The forgotten sennheiser HD600s
Mar 15, 2006 at 1:06 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 72

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I dont see these cans getting much love under all hte hd650 threads, so I thought Id post a thread about them.

They are still by far my favorite sennheiser. Less veil, IMO a more natural sound IMO.
The one thing I dont like about them is the marble look, IMO a bit retro and tacky looking. Aside from that, I still prefer the hd600s as my reference cans over the 650s and 580s.

And "still" one of the best sounding cans Ive listened too.

the 580s dont get much listening from my sennheisers. the 600s are just more classier as a headphone. The build quality and feel of the 600s are just a different level altogether.
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 1:19 AM Post #2 of 72

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I agree, I like the 600s the most of the those three.
However I wouldn't mind the 650s if they were free!
When I listen to the 600s I think, oh gee.
These cans are really meant to please.
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 1:23 AM Post #3 of 72

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I miss mine
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Mar 15, 2006 at 1:25 AM Post #4 of 72

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I love love love mine.

Cant wait for that thorens TT though!!!!
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 1:26 AM Post #5 of 72

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jagorev
I miss mine
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For Shame! You got rid of one of the best headphones on the planet!
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I suggest you go post in the sellers remorse thread
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Mar 15, 2006 at 1:40 AM Post #6 of 72

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Just sold mine this week.
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Preferred it over the 650, but Ive decided to join team Grado. The RS-1 is just too tempting.
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Mar 15, 2006 at 1:41 AM Post #7 of 72

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Quote:

Originally Posted by RnB180
For Shame! You got rid of one of the best headphones on the planet!
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I suggest you go post in the sellers remorse thread
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Gah! I thought it'd be a nice easy sidegrade from the 600 to the 595...I wanted a more forward Sennheiser sound. The recessed treble was starting to bother me. Turns out, after I sold it, a new 595 is not in stock anywhere. At all.

Sigh.

So right now I'm getting the 501 to tide me over, since it's supposed to have good treble and upper midrange. And I'm waiting to re-upgrade until more stuff comes into stock. If I ordered now, I'd have to wait at least a month to get a K701, DT880, or HD595 (my three main options). And I can't go without a hi-end headphone for that long.

Big time seller's remorse here. I would have been better off in the meantime if I had stuck with the 600 and it's slight veil....it's an incredible headphone for the price.
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 1:42 AM Post #8 of 72

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Best of both worlds is the 580 enclosure with the 600 grills
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I'm getting lured by all the talk of the K701, even the DT880 a tiny bit, because IMHO the upper end sounds a tad grainy/rough- but there's just something to the fullness of the Senn sound I love. But because I'm getting lured by the other cans, I'm not sure if the 650 would be a smart move. Only way is to try
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Mar 15, 2006 at 1:55 AM Post #9 of 72

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mateo05
Best of both worlds is the 580 enclosure with the 600 grills
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I'm getting lured by all the talk of the K701, even the DT880 a tiny bit, because IMHO the upper end sounds a tad grainy/rough- but there's just something to the fullness of the Senn sound I love. But because I'm getting lured by the other cans, I'm not sure if the 650 would be a smart move. Only way is to try
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like that?
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the 580s still didnt sound too hot. But to be fair my 600s are modded up the kazoo. The headphones just have so much potential
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 2:19 AM Post #10 of 72

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I really like the neutrality of the 600s (vis-a-vis that of the 650s). I also really appreciate the cable rolling capacity of the 580/600/650 line.

-Angler
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Mar 15, 2006 at 2:37 AM Post #11 of 72

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There is still lots of 600 love here at Singlepower east.
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The 600 continues to sound best with the Singlepower mpx3's fitted with the 6bx7gt output tubes. The AKG K701 is neck and neck with the 600's though. The K701's seem to work best with the 5687 output tubes and the solid state GS-1. My opinion on whether I prefer the 600 or the 701 best changes almost daily.
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I thoroughly enjoy both so I have one of those fortunate win/ win situations.
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Mar 15, 2006 at 2:39 AM Post #12 of 72

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sacd lover
There is still lots of 600 love here at Singlepower east.
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The 600 continues to sound best with the Singlepower mpx3's fitted with the 6bx7gt output tubes. The AKG K701 is neck and neck with the 600's though. The K701's seem to work best with the 5687 output tubes and the solid state GS-1. My opinion on whether I prefer the 600 or the 701 best changes almost daily.
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I thoroughly enjoy both so I have one of those fortunate win/ win situations.
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nice to see the 600 love! The 650 seem a bit bloated IMO. Not as clear and neutral as the 600.
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 2:53 AM Post #13 of 72

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jagorev
Gah! I thought it'd be a nice easy sidegrade from the 600 to the 595...I wanted a more forward Sennheiser sound. The recessed treble was starting to bother me. Turns out, after I sold it, a new 595 is not in stock anywhere. At all.

Sigh.

So right now I'm getting the 501 to tide me over, since it's supposed to have good treble and upper midrange. And I'm waiting to re-upgrade until more stuff comes into stock. If I ordered now, I'd have to wait at least a month to get a K701, DT880, or HD595 (my three main options). And I can't go without a hi-end headphone for that long.

Big time seller's remorse here. I would have been better off in the meantime if I had stuck with the 600 and it's slight veil....it's an incredible headphone for the price.




LISTEN ALL, HERE'S THE T R U T H: never never never sell a phone until you have gotten the new one you're considering and have listened to them side by side? if all you have in the bank account is enough for a new pair of phones, you shouldn't be spending it!
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 2:55 AM Post #14 of 72

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