- Jun 20, 2004
I get the sense of claustrophobia with them myself though not from the soundstage, more like it's a sound pressure issue, I found the HD 600(one of the most fatiguing headphones I've owned) much worse in this aspect. There are people who have issues with fatigue on the HD 650, I see it mentioned from time to time. You may be better off with something else if you get fatigue like that. Do you have anything else on the warmer and darker side like the HD 650? I actually had the same problem with the treble being shrill at times. The sound pressure issue was the bigger issue, leaner systems helped but never fixed the issue this led me to conclude the bass was the culprit. Both the HD 600 and HD 650 made my ears act really oddly and overly sensitive for months and I don't even listen that loud and only recently have my ears settled down.
All of this sounds kind of familiar. I also listen at low volumes and experience shrillness and fatigue.
Interesting that it's a sound pressure generated fatigue for you. The next time I get fatigue, I'll try to see if I'm having the same experience. HD650s are the darkest headphones I have, but my brighter cans don't seem to cause this kind of sensitivity to treble or fatigue at all.