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I have a $50 pair of Bluetooth cans from Amazon too, but the quality difference is very noticable. Again, I don’t use these often, but I have them and it’s nice to bust them out here and there.
I don’t know where you are looking, but they are available on Amazon as of now (27.09.2017, 19:21 UTC+1)
It would be a really stupid business decision to remove the HD650 from the lineup…
There are specs here on the amazon page. https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-650-Professional-Headphone/dp/B00018MSNI?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-osx-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00018MSNI I don’t see why an AV receiver would not be powerful enough for these headphones.
This was interesting to me at first glance, but is it really much of a deal? Senn HD 650s are $320 on Amazon right now and might go lower during black friday sales, and Sonarworks Studio Edition is $250. Add in the $25 cost of shipping for the bundle and it doesn’t seem like much of a deal?
Thanks for the advice, as well as the info about DAC :). I decided to buy these. Thank you for the help! Also, think I need to buy anything along side it, or will I be well off with just the headset itself?
I recently bought Sennheiser HD 598 CS, but I’m not the biggest fan of the padding at the top (the pressure makes my head slightly uncomfortable).
I was wondering if there are replacement headband paddings I could get. I know that the 598 CS doesn’t have replaceable padding at the top, but I was just curious if there are replacement ones similar to the 650, where the weight is more evenly distributed on both sides.
Context: currently own Sony MDR-7506 and V-Moda Crossfade LP.
I listen to all genres, so I’m not quite certain what I should be looking for specifically (warm, cold, bass, etc.)
I’d like an open-back since I don’t have one of those, and wondering if it’s worth picking these up: link
Is that a good sale or is the $500 list price not accurate?
Also, would these require an amp and if so, which ones would be recommended? Thanks!
Looking for decent headset for PC gaming with a mod mic.
Amazon have HD650’s for £228.00 ($349?) is this a good investment?
Vision Store USD (who also have the the DT990 Pro for $80.56) have the Sennheiser HD650 for ~$70.
I ordered a pair, we’ll see what happens I guess 😛
Edit: HD650s are gone now.
Edit: They might be gone? Keep refreshing the page and they come and go.
The Sennheiser HD650’s are currently 307€ at amazon.de. Is there any better bang for the buck I could get right now?
I think it would be a huge improvement to my M50x’s.
What I am looking for: Suggestion for a Headphone + Amp + DAC
Budget: I don’t have a fixed budget, but I’d like to keep it under 1,200 dollars.
Requirements for Isolation: None required.
Preferred Type of Headphone: Full-sized.
Preferred tonal balance: I like a rich and warm sound with an emphasis on bass.
Past headphones: Beyer DT 770 80 (sold) and Sennheiser HD 598.
Preferred Music: I like to listen to rock and jazz. And sometimes classical music.
First of all, let me say that it’s been always my dream to buy a HD 650, but I could never afford it. Is it still a good headphone or has Sennheiser (or other brand) launched a better version of it? Amazon has it at 379.00, which seems like a good price.
Back to the topic, I’d like a “combo” (cans+amp+dac) that would allow me to listen to a “warm” sound, with emphasis on bass. I don’t know which amp or dac, you guys would suggest, but as for the cans, I was thinking about the HD 650, but I am open to suggestions.
FWIW, they’re also $315 on Amazon:
Delivery time is significantly shorter than Best Buy’s if you have Amazon Prime. Dunno how the return policies compare.
HD650s for £250? Amazon are currently selling them new for £232.
Just as a heads-up, the 650’s are currently $340 on Amazon and have gone as low as $280 brand new in the last year according to CamelCamelCamel. With the cosmetic damage and no box, you may have a hard time selling at $280 when $340 will get you a brand new pair.
Amazon has the HD650 for $337 new.
Wondering whether the HD650/600 will have a Black Friday deal.
Looks like they are on sale on Amazon as well.
Sennheiser HD 650 on sale today on amazon for $315.99 usually goes for $500.
Some of it I bought used (the HD650’s and Bifrost) but to buy everything brand new you’d be looking at around $1,100 total.
The Bifrost DAC and Bottlehead Crack aren’t available on Amazon but here’s all the links:
Bottlehead Crack w/ speedball
Depends on what you want to learn:
Good to have a rekordbox controller to start with, since that’s the software used in every club. You can download a free version of Rekordbox here. The most important thing for a dj are not his mixing skills, but his track selection. You can get tracks from various places:
- Record Pools: These are subscription based platforms where you can download every track from their ‘pool’. This is nice if you are just starting out because you can get a lot of tracks for not a lot of money. I never used this myself so I don’t have any tips on which one to use.
- Buy tracks: Bandcamp is my favourite music webstore, because they really let you support the artists with options like ‘pay what you want’ and actions like Bandcamp Friday. Other than that you also have Beatport, iTunes…
- Streaming services: if you are only dj’ing in your bedroom (so you have a stable wifi connection), this is an awesome feature Rekordbox has. With a subscription to Soundcloud Go + or Beatport Link, you can stream tracks instead of having to buy and download them.
You don’t need much more than Ableton. Start out with experimenting and watch a couple of youtube videos if you get stuck. There are tonnes of awesome free vst’s (virtual instruments) you can download in addition to the ones Ableton has pre-installed. I’d suggest you first learn the ones that are included, since most of them are basic and easy to use/learn. A lot of producers work with samples. Some good places to find (free) techno samples are:
The 4 main things a lot of people buy with their DAW are: a midi-controller (keyboard), headphones, an audio interface and studio monitors. You don’t need these to make awesome tracks, but they will help and make the process easier. So, first see if you like producing, then you can start getting some good hardware.
If you don’t have any of these and you are certain you want to produce your own tracks: I’d start of with getting ‘flat’ headphones. these headphones don’t boost any frequencies in particular so that if you make a track, it will sound balanced and it will translate well on a lot of other devices. The more these cans cost, the flatter their response is (most of the time). I just got Sennheiser HD650s which are amazing, but quite expensive and maybe a bit overkill if you are just starting out. Other examples: Audiotechnica mx50x, Beyerdynamic 770 Pro…
Second thing I’d get would be a midi controller. Depending on if you like the piano layout or not you can get a keyboard or something with pads. This lets you play notes instead of having to draw them in your DAW. Usually they also have knobs and faders you can map to functions in your DAW. They come in all sizes and prices. I think the Novation midi-keyboards and Novation Launchpads have the best Ableton Integration, but there are also a lot of other great brands such as Arturia, AKAI, M-Audio, Native Instruments…
Then I’d get an audio interface. This lets you connect higher end speakers to your setup and lets you record stuff (mics, synthesizers…). I used to have a Focusrite and now switched to MOTU. Other good brands are Arturia, M-Audio, Native Instruments, Steinberg, Presonus…
Last but not least, studio monitors. Just like the reference headphones, these monitors give a flat response. I have Yamaha HS5s which I really like. Other ones that I see frequently are: Adam T5V, Presonus Eris, Mackie monitors, KRK Rokits…
Hope this helps
Here are some options at different price points (the most expensive generally being the better option). These headphones are designed with mixing in mind, in other words, they attempt to have a neutral response to give you an accurate reflection of what your production sounds like.
This is the HD650/6XX in india.
It’s definitely a confusing thing to get into. The first ones I ever got was a pair of Sennheiser HD650’s and used them daily for about 7 years. I recently sold them and bought a pair of Focal Clear MGs, which is probably way overkill for most people.
What’s your budget, and what do you already have in terms of a sound card/DAC/amp/mic?
Typically speaking, the best setup is going to be a nice set of wired, open-back over-ears (Sennheiser HD‘s, Beyerdynamic DT‘s, HiFiMan HE‘s, etc) with a decent amp and DAC (or a decent amp/DAC combo, like a Shiit Fulla)
Open-back phones give a wider sound stage (opposed to the “in your head” sound stage of closed back phones). It makes it easier to tell the direction, because there’s more separation. They also give a really clear “center”, making it easy to tell when a sound is directly ahead.
A decent amp and DAC ensures you get a clean signal, so no worries about background buzz/hum or inconsistent volume. It also provides a wider dynamic range (difference between the loudest and softest sounds) making it easier to tell distance.
Of course, none of those have a mic, so you’d need something separate, like a Blue Snowball.
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Item Name: Sennheiser HD650’s w/ Fiio AMP**
Condition: 5 Months Use. Comes with 1 month old genuine replacement Sennheiser cable, can link you a place to get new earpads genuine from sennheiser
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Price: £155 headphones alone – £175 with amp (£320 on amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-HD-650-Audiophile-Headphones-Grey-Grey/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520726077&sr=8-1&keywords=hd650)
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dude my wife will kill me but now I want to also buy a synth lol. the op-1 looks dopeeee. any advice for best beginner synths? i watched a few videos/read a few reviews last night… looks like there’s quite a few options. I would be curious if it’s even worth getting a $300-400ish one, or just waiting for the OP-1? Or is the OP-1 even the right one?
I have this rig right now… lot for a beginner but I have money so meh.
Dell XPS 15 – 7590 – new laptop. Intel i7 9th gen, 16GB RAM, 1TB drive;
Monitors (Speakers): IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors (pair);
Ableton Push 2;
Ableton Live 10 Suite;
PreSonus Audiobox USB 96;
Novation Launchkey Mini Mk3;
TONOR USB Condenser Microphone – Q9;
Ableton Push 2;
Yamaha WX5 EWI;
Headphones: Sennheiser HD650; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00018MSNI/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Bundy alto saxophone
Buffet clarinet (my grandmother’s)
Various cords and cables (ex: iRig MIDI 2.0)
> Your MSRP may be high
Looks like I am high by about ~$25 going by amazon prices (but MSRP should be basically quoted price before taxes/shipping if applicable/etc):
> this may be the source of your downvotes
Yeah, I didn’t quite expect a starting price to make folks this angry.
I don’t really need the money, so I might just abort and keep them or gift them to a friend.
EDIT: Turns out that the true, inflated “MSRP” is actually $500. So it might be more accurate to say that $400 is retail, and <$400 is discount (amazon).
legendary sound quality and high comfort(will need one week of use to give max comfort) buy from amazon if possible as you’ll be able to return if you dont like them.
few cons doesn’t have a mic but you can buy a high quality one on the side and doesn’t come in pink
For $5,000 you could have a secondary editing/capture PC (like most pro streamers.) Are you looking to include the editing software as part of your budget? Take a look at the builds list, the 144Hz Ultra build would be a good starting point, maybe upgrade the GPU to a 2080 or a 2080ti. As far as a monitor, I would highly suggest this 1440p, 144Hz, IPS, Acer Predator
Even with those add ons you’re looking at less than $2500 for the PC and monitor. Throw in a nice USB microphone, a $300 pair of Sennheiser HD 650s, a headphone amp, a USB DAC, and you’ve got a great setup for audio.
the 6xx’s are a Massdrop.com exclusive so you’d have to wait for the campaign to start again, but the originals (the HD 650’s) are here: https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-650-Professional-Headphone/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519181165&sr=8-1&keywords=hd+650. The 6xx’s are $200 so if you wanna wait for the campaign to come back, its worth it. HD 6XX campaign page: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx?irgwc=1&clickid=wtc3SR2csxlVxP8UoF0SyWjpUkjxTL0BRyxrQo0&utm_term=252901&utm_content=Net%20Media%20Planet%20Limited&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=impactradius&gclid=CI…
Click here. It should be under the price text.
Before you spend a ton on expensive headphones please be listening to cd quality audio, otherwise don’t bother with anything more than 50 bucks.
For good headphone it depends what you want and what music you like.
If you want a flat audiophile headphone, that lets you hear music as it was intended than these are the gold standard.
If you want something a little more colored
If you want true master race headphones and money is no concern get these
HD650s released in Oct 2, 2001 (Amazon) or Dec 5, 2003 (Cnet). Did Sennheiser change anything since that time?
Are we talking about the same headphone? There is no clamp pressure at all really.
I really like woo audio amps for the HD650 http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wa6.html
I got this http://www.yuking09.com/product/la-figaro-339/ it’s been a solid amp and was designed for the HD650
For more research check out /r/headphones /r/audiophile
Isn’t this about the same price as what they are going for at the UK amazon? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00018MSNI?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=AssocID&linkCode=df0&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B00018MSNI&tag=geizhals07-21
a https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-650-Professional-Headphone/dp/B00018MSNI connected to a OBJECTIVE2+ODAC for casual listening. If I’m doing some critical listening I’ll fire up my http://schiit.com/products/valhalla-2
If you value your wallet don’t go to /r/headphones
FYI the 650s are on sale here in the UK. Not sure if it’s a good price or not but – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Nsf5xbE41XAG6
The HD650 has the chops to compete in the mid-range arena. It is viewed as a spacious, warm, bassy “upgrade” to its sterile cousin, the HD600. The fact that it could take a lot of energy from an amp and increase in overall speed and technical precision with the added energy was probably fuel for the fire for gear-collectors and upgrade-addicts. The 650s signature is warm, rolled off yet detailed with amazing bass extension. As far as dynamics go the only headphone I enjoyed the bass on was the Tesla 1, no other headphone has the 650 bass: control is just exceptional.
TREBLE: There is no doubt that the treble is rolled off. I have heard the 650s on expensive and cheap systems, and the treble was right there, with all the detail and presence, not “veiled” or muddy.
MIDRANGE: If you are considering buying these, I don’t need to tell you about the 600/650 mids; imagine a sound which encompasses you in it. That’s what the 650s do when it comes to the mid-range. They have one of the best mids I have heard, to this date I have to find a dynamic headphone which has the musicality in the Mid-Range like the 650s do at its price (apart from the 600).
BASS: The bass… I love the bass on these, the extension, tightness and overall sense of impact is top notch. As I said earlier the only dynamic headphone which impressed in the bass was the Tesla 1. Now of course, I know a Planar Magnetic headphone will kill it when it comes to sub-bass, that metal never rolls off, goes to down 20Hz with a flat line. But, these are not a Planar so for a dynamic they are my top headphone, nothing touches the 650’s extension and refinement.
Now, of course, there are some negative points:
The DT880 is more refined in the treble, is much less grainy, but again, it doesn’t have the other tonality edge, and the excursion factor is not even close to the 650s.
I wish the Spares weren’t so expensive, for a earpad I could buy a entire headphone like a NVX XPT100 (not cool Senn!)
Just some random notes:
Although these are 300Ohms I find them to be fairly easy to drive.
The stock cable can be easily replaced with a balanced one.
I would recommend a nice output transformerless amp. I am using a Fiio e17K which is fine. I would like to upgrade to the Schiit Valhalla in the future.
I hope this helps you to make an informed decision!
Quality post man. I did somewhat similar research (but definitely half assed compared to yours) and, I think, had similar conclusions, which was a couple years ago. How well did I do choosing the following when I primarily play Battlefield 4 all the time?
Sennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphone
FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier
If I wanted to upgrade from this setup what would I improve on?
Budget – From 250€ to 350€
Source – MacBook Pro and iPhone 6s mostly
Requirements for Isolation – Would be a plus, not a requirement though
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? – Some times, yes.
Preferred Type of Headphone – Full-sized
Preferred tonal balance – A Balanced pair of headphones.
Past headphones – I have the Sennheiser PC363d for gaming at home, and I am replacing my Beats Studio 2.0
Preferred Music – Electronic, Rock and some Hip Hop
What would you like to improve on from your set-up – Overall, better quality headphones, without the need to purchase an AMP.
Location – I live in Portugal and plan on purchasing from www.amazon.es or www.amazon.co.uk
Was currently considering between the Sennheiser HD 650 and the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 but I am open to other suggestions.
I would say not to get the M50X’s. They’re nice but don’t have an accurate frequency response. My vote would be for some Sennheiser HD650’s. Comfortable as hell and frequency response is nice. Keep in mind though that these are open back so they’ll be plenty loud for people around you to listen to exactly what you’re doing. Also, you might need an amp/interface if you don’t have one already.
On sale right now for $398 – http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-650-Professional-Headphone/dp/B00018MSNI
Here’s their response – http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID=853&scale=30
And here’s their response next to some Audeze LCDX’s – http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID=853&graphID=4243&scale=30
Amazon is selling them for only £234 now, I picked up a pair and I’m very happy
Perhaps the Sennheiser HD650s: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-650-Headphones/dp/B00018MSNI
Sen HD 650 are known as some of the best headphones you can get.
Perhaps the Sennheiser HD650s would be a good choice: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-650-Headphones/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_2?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1431125009&sr=1-2&keywords=Hd600
This phenomenon is only true in the US.
If you are very quick buying, get these:
I think you’re right. I looked just now and it says “Sold by Quality Photo and Fulfilled by Amazon.”
edit: not that it was necessarily the same vendor when OP bought his, but…
I recently picked up a pair of Sennheiser HD-650’s
it’s right now 37% off in the states, https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-650-Professional-Headphone/dp/B00018MSNI
Those do look nice. I like to listen to headphones before I buy them. I’ve heard the M50’s and like the way they sound.
Now you’ve got me looking at the higher tiers again… One thing the Audio Technicas lack (I believe) is a replaceable cord like the upper end Sennheisers have (I’ve eyed the HD650 before).