Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread
May 8, 2021 at 10:52 PM Post #21,436 of 21,516

jonathan c

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Visited the store today and can confirm this is the old marble finish. They told me they purchased the last batch from Sennheiser (of the old marble finish) - and i believe them

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I just purchased one online. I never thought that I would find the ‘marble’ headpiece. What style!
 
May 10, 2021 at 7:57 AM Post #21,439 of 21,516

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Yes I have one. It’s exactly the same cable as the stock HD650 cable but with a 4 pin xlr.
Thanks for the clarification as I wasn't sure of what that was until I saw your post.
 
May 10, 2021 at 7:59 AM Post #21,440 of 21,516

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Anyone uses the Sennheiser CH 650 S XLR cable?
Yes I have been using one as well. Wasn't sure what it was until I saw Donlin's description. I use it on all of the 600 family of phones and it works very well.
 
May 10, 2021 at 9:17 AM Post #21,441 of 21,516

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Just saw a new post on the measurement site where they measured and compared the HD600 and HD650 and basically said in terms of measurements and listening tests that there was no difference between the two. Seriously! You can't make this up! I hear very large differences between the two when A/Bing on the same equipment. Must all be in my head! SMH! 😏
 
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May 10, 2021 at 10:06 AM Post #21,444 of 21,516

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Thanks for the link. The hard core measurement guys definitely have a different way of looking at things. The two phones have always sounded similar but clearly different to me. Which one I like the best will change from day to day though.
Same here. Which one I prefer changes depending on really what I'm listening too. I tend to prefer the 600 for jazz and classical and the 6XX/650s for classic rock and metal.
 
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May 10, 2021 at 12:57 PM Post #21,446 of 21,516

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Finally showed up and I have been listening to the new Romanian HD600... It honestly sounds exactly as others have described it and how I assumed it would sound. I like it, different enough from the HD650 to keep, but I can definately see why many would say it is pointless to own both - as they are that similar... The HD600 sounds very "complete" in its sound signature, just in a slightly different way than the HD650.

Also, I heard a minor detail I have never heard before when listening to a few test songs... I can see why people would prefer to mix and master with these headphones - flat and non-fatiguing. It is a really sweet sound.
I agree 100%
 
May 10, 2021 at 3:08 PM Post #21,447 of 21,516

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I am sometimes a "measurement guy," but I did hear differences between HD-600 and HD-650. I had owned the former for several years, then sold it to a friend and bought the HD-650 when it first came out. I found the highs were lacking and the bass was muddy, so I sold them (on Head-Fi, I think) a few weeks later for about what I'd paid. Then I bought back the 600's from my friend, and I'm still happy with them despite the lack of deep bass.
 
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I am sometimes a "measurement guy," but I did hear differences between HD-600 and HD-650. I had owned the former for several years, then sold it to a friend and bought the HD-650 when it first came out. I found the highs were lacking and the bass was muddy, so I sold them (on Head-Fi, I think) a few weeks later for about what I'd paid. Then I bought back the 600's from my friend, and I'm still happy with them despite the lack of deep bass.
I'm not totally discounting measurements don't get me wrong. They do have their place. I just don't think they tell the whole story and there are many other factors that go into how something sounds. Just my opinion based on my experience. Everyone's mileage may vary of course.
 
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May 11, 2021 at 10:33 AM Post #21,450 of 21,516

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A product of sloppy methodology. It is well-known that pad wear can change in sound of the HD600, even quite a bit for well-worn pads: https://crinacle.com/2020/11/04/the-pad-wear-update-ranking-list-update/

The measurements from ASR didn't control for this variable, which may have led to faulty conclusions. Regardless, the HD600 is more alike than different from the HD650. From personal experience, the mid-bass bump on the HD6XX is pretty noticeable when compared to my HD600 (countertop), both sporting new replacement OEM pads.
 
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