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post #3076 of 3115
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This is going to turn into a Chevy vs Ford rivalry! Lol

Not on my part, I will just move on. Why so defensive.

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Not on my part, I will just move on. Why so defensive.

Not defensive just wary of getting into a pissing match over whom the better HP is. It's all subjective anyway.
post #3078 of 3115
I had both the 600s and Elear at same time. 600s never got used so I gave them to a friend. To my ears the Elears are significantly more dynamic, powerful and lively. I didn't find them to be remotely similar and while I thougjt the 600s sounded fantastic, I don't think they are close to the Elear in sound quality. Although the Elears are much easier to drive, they benefit from good clean power in the same way as the 600s. They open up, and extend as they scale to my amp. My Deckard made them sound great. My Wells Audio Milo turns them into something else all together.
post #3079 of 3115
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I had both the 600s and Elear at same time. 600s never got used so I gave them to a friend. To my ears the Elears are significantly more dynamic, powerful and lively. I didn't find them to be remotely similar and while I thougjt the 600s sounded fantastic, I don't think they are close to the Elear in sound quality. Although the Elears are much easier to drive, they benefit from good clean power in the same way as the 600s. They open up, and extend as they scale to my amp. My Deckard made them sound great. My Wells Audio Milo turns them into something else all together.

 

Deckard is my main amp and i also used them with the Elear. I would say the 650 is the closer comparison in terms of sound signature to the elear rather than the 600.

post #3080 of 3115

Please provide you comments on "Most Musical HP (Open) and IEM"

http://www.head-fi.org/t/840625/most-musical-hp-open-and-iem

Much appreciated

post #3081 of 3115

I have both the Elear and Senn. 600's. would not get rid of either. l just wish the Elear was as comfy has the 600s. I can wear my 600s all day long. I do find them both very musical and I prefer the Elear but choice is always good so the 600s will stay

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I have both the Elear and Senn. 600's. would not get rid of either. l just wish the Elear was as comfy has the 600s. I can wear my 600s all day long. I do find them both very musical and I prefer the Elear but choice is always good so the 600s will stay

I had both the Elear and 600s at the same time as well.  I had the opposite experience.  I hated the tight clamp of the 600 and found them to give me a headache over time.  I loved their sound, but the comfort was an issue for me.  

post #3083 of 3115
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I had both the Elear and 600s at the same time as well.  I had the opposite experience.  I hated the tight clamp of the 600 and found them to give me a headache over time.  I loved their sound, but the comfort was an issue for me.  

I'm with you. The HD 600/650 are tolerable at best. The Elear are very plush, microfibre, memory foam, super soft. The Senns are hard, not very ergonomic and feel like they are stuffed with a budget foam.
post #3084 of 3115
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I had both the Elear and 600s at the same time as well.  I had the opposite experience.  I hated the tight clamp of the 600 and found them to give me a headache over time.  I loved their sound, but the comfort was an issue for me.  

 

You can lessen the clamping force easily, there are videos online how to do it.

 

I also find HD650 much more comfortable than Elear.

post #3085 of 3115

The 650 is the only HP I've owned where I forget I have it on my noggin.

MDR-1R would be close behind. HE560 is better than LCD-2.2, but still a bit far behind the 650 in comfort.

post #3086 of 3115
Comfort is such an individual thing. I'm with the camp who think the 650 is the most comfortable headphone I've used. The Elear, not that comfy...
post #3087 of 3115

^ Doc, for me that is a deal-breaker (heavyweight HPs), no matter how ravenously great the SQ is.

My neck isn't what it used to be 10 yrs ago.

post #3088 of 3115
Comfort in the Elear didn't work for me either, heavy cans don't feel good for any length of time.
post #3089 of 3115
Agree, IMO people that thinks Elear is the most comfortable headphone they've ever put on their head need to try Sony Z1R and most importantly, MDR MA900
post #3090 of 3115

In my case, HD650 are uncomfortable as hell, I already bent the band and so on, but the pads are just rocks. Elears are heavy, that is true, however, I got used to that weight and the pads are waaay better. Comfort is different for each person.

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