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Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by Levanter, Oct 8, 2017.
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  1. Mhog55
    How do these sound with somewhat poorly recorded late 70s rock-metal, and 80's hair bands, glam and metal? Am I better off sticking with my 58X for this? I'm close to pulling the trigger, but don't want to make a mistake.
  2. Ichos
    They don't make any favours but they don't throw it in your face.
  3. Mhog55
    I'm just concerned because they are a cleaner, clearer, more articulate headphone than the 58X, and that usually doesn't fair well with poorly recorded hard rock music.
  4. Ichos
    Well yes for that kind of music you may prefer the more euphonic 58x with it's slight elevated bass.
  5. Mhog55
    Yeah, that's kinda where I'm at. But, I want the 660s bad lol. Do you think I might be disappointed making the switch?
  6. Deftone
    That's what I use mine for because it's the only type of music I like and metal. You do hear the bad recordings of course with this headphone but it's still enjoyable just like listening to them on 650. I enjoy the sugar coating.
  7. Mhog55
    You use the 58X or 660s? If you say you find the 660s enjoyable with this type of music, I'm gonna grab one for sure.
  8. equalspeace
    Unless you own a HE500. Then you can have a planar that doesn’t sacrifice anything
    jaxz likes this.
  9. Ichos
    Can't you buy from somewhere with return rights?
    Let's say Amazon?
  10. Mhog55
    Definitely. I guess I can buy another 58X if I don't like it, though the longer I listen to the 58X, it doesn't strike me quite like it once did.
  11. Raketen
    If you hunt around Best Buy locations with Magnolia Rooms you might be able to find a demo.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2019
  12. Shareknow
    PSX_20191123_133835.jpg PSX_20191123_134317.jpg PSX_20191123_135351.jpg PSX_20191123_140741.jpg Finally got my Sennheiser 660S delivered by Amazon early in the morning. :)

    Had a short Demo.
    First reaction : Wow!!!!!!!! with a big smile on my face.

    You all were quite right, these are the ENDGAME.

    Totally happy with the purchase.

    Bass is adequate for my tastes.


    Sharing some pics.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2019
  13. Mike F
    Actually the HE500 was the planar magnetic I was thinking of when I made those comments, being the only one that I’ve had an extended listen to.......
    donlin likes this.
  14. claud W
    Any one here use the HD 660S with a DAP? iBasso 220, HiBy??????? was the 660S efficient enough or underpowered?
  15. Shareknow
    Using it with the FiiO M11 Pro. Its enough when used balanced with ample power to drive and enough headroom.
    kinkling likes this.
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