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Poll Results: In terms of sound quality which headphone do you like more?

Poll expired: Jan 20, 2014  
  • 24% (38)
    HD600 is clearly better
  • 17% (27)
    HD650 is clearly better
  • 21% (34)
    Depends what I'm listening to and/or the setup but on average I prefer the HD600
  • 25% (39)
    Depends on what I'm listening to and/or the setup but on average I prefer the HD650
  • 11% (18)
    Can't decide
156 Total Votes  
post #16 of 139

I like as little coloration in my music as possible. The HD 600 is clearly better. :beerchug:

post #17 of 139
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

You get a sales commision? :D

i used to sit near the percussion section once upon a time, with a piece of brass in my mouth..

gotten used to hearing MORE of the pounding bass...its a kind of enjoyment really, its not coloration to my ears.

so the hd600 ..though neutral, is too tame for me after awhile...i need that visceral pounding in the music, classicals n all.

post #18 of 139
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

i used to sit near the percussion section once upon a time, with a piece of brass in my mouth..

gotten used to hearing MORE of the pounding bass...its a kind of enjoyment really, its not coloration to my ears.

so the hd600 ..though neutral, is too tame for me after awhile...i need that visceral pounding in the music, classicals n all.

I know what you mean, you can't feel the bass using cans, which is why I all too often turn up the below 100 hz EQ.  I still prefer my HD600's to the HD650's and I compared them both very carefull on my own gear and music. If you really like bass, try some orthos. I have a pair of HE-500's and they have superb bass, they make the hair on my head bounce to the music. :basshead:

post #19 of 139

hehe...guess what, i am right now listening to a percussion piece on my HE-6..amazzzzzzing. 

:beerchug:

post #20 of 139

The HE-6 is indeed amazing.  Its the one thing i've heard, although briefly, that would unseat my HD600.  wish I could spend some quality time with it at home, but there aren't many out there to borrow. lol.

post #21 of 139
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

but once it sounds right, u want MORE BASS, and the hd600 doesnt have it..

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

so the hd600 ..though neutral, is too tame for me after awhile...

 

My sentiment as well.

 

I find the 600 definitely more attractive for genres like jazz and acoustic. The 650 the better rocker with it's added bass weight.

post #22 of 139

Supposedly from the HD650 Press Release:

"In their quest to develop even better dynamic headphones, Sennheiser consulted high-end specialists, sound engineers and trade journalists. They even consulted internet forums to complete the picture. This intensive research revealed an interesting fact: that listening habits have changed. Today, people prefer to “feel” the music rather than to analyze it. The result was the HD 650 – headphones that captivate the listener with the ultimate in lifelike reproduction, while still maintaining absolute precision."

 

So there are two camps - those who likes to analyze music (treble) and those who wants to "feel" the music (bass). As to saying either one is clearly better I would say.. Nope, it's the same headphone just tuned differently (see measurements). So what sets them apart in the end.. preference.

post #23 of 139
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Originally Posted by Deni5 View Post
 

Supposedly from the HD650 Press Release:

"In their quest to develop even better dynamic headphones, Sennheiser consulted high-end specialists, sound engineers and trade journalists. They even consulted internet forums to complete the picture. This intensive research revealed an interesting fact: that listening habits have changed. Today, people prefer to “feel” the music rather than to analyze it. The result was the HD 650 – headphones that captivate the listener with the ultimate in lifelike reproduction, while still maintaining absolute precision."

 

So there are two camps - those who likes to analyze music (treble) and those who wants to "feel" the music (bass). As to saying either one is clearly better I would say.. Nope, it's the same headphone just tuned differently (see measurements). So what sets them apart in the end.. preference.

Not the same headphone, first thing is that the drivers are different. The sensitivity is very different. Of course look inside....not the same either.


Edited by StanD - 1/8/14 at 11:09am
post #24 of 139
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Not the same headphone, first thing is that the drivers are different. The sensitivity is very different. Of course look inside....not the same either.

 

From Innerfidelity:

"When first introduced Sennheiser touted an aluminium voice coil and improved diaphragm material for the HD 650. Upon inspecting the current HD 650 and HD 600 driver and baffle plate assembly I found them to be very similar. The damping material appears to be a very similar metal mesh, but the HD 650 mesh looks slightly finer than the HD 600. The diaphragms look identical, but there are manufacturer markings on the material that are slightly different."

 

Note that we are talking about something that is supposed to be clearly better as in a huge difference and not virtually the same. I own HD-600 and HD-650 and I don't hear any huge "sound quality" difference between them (I'm not talking about sound signature).

post #25 of 139
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Originally Posted by Deni5 View Post
 

 

From Innerfidelity:

"When first introduced Sennheiser touted an aluminium voice coil and improved diaphragm material for the HD 650. Upon inspecting the current HD 650 and HD 600 driver and baffle plate assembly I found them to be very similar. The damping material appears to be a very similar metal mesh, but the HD 650 mesh looks slightly finer than the HD 600. The diaphragms look identical, but there are manufacturer markings on the material that are slightly different."

 

Note that we are talking about something that is supposed to be clearly better as in a huge difference and not virtually the same. I own HD-600 and HD-650 and I don't hear any huge "sound quality" difference between them (I'm not talking about sound signature).

 

Many of the opinions are just based on the ownership bias. 

post #26 of 139

McDonald's hamburger with onion or without onion? Which one is better?  I think the no-onion one has more natural taste and clearly better than the one with onion.  W.T....


Edited by pdrm360 - 1/8/14 at 12:34pm
post #27 of 139
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

McDonald's hamburger with onion or without onion? Which one is better?  I think the no-onion one has more natural taste and clearly better than the one with onion.  W.T....

 

Depends to my mood but on average I prefer the onion one.  :D

post #28 of 139
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

McDonald's hamburger with onion or without onion? Which one is better?  I think the no-onion one has more natural taste and clearly better than the one with onion.  W.T....

 

Why pay someone else to make a hamburger when you can DIY one at home and have it taste 100x better? I'll sell my hamburgers to anyone on the forum. Local pickup only.

post #29 of 139

lotsa blackpepper pls....watever is served :beerchug:

post #30 of 139

It's the 650 for me, I know the slight coloration puts some off but I have fallen in love with them. 


Edited by pjv1990 - 1/9/14 at 6:42pm
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