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Wow, it is easy to snap in drivers on the Senn HD600/650. May have to grab a 600 and get 650 drivers. Anyone know how much 2 650 drivers would be?

 

I am in no way suggesting you do this (because it is amoral not to mention illegal), but what I think/thought had been done to me was that someone bought an HD600 and an HD650, then swapped the drivers, then returned the HD650 immediately after, thus getting his money back for the HD650, whilst keeping the HD600 which would now have HD650 drivers in it. Then I would have bought the HD650 he returned with HD600 drivers in it.

 

In the UK it is now unwise to do this, because the HD600 actually costs more (off Amazon anyway) new than the HD650 costs new.

 

Anyway you definitely wouldn't buy HD600 and then buy HD650 drivers, because, obviously you are paying both for a headphone and the drivers of another headphone (which will not be cheap). After the swap, what are you going to do with the HD600 drivers?

I just keep switching them.. And how in any way is it illegal?

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Wow, it is easy to snap in drivers on the Senn HD600/650. May have to grab a 600 and get 650 drivers. Anyone know how much 2 650 drivers would be?

Two 650 drivers are around 80 bucks shipped from Sennheiser. I had one driver that I was cleaning a hair off of and slipped with tweezers .......I bought two because i read they are factory matched, but it had no difference in sound to the original driver, so now i have an extra just in case.

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Two 650 drivers are around 80 bucks shipped from Sennheiser. I had one driver that I was cleaning a hair off of and slipped with tweezers .......I bought two because i read they are factory matched, but it had no difference in sound to the original driver, so now i have an extra just in case.

 

Interesting. If they're factory matched when you buy 2 and they're only $80 shipped for both... I may need to try some 650 drivers in my 600s. :)

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I just keep switching them.. And how in any way is it illegal?

 

Hey, it would only be illegal if you sold an HD650 with HD600 drivers without mentioning the change in drivers on your ad - as it would be false advertising. Indeed, it would also be illegal if you sold an HD600 with HD650 drivers in it; even though the HD600 drivers may be cheaper than HD650 drivers, it would still be false advertising.

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I just keep switching them.. And how in any way is it illegal?

 

Hey, it would only be illegal if you sold an HD650 with HD600 drivers without mentioning the change in drivers on your ad - as it would be false advertising. Indeed, it would also be illegal if you sold an HD600 with HD650 drivers in it; even though the HD600 drivers may be cheaper than HD650 drivers, it would still be false advertising.

Oh, I see. No way relevant to what I was talking about..

post #51 of 52
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Just a thought - is it possible that some impressions on here about 'bass-light' HD650's could have been from people who bought used HD650's without knowing the seller had placed HD600 drivers in them?

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I doubt it has happened much, if ever. I just don't see the motivation for going into that much trouble and risking your reputation on head-fi just to save a few bucks on franken-650. The thing is, the HD650 might be slightly higher priced but its not better than the HD600, just different. If you were talking about a $2000 headphone and a $500 headphone then yeah I could see some people looking at that and saying hey I could build a $2000 headphone for $500 by buying both, swapping the drivers, and returning the expensive one. But when you're talking about headphones that are as closely priced (and performing) as the HD600 and HD650... that's a whole lot of trouble to go to just to save a few bucks and get a slight side-grade (not even necessarily an upgrade) in drivers. I doubt many, if anyone, are interested in bothering with that.

 

BTW, have you contacted Sennheiser to findout if there is some kind of inscription on the drivers that will tell you if they are 600 or 650 drivers? I'm sure there is some way to distinguish between them. You'll probably need to take them out to inspect them closely. I would get in touch with Senn and ask about it.

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