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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i dun goofed and broke my Sennheiser HD 598 headphones after 5.5 years of use. I am looking at getting HD 650s to better take advantage of nearly 1TB of CD and Vinyl flac rips.  16bit 44.1KHz and 24bit 96KHz mostly.

 

My HD 598s were fantastic but since they're done now i want something better. Is the step up to the 650s worth it? Any other options i should consider? Amp and Dac to pair with them?


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5 minutes ago, trag1c said:

So i dun goofed and broke my Sennheiser HD 598 headphones after 5.5 years of use. I am looking at getting HD 650s to better take advantage of nearly 1TB of CD and Vinyl flac rips.  16bit 44.1KHz and 24bit 96KHz mostly.

 

My HD 598s were fantastic but since they're done now i want something better. Is the step up to the 650s worth it? Any other options i should consider? Amp and Dac to pair with them?

Grab the 650 for 300 bones as replacement.  The 650 is a really flat sound.  It is used by music producers as they give a flat response and everything sounds the way the artist intended it to sound. 


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Are the 650s actually any better than the Mass Drop produced 6XX that is based on it? Why not save the $100?

 

Could always grab the 598 Special Editions off Amazon for like $180 too. I have a pair of those I use for watching TV in bed and I love them.

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2 hours ago, Turtle Rig said:

Grab the 650 for 300 bones as replacement.  The 650 is a really flat sound.  It is used by music producers as they give a flat response and everything sounds the way the artist intended it to sound. 

Ya thats what I heard. I've been thinking about upgrading for a while now but couldn't justify it as my hd 598s were good enough but now i have no headphones and my laptop speakers sound like ass.

 

2 hours ago, Chett_Manly said:

Are the 650s actually any better than the Mass Drop produced 6XX that is based on it? Why not save the $100?

 

Could always grab the 598 Special Editions off Amazon for like $180 too. I have a pair of those I use for watching TV in bed and I love them.

I just did some resaerch on them and its just a paint job which has been verified by measurements and good ears.

 

598s are pretty good but the go for 300 CAD right now where as the 650s are 470 CAD or Sub 300CAD for the 6XXs. I originally got my pair for 135 CAD so it was a wicked deal but the price isn't great right now.

 

The only question is can i put up with laptop speakers that sound like ass till may when the 6XXs ship or play the extra 180 for no waiting period.


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5 minutes ago, trag1c said:

The only question is can i put up with laptop speakers that sound like ass till may when the 6XXs ship or play the extra 180 for no waiting period.

I'd hate to spend it. Probably find some other form of headphones to use until the 6XX got there, something I might find use with after. Like one of those cheap brand noise cancelling wireless sets, or a good pair of buds, good travel set.

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Grab 6xx they are literally $100 cheaper 650 


 

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3 hours ago, trag1c said:

So i dun goofed and broke my Sennheiser HD 598 headphones after 5.5 years of use. I am looking at getting HD 650s to better take advantage of nearly 1TB of CD and Vinyl flac rips.  16bit 44.1KHz and 24bit 96KHz mostly.

 

My HD 598s were fantastic but since they're done now i want something better. Is the step up to the 650s worth it? Any other options i should consider? Amp and Dac to pair with them? Couple of Grey Tamsin

A couple great amps to pair with a 6xx are JDS Labs atom or monoprice monolith liquid spark. And grab a dac as a dac


 

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My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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53 minutes ago, trag1c said:

Ya thats what I heard. I've been thinking about upgrading for a while now but couldn't justify it as my hd 598s were good enough but now i have no headphones and my laptop speakers sound like ass.

 

I just did some resaerch on them and its just a paint job which has been verified by measurements and good ears.

 

598s are pretty good but the go for 300 CAD right now where as the 650s are 470 CAD or Sub 300CAD for the 6XXs. I originally got my pair for 135 CAD so it was a wicked deal but the price isn't great right now.

 

The only question is can i put up with laptop speakers that sound like ass till may when the 6XXs ship or play the extra 180 for no waiting period.

If you live in Canada another option to maybe grab are monoprice m560's they are open back plants they sound great. They are enormous flat but are a fun listen. You can always order em on Amazon and return them if you don't like them 


 

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My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

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On 3/14/2019 at 10:04 PM, Chett_Manly said:

I'd hate to spend it. Probably find some other form of headphones to use until the 6XX got there, something I might find use with after. Like one of those cheap brand noise cancelling wireless sets, or a good pair of buds, good travel set.

Ya i dont want to spend it either lol. Im in school right now for my apprenticeship and on a limited budget since unemployment doesn't cover my full wages.

 

On 3/14/2019 at 10:49 PM, rice guru said:

A couple great amps to pair with a 6xx are JDS Labs atom or monoprice monolith liquid spark. And grab a dac as a dac

 

On 3/14/2019 at 10:52 PM, rice guru said:

If you live in Canada another option to maybe grab are monoprice m560's they are open back plants they sound great. They are enormous flat but are a fun listen. You can always order em on Amazon and return them if you don't like them 

Ill take a look at those. 


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29 minutes ago, trag1c said:

Ya i dont want to spend it either lol. Im in school right now for my apprenticeship and on a limited budget since unemployment doesn't cover my full wages.

 

 

Ill take a look at those. 

By plant I meant planar I wrote that comment on mobile


 

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