Excerpt: By default, I've become "the headphone guy" in high-end audio. I don't quite understand why other audiophiles don't fess up that they listen to 'phones too. Maybe it's a macho thing, like the Butt Blaster at the gym -- you never actually see guys using it, but you do see them furtively exiting the...
Summary: I love my HD650 for rock, jazz and weightier orchestral pieces. The sound is very detailed but somehow dark (which is good with some recordings). This headphone never sounds obtrusive or hard. It is very comfortable.
Pros: Great smooth, lush beautiful sound, very balanced and relaxing. Quite detailed. Dark. Very comfortable
Summary: I am by no means experienced in this field. I am a poor 18 year old who spent a lot of time dishwashing in order to support his unreasonable obsession with great sound. When searching for my perfect headphone, I narrowed down my choices to two headphones: The Sennheiser HD650 and the HifiMan He-400.
Summary: The praise that has been heaped upon the Sennheiser HD650 headphone is something that probably every headphone OEM envies. The HD-650 is nearly a decade old and yet is still viewed by many as a top tier dynamic, worthy flagship, and is the benchmark that many measure price to performance ratio...
Pros: Smooth Presentation, a linear, stout sound at louder volumes.
Cons: build quality is meh! Overall sound is too recessed and lacks weight
Summary: I bought the HD650 after owning a number of equally good headphones, including the Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro, DT990 Pro, AKG K702 65th Anniversary, and AKG K612 Pro. I'd have to say that while the HD650 has many competitors nowadays that it didn't have when it debuted in 2003; especially lower than its...
Pros: full and intimate mids, soft treble, scales excellently, detailed almost every part is replaceable, easy to run balanced, bass warmth
Cons: slightly soft sounding, some grain in the treble, bass rolls off early in the sub bass, clamp, ear cups aren't deep enough
Summary: The one who started it all, the 650s was a unexpected purchase for me, I was 16 back then when I got the 650s , the only nice headphone I had was the v6 and a cheap Supra Sony but since I was building a nice PC at the time, I decided to invest in some Audio , wanted to get the best ...
Summary: Review Equipment:
Amplifier: Matrix M-stage (Audio-gd SUN v2 HDAM)
DAC: Matrix ASRC Cube DAC, Valab NOS DAC (v2.6)
Other headphones: AKG K702, ATH-ES7, Beyerdynamic DT770, Sennheiser HD555
Great packaging. The HD650 came in a hard box lined with tons of foam padding on the inside.