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Apr 15, 2015 at 9:16 PM Post #4,936 of 7,420

nehcrow

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  yeah no the portapro can't outdo the SS-100
 
hell the HD600 can't outdo the SS-100
 
they all have somewhat similar tonal balances but the SS-100 is by far the most refined of the three; the HD600 sounds tizzy and harsh in comparison

Damn, HD600 harsh and tizzy? First I'm hearing of it
Sounds more like a downstream issue to me
I just can't do vintage headphones as they are always so compressed in soundstage from what I recall, maybe in the future I might revisit them
 
Apr 15, 2015 at 10:46 PM Post #4,939 of 7,420

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Senn HD800
Senn HD650
Audeze LCD 2.1
AKG K702
Denon AH-D2000
 
Apr 16, 2015 at 1:39 AM Post #4,942 of 7,420

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Sounds more like a downstream issue to me

because yes, it can't just be that the other headphone is better, it absolutely has to be that I didn't use the right source equipment. sure. okay.
 
Apr 16, 2015 at 3:59 AM Post #4,943 of 7,420

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  because yes, it can't just be that the other headphone is better, it absolutely has to be that I didn't use the right source equipment. sure. okay.

Reread what I said mate
Never questioned whether your Sansui or whatever was better, just questioning why you are hearing the HD600 as tizzy and harsh when I've never read that from a experienced audiophile. Sure somebody coming from bass-heavy, wooly sets of headphones straight to a neutral sig. might view the HD600 as harsh but somebody who has adjusted to neutrality... nope not buying it.
Guessing this is just another case of ****ting on a headphone because it's popular and well-regarded or a cry for people to hop on vintage headphones
 
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  because yes, it can't just be that the other headphone is better, it absolutely has to be that I didn't use the right source equipment. sure. okay.

Reread what I said mate
Never questioned whether your Sansui or whatever was better, just questioning why you are hearing the HD600 as tizzy and harsh when I've never read that from a experienced audiophile. 

I explicitly said that I heard it that way in comparison, not that it was that way on its own, sorry for the confusion but it seems you didn't read what I said either
 
Apr 16, 2015 at 4:18 PM Post #4,945 of 7,420

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I explicitly said that I heard it that way in comparison, not that it was that way on its own, sorry for the confusion but it seems you didn't read what I said either


The HD650 was supposed to round off the harsh edges of the 600 and sound more refined and musical overall with capability of producing higher amounts of resolution. I urge you to give it a try :)
 
Apr 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM Post #4,946 of 7,420

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I explicitly said that I heard it that way in comparison, not that it was that way on its own, sorry for the confusion but it seems you didn't read what I said either


The HD650 was supposed to round off the harsh edges of the 600 and sound more refined and musical overall with capability of producing higher amounts of resolution. I urge you to give it a try
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That's too modern for Takato *trololol* 
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Maybe try suggesting the HD540 instead 
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Apr 16, 2015 at 11:21 PM Post #4,947 of 7,420

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I explicitly said that I heard it that way in comparison, not that it was that way on its own, sorry for the confusion but it seems you didn't read what I said either


The HD650 was supposed to round off the harsh edges of the 600 and sound more refined and musical overall with capability of producing higher amounts of resolution. I urge you to give it a try
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That's too modern for Takato *trololol* 
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Maybe try suggesting the HD540 instead 
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actually I do want to try the HD650
 
the 540 doesnt interest me much, the 560 measures like a significantly brighter HD600 and I doubt lower models would be much different, but idk maybe
 
Apr 17, 2015 at 1:26 AM Post #4,948 of 7,420

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The HD650 was supposed to round off the harsh edges of the 600 and sound more refined and musical overall with capability of producing higher amounts of resolution. I urge you to give it a try
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Owning both the HD 650 and HD 600, I definitely find this the case. I like the HD 650 a good amount more than the HD 600. It is definitely smoother, higher resolution, and has better clarity to my ears.
 
Apr 17, 2015 at 3:58 AM Post #4,949 of 7,420

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actually I do want to try the HD650
 
the 540 doesnt interest me much, the 560 measures like a significantly brighter HD600 and I doubt lower models would be much different, but idk maybe

Yeah, honestly I wouldn't recommend the HD540 to anyone unless they had access to a bunch of pads to roll with them. 
Stock pads give a really incredible soundstage, but they're no fun since they totally lack bass impact. They sound quite good and balanced with hifiman pleathers though.
 
I've auditioned both HD600 and HD650; the 650 was my preferred headphone which made the 600 sound a touch lacklustre and less engaging. Not saying the 600 is bad, better have a 600 than nothing!
 
Apr 17, 2015 at 10:16 AM Post #4,950 of 7,420

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I really must try a 600 or 650 at some point.
 

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