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Customer Review Summary for Sennheiser HD 650 (HD650)
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September 19, 2014 Step up to the HD 650
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Chet from Media, PA
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After two years with the HD 598, the HD 650 is a step up headphone for me. The HD 598 is very good but I was curious about taking my listening to the next level. I had been endlessly reading and watching reviews. Finally, after an opportunity to listen to the HD 650 as well as some other contenders, I made my move. This is a terrific headphone: smooth, detailed, non-fatiguing, with deep, warm bass response. The clamping pressure is somewhat tight but by no means uncomfortable. The HD 650 sounds excellent out of my AV receiver and Fiio X3 on high gain setting. It sounds even better with a dedicated headphone amplifier.
I'm very happy with my choice. Sonic Electronix offered a great sale price and fast shipping.
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May 18, 2014 Great Headphones
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Joey from Hazlet, NJ
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I'm not an audiophile and I haven't owned many headphones, so I can't really be technical about this. All I know is the HD 650 sounds very good with the built-in amp in my sound card. It is comfortable to wear in long periods and the build quality is pretty good.
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May 18, 2014 Great audiophile headphone at a reasonable price
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Tao from Durham, NC
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I bought the HD 650 while on promotion at Sonic Electronix. Though I expected this to be a quality product, it was still very impressive when I first opened the box. The headphone is well designed and looks high-end.
Compared to my Grado SR 60i and Audio-Technica ATH-M50, the HD 650 has much richer and more precise sound. It is more comfortable to wear than the 60i and comparable to the M50.
At 103 dB, it is a highly efficient headphone. I can hear a lot of details in the music than with the other two headphones. With 300 ohms, it means low distortion but also means it is better to be driven by a dedicated headphone amplifier. I am now using a CEntrance DACport to drive it. The sound is acceptable, though I suspect it would sound more louder and better if I had a more powerful amplifier. But for now, I am satisfied with the performance. Overall, I am happy with this purchase. For new users who don't have a dedicated amplifier, make sure you maximize the volume bar on the music player on your computer; otherwise you might think the HD 650 is too hard to drive. I did not realize this problem when I used the HD 650 for the first night, my heart sunk when the sound from the headphone was so low. Previously, it was not much an issue with my M50 as that one is much easier to drive and it is loud enough even the player on my computer is set at the medium volumes. Not the case for the HD 650.
I am also pleased with the purchase experience with Sonic Electronix.
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May 22, 2013 Pretty Amazing
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Mr. Ugly Man from Palo Alto, CA
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Things I like:
Snug fit but comfortable
Sexy looking headphones (like me, lol)
well balanced, crisp clear sound and open sound makes echos from instruments sound amazing.
good for jazz, oldies, and vocals (sounds amazing on Hide & Seek by Imogen Heap)

They don't sound bad but not my favorite when I was listening to hip hop, dubstep or other music with heavy bass. They don't have that impact you would expect when listening to those types of music. I prefer my Beyerdynamic DT990s for that. With that being said I would choose the HD650 for every other type of music. I really went back and forth between the two but really couldn't choose one over the other so I just went ahead and got these as well. That may seem like a lot of money but when you listen to music all day it's definitely worth the investment. It's nice to treat yourself well every now and then.
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May 22, 2013 HD 650
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SocalsourD from Los Angeles CA
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I was very pleased with the Sennheiser hd650 headphones. They are very spacious and present. These cans have some serious output impedance and need to be used with an amplifier to get their full potential. Over all I would say these are an incredible value.
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