Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Hifiman HE-500 or Sennheiser HD 650
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hifiman HE-500 or Sennheiser HD 650 - Page 4

post #46 of 127

HD650 are very smooth sounding and good for things like acoustic music or vocals, also very good for films and games. They are not brilliant for electronic music or pretty much any music other than slow acoustic or vocal type music really because they are quite slow sounding and do not have any sub bass at all. They are good headphones but I would personally not say they are all rounders as they are only excellent with some genres and not amazing with others due to the slightly dull sound, if you want them to relax to classical music or watch films then they are awesome but for faster genres or electronic music they are not so good.

 

Have not actually heard the HE500 but I am pretty sure that they would be a big step up from the HD650 from what I have read in terms of speed, sub bass and exciting sounding. Also the HE500 are 2.5x the price of the HD650.


Edited by nicholars - 11/30/12 at 10:18pm
post #47 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

HD650 are very smooth sounding and good for things like acoustic music or vocals, also very good for films and games. They are not brilliant for electronic music or pretty much any music other than slow acoustic or vocal type music really because they are quite slow sounding and do not have any sub bass at all. They are good headphones but I would personally not say they are all rounders as they are only excellent with some genres and not amazing with others due to the slightly dull sound, if you want them to relax to classical music or watch films then they are awesome but for faster genres or electronic music they are not so good.

Have not actually heard the HE500 but I am pretty sure that they would be a big step up from the HD650 from what I have read in terms of speed, sub bass and exciting sounding. Also the HE500 are 3x the price of the HD650.

Sorry to correct u but the he500 is less then twice the price of the hd650..here in the netherland the hd650 goes for around 399 euros the he500 for 699 euros.. Still lots of euros difference biggrin.gif and u need a good amp for the he500..the hd650 is much easier to drive.

But. Imho opinion the he500 is a more complete headphone soundwise compared to the hd650 no matter what price difference
Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/30/12 at 5:03pm
post #48 of 127

Well in the UK the HD650 are £270 and the HIFIMAN HE-500 are £700...

 

So technically 2.6x the price in the UK.. I appologise for the mistake! I have corrected my original post!


Edited by nicholars - 11/30/12 at 10:18pm
post #49 of 127
Thread Starter 

I hear what Hifiman only good for jazz and classic, For R&B, Pop Rock better LCD 2. I most listen Vocal, Pop, Rock , R&B sometimes Electronic, Instrumental and jazz only Katie Melua. LCD 2 are not for my budged. Iam  looking for hifiman he500, LaFigaro 339, Schiit Bifrost but after same posts i dont know, becouse Ppls say this headphones for jazz and classic music i dont listen Classic, Jazz one singer very sometimes listen jazz... : (


Edited by Duper - 12/1/12 at 7:22am
post #50 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duper View Post

I hear what Hifiman only good for jazz and classic, For R&B, Pop Rock better LCD 2. I most listen Vocal, Pop, Rock , R&B sometimes Electronic, Instrumental and jazz only Katie Melua. LCD 2 are not for my budged. Iam  looking for hifiman he500, LaFigaro 339, Schiit Lyr but after same posts i dont know, becouse Ppls say this headphones for jazz and classic music i dont listen Classic, Jazz one singer very sometimes listen jazz... : (

I think you will be pleased with how the HE500 reproduce your type of music. I personally prefer them over the LCD2's for electronic music. They have a faster and brighter treble that suits pop music, plus they have more bass quantity. I prefer the LCD2's with acoustic Jazz, as they reproduce natural timbres better in a more controlled natural way imo.

post #51 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

I think you will be pleased with how the HE500 reproduce your type of music. I personally prefer them over the LCD2's for electronic music. They have a faster and brighter treble that suits pop music, plus they have more bass quantity. I prefer the LCD2's with acoustic Jazz, as they reproduce natural timbres better in a more controlled natural way imo.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duper View Post

I hear what Hifiman only good for jazz and classic, For R&B, Pop Rock better LCD 2. I most listen Vocal, Pop, Rock , R&B sometimes Electronic, Instrumental and jazz only Katie Melua. LCD 2 are not for my budged. Iam  looking for hifiman he500, LaFigaro 339, Schiit Bifrost but after same posts i dont know, becouse Ppls say this headphones for jazz and classic music i dont listen Classic, Jazz one singer very sometimes listen jazz... : (

 

 

I agree with LugBug.  You'll love them..

post #52 of 127

If the HD-650 are adequately amped, they'll give the HE-500 a run for the money.

post #53 of 127

Adequately amped, or fabulously amped? I owned 650s and now own HE-500 and I can't see that they're really in the same class with any amplification. Mind you, I'm not able to do an A/B, but if my memory hasn't totally disintegrated....

post #54 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

Adequately amped, or fabulously amped? I owned 650s and now own HE-500 and I can't see that they're really in the same class with any amplification. Mind you, I'm not able to do an A/B, but if my memory hasn't totally disintegrated....

 

 

In whos' favor?

 

popcorn.gif

post #55 of 127

Now, now, don't be naughty.  tongue.gif

post #56 of 127

Have both the HE500 and HD650 and run through the Audio GD Phoenix(both balanced),I must say the Hifiman is a clear winner.Can't stand bright headphones and always loved the HD650 but HE500 treble is super shiny without being sharp...just beautiful.

Also,they are not as easy to drive as most people think(having tried them with quite a few amps and they do sound ok out of an i pod but no comparison to a decent amplifier)and you need to turn the volume up a bit.

Aside from this,right now I am enjoying  Grado HF2 which is powerful in sound and smooth in mids and treble(tamed by a tube dac)!
 

post #57 of 127

I even love the HE-500 more than my LCD2... They are one of my all time favorite headphones. Clean, Clear, strong bass and BEST vocal, better than LCD2 imo. However I sold them cuz I like the look of LCD2 better lol

post #58 of 127

I currently own both, and think the both have there strengths and weaknesses. I am very happy to own both. 

post #59 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post

I even love the HE-500 more than my LCD2... They are one of my all time favorite headphones. Clean, Clear, strong bass and BEST vocal, better than LCD2 imo. However I sold them cuz I like the look of LCD2 better lol

That's weak man... REAL WEAK! lol

 

With my amps, the HD650 could not compete with the HE-500.  I personally don't like A/Bing gear, as I generally always think the first setup listened to during that listening session is the better pair of headphones, given both headphones have an enjoyable sound signature to me.  I guess my ears just become seduced to that sound signature for that listening session.  I can say though, that I enjoyed HE-500 listening sessions more than HD650 listening sessions =)

post #60 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post

I even love the HE-500 more than my LCD2... They are one of my all time favorite headphones. Clean, Clear, strong bass and BEST vocal, better than LCD2 imo. However I sold them cuz I like the look of LCD2 better lol

 

1000

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Hifiman HE-500 or Sennheiser HD 650