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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

your response is a bit snarkey, but I'll pretend it wasn't.  The crack is one of the best amps for the 650's.  Its performance depends on what tubes you put in.  Having said that, the 650 is not a sub bass monster anyway.

 

Cant wait to hear the new hifiman cans.

sorry you were just trying to help. I didnt mean it. I know its not a bass monster I wish it was. If they came out with a new SENNHEISER HD650 BLACK or something with better bass extenstion/control I would jump the Hifiman ship in one second.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/18/14 at 12:23pm
post #1877 of 3089
@Nimzerz I'll have a set of HE-500s to try on my S.E.X. either late this week or early next week. I'll share some impressions (also with Mainline)
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^ thanks man! I really appreciate it.
post #1879 of 3089
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sorry you were just trying to help. I didnt mean it. I know its not a bass monster I wish it was. If they came out with a new SENNHEISER HD650 BLACK or something with better bass extenstion/control I would jump the Hifiman ship in one second.

Now a sennheiser black, I would be way into that.   start working on it.

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Now a sennheiser black, I would be way into that.   start working on it.


How about calling it Sennheiser HD 650 DETOX... oh, wait...

post #1881 of 3089
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

no not really...thanks though

 

I have had he400, he500, lcd2, modded fostexs, and hd650 and I understand the subbass. To me  equing sub bass on the 650 SUCKS straws.

 

Basically wondering if the crack helps the 650 subbass and I knew I was wrong for asking it here so I tried to make it relative to the thread here but failed.  

The HD 650 is bass-boosted. Definitely not an accurate headphone. Even though it has more quantity, it's quality is still far short of the HE-400. The bass on the HE-400 responds extremely well to EQ, due to the nature of the orthodynamic technology. Goodluck trying to get the HE-400 to clip before your eardrums bleed. Orthos' bass is very fast and controlled, and with tons of dynamic range compared to dynamic drivers. Youtube "illegal bass test" and crank up the volume if you want to know what I mean.

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The HD 650 is bass-boosted. Definitely not an accurate headphone. Even though it has more quantity, it's quality is still far short of the HE-400. The bass on the HE-400 responds extremely well to EQ, due to the nature of the orthodynamic technology. Goodluck trying to get the HE-400 to clip before your eardrums bleed. Orthos' bass is very fast and controlled, and with tons of dynamic range compared to dynamic drivers. Youtube "illegal bass test" and crank up the volume if you want to know what I mean.

HE-6 does distorts there... But it has a bass roll-off so it's understandable... just sayin' :D

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Originally Posted by tigon_ridge View Post
 

The HD 650 is bass-boosted. Definitely not an accurate headphone. Even though it has more quantity, it's quality is still far short of the HE-400. The bass on the HE-400 responds extremely well to EQ, due to the nature of the orthodynamic technology. Goodluck trying to get the HE-400 to clip before your eardrums bleed. Orthos' bass is very fast and controlled, and with tons of dynamic range compared to dynamic drivers. Youtube "illegal bass test" and crank up the volume if you want to know what I mean.

:rolleyes:

post #1884 of 3089

I just can't wait for the reviews/impressions to come in.

 

I'd thought for a long time the LCD2 was going to be my next headphone, but if the he 560 can at least "compete" with the lcd2, I may go with the more comfortable 560.

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I'm exactly where you are too. I was so set on the LCD2... guess not haha

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Coming from T1s I was underwhelmed by LCD 2s, but I remember really enjoying HE-500s for the brief moments I tried them once.

I've picked up some 500s for posterity's sake and am eagerly awaiting the 560s for potentially a complementary flavour.
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I know these headphones haven't been released yet, but does anyone have any recommendations for a good desktop amp that might pair well and drive the HE-560 easily, preferably in the $200-500 range? Of course this would all just be conjecture but I thought I'd ask since news on the HE-560/400i has been slow as of late and I wanted to start searching for possible amps I could buy for it in the future. I currently just have an E12 that I thought would hold me over until I get a proper desktop amp.


Edited by akarise - 2/18/14 at 5:52pm
post #1888 of 3089
I'm in the camp that bought the 400s right before the announcement. Now the price has dropped slightly above what I paid for a used set. At least I'm not the guy who I bought them from whom had just purchased the 500s new.redface.gif
But in all seriousness for $300 any differences to the 500s mean little. The 400 is the best $300 you can spend on headphones in my opinion.
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I still think the Emotiva will work well with the new lineup. But who knows, it might be too much power at that point--however you can still add resistors so who cares.

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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

I still think the Emotiva will work well with the new lineup. But who knows, it might be too much power at that point--however you can still add resistors so who cares.

I think if someone has it it would do good but if these are alot more sensitive they wont have to sacrifice desk real estate. 

 

I would wait until I know the sensitivity and impedance first.

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