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Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by windsor, Feb 6, 2011.
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  1. Midgetguy
    To be fair, when I first got them, I certainly did think "they're going for THAT look huh. Well that's a bit different", but I like it. When you think about it, not really a pattern you associate with the hobby, but still, it doesn't strike me as a blaringly loud look and it is unique haha.
  2. kman1211
    That was my experience with the HD 650 cable on the HD 600. I like to think the stock cable on some headphones is part of the tuning of the headphone, it's been the case with Sennheisers and Beyers at least in my experience. Always found it interesting the HD 600 cable was never changed to the HD 650 cable, seems on the new design they are keeping the old cable on the HD 600 even.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
  3. Midgetguy
    Complete with it being annoying to remove the stock cables. The way the connections are recessed and where the connectors turn into strain relief transitioning to cable made it hard be confident I wasn't damaging the cable when taking it out. I think when I took mine out, I was afraid I'd end up having it break just below the strain relief because it's hard to get a grip in the connector itself.
  4. Slim1970
    Just bought a set of HD600's with a Stefan Audio Art Equinox cable from another head-fier. This combo is not bad but I'm finding I enjoy them more with the Norne Vanquish balanced cable I use with my HD650's. So they do scale very with better gear like others have said. I listen to them out of my Cavalli Liquid Carbon 2.0 and warmish, detailed, solid state sound suits them well. But my friends Bottlehead Crack with Speedball might be even better. It's like that amp was specifically made for the HD600's. I consider these classics and worth owning even though I have higher end headphones. I still find the HD600/HD650's a joy to listen too!
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  5. dakanao
    I think that ''dullness'' is more a refinement on the sound due to higher quality/better shielding materials, as compared to the stock cable which sounds thinner, less controlled and brighter (I used to have a similar cable in thickness and looks like that of the HD 600, just shorter)
  6. RickB
    I think it comes down to preference. When I was attracted more to the way the HD650s sound, I preferred the HD650 cable on both headphones. As I get older and lose more high frequency hearing, I find myself preferring the brighter sound of the stock HD600 cable.
  7. dakanao
    Yeah definitely. Sometimes distortion is more preferred
  8. Strat1117
    I can’t honestly say with certainty that I’ve tried it on my 600’s. It did make an improvement in overall clarity and definition with my pre-modification 580’s.
  9. RickB
    I don't hear it as distortion. I hear it as stronger treble and upper mids. And the imaging is better, more 3D, with the HD600 cable. That is what I hear.
  10. blackdragon87
    I like the marbled look better as well
  11. Mightygrey
    Finally this means I'll be able to buy parts that will (nearly) match the colour scheme of my 580's - the headband cracked years ago, and I haven't managed to find any original replacement parts anywhere.
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  12. L8MDL
    I can't see the difference when I'm listening to them so it doesn't matter to me. It's the sound, man, the sound!
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  13. gefski
    Hated it. Then it grew on me too; hanging beside the 650 it has a bit more life and depth.
  14. CaptainFantastic
    I thought it was odd at first, but now I find it so distinctive and associate it with the great sound, that I am disappointed to see the change and hoping mine will last a long time.
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  15. bagwell359
    I love that look - brings me back to the fashions of the late 50's and early 60's - like that green marble look Stromberg-Carlson TV we had in the first half of the 60's. I do a lot of faux painting too, and doing marble gets great results.
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