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Music Sennheiser HD650... Nothing will ever be the same.

Discussion in 'General' started by Zinfandel, 17 Sep 2012.

  1. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    So I tried some of these at Scan today. And now I can't listen to any music ever because it will never sound that good again.

    Basically, this thread is trying to get you to convince me to buy them, because otherwise I can't spend £265 on headphones...

    Tell me I should buy them.
     
  2. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Do it. Dooooooo iiiiiiit. Doooooooooooooooooooo iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttt!!!!!
     
  3. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I wouldn't ever be without mine. They're like my baby :D
     
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  4. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    The HD650's are great sounding cans if you can withstand the clamping force. I couldn't, and ended up spending £600 on some Beyerdynamic T1's, which quickly lead to spending another £700 on a Violectric V200 amp, then £200 on some Denon D5000's. If you do decide to get the 650's, I can assure you they will just be the start of your obsession :D
     
  5. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    One thing which is perfect in higher end Sennheisers (read 80€ and higher) is the material of ear cushions... I can use HD555 all day, but HD201 is pain on my ears after a hour or two.

    And if you like them, buy them unless lower priced Sennheisers will do it for you as well :D.
     
  6. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Try the HD600 or some used HD580s if you want to maybe save some money with a similar sound signature
     
  7. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    I have a set of hd600's and they are the dogs........ the 650's are slightly more refined but cost a lot more.

    Although I do run them off a Creek OBH-21SE.

    Sent on my CM10 JB powered i9100 by TapaTalk 2
     
  8. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    The thing is, it was off of my phone as well... So I can't even begin to imagine just how good they must sounds from something with a reasonable output...

    Urgh, I am really struggling to justify dropping that much on some cans though...

    What about the 558s? Less than half price, a far more palatable amount to spend... I'll probably just spend all my time sulking thought because they're not the 650s :(.
     
  9. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    The HD600s actually have a quite different sound signature that is more neutral than the HD650's. If you want the more warm, bassy sound of the 650's on a budget I would recommend something more like the Goldring DR150's.
     
  10. bagman

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    I was the same when I listened to the Grado sr225.
     
  11. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I personally could never go back to headphones ever again. Even on my PC I use earphones because my head is way too big and my ears always get crushed


    klipsch image s4i <3

    I can wear them all day and just not feel them at all


    The sound is obviously not nearly as good, but I'm not an audiophile so I don't mind :)
     
  12. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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  13. Hopper

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    I have had my Sennheiser HD 650's for nearly 10 years. Yes they are look very tired but they still sound just as good as they did on day one.

    Yes mine have had a couple of new parts (replacement cable & ear cover cushions) but there are lots of places selling spare parts. They were mighty expensive but having them nearly 10 years justifies the price tag
     
  14. TheCherub

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    I know they come up on a forum I frequent semi frequently second hand, normally for about the £150 mark...
     
  15. alecamused

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    If you find can's you really like, buy em - you won't regret it. You'd buy 2 or 3 cheaper pairs otherwise, you would have spent the same for something you know isn't what you wanted and might even buy them after all.
    Do yourself a favour tough, once you decide on a model, stop looking around for alternatives - you will always find better (as in more expensive) ones you'll want to have.
    And get a headphone amp. :)
     
  16. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I bought the top of the line Seinnheiser ($200) and wasn't impressed. My Corsiar HS1A's are definitely the best I've ever heard. They were always for gaming, but lately I like using them for music too
     
  17. TheCherub

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    $200 is way short of top-of the line for Sennheiser. The HD800s are about £1000 ($1600) and they also did a set with a dedicated headphone amp that were if memory serves about $14,000
     
  18. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    What a waste
     
  19. TheCherub

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    Have you heard them?
     
  20. CarlT2001

    CarlT2001 New Member

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    I have always wanted some open backs, but worry about sound leakage. Is it quite noticeable, even at lower volumes?
     

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