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
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)
Summary: Let me just say that these head-phones can handle it all! I listen to alot of music. Try Steve Khan-Public Access. This is my TEST CD! People that listen on these head-phones, well, pretty much have made the right choice. I have a McIntosh MHT200, it works very well with these head-phones. It will pick out the older recordings, because the Amp has it, the head-phones have it. But, this will tell you how good the recording really is.
Pros: Looks and Sound.
Cons: Had to replace the cord that connects to the amp and the bottom of the speakers. The replacements are better. Sorry to say, do not know the brand. GREG
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.
Precisely clear and detailed headphones with an excellent look!
Bobby D, Crutchfield
3 March 2013
Summary: I cannot believe I am the first person to write a review for these amazing headphones here on Crutchfield. These headphones replaced my Shure SRH-840 as my primary headphones. Build Quality, Appearance and Comfort: If you're like me and cosmetics have some value, then these headphones will please your eye. The granite-like marble finish of the headband is made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic. They feel extremely sturdy while maintaining a very light weight.
Pros: Extremely detailed clarity across the spectrum, neutral tone and no over-exaggeration in the sound stage. Very comfortable, sturdy, and lightweight. They look awesome and are definitely an eye catcher. Considering the cost of some other headphones, these are an absolute steal. Perfect, in my humble opinion.
Cons: None. Except that you may dislike some recording quality of your music, not a fault of the headphone.....
Excerpt: These headphones are perfect for melting the stress away at the end of a long hard day. The headband is extremely comfortable, and the ear pads fit snug around your ears. Symphonies are well represented with the highs being crisp and clear. The mids are very present and the lows (bass) is evident but not too punchy. Everything is just right. With these headphones, you get a bouquet of symphonic sound. Very impressive! A separate headphone amplifier is a must.