A Step Above Sennheiser HD 600?
Hi, hope the day is treating you well. I am curious what headphones are considered a considerable and worthy step above Sennheiser HD 600? HD 600 are my favorite headphones ever so far (I tried most of the popular options within 500$ USD price range). Something with a neutral signature, considerably more resolving. Would it be Focal Clear? Sennheiser HD 800S?
Jun 2, 2023
TL/DR: Audio Impressions (so far) It's been a while since I owned a pair of headphones that could pull the soundstage as far forward and wide as the HD8XXs do. They carry an abundance of upper-frequency energy which lends a significant sense of spaciousness without being sharp/sibilant, and a deeper/fuller lower-frequency which none of the HD8**s I've had in the past could pull off. If I had anything negative to say, it's in-line with what's been previously stated by the media reviewers: If you're a bass-head... these will not win any awards with you; and if you're trying to keep the raw signal (no EQ), you may find that you have to compromise with amplitude when trying to get enough bass without being fatigued by the high frequencies (YMMV). For most crafts, one tool in the toolkit alone will hardly ever suffice. I stand behind my previous enthusiasm, and am glad to have the Drop Sennheiser HD8XX as part of my toolkit as they provide a very detailed, compelling, and competent performance. Cheers, all!