Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread
Jan 31, 2014 at 9:59 PM Post #15,617 of 46,499
   
Yeah, I didn't care for the Grado SR325i out of the Asgard 2 so much that I sold them.  Bright amp and bright headphones normally don't match too well; at least in my opinion.  However, I can't say that I miss the Grado's all that much.  The HD650 is so flexible, I haven't found anything that I don't enjoy on them.  This includes EDM, too.

I had the same feeling but then I went to a heaphone meet and tried out the Grado after not having them for a while and fell in love again :p it's complicated with me and Grados
 
Jan 31, 2014 at 10:03 PM Post #15,618 of 46,499
I'm just hoping I can go to this upcoming meet and not get that upgrade-itis itch.  I really hope I don't hear a headphone I just feel I have to have.  It's gonna be dangerous...
 
Jan 31, 2014 at 10:08 PM Post #15,619 of 46,499
  I had the same feeling but then I went to a heaphone meet and tried out the Grado after not having them for a while and fell in love again :p it's complicated with me and Grados

 
one "grado" i regretted selling is the MsPro...its so captivating, like i was transported out of body momentarily in some songs,  listening to this can.
 
Feb 1, 2014 at 1:01 AM Post #15,620 of 46,499
   
It depends you are talking about what kind of "Transient", Decay Transient or Attack Transient, the decay follows the attack though. 

 
ROFLMAO!  You think this is like a NASCAR or something...I think V8 Supercars are better!
 
Also, those CSD charts do not seem to tell me anything at all about what is going below 1 khz...what about Middle C?  Probably more than 70 percent (very likely much more) of the audio energy from music is below 1 khz.
 
Making general sweeping statements of a headphone with a CSD plot will inevitably lead to incorrect assumptions and conclusions...This has already occured.
 
Feb 1, 2014 at 4:54 AM Post #15,621 of 46,499
So, I finally decided to pull the trigger on these bad boys. Let the missus be mad for a while, I don't care. My body is ready. 
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Feb 1, 2014 at 8:10 AM Post #15,622 of 46,499
  So, I finally decided to pull the trigger on these bad boys. Let the missus be mad for a while, I don't care. My body is ready. 
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Just have her listen to her favorite song through them.  Problem solved....gratz btw!
 
Feb 1, 2014 at 8:56 AM Post #15,623 of 46,499
I must say that just reading about the synergy between the HD650 & BHC......this combo has slightly appeared on my radar.
 
Feb 1, 2014 at 9:38 AM Post #15,624 of 46,499
  So, I finally decided to pull the trigger on these bad boys. Let the missus be mad for a while, I don't care. My body is ready. 
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Better to ask for forgiveness, then permission.  That's what I always say...
 
...sorry gotta go, my wife has a honeydew list for me.
 
Feb 1, 2014 at 9:41 AM Post #15,625 of 46,499
  ah hd650 my first true high-end headphones, remember the first day i got em 5 years ago, music ! now after these 5 years together, and many other flagships, in terms of music enjoyment, they are always there to amaze and make me feel like the first time, once a flagship, always a flagship !
 
these must be the best 2nd hand can bargain, mine still looks like new ! ~more or less...  sound even better tho... mind you...
 
can't wait for my conductor to arrive, and plug them in, and yes take some photos too, love that contrast !

 
my hd650 was bought bnew 6mos ago...
on the other hand, am the 2nd owner of the ha-160...
spent too many hours reading reviews to replace my magni and finally came up with this classic yet awesome amp...
nice synergy these two!
 
Feb 1, 2014 at 1:56 PM Post #15,626 of 46,499
   
Just have her listen to her favorite song through them.  Problem solved....gratz btw!

 
So true...Whenever I let girls listen to my headphones...I always break it down between the HD650 and K701 - for research sake...they have all preferred the HD650 over the K701. 
 
Feb 1, 2014 at 3:20 PM Post #15,628 of 46,499
Ha! Well that's prolly why they all prefer the HD650...I did my job well to make them relaxed...high fives...second base here we go!
 
Feb 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM Post #15,629 of 46,499
This afternoon I've spent with the Crack and 650 with a nice 5998. 
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 I've heard lot's and lot's of high end hp's and gear. The ONLY time that I have been more jaw dropping impressed was at the Atlanta meet with the Stax 007 mkii on the blue Hawaii. 
 
Good grief boys this is some incredible schiit. 
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Feb 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM Post #15,630 of 46,499
  This afternoon I've spent with the Crack and 650 with a nice 5998. 
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 I've heard lot's and lot's of high end hp's and gear. The ONLY time that I have been more jaw dropping impressed was at the Atlanta meet with the Stax 007 mkii on the blue Hawaii. 
 
Good grief boys this is some incredible schiit. 
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Wow, that is saying something.....pretty dang impressive, I guess.
 

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