  But I hooked them up to my Asgard 2/bifrost and the towel was gone...YMMV

I also do like (and own) the HE500's...get both...biggrin.gif
I hope that's not true for me. Just ordered the MnM stack with the idea of trying out the HD650 as well.
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I have to say I read your review of both the HE-400 and HD600 and they along with others helped me decide to get both as I have the HE-400 now and the HD600 should be here tomorrow or Thursday.

 

I love the HE-400 and they do sound great with electronic music / EDM with great detail and clarity along with the soundstage and presentation and some of the best bass I've heard period.  The HD600 will be a nice change of pace HP because of its more laid back nature compared to the HE-400 so I'll be set for awhile and I'm so glad I switched from IEM's to HP's.

 

So thanks again as your reviews are quite helpful and I like the way you have them set also now I just need to figure out what HP I'm going to get next, maybe K 701 or I just need to save and get either the HE-500 or LCD-2.

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I have to say I read your review of both the HE-400 and HD600 and they along with others helped me decide to get both as I have the HE-400 now and the HD600 should be here tomorrow or Thursday.

I love the HE-400 and they do sound great with electronic music / EDM with great detail and clarity along with the soundstage and presentation and some of the best bass I've heard period.  The HD600 will be a nice change of pace HP because of its more laid back nature compared to the HE-400 so I'll be set for awhile and I'm so glad I switched from IEM's to HP's.

So thanks again as your reviews are quite helpful and I like the way you have them set also now I just need to figure out what HP I'm going to get next, maybe K 701 or I just need to save and get either the HE-500 or LCD-2.

Are HD600s more laid back than HE-400s? How about comparing to HE-500s? Please keep us posted. Thanks.
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Are HD600s more laid back than HE-400s? How about comparing to HE-500s? Please keep us posted. Thanks.

 

I've haven't heard the HD600 yet but from all the reviews I've read and people I've talked to say they're a more laid back headphone with softer treble that's detailed but not at all harsh or sibilant and the mids have a bit of color as well.  The HE-400 has a brighter treble but while I found it a bit much at first because I listen to mainly warm IEM's like the SM3 and BA200 but after a few days the highs sounded great and are very detailed.  The HE-400 over all has a lot of detail, as much as my e-Q5 that I compared them to to see how much detail they had.  Since I've been mainly bound to my house because of an injury I've been listening to the HE-400 about 6 to 8 hours a day so I have a very good feel for them now and they're worth every bit of the $400 they sale for imo which isn't the case with most of the IEM's I had, I always felt that most were priced higher than they should be.

 

I'll let you know how the HD600 sounds and how it compares to the HE-400.

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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post


I think the HE-500s or LCD-2 are going to be a good choice for you.  I think HE-500 is a greater departure from the HD650, so I may go with that.

I know that your choice between the 2 is the LCD 2 but in terms of overall use and comfort the HE 500. How far you think is LCD2 from HE500 in terms of sound quality?

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The he500 combines the warmth of hd600 with the brilliance of the he400 I have had both and Akg 702 also hd650
By far the best to my ears is the he500
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The HE-500 is the one I really want to get next but I'd rather find a nice used pair for around $550 give or take than spend $700 on a new pair.  My HE-400 I got used for $325 and they looked pretty much brand new when I got them.  I got the HD600 that should be here today or tomorrow for $310 new from AccessoryJack which is by far the cheapest I've seen them new.

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The HE-500 is the one I really want to get next but I'd rather find a nice used pair for around $550 give or take than spend $700 on a new pair.  My HE-400 I got used for $325 and they looked pretty much brand new when I got them.  I got the HD600 that should be here today or tomorrow for $310 new from AccessoryJack which is by far the cheapest I've seen them new.

 

There was an HE500 for $650 or so when last I looked on the used thread a few minutes ago.

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There have been bigger deals than that in the FS section, it's all about being patient.... popcorn.gif

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I picked mine up at Amazon in "like new" condition for $610.

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Selling mine..  

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There was an HE500 for $650 or so when last I looked on the used thread a few minutes ago.

 

I've seen some for around that and even around $600 and a bit lower but I'm not looking to get a pair now, I'm still waiting on my HD600's to arrive to go along with my HE-400.  I think those are a great combo that compliment each other very nicely because of the neutral laid back nature of the HD600 compared to the more energetic and lively sound of the HE-400.

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