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What are some main differences between HD600s and HE-500s?

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by wooo headphones, Jan 13, 2012.
  1. wooo headphones
    Basically what the title says. I currently own HD600s and am interested in how the HE500s sound. HE4s would also be nice to know about. Maybe also in a more general way, what the difference is between "Sennheiser sound" and "HiFiMan sound"?
     
    Thanks
     
  2. lwd
    There is a big difference. I heard the HE500s a couple of days ago for the first time and liked them a lot. More open sounding, very natural, no 'veil'. I've owned HD600 and Stax gear for along time. To me HE500s blend the best of both worlds.
     
  3. Todd R Contributor
    I've owned HD 650's since 03 and the HE-500 are the first headphones I've found that I would rather listen to. Much more open, detailed, and deeper bass.
    Downside is the cost, comfort, and they really need a powerful amp. 
    Running mine with a Bottlehead SEX 2.1 which is doing the job nicely. 
     

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