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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. thefitz

    Indeed... until you see the term in action, the harmless things it's usually applied to, and how seriously women take it. Then, a part of you dies.
  2. Bob A (SD)

    Apparently that "generation" or "congregation" of "wimmin" I can assuredly do without which is probably a given within my age group.  [​IMG]
  3. thefitz
    So you could have seen Zeppelin live AND you don't have to deal with stuff like this? uuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh there's some hard envy
  4. FLTWS
     +1 Ditto!
  5. Bob A (SD)

    Well heck, Woodstock was 4 years after I graduated high school in upstate NY!*  And yeah I attended my share of concerts both stateside and in the London area back in the day.  Many were formative acts that hadn't yet reached international fame.  Great stuff!
    An example of what I was able to see/hear:  Alexis Korner 7/18/72 in London's Battersea Park's open outdoor pavillian.  Maybe 200 of us in attendance.  Folks who jammed with him that day included two members of the Rolling Stones, etc.  Look up ol' Korner and see the list of greats who played with him over the years :)  (Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_Korner).  I still have the handbill from that event.  Lots of memorabilia here but unfortunately the underground clubs didn't issue any.
    * decided to throw caution to the wind and add this anecdote:  I ended up with two very attractive sisters with whom I celebrated my birthday on the shores of Lake Ontario instead of heading to Woodstock that week.  To this day I still believe I made the "right" choice.  Whoooeeeeee! Talk about memorable!  And at my age now it's GREAT to have such memories!  hahahahahahahahahaha
    wahsmoh, DavidA and thefitz like this.
  6. martinrajdl
    Hi my fellow HD600 lovers,
    I hope this is not a bad thread to ask, but I have one question about amplification. I currently run my HD600s with fiio E10 as a DAC and E09K as an amp. My biggest gripe with them, is that I don't think that they are detailed enough. Would upgrading my amp help with that ? If so, would something like magni 2 uber or Asgard 2 be good enough or should I look elsewhere? If so, where ?  
    This question is more like "what amps do you especially like with HD600s" and "How to get the best out of them" 
  7. RickB

    The Valhalla 2 is very detailed and goes well with the HD600 (or HD650). Better than the Asgard 2, IMO.
  8. Happytalk
    I know the Valhalla is a nice amp, however I have seen and read that it doesn't really have much of a "tube" sound. Is this true?
  9. RickB
    With the stock tubes, that is true. With some vintage tubes like Amperex the sound is warmer and more euphonic.
    The Vali 2 is also a good amp for HD600/HD650 and sounds better than the Asgard 2, but is not as detailed as the Valhalla 2.
  10. notfitforpublic
    x2 to RickB. I was a little disappointed in the The Valhalla when I first fired it up. A little tube rolling with some NOS Russian tubes and Amperex really brought out its tube nature. 
  11. martinrajdl
    Many thanks for the responses, but I still have a dumb question, tube amps are usually more detailed than solid state amps ? I always believed that it should be the other way around. 
  12. Karias
    It really depends on what you pay for them though. A high end tube amp would definitely be more resolving than, let's say, a cheap solid state. 

    Honestly speaking, that's a very controversial question, like the tube vs solid state debate. So if I were you I wouldn't ask "which type of amp (tube vs ss) is better?" but rather "which amp is better?"
  13. raybone0566
    I found the Valhalla2 to be a little to lean w/ paired with the 600. The little dot mk.iii was warmer and had that classic tube sound. But the mk.iii wasn't the most resolving amp. I'm currently using a Glenn otl with the 600,650 & 800's. Depends on ones budget though. These phones really shine with big otl amps such as the Zana Deux, stratus, and Glenn otls. I'd suggest auditioning gear if possible. image.jpg
  14. sikki-six
    Tubes tend to add distortion, maybe some of those amps are more euphonic in the end. They are not cleaner or more resolving. They might bring out the details more because of that tube-compression, but for some reason they are not used by the people who make the records. Their amps are very much SS.
  15. DeadHead57
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