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post #16 of 20

If they are the same price I would go for the HD650 as it has a more refined and detailed sound over the HD600.  If the HD600 is much cheaper go with it and save some cash.

post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 

What do you mean by versatile? I've tried the HD 650 and have really like the tight bass but I have not tried the HD 600 so even though it's timbre from wat ppl say should suit my taste better I can't really risk it before trying it out myself. I did not really like the T90 even though they said it was bright and all, but I still love my HD 558.

post #18 of 20
I meant it plays more genres well. The added bass on HD650 sometimes got in the way for me. I walked away respecting it, and I recommended it to a guy who enjoys it --my dad. But the greater neutrality of HD600 is more versatile for me. It can be hard to separate versatility from sound preferences.
post #19 of 20
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hmm interesting... I am rally tempted to get the HD 650 because of it's cheap price :P 

post #20 of 20

While I do think the HE500 has better sound for most music, the HD650s do somethings better. I liked female vocals like Feist better with the HD650s. Very natural and stirring. But if you want to pick out individual instruments and index your way through a complicated song, the HE500s are better.

 

That said, do think carefully on comfort.

 

My HE500s are heavy and comfortable, but only for a limited amount of time. After a while, they start too feel too heavy, too tight and too hot.

 

The HD650s are not physically fatiguing like this.

 

If I was buying again, I would weigh comfort more heavily... =]

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