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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 #46 of 139

Voted for the HD650

 

It seems I am the only one who find the HD650 little on the bass light and brighter side?

The HD650 doesn't sound dark or 'veiled" to me imho. The bass is really well controleld and the top is crystal clear.

 

I tested the HD600 in the shop once, and in comparisom it is a bit too bright/bass-light for me

post #47 of 139

The hd650 has done creditably well in this simple pool...

(given the "veil" bias against it, and the "neutrality"  of the hd600 in the forums, like forever.)

And my experience says the hd650 scales well too.

So dun let this pool stop u from buying/experimenting with the hd650.

 

 

and yes the HD650 is THE WINNER ...where is the statistician ???  :P

post #48 of 139

They're both winners! 

 

(its just that the HD600 is better :D)

post #49 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

The hd650 has done creditably well in this simple pool...

(given the "veil" bias against it, and the "neutrality"  of the hd600 in the forums, like forever.)

And my experience says the hd650 scales well too.

So dun let this pool stop u from buying/experimenting with the hd650.

 

 

and yes the HD650 is THE WINNER ...where is the statistician ???  :P

The statistician is out buying a pair of HD600's. :D

post #50 of 139
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

No reason to close the pole, IMO. New people will come by and new perspectives will be brought. There's already a fair amount of people who have voted. It raises good discussion, if you ask me.


Totally agree with this. If the op closes the poll he basically kills his own thread. Let it open and see where the discussion go. That would be far more interesting if you ask me.

post #51 of 139

Very interesting results! 55 total preferring the HD600s, 51 total preferring the HD650s, and 10 undecided at the time of this post.

 

Statistically, the difference is insignificant; people generally like these headphones equally. However, the few people more who voiced preference for the HD600s confirm what we've seen for quite a while now on Head-Fi, which is slightly more [vocal] preference to the 600s over the 650s. It looks like it's hard to go wrong with either purchase and it's a credit to the community that we have the people here who've experienced both that can describe them well enough for new buyers to go in "knowing" the difference.

 

Out of curiosity, are the HD600s and 650s still made or are they EOL? I'm pretty sure Sennheiser still has parts for repair/replacement...

post #52 of 139
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

The statistician is out buying a pair of HD600's. :D

It's not over yet! Looks like a last minute comeback :beyersmile: 

post #53 of 139

If I could, I'd change my vote from "can't decide" to either of the HD650 votes. Just had a week with another HD600, and I definitely prefer the HD650.

post #54 of 139
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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

It's not over yet! Looks like a last minute comeback :beyersmile: 

Not in the clearly better department.

post #55 of 139
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Not in the clearly better department.

True, I hope there ends up being a clear winner in the end though. Would be a shame to conduct a 2 week poll with 120+ voters ending in a draw :popcorn:

post #56 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

True, I hope there ends up being a clear winner in the end though. Would be a shame to conduct a 2 week poll with 120+ voters ending in a draw :popcorn:

What's so bad, either can is first rate.

post #57 of 139
Thread Starter 

Only a few hours left (closes midnight (GMT) 20 January).

post #58 of 139

The HD625, half HD650 (bass, middle) and half HD600 (mid/high, high) would be fine. 

post #59 of 139
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Originally Posted by K-Otar View Post
 

The HD625, half HD650 (bass, middle) and half HD600 (mid/high, high) would be fine. 

For all we know they're working on it back at the lab.

post #60 of 139

I am trying to choose which one I should go with. However, I'm not really clarified in terms of differences besides "live sounding(?)".

 

 

 

For my classical music taste:

 

Very rich sound (especially bass, but still overall)

 

NO dry sound (live acoustic)

 

Between bright and dark (but more towards to dark)

 

 

 

I really love listening to choir (Russian orthodox, etc) a lot..

 

Please help.

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