HateDis650 (oh God the dark side please don’t)

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by rhythmdevils, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. rhythmdevils

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    I do not want to buy a pair of bloody HD650’s to have as a general reference. If I did I would want the most neutral version/mod/whatever possible.

    no thank you
     
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    I do not want an HD600 because it has a blue-marbled headband. That is definitely not the reason that I bought it. I would have preferred purple.

    But it could be my reference headband against which all others are judged.
     
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    I think he got inverted is right now struggling with his former self

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    Respectably disacreeping [:p] because the original look of the HD600 is marvellous to behold and the muted marbling on the 2015 (?) pair I have is in itself a step towards the "chic" current model, which I find insipid.
     
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    Your discreep caused me to take a good look. They are not nearly as blue as I thought. They might be the same vintage as yours.

    I like blue.

    Disappointment.

    Should edit my my Amazon review: Not blue enough, would not buy again.

    I do have a nice blue garden hose. Even that has faded now. Life is cruel.
     
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    If I’m reading this correctly, you want to buy me a 650?
     
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    WTF this guy is off his rocker.

    I hate the HD650 except when powered by nuclear reactors and I’ve bought one like 3 times trying to like it. And I think they are way overhyped here on SBAF and would like to prove ortho superiority some day.

    but i find myself in a situation where a reference would be a good thing and the HD650 seems like a good candidate since it’s kind of the opposite of the skewed sense of neutral I have wound up with and it’s used everywhere and there’s tons of measurements.

    I’m thinking a KISS modded pair or other mod that has been measured by @purr1n with no extra tweaks from the measured version. One which is neutral not bright at all.

    and I don’t like electrodynamics in general hence the dark side. I currently only own one electrodynamic driver and that’s in my Solaris og iem.
     
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    How about some Drop HD6XX? Will they scratch the itch?
     
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    I think I’d like a properly done kiss modded HD650 but that could work if if I can’t find one.

    Thank you!
     
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    If you liked the nuclear driven HD650, mods and custom cables won't do them justice in the long run IMO. They need a precision amp tailored for and to enhance the base signature, can be done at the least for about 1K in selected parts. Orthos aren't superior just because scaling is usually limited and these buggers just can't seem to stop. The D8000 can't keep up hence my quick sale and they shamed the Vertie C.
     
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    Most people don’t know what orthos are capable of because modern orthos are not damped properly. They scale. And stomp on HD650’s.

    but I’m not looking to listen to these just use them as a point of reference. No reactor needed.
     
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    What, like sights on a gun?
    Scaling is a problem when damping headphones if one lives in hard-water area. Otherwise, a 24-hour soak can work wonders.

    Oh dear, I suppose you're trying to be serious here. Sorry. Point of reference, yes: everyone, even I, know what HD650 (or 600) sounds like.
     
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    I’m never trying to be serious ;)
     
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