Excerpt: I was looking for a Hi Quality set of head phones to listen to music. I am an audiophile but I also play acoustic guitar. I wanted a set of phones that would be accurate and musical. The HD600's are both. I also own a pair of HD 280 pro and they both have the Sennheiser sound. If you are looking for a forward sounding in your face sort of thing look ells were. Both the the HD 280's and HD600's are laid back and slightly warm not overly Basie.
Excerpt: I bought this for my Kawai MP11. I originally tried Shure SRH440s and found them uneven and buzzy at higher dynamics. The Sennheisers have a cleaner, sweeter sound, and are more consistent throughout the dynamic range. They also stay in place better than the Shure headphones if my head moves while I play. People who aren't moving around might find them too snug, but for me that's a plus.
Excerpt: Overall great sound, especially beautiful high end. Generally flat color, very descriptive of the spectra. Great for mixing, good for mastering. One catch is the noise that the foam makes when you wear them - the only way to achieve silence is to be very still. Still would highly recommend!
Excerpt: I use this product for mixing video and sound in Adobe After Effects and it gets the job done perfectly. I have an o2 headphone amplifier.ODac and that combination sounds like my uncle's pair of expensive loudspeakers. However, It is no slouch when connected directly to the output jack. Highly recommend.
Excerpt: These headphones offer great clarity, separation between voices and a flat, uncolored response ideal for studio work. They do have a high impedance, so a decent headphone amplifier is necessary to achieve the necessary gain without distortion. I'm using an Aphex Headpod 4, and they sound great, plenty enough headroom to drive these phones without distortion.
Excerpt: In the tradition of Sennheiser's audiophile headphones, these phones deliver transparent clean sound, without undue coloration. They are comfortable for extended wear. My only minor complaint is that the cord ends in an 1/8 inch plug, with a 1/4 inch adapter attached. I'd prefer the main plug to be 1/4 inch to plug into mixing consoles without the adapter.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Conclusion: With the extensive description on your site, I did not feel the need to do more research which I tend to overdue. I had a terrible buying experience a few times and vowed to never go back. I called the Help Center that Sonic offers to have a few questions answered about these headphones. I ended up having a pleasant conversation and even getting a bit of a discount for being such an involved customer. The headphones sound great too!
Summary: These headphones really are underrated. For some reason, they have relegated to a "stepchild" position for most people ever since the HD650s came out. Don't think that just because the HD650 is a higher model number than HD600 that the HD650 must be better. I had both the HD650 and the HD600 at the same time, and I prefer the sound of the HD600s (returned the HD650s). The HD650s do have a tiny bit of a veil, and they are quite laid back, even with very good equipment.
Pros: --Accurate--not tipped on the high or low end--just right --I find them very comfortable--the most comfortable cans I've used --Sound better than the HD650s but cost $100 less --Most parts can easily be replaced, which means your investment will last longer --The cable is fully detachable from the cups so you can easily change the cable if you want to
Cons: --The materials feel just a tad cheap, but the cans are not delicate --They are definitely open cans, so everyone around you can hear your music almost as well as you can --The stock cable is not good; get a Sennheiser replacement cable for the HD650s (they fit these and sound better than the stock HD600 cable)
Great Musical sound, outstanding comfort and build.
22 August 2013
Summary: The HD600, HD650 and Q701 are in the same class of higher end sound. The rest of my headphones fall below. The next class is HD595 and ATM-500. I will say my QC15 are fantastic noise cancelling but with major quality issues of one side quiting out. I've had 3 pairs of QC15 with a side eventually quitting.I listen to CD quality rips from Asus STX headphone jack.
Pros: Out of all the headphones I have, I find the HD600 the most enjoyable. The HD650 are at times better but overall I enjoy the HD600 the most., I have SR-60, SR-80, HD555, HD595, HD600, HD650, AKG Q701, ATM-50, Bose QC15 and some various earbuds.
Cons: There is always better, but these are great headphones.
Excerpt: The HD600 is a classic headphone, and it still holds its own against contenders in its price range. In my opinion, it is better than the headphones in its price range. To elaborate, perhaps the biggest contender in the HD600 price range now is the Hifiman HE-400. The HE-400 has a meatier, faster bass that extends deeper than the HD600. However, the HE-400 can't even think about touching the HD600's mids.