That's insane the comfort of the 560 is lightyears beyond any other headphone. I've literally forgot they were on my head. Those ear pads destroy anything newer comfort wise, they are like two clouds resting on your head. I get they didn't fit you but comfort wise they're the best thing that's every been on my head. You are right about the cheapness of them though but 20 years ago they put little thought into it I guess.
Yea they're different flavors for sure 560 being far more detailed with the 650 throwing in lots of bass. I sold my 650's couple weeks ago I couldn't take listening to the lack of detail in them compared ot the 560's. Using Aune T1 dac into a crack, 5998 /tele in crack and orange globe ring getter in Aune.
"Yes there is a big sound difference between the 560 ovation and the 650. The 650 sounds richer and darker and warmer, but it lacks that shimmering lifelike realistic treble.
On the other hand, the 650 is easier on the ears.I love them both. I think I prefer the 650 for contemporary music and the ovation for jazz and classical and brass ensembles and string quartets."
Yep that's very accurate 650 is richer , darker and warmer lacking real lifelike treble. I don't know but with changing of the tubes I use the 560's are so close to lifelike perfection I don't ever want any other pair of headphones. They only lack sub bass on modern tracks. But everything else they are pure magic.
I had the 700 and 650's and I wanted to love them I figured they were newer better version of my 20+ year old 560's but I was wrong. The 650's are really good though the 700 I couldn't stand period. Everything bathed in treble mess. No matter what tubes I went to it was awful.
Edited by hdtv00 - 6/1/15 at 5:50pm