Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread
Apr 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM Post #17,161 of 44,617

Solrighal

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Initially? They sound like big sharp spiky things, slowly emerging from the viscous syrup of bass. After a while, these blades are sharp, quick! Then it will envelop you.

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Apr 29, 2014 at 7:07 PM Post #17,162 of 44,617

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I just got the HD650's and I absolutely hate the cable. It is too long and very stiff. Also, the 1/4" plug means that I have to use the adapter for pretty much everything I have. Any recommendations for a decent replacement cable that doesnt cost as much as the headphones themselves? Thanks in advance..
 
Apr 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM Post #17,164 of 44,617

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I just got the HD650's and I absolutely hate the cable. It is too long and very stiff. Also, the 1/4" plug means that I have to use the adapter for pretty much everything I have. Any recommendations for a decent replacement cable that doesnt cost as much as the headphones themselves? Thanks in advance..

Just deal with it . 1st world problem. Otherwise spend some money. Or cut the cable in half and attach an 1/8 jack on and run in some moisturiser to soften the cable.
 
Apr 29, 2014 at 7:40 PM Post #17,165 of 44,617

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  I just got the HD650's and I absolutely hate the cable. It is too long and very stiff. Also, the 1/4" plug means that I have to use the adapter for pretty much everything I have. Any recommendations for a decent replacement cable that doesnt cost as much as the headphones themselves? Thanks in advance..

http://www.headfonia.com/sennheiser-hd-cables-comparison/
 
Apr 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM Post #17,168 of 44,617

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  I just got the HD650's and I absolutely hate the cable. It is too long and very stiff. Also, the 1/4" plug means that I have to use the adapter for pretty much everything I have. Any recommendations for a decent replacement cable that doesnt cost as much as the headphones themselves? Thanks in advance..

 
Not as much as the headphones....
 
http://www.btg-audio.com/webstore.htm#!/~/product/category=2609076&id=11546463
 
I've made several purchases from Brian, and I'm a very happy customer...
 
Apr 29, 2014 at 9:56 PM Post #17,169 of 44,617

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I don't really know honestly. The D1 was $220 and the headphones retail for $400-500 do I'd at least be willing to go up in that same range cost of $400-500.

 
Matt's selling that BottleHead Crack.  I bet that'd be perfect for you :).  It looks beautiful, too.
 
Apr 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM Post #17,171 of 44,617

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Matt's selling that BottleHead Crack.  I bet that'd be perfect for you :).  It looks beautiful, too.

 
Hah someone will give it a home before me I suppose. It took me 3 years to buy the HD650...it might take me another three to pair it with the amp it would love the most.
 
 
But I think partially the reason why I am so excited is because man....I remember when I first got into audio or at least saw a high end headphone online on amazon or something. This was maybe 8 years ago? I remember seeing it and back then the HD650 was lauded as quite possibly the best headphone in the world. It was a moniker you'd often hear associated with the can online. I remember imagining...what must that sound like? I wanted to hear it so bad...I wanted to see it so bad. Years later...I will finally have one. It's an actual dream come true for me and I can't be any happier about it.
 
Apr 30, 2014 at 1:31 AM Post #17,172 of 44,617

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Think of it as just as good of a deal as your HD650s :wink:.  I think the icing on the cake is it will be pre-assembled.  It's literally put itself together for you! 
 
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I just got the HD650's and I absolutely hate the cable. It is too long and very stiff. Also, the 1/4" plug means that I have to use the adapter for pretty much everything I have. Any recommendations for a decent replacement cable that doesnt cost as much as the headphones themselves? Thanks in advance..


Try Forza Audioworks. I couldn't be any happier with the cable, and it cost about 80€. They have cheaper options too, I think.
 
Apr 30, 2014 at 4:34 AM Post #17,174 of 44,617

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Try Forza Audioworks. I couldn't be any happier with the cable, and it cost about 80€. They have cheaper options too, I think.

Idd and solid build quality!
 
Apr 30, 2014 at 5:12 AM Post #17,175 of 44,617

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Just deal with it . 1st world problem. Otherwise spend some money. Or cut the cable in half and attach an 1/8 jack on and run in some moisturiser to soften the cable.


"Moisturiser", really? I'm not sure if that's a joke or not. Is there a specific variant to use? I'm looking for a smooth, warm sound.

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