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Upgrade for Sennheiser HD 650 vs Vintage headphones

post #1 of 12
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I'm looking for an upgrade or matching sound quality to the Sennheiser HD 650 and was wondering if there are vintage headphones that can hold up against or be better than the 650s. For modern headphones I've been looking at the AH-D7000 modded, HD 800, etc..

post #2 of 12
A lot of people can swear that they like the older hd600 or hd540 better than hd650
post #3 of 12

Not what I would consider "vintage", but there are times I prefer my K701, K240s and RS1 over my HD650.  The 650 is a great headphone, but its not without its weaknesses.  For me its not really about whats "better", its more like... whats "preferable", given my mood and what I am listening to.


Edited by kramer5150 - 6/8/14 at 11:50am
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

I agree too but maybe I should have clarified it a bit more. I was wondering if there are any headphones from the 90's and earlier that can match/stand up against a modern headphones in the range of the HD650 as an example or if I'm wasting my time and should stick to modern headphones. I was more interested to see if anyone knew any information about vintage headphones that sound as desirable as high end modern headphones.

post #5 of 12

What RedBull said. If you haven't already, check out the 540 thread for example: http://www.head-fi.org/t/670255/wow-sennheiser-hd-540-reference-are-so-good/435#post_10619597

post #6 of 12
^ from what i read from the above thread (wow ... hd540 ...) it offers (subjectively) better timbre and clarity than hd650.
post #7 of 12
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Yeah I've been reading about the HD540 as well and is definitely something I need to get my hands on if I can find it.

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Yeah I've been reading about the HD540 as well and is definitely something I need to get my hands on if I can find it.

 

There's one for sale now: http://www.head-fi.org/t/723085/sennheiser-hd-540-reference-headphones-great-condition

post #9 of 12

i love my HD 650 / HD 600 no matter what i buy or try, I always end up listing to my favourite music with these cans on.

post #10 of 12
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There's one for sale now: http://www.head-fi.org/t/723085/sennheiser-hd-540-reference-headphones-great-condition


Thanks I'm considering buying these however I would prefer the Reference II or Gold so I'm still deciding.

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i love my HD 650 / HD 600 no matter what i buy or try, I always end up listing to my favourite music with these cans on.


I agree, I'm still planning on keeping my HD650 however those are my only main high end headphones and I want some variety.

post #11 of 12
Also consider some 30 yrs old Stax Lambda, they also sound fantastic according to a lot of people. I only have the modern sr-207 tho, and i like it so much.
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

Also consider some 30 yrs old Stax Lambda, they also sound fantastic according to a lot of people. I only have the modern sr-207 tho, and i like it so much.


Thanks, I'll look into it, see if I can get my hands on them.

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