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Bought another pair of HD650's

walls

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Been on the hunt for another pair of 650's for use at my office and finally took the plunge. J&R has them on sale with free shipping for $356, figured it was gonna be hard to beat that deal.

Now to see how well they stack up against my three year old 650's!! :banana-rock:
 

GreatDane

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I recall reading at HF a couple years ago that Senn changed the sound a bit and made them brighter. Do you remember this?
 

Rope

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Famous
Possibly the reason for that change, people were talking about how "laid back" sounding the 650's were?

Rope
 

GreatDane

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I don't know if it's a fact that they changed the sound sig but there was talk. It was too long ago to remember much about it. I did use my Aphex 204 to add lower treble overall.
 

Rope

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Famous
The only Senn HPs I've had the pleasure of auditioning are the 595 (which I still own) so I have no first hand experience with 650's.

Rope
 

walls

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I never read anything about a sound change, but I will be able to A/B the new ones with my almost five year old ones so I will let ya all know what I think after I get em!
 

GreatDane

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walls said:
I never read anything about a sound change, but I will be able to A/B the new ones with my almost five year old ones so I will let ya all know what I think after I get em!

Here's a Head-Fi link for you 650 guys re the new and old versions.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/455060/hd650-new-version

Also a mod that I did was to remove the small foam behind the driver. There is foam in front of the driver also. It's worth experimenting with.

Here's a link that describes the foam mod. I did a variation on the foam in the front. I call it the nickel mod, because I used a nickel coin to create a hole in the foam but did not remove the entire piece like the link shows.

http://apuresound.com/hdsennmod.html
 

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walls

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Got the new pair, have them "warming up" for a while with some quiet music. Will start to A/B the old to the new tom orrow. :music-rockout:
 

walls

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After just a quick A/B it seems as though Senn has indeed changed something.......but IMO for the better. They are still silky smooth with great bass but it seems as though the new 650's are a tad "faster" if that makes sense?

The overall sound is pretty much the same besides that, so I will give the new set some break in time and do a better review later this week.
 

Razz

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I would love to hear them.. I've owned Senn's HD600 for a number of years and really love. When I heard the Senn HD 650 is was so familiar I couldn't really tell the difference.

BTW,
Rope,
The 595 are basically the HD600 for less with a bit less "finish" (I'm sure I didn't need to tell you that).
 
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