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post #136 of 146

Hey guys, I just wanted to add that I am now using a brand new HD 650 cable in my HD 560 Ovation II's, and there is a definite increase in the texture and detail of the sound from the original 20+ year old cable. I needed a replacement as the original cable was having shorts in the wire around the connector. Everything just sounds "enhanced" now,  I spent $22 on Amazon for it and I think it was $22 well spent.

 

Here's a link to the Amazon page -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028PGXRE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

post #137 of 146

Yea that's the same **** cheap ass cable the ebay user tried to tell me was a stock cable lol. That cable blows and actually nearly damaged the input on the right side because the pin stuck in it. I wouldn't buy that cable for $2.

 

As mentioned earlier in this thread changing the stock cable to cheap generic one alters the sound and isn't a good idea. I mean what $10 more you could've bought the original stock cable from Senn....


Edited by hdtv00 - 5/1/15 at 9:55pm
post #138 of 146
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Originally Posted by pkshan View Post
 

The best cable for HD560/580 is the original 560/580 cable.

 

DO NOT use HD600/650 cable or third party cable,

DO NOT use HD600/650 grill on the HD580!

 

they will destroy the timbre.lose the attractive,magical sound


This is the post I was referring.

 

I seriously think this sound this headphone and maybe the 580's he mentions is really where the veil thing came from , because now listening to 650's that's exactly how I'd now describe the newer headphones. The 700 doesn't have so much a veil actually that's it exactly, they do have a veil but it's complete opposite from 650, they have a treble veil to me. While the 650 has a mid/bass veil. While the 560 ovation II's have pure detail and lush natural pure joy sound.

 

You look back over year ago I said they were to harsh and lacked bass the 560's but I'd NEVER heard them with an amp. And when I switch between 650 and 560 the dial has to be turned up on my bottlehead crack by a good 25-30% to match level in sound. The 560's are just power hungry for real. That's why they always seemed to lack bass I think. The highs came into their own with the crack and nice tubes. I seriously would never trade this setup now for anything in the world. It's that good to my ears. It's musical as you can get I think so detailed and lush.

post #139 of 146
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Originally Posted by nicholascroth View Post
 

Hey guys, I just wanted to add that I am now using a brand new HD 650 cable in my HD 560 Ovation II's, and there is a definite increase in the texture and detail of the sound from the original 20+ year old cable. I needed a replacement as the original cable was having shorts in the wire around the connector. Everything just sounds "enhanced" now,  I spent $22 on Amazon for it and I think it was $22 well spent.

 

Here's a link to the Amazon page -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028PGXRE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


How did you connected the cable? The cable of the HD650 if fatter and don't fit the HD560II. What do you mean by enhanced?

 

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Originally Posted by hdtv00 View Post
 


This is the post I was referring.

 

I seriously think this sound this headphone and maybe the 580's he mentions is really where the veil thing came from , because now listening to 650's that's exactly how I'd now describe the newer headphones. The 700 doesn't have so much a veil actually that's it exactly, they do have a veil but it's complete opposite from 650, they have a treble veil to me. While the 650 has a mid/bass veil. While the 560 ovation II's have pure detail and lush natural pure joy sound.

 

 

@hdtv00 can you explain this part in a different way? I didn't understand what you meant.

 

 

Sometimes Vali doens't cut it...

 

 

edit: went back to the "old drivers" and it's a huge difference. These are much brighter...Much in your face but somehow seem better too. Now the Vali knob goes back to 12oclock. The other ones seems that  they are being old back and cant release their full potential. Im beginning to think that the old owner poured some kind of soda (when e receive them they were all gross with some sticky stuff on the cans) over the cans and the drivers are having difficulties to move. Is that a possibility? Is there any way of cleaning the white part of the driver?


Edited by the Ortherion - 5/4/15 at 4:14am
post #140 of 146

HD580 arrived.UHoh guys...I think i prefer the HD580. Ill listen a little more and update this post with a analysis coming from a sound noob =P

post #141 of 146

is it the German 580 not the newer one, because I read the new one sucks. But yea the 580 is supposed to be slightly better if it's the german one. I forget in which way or how sound wise. But ok fill us in.

post #142 of 146

Says Orherion:

"That's a good tip but i doubt that everyone has a Revox recorder at home =) But yes, some vintage amplifiers has some good headphone out. I don't have any so i need the amp."

 

I was thinking of buying one, if you don't have the money to purchase a dedicated headphone amp. You can get one for less than 200€ if you don't need a transport in perfect working order.

Problem is, this machine is awfully bulky...:(

post #143 of 146

"@hdtv00 can you explain this part in a different way? I didn't understand what you meant."

 

I mean I find these so clear and life like sounding that when I switch to my 650's they sound muffled. Maybe that's why for years people were saying Senn's have a veil. But now that time has went on, people who get them now don't know about the beauty of these headphones because they're 20 yrs old, so they have no reference to such killer detail and clarity. The 650's sound muddy compared to these things.


Edited by hdtv00 - 5/6/15 at 10:00pm
post #144 of 146
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Originally Posted by the Ortherion View Post
 


How did you connected the cable? The cable of the HD650 if fatter and don't fit the HD560II. What do you mean by enhanced?

 

The highs if these headphones were already fairly upfront for me, and sounded pretty clear. The new cable definitely cleared up the highs even more now, which I am fine with. In fact, I enjoy listening to the crystal clear highs even more now. The layering of those superb highs on top of meaty mids and sufficient but tight bass is simply amazing. Also, I didn't have any problem connecting the cable, I just plugged them in and they fit :P.

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Originally Posted by hdtv00 View Post
 

Yea that's the same **** cheap ass cable the ebay user tried to tell me was a stock cable lol. That cable blows and actually nearly damaged the input on the right side because the pin stuck in it. I wouldn't buy that cable for $2.

 

As mentioned earlier in this thread changing the stock cable to cheap generic one alters the sound and isn't a good idea. I mean what $10 more you could've bought the original stock cable from Senn....

Are you talking to me? If so, this cable came in the same sort of Sennheiser packaging that my earpads came in from Ireland and seems very high quality. 


Edited by nicholascroth - 5/8/15 at 9:56pm
post #145 of 146

I was also wondering if anyone on here knew where I could find a new headband for these. Mine is getting pretty flat.

post #146 of 146

I asked the same question a few weeks ago: it seems you either get a spare HD560 for pieces or make your own headstrap.

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