HD6XX: Flat with a slight emphasis on mid-highs, and a slight emphasis on the entire low spectrum. To group-buy specially labelled headphones? Fiio q1 would be for use with the Sony's, not sure if it would have enough power to drive the 300-Ohm HD600/HD650. The large open ear cups have a suede-like finish on the padding that gives these headphones a premium appeal. Has another company manage to do the same? But the comment you replied to was saying Massdrop was instrumental in specifically boosting sales of HD650/6XX (in terms of numbers) that Sennheiser wouldn't have been able to do without Massdrop. The Massdrop HD6XX is a hugely popular twist on the Sennheiser HD650 variant headphone and a partnership between Drop and Sennheiser. [–]oratory1990acoustic engineer 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). As for the HD6XX, the cost to ship to Singapore is a little prohibitive, but if you have contacts who can bring it in, then it is definitely the best value option to own a brand new Sennheiser HD600 series. (C) 2020 Chester Tan. Disclaimer: The Massdrop HD6XX sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. I love my 6XX headphones and when I’m ready to upgrade in the future, or get another headphone product (maybe Bluetooth), I’ll likely buy a Sennheiser product. But people familiar with the old HD650 signature might need adjusting to the new headphones. I won't post 120Hz since both look similar. Or think of the silver version of the Audeze iSine10, which is exclusively sold through Apple Stores. The X2 treble is bright, but not as resolving (i.e. While I enjoy the latter, I find the HD650 a fantastic value and lower maintenance cost (cheap replacement ear cushion and cables). The 650 and 6xx have been confirmed to be sonically identical with various reliable sources including Sennheiser who have confirmed this. [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child). The real question isn't comparing the new hd6xx vs the 15 year old hd600, but the new hd6xx vs the latest hd600/650. They are the same headphone. You have to remember just because the first number is a 5, it’s not a 500 series headphone. - My thoughts. What the headphones need is a capable amplifier to drive the 300 ohm so that the musical reproduction can be better presented. It is a high-end headphone with a fix at less kind of deal and has an impressive design. You are also encouraged to check the menu at the top of the screen, containing links for further learning, past discussions, and to a number of audio-friendly subreddits. Hitta deals från 25 butiker och läs omdömen på Prisjakt. In short: The HD6XX is much cheaper because Sennheiser actively decided to flood that price segment with a "more expensive" headphone. Dont have 6XX but what Im gathered it just has a different paintjob than original, which is propably not a big deal as the paint is almost completely chipped away from my originals after 8 years of heavy use. It comes from the exact same factory in Ireland, from the same assembly lines, assembled by the same people as the "original". I don't think that Sennheiser would've sold as many 650s (6XXs) in the past 2 years without Massdrop. Asking as a novice to massdrop and headphones. Your linked comment from the other thread was an eye opener. The Fidelio X2 I previously owned is an semi-open back headphones, meaning it offers some isolation but the audio leaks from the earcups. So it’s kind of an odd duck but still feels like a member of the family. The HD650 has been in production for a long time and is basically "paid off" (cost of research and development has been covered by sales), which means that Sennheiser could probably even sell them at <50 € (material cost only) and still make a profit, if they wanted to. Sennheiser HD598 vs HD650: "is it worth it?" The glossy titan-grey colour plastic sets it apart from the other 2. I like the HD660S sound thanks to its heightened treble tuning. Could be the build quality overall has changed or perhaps the build on the hd6xx is a bit cheaper than the latest hd600/650 models. All Rights Reserved. Some thoughts on the new Moondrop B2: Dusk. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. I see the HD6XX advertised on Massdrop and it gets good reviews. A lot of questions have already been answered in the past, often comprehensively. Please sign up to receive new article notifications. The bass lacks the pumping intensity but therein lies the musicality without overpowering. Sure its business and all but heritage and reputation is above all. With the HD650 it seems like there is more going on in the music, however. Jämför priser på Sennheiser HD 650. Don't over-estimate the influence that Massdrop has. We thank the team at Massdrop for giving us this opportunity. I want to know if the model is in any way different apart from the different label on the stirrups. If this is your first visit to our community, please familiarize yourself with the all content in this sidebar - as it will make your stay more pleasant. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. But by a all account they seem to be the seme thing. The HD660S has a matt black finishing with the logo imprinted in white at the left instead of centre. The 58X is misleadingly hard to drive, I end up using a portable amp with it. Both headphones have set the bar way high for good audiophile headphones, and while they are not considered the top tier headphones by the audiophile community, the good news is that they both provide enough performance to ensure that people are getting the best of both worlds. The bass is more boosted than the 650. The HD650 offers a warmer and more relaxed overall sound. 3,508 word post, approx. It’s fun and easily worth the price, but IMO the 650 is better. If you prefer your treble to be a little bit more comfortable, the HD6XX might be a better option. Tl;dr: I dont know if there are compromises in the manufacture of the Sennheiser HD6XX because its crowdsourced and potentially built to a different price point to the HD650 its based on. I was undecided whether to get the HD650 or the HD6XX Massdrop edition, but I managed to find a friend who ordered it, so I borrowed from him. Sennheiser HD600 vs. 650 Sennheiser HD600 vs. 650 HD650. I'm really tempted to get the 58X because I sold my 598s :(, [–]semicc 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). Sennheiser HD6XX/HD650 + Modmic + Amp/Dac. Well, it keeps me connected to my family when I am listening to music at home, which is a big deal. However, I did get the 58X and am enjoying the hell out of them and don’t feel the need to baby them. [–]oratory1990acoustic engineer 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (3 children). The X2 bass is pumping but lacks extension upwards and warmth. After a while, I almost forgot I am wearing them. About HD6XX. EDIT: also there have been instances where retail-companies made headphone manufacturers provide them with specially branded versions. Only a tiny fraction of the population has even heard of Massdrop. All Rights Reserved. I've never considered Massdrop as "crowdsourcing" like Kickstarter/Indiegogo. I guess i expect a compromise because of the lower price and i have other hobbies where that is commonplace (fountain pens being the main one). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 9270 on r2-app-0dd168aafb392a3df at 2020-12-13 12:45:06.303026+00:00 running 85e58d4 country code: IN. No, massdrop started that idea. The other factor that I would like to add is that with a heritage like Sennheisers, it says a lot if they decided to put massdrops branding on their legendary headphones as a partner. It sounded more transparent and cleaner. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: • /r/headphones is a community for discussion around all topics related to headphones and personal audio. Have they ever not delivered on a product for not meeting minimum sells? No, it is literally only a different paint. It simply reinforces the previous impressions I have had of Sennheiser at this level. [–]I_want_all_the_tacosRME/887/ZDT Jr>Auteur/Atticus/HD800(SDR)/Elex/LCD2C/Verum1/HD6XX 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (2 children). (money comes from the very cheap products where you sell millions), and more about driving competitors out of the $200 segment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I guess i find myself unfairly putting the HD6XX down because it doesnt appear to me like a 'proper' factory Sennheiser headphone despite the general consensus on this forum being that theyre essentially interchangeable. I thought they're whole gimmick was "unlocking" lower price points (some, not all items) if enough people ordered, but you're always guaranteed the purchased item. Essentially if i pay the full price i have a guarantee and can reasonably expect the headphone to have a specific fit and finish and sound good. Grammar/spelling fixes. it's less about the actual sales numbers, because that's not where the money comes from. [–]oratory1990acoustic engineer 40 points41 points42 points 2 years ago* (12 children). © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Sennheiser HD650. I also love the open-room sound staging, the comfortable audio tuning that is neither harsh nor fatiguing. It’s better suited for casual listening where your goal is to sit back, relax, and not analyze the music too much. [–]awesomecvlHE 560 / K7XX / M50X / Pinnacle PX / SE215 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (4 children), In your personal opinion, how do the 58X compare to the 650s? detailed, amount of audio information). [–]Boltonator[S] 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). Updates 8/27/19. They have existed for over 2 decades, but I wasn’t a fan of open back headphones. The HD650 is the oldest model among the 3, so I shall use this as the benchmark to describe the rest. Official retail price is S$829, visit the website here for more info. It feels less focused, but wider sounding. and join one of thousands of communities. Chester Tan is an award-winning music composer with a healthy appetite for technology and social media. Bringing the Utopia into my set-up has finally given me that wild wow-factor of a listening experience, PS DL III>Silver Serpent ii XLR>Phonitor>K702/HD650/HF2. [–]Piedra-magica 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (0 children). MrSpeakers Aeon delivers a more impactful and clinically detailed sound thanks to the closed back isolation, but my ears get hot after a while, and the headphones are even more picky to drive. With over 20000 unique visitors per month, Music Photo Life publishes weekly articles of products reviewed by Chester Tan. Oh for sure, of all the things Sennheiser makes money on, I don't believe for a second HD650/6XX sales are much of a blip for them. [–]FinBentonHD600, HD58X, Sundara 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). The midrange is well portrayed with the right amount of warmth yet the energy dissipates to avoid lingering too long to cause any hazing. The 58X is a bit “quicker” but I’m slightly disappointed in the detail of vocals. Sennheiser is well known in audio. And why is that a good thing? crinacle's Ranked IEM List (over 274 Entries), EQ information and settings for many headphones, Sennheiser HD6XX vs HD650 quality question. What I experience is a more open, room-like acoustics. I do admit that there are headphones out that that delivers excellent high treble fidelity yet not fatiguing, and the HD650 is not one of them. I've previously written about Sennheiser's Marketing strategy concerning the HD6..-series of headphones. But come to think of it, this is no different from playing music over loudspeakers. 9/4/19. Sitemap. I did not realise that the HD700 isnt a commercial success. Thank you for your response. The other difference is the finishing, which is matt midnight blue, and the shorter cable with a terminating 3.5mm connector, which is mobile-friendly. Do audiophile androids dream of electrostatic sheep? I wouldn't say it's all bad for the HD650 / K. The higher second order of the HD650 does translate into a … If Massdrop didn't make HD6XX, how many HD650's do you believe would have sold in that same period? It tends to smooth over the rough edges in music, like sandpaper to wood. Their build is almost identical and their sound profile is practically the same as well. Hörlurar: HD6XX från Drop vilket är Drops version av HD650 Share. For more comparison, do click the image to read the detailed comparison. On the violin soloist passages, the HD600 is a clear favorite, but when the drama comes, I am not quite as sure on which is better. If you want an objective measure for how good a pair of headphones is, look at how long it’s been on sale. I've owned both. Learn how your comment data is processed. TL;DR: Sennheiser HD6XX vs HD650 quality question Comparison Request Tl;dr: I dont know if there are compromises in the manufacture of the Sennheiser HD6XX because its crowdsourced and potentially built to a different price point to the HD650 its based on. The Sennheiser HD650 Headphones are a bit old now, almost 15 years! As it is an upgraded version of the HD650, they have similarities in their design. Added Notes. The FiiO Q1 is a good low cost USB-DAC/amp, for use with a computer (PC, Mac, other), that also happens to come with a built in battery. [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). Sennheiser HD650 vs HD600 Review - Revisiting Classics in 2020. I think the difference sonically that you found with the 650 vs 6xx is likely just variation in the units themself. The HD6XX and the HD650 are identical. [–]semicc 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (5 children). 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