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djdube525
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« on: January 06, 2017, 11:27:32 AM »

I realize the HD6XX on Massdrop is supposed to be near identical to the HD650s at a $200 price tag, but who knows when those will come up again.


Amazon has the HD650s at $299 now which is a pretty good historically speaking acording to camelcamelcamel...



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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 08:12:38 AM »

Well based on this post I jumped on a pair of Sennheiser HD650 headphones and it has been quite the adventure. I got lucky and got the headphones below $299 a little after when this was posted.

It took me forever to get the sound dialed into my liking and hear the awesomeness from these headphones. This is the short of it.

1st there was the break in which took about 2.5 weeks. I found the sound was still lacking so I then jumped on the upgrade cable specifically for these headphones from Furutech. The sound still improved but was still sounding eh from my solid state headphone amp. Through some reading I found OTL headphone amps can make these headphones sing. I was able to secure an Antique Sound Lab OTL headphone amp but bass was too boomy. I was at a Guitar Center and bought the Groove Tubes EL84 tubes from Slovakia with normal distortion. Those tubes combined with a Raytheon 12AX7 NOS tube gave me music heaven. I'm not changing now.

If you score the Sennheiser HD 650s be patient. Getting them to sound good in your rig can take a bit. I'm happy I stuck through it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 12:15:42 PM »

Well based on this post I jumped on a pair of Sennheiser HD650 headphones and it has been quite the adventure. I got lucky and got the headphones below $299 a little after when this was posted.

Nice! Glad you were able to find an even better deal.

Admittedly, I haven't pulled the trigger on a new set of headphones. I'm suffering through a bit of analysis paralysis. I may just hold off until the next Can Jam at RMAF so I can sample a number of different HPs, and then I can zero in on something I've "kicked the tires" on a bit.
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