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Honestly, I wouldn't want to play music like this always.  My new TH-600s and HD650s want different gain and impedance settings, and I had to turn the M8 back and forth every time I switched cans.  It was more a statement complimenting this little baby from CEntrance, and how it has a lot of juice to throw at the end user...
How do the TH600 sound with it?
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How do the TH600 sound with it?

 

Its really, really early.  But I'm liking what I've heard so far.  Just don't consider them as "closed".  I'm sure I will have a balanced cable put on them eventually...

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Its really, really early.  But I'm liking what I've heard so far.  Just don't consider them as "closed".  I'm sure I will have a balanced cable put on them eventually...
Would you say that they work well as a second pair of headphones against the HD600 / HD650? I assume they leak sound from your comment as well.

Am I right in thinking the TH600 are fixed cable....so would you mod the whole cable or just change the connector?
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Would you say that they work well as a second pair of headphones against the HD600 / HD650? I assume they leak sound from your comment as well.

Am I right in thinking the TH600 are fixed cable....so would you mod the whole cable or just change the connector?

 

Well that is the $64 question.  So far, I'd say yes.  The HD600/650 have great mids, in my opinion. and female vocals really come to life with them.  Well, so far, the TH600s are showing that "V" shape I've read so much about.  The mids take a back seat to punchier bass, and treble with more sparkle.  I could see how some recording could come off with harsh sounding highs.  I was listening to Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" album, and the acoustic guitars and bass really came to life.  And since Eric's singing voice is so laid back, the treble strength of these phones made his voice pop a bit more then usual.  But I swear, I get the same amount of sound leak as my 650s and HF-2s.  I didn't expect that level of leakage...

 

With that said, I think these cans still have some breaking in to do, and there's more I want done to them.

 

The cable is fixed on the Fostex, but I believe they are cabled like the higher end Beyers, where all one would have to do is reterminate the end for a true balanced headphone.

 

However, I plan on sending these to Brian at BTG Audio (http://btg-audio.webs.com/) for the full treatment.  A new SPC cable, shorter, with the termination in mini 4 pin XLR.  I have adapter cables already for 4 pin XLR (for the M8), RSA (for my CLAS-db/RxMk3 B combo), 1/8", and 1/4"

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Well that is the $64 question.  So far, I'd say yes.  The HD600/650 have great mids, in my opinion. and female vocals really come to life with them.  Well, so far, the TH600s are showing that "V" shape I've read so much about.  The mids take a back seat to punchier bass, and treble with more sparkle.  I could see how some recording could come off with harsh sounding highs.  I was listening to Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" album, and the acoustic guitars and bass really came to life.  And since Eric's singing voice is so laid back, the treble strength of these phones made his voice pop a bit more then usual.  But I swear, I get the same amount of sound leak as my 650s and HF-2s.  I didn't expect that level of leakage...

With that said, I think these cans still have some breaking in to do, and there's more I want done to them.

The cable is fixed on the Fostex, but I believe they are cabled like the higher end Beyers, where all one would have to do is reterminate the end for a true balanced headphone.

However, I plan on sending these to Brian at BTG Audio (http://btg-audio.webs.com/) for the full treatment.  A new SPC cable, shorter, with the termination in mini 4 pin XLR.  I have adapter cables already for 4 pin XLR (for the M8), RSA (for my CLAS-db/RxMk3 B combo), 1/8", and 1/4"

I have the Sennheiser HD600 and would agree that they are brilliant with female vocals...I use mine via balanced with the HIFi M8 and the balanced output definitely takes them to the next level of clarity and detail.

I was looking to get a pair of closed back headphones to compliment the HD600, but ideally looking for something that doesn't leak that much sound (so maybe the TH600 don't meet that criteria).

Sounds like a nice project for the TH600 you have planned, will be interesting to hear what a difference the mods make to them.
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I'd look at the Alpha Dogs if isolation is a goal.  You can even order them with 4 pin XLR termination.  I've wanted to try them as well, ever since my attempt to get a pair of Thunderpants failed...

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