Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread
Nov 1, 2010 at 8:41 PM Post #1,786 of 44,544

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Just curious..have any of you started with the HD-600 and upgraded to the HD-650 and preferred it over the HD-600?
 
I had the HD-650 in the past and never liked it. It could be that it was underpowered or that I didn't give it a fair chance. I did have the k701 and DT-990 though at the time.
A year later I gave the HD-600 a try and loved it. Now that I've upgraded it's cable and my amp, it's even better.
 
I especially love headphones for high quality vocals. Are the vocals even better on the HD-650 then the HD-600? I'm interested in the best female vocals I can find. Is there any huge difference between the two when it comes to vocals?
 
At this point i'm not sure if it would be worth upgrading my HD-600 to the HD-650, but it's tempting! The extra bass isn't enough for me to want to upgrade. I have heard the HD-650 has a bit more detail overall.
 
 
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Just curious..have any of you started with the HD-600 and upgraded to the HD-650 and preferred it over the HD-600?
 
I had the HD-650 in the past and never liked it. It could be that it was underpowered or that I didn't give it a fair chance. I did have the k701 and DT-990 though at the time.
A year later I gave the HD-600 a try and loved it. Now that I've upgraded it's cable and my amp, it's even better.
 
I especially love headphones for high quality vocals. Are the vocals even better on the HD-650 then the HD-600? I'm interested in the best female vocals I can find. Is there any huge difference between the two when it comes to vocals?
 
At this point i'm not sure if it would be worth upgrading my HD-600 to the HD-650, but it's tempting! The extra bass isn't enough for me to want to upgrade. I have heard the HD-650 has a bit more detail overall.
 



Some of us don't think that the HD600 to HD650 is an upgrade at all.
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Nov 2, 2010 at 6:23 AM Post #1,789 of 44,544

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I feel that the 600's are indeed better balanced overall than the 650's.
The 600's are slightly more grainy, have less bass, and may be slightly less refined than the 650's, but for overall balance, I personally prefer the 600's.
 
Nov 2, 2010 at 8:43 PM Post #1,790 of 44,544

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Just curious..have any of you started with the HD-600 and upgraded to the HD-650 and preferred it over the HD-600?
 
I had the HD-650 in the past and never liked it. It could be that it was underpowered or that I didn't give it a fair chance. I did have the k701 and DT-990 though at the time.
A year later I gave the HD-600 a try and loved it. Now that I've upgraded it's cable and my amp, it's even better.
 
I especially love headphones for high quality vocals. Are the vocals even better on the HD-650 then the HD-600? I'm interested in the best female vocals I can find. Is there any huge difference between the two when it comes to vocals?
 
At this point i'm not sure if it would be worth upgrading my HD-600 to the HD-650, but it's tempting! The extra bass isn't enough for me to want to upgrade. I have heard the HD-650 has a bit more detail overall.
 



HD650 is smoother and slightly wider soundstage, the bass is deeper, more laidback sound than HD600.  That's the good thing.
 
Now the bad thing is, HD650 bass tend to be boomy if you don't get the right amp, while HD600 is lean and tight-'er' by nature, vocal is also more forward in exchange to a slight, just a slight more grainy.
 
It's only a matter of taste, really.
 
Nov 2, 2010 at 9:02 PM Post #1,791 of 44,544

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I saw a young adult male at Back Bay Boston wearing a Sennheiser HD 650's driving it from his iPhone 4g with no amplifier. I was not appalled by his lack of power that the hungry 650's demand, but more at him bringing the 650s outside and using the 650s portably. How can you listen to any music without people standing next to you snickering at your "unique" taste in music? 
 
Nov 2, 2010 at 9:18 PM Post #1,792 of 44,544

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The vocals on the HD 650s sound absolutely amazing to me! No idea how they compare to the HD 600s though. I guess I'll have to try them one day to see if I wasted ~$75. 
 
It seems most people think the cheaper DT880s and HD 600s sound better than the DT990s and HD 650s.
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Somehow I find it hard to believe. . . 
 
Listening to them right now btw. 
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Nov 3, 2010 at 1:31 AM Post #1,793 of 44,544

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The vocals on the HD 650s sound absolutely amazing to me! No idea how they compare to the HD 600s though. I guess I'll have to try them one day to see if I wasted ~$75. 
 
It seems most people think the cheaper DT880s and HD 600s sound better than the DT990s and HD 650s.
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Somehow I find it hard to believe. . . 
 
Listening to them right now btw. 
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I just received the DT880/600's and I can tell you that they are NOT better than the HD650's. I prefer the HD650's sound, but the DT880's are A LOT more comfortable. Just my opinion of course...
 
Nov 3, 2010 at 6:44 PM Post #1,796 of 44,544

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I just got my HD650s in the mail today and for not having any time on them, they sound amazing. I'm upgrading from a pair of Bose OE headphones. Just waiting for my WA6 to come in and I'll be set. 
 

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