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How do these compare to the Audioquest Nighthawk which are $350 on amazon at the moment?
Unless you're buying these specifically for the rich bass, go for the nighthawks. They are the superior headphone.
I have never heard of the nighthawks before. And if you happen to have the Hd600, how do they sound compared to the 600s? The 600s should be the standard of all headphones since it's neutrality is on point imo
i don't have either tbh, but I've done a ton of research on both. they are definitely more colored than the 650, they have a unique, relaxed sound with super liquid mids. The 650 is basically a 600 with better sub bass and very slightly inferior treble. If I were you, I'd just grab an HD 6XX and call it a day, $199 for a 650 clone is a steal.
True. The reason for me gunning for the nighthawks is that they have a bio cellulose aka a paper-like material on the driver which is stiffer than the plastic used in avergae headphone drivers and the fact that the bio cellulose has a self dapening property, and it's stiffer structure means lesser distortion. I love my 600s for everything, execpt listening heavy metal coz that's when the drivers on my pair starts going crazy and creates this cracking noise that's super annoying be ause they cost me $300 and they shouldn't distort that much.
And if I buy the 6XX, all I'm gonna get is a more laid back headphones, with the still and same distortion problems. The E-MUs, Denon D series, Fostex TH series, B&W P7s, and the Audioquest Nighthawks all have bio cellulose material drivers. There's still more out there, and I'm just intrigued with these types of headphones because they supposedly have faster bass decay, cleaner highs, smoother mids, and better bass than traditional plastic film drivers. You think I should go for the 'Hawks? They're the only pair of sub $400 with bio cellulose drivers.
Believe me, I know all about bio cellulose - it's the reason I picked up some thx00s months ago. Have you considered planar magnetics? I got some very gently treated he-500s for ~400 a little while ago. they have excellent, fast, tight bass with excellent transient response and fast decay WITHOUT heavy bass emphasis, something most bio cellulose drivers struggle with. Whichever you choose, I can say that under 400 for the nighthawks is a definite steal, and if you have the cash then there's nothing stopping ya from trying them! I'd also recommend some 400i's if you're interested..
I think I'll just get the 'Hawks. I've had the HE-400is before, and returned them after a week coz they're very fatiguing to my ears. I even love my modded T50 MkIII, but I just have no idea hoe to tune down the highs a bit coz they're a tad bit too much and borderline sibilant. I'm also thinking of either getting the 'Hawks or save a bit and buy the Stax Srs-3100 which is said to be better than the 2170, and is cheaper coz it's only sub $800 brand new. Lol I wish I had more money xD being 18 with a hobby is quite difficult
I just hope that the 'Hawks will solve my distortion dillema.