Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread
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Nice setup. The 600 is the technically superior phone. Having said that I listen to the 58X much more often. It's just more fun to my ears and listening preferences. So for fun listening I prefer the 58X. If you are looking more for technical or critical listening the 600, 650/6XX, or 660s are all better options.

If you plan on bringing an otl tube amp into the mix, the 600 excels. I like having both (well actually all 4 lol!) depending on mood and equipment. If you are curious about the 600 it's definitely worth trying. For many people it's their endgame phone.
 
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Nice setup. The 600 is the technically superior phone. Having said that I listen to the 58X much more often. It's just more fun to my ears and listening preferences. So for fun listening I prefer the 58X. If you are looking more for technical or critical listening the 600, 650/6XX, or 660s are all better options.

If you plan on bringing an otl tube amp into the mix, the 600 excels. I like having both (well actually all 4 lol!) depending on mood and equipment. If you are curious about the 600 it's definitely worth trying. For many people it's their endgame phone.
Ohhhh, thank you very much for the info. Glad to hear that you prefer the 58X even with all those other ones! I'll definitely have to grab the 600 at one point to try out then, am curious about it XD
For future reference, do you know if the same case that I use for the 58X will fit the 600?
 
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Ohhhh, thank you very much for the info. Glad to hear that you prefer the 58X even with all those other ones! I'll definitely have to grab the 600 at one point to try out then, am curious about it XD
For future reference, do you know if the same case that I use for the 58X will fit the 600?
No problem! It sure will (ok let me caveat that to it should without knowing the exact case your using). I run my 58Xs in the office most the time and I use the case I bought for the 600 to throw it in my laptop backpack. Works perfectly.
 
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I took a gamble on a few hard cases for the Astro A40 headset, they were on EBay for 99 cents. I bought 3, and they fit the HD600/650/58x perfectly with enough room for the cable too!
 
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I took a gamble on a few hard cases for the Astro A40 headset, they were on EBay for 99 cents. I bought 3, and they fit the HD600/650/58x perfectly with enough room for the cable too!
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So I just ordered it... Saw sweetwater had an instant 50 bonus bucks deal when signing up with their credit card so that lowered the price to $277 after tax so I had to jump on it lol. Can't wait to get it!

I have 2 more questions:
1) Do these use the same cables as the 58x? I have a harts audio cable that I use for those and I prefer it over the original cable for the weight/size.
2) These are my first 300 ohms headphones, should I be using these in low gain or high gain?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Congrats!

1. Your Hart Audio cable will work just fine on the 600.
2. Use high gain. It's been my experience the 600s are the hardest to drive in the 600 family.
 
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Have had it for about 2 weeks and love this! I do get what you mean now on the 58x is more fun, definitely notice the sub-bass difference. I do like hearing more stuff on the 600 as well, now I see why people have so many different headphones lol.

Got a few more questions:
1) How long will the earpads last before I should replace them if I'm using these for many hours everyday?
2) Do the earpad replacements come with an inner foam replacement as well? Mines has a really small tear (on the inner foam) where you push the disc in to lock the earpads, so afaik thankfully the disc is blocking it off from my ear reaching it but would be nice to replace when I eventually replace earpads down the line.

Thanks in advance!
 
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2) Do the earpad replacements come with an inner foam replacement as well? Mines has a really small tear (on the inner foam) where you push the disc in to lock the earpads, so afaik thankfully the disc is blocking it off from my ear reaching it but would be nice to replace eventually replace earpads.

Historically yes, but Sennheiser recently changed the pads' manufacturing and I don't know if the packaging is exactly the same or not in that regard. In case you only want to buy the foam : https://www.thomann.de/gb/sennheiser_hd600_650_foam_net_pad.htm
 
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Historically yes, but Sennheiser recently changed the pads' manufacturing and I don't know if the packaging is exactly the same or not in that regard. In case you only want to buy the foam : https://www.thomann.de/gb/sennheiser_hd600_650_foam_net_pad.htm
Unfortunately it says "We are quite disappointed with Sennheiser for preventing us from shipping to your country of choice. Please consider products of a different manufacturer or switch to another delivery country." when I tried to pick the US option, thanks though.
 
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Unfortunately it says "We are quite disappointed with Sennheiser for preventing us from shipping to your country of choice. Please consider products of a different manufacturer or switch to another delivery country." when I tried to pick the US option, thanks though.
Plenty available cheap on ebay.
 
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Unfortunately it says "We are quite disappointed with Sennheiser for preventing us from shipping to your country of choice. Please consider products of a different manufacturer or switch to another delivery country." when I tried to pick the US option, thanks though.

Oh that's annoying :/. Too bad as Thomann's is the real SKU from Sennheiser, not a copy / knock off.
 
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Back to matching an amp with the HD-600. It's not just the wpc at 300 ohms, it's how it deals with dynamics and sound stage.

My Ragnarok 1 which is a beast has 3x the wpc at 300 ohms than the OTL amp: Bottlehead Crack. My crack is much more musical, even suave then the Rag (600 only). Yes the BHC has more THD. But the Rag/600 doesn't have the sound stage, dynamics, or such a pleasant treble. My Rag drives all my other cans, and is good enough to drive a Susvara or a Raal - or a Maggie .7i.
 
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