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shenan24
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Apr 5, 2018
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if you are looking for an enjoyable headphone. One that is pleasant and pleasing to listen to after a long day at work, just get a pair of these. I have had mine since the end of 2016. I was able to jump into the original drop of the HD6xx. I have bought several other headphones throughout this time and I always ended up with these.
the 6xx lacks quantity in bass, but it does not lack quality. it has enough for genres like Jazz, not enough for other genres though. I am currently powering my 6xx through the Massdrop Liquid Carbon and it just such a beautiful pairing. There is zero fatigue. the liquid carbon adds a bit of umph on the bass too.
these are great headphones for vocals. Male & female
Apr 5, 2018
rkraig
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Apr 6, 2018
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I listen to a lot of EDM, so bass is not extenuated.. You need a powerful amp, really really powerful, buy a pair of balanced cables and get yourself an amp which can use them. Then you'll feel their real power. That is why these headphones.. many say without a lot of power, usually around 750mW to 1KmW of power, you won't really feel them sing. Also the gain stage plays a huge role in these headphones. Just give your buying spree's some more time, you'll eventually get something w/ enough power to drive them, and then you'll be like.. where have you been all my life.
Apr 6, 2018
SneakIrwin
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Apr 8, 2018
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I'm curious to ask--what amp are you driving these with?
Apr 8, 2018
rkraig
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Apr 10, 2018
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Apr 10, 2018
shenan24
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Apr 10, 2018
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goes against your whole argument about having a balanced amp lol
Apr 10, 2018
Raiden911
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Apr 10, 2018
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Just a little primer, you can mod these for more base by removing the grill and placing something like cotton, it thicker than cotton, over the outside middle hole. Then replace the grill on the outside.
Of course, the thicker the material the more bass. I do not recommend fully closing it off.
Of course you should proceed at your own risk.
Apr 10, 2018
rkraig
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Apr 10, 2018
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That is not the only amp I have. Also have a pimeta, magni 2 Uber.
Apr 10, 2018
shenan24
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Apr 10, 2018
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I love how they sound. I don't want the sound to change from what it is. Bass has quality, just not the quantity. Thanks for the suggestion though
Apr 10, 2018
SneakIrwin
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Apr 12, 2018
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You sent me down a dangerous road, friend... I was just aiming for Dragonfly Red when I got here, then I stumbled across Z Reviews when researching the Origen. Now all the sudden I'm saving up for the Schitt Jotenheim with an R2R 16-bit DAC. This stuff is stupidly fun though, and it's something one can enjoy every freaking day.
Apr 12, 2018
Mark_M
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Apr 14, 2018
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How much was the Liquid Carbon when it was active?
Apr 14, 2018
shenan24
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Apr 14, 2018
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$300
Apr 14, 2018
Mark_M
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Apr 14, 2018
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Do you think it was worth the price? Also did you get the DAC/Amp combo version or the standalone Amp version?
Apr 14, 2018
shenan24
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Apr 14, 2018
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it was just the amp. I definitely think that it's worth the price. It sounds lovely
Apr 14, 2018
Mark_M
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Apr 14, 2018
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What do you use for a DAC?
Apr 14, 2018
shenan24
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Apr 15, 2018
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I am currently using a D30 that I borrowed from a friend and an Opus #1s. I did join the D50 drop
Apr 15, 2018
Mark_M
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Apr 15, 2018
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Oh okay cool. I'm just running a Micca Origen+ DAC/amp. It does well but I'm there are better out there.
Apr 15, 2018
Xap1008
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May 14, 2018
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Honestly, don’t wast your money unless you plan to spend a large sum on a different dac/amp, because micca Origen is on par with any headphone system under 1000 dollars.
May 14, 2018
Mark_M
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May 14, 2018
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So you think there wouldn't be much difference with other amps compared to the Micca?
May 14, 2018
rkraig
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May 15, 2018
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I've read that tube amps do something special with the HD6xx headphones, and also the: Schitt Modi 2 Uber Multi-bit has a very different sound than the normal Schitt 2 Modi 2 Uber.
May 15, 2018
Xap1008
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May 15, 2018
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I don’t believe you will hear the difference, although the Micca doesn’t measure well. My main rig is Chord 2Qute + Violectric V281, I also own a micca Origen g2, when volume matched, I had great difficulty tell the two systems apart using the same headphone.
May 15, 2018
Mark_M
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May 15, 2018
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Any tube amps you can recommend? The Schist Modi 2 Multibit is $249 and that's just a DAC.
May 15, 2018
Mark_M
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May 15, 2018
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Well I do seem to get plenty of power from my Micca. I do notice a sound difference between the Micca and listening directly from my Macbook Pro. The Micca sounds cleaner but not as bassy. The MBP onboard sounds more "fun".
May 15, 2018
Charles666
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May 31, 2018
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I need to buy it.. is there any way to drop right now?
May 31, 2018
Noxat
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Jun 19, 2018
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Agreed, these are fantastic "relax after work" headphones. I don't easily fall asleep in my headphones but it has happened several times with these already.
Jun 19, 2018
PieroMuro
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Jun 21, 2018
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im not going to use mine if you would like to buy em lmk i won't even touch the box really.
Jun 21, 2018
tnghiem
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Jun 25, 2018
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How much are you asking? Thanks!
Jun 25, 2018
ElectronicVices
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Jul 27, 2018
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Mighty bold statement, my rig clocks in $50 more than that (spent, not MSRP) and I would be shocked if anyone preferred the Origin. Not disputing it's a high yield device, but my Teac/Cayin combo is by far the best chain I've experienced(in my own home).
Jul 27, 2018
Xap1008
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Jul 30, 2018
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Not a bold statement, I am simply voicing my own opinion,as I own both systems and actually can compare the two.
Jul 30, 2018
ElectronicVices
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Jul 30, 2018
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Maybe "powerful endorsement" would have been a better choice of words, not trying to slight your preferences. I'm a firm believer that quality sound can be found at all price points.
Jul 30, 2018
RT.1128
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Aug 16, 2018
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Mine just arrived today and here is my set up: MacBook Pro - Pioneer Blu Ray Player - Schiit WYRD - Schiit Jotunheim - Balanced output to Surf balanced cables to Senn HD 6xx. Bass is quite good with my set up and I'm particularly impressed with the vocals including backup vocals plus Stevie's Hohner Clavinet which has a fair amount of bass on Talking Book.
The vinyl album using Senn's 598's is nearly identical but in a different setup with Schiit Mani and Schiit Asgard2. . Too difficult to differentiate. Just like the 598's, I am assuming the HD6xx will only get better. First impression is very good so far.
Aug 16, 2018
NateB
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Sep 6, 2018
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One of the best amps to hook up to these cans to, is the DarkVoice 336SE OTL.
Sep 6, 2018
Silver4Judas
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Feb 26, 2019
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I've got the same set up. I dont get it! To me it was a waste of 579$. My main cans are AudioQuest Night Owls through a Cambridge Audio Dac/Amp . I really had high hopes!
Feb 26, 2019
DanTreview
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Feb 26, 2019
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great headphones for vocals. Male & female LOL I want to know what headphones you think are great for male but not female, and also what headphones are great for female but not male, since you think these headphones are great for both.
Feb 26, 2019
ElectronicVices
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Feb 26, 2019
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The range of voices/singer types has quite a bit of overlap but the singers at the extremes can be influenced by various peaks and dips in a frequency response. The frequencies that affect a Bass voice are not the exact same as those that affect a soprano. You get a dip in the upper mids and soprano vocals can sound thin, you get a boost in the lower mids and baritones/bass singers could be too chesty/thick. Overall the 650/6xx are fairly linear with no real spikes or major dips in frequency response, hence they work well with a higher variety of voice types. Really not sure what you "Laughed out loud" about.
Feb 26, 2019
DanTreview
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Feb 28, 2019
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You didn't answer the question but just lectured me on the difference between male and female vocals. What headphones do you recommend for male only, and for female only? Since it makes a difference, I'm curious what you're thought on that is. "LOL" because in 45 years of this, never once have I heard someone say they have a headphone that is superior for so-and-so's voice, but not someone else's voice (male or female), so if you have the answer, I'll retract the "LOL"
Feb 28, 2019
ElectronicVices
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Feb 28, 2019
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I own 31 pairs, some work really well with all vocalists some not so much, I explained the frequency response anomalies that you could use to apply to a myriad of headphones. It's apparent you have an interest in being combative and narrow minded so I'm going to Mark Twain right out of this conversation.
Feb 28, 2019
shenan24
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Feb 28, 2019
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same, I haven't heard as much, but the headphones like the Mr.Speakers AFO and the ZMF Auteur sounds better with males voices to me cause they have the impact that a usual male voice has and that does not match with a female voice.
Feb 28, 2019
DanTreview
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Mar 8, 2019
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I'm looking for headphones that pair well with Zildjian cymbals, but not Paiste or Sabian. Anyone have any recommendations?
Mar 8, 2019
DanTreview
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Mar 10, 2019
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Also looking for cans that accentuate Ibanez guitars, but not PRS or Gibson. Maybe the "female vocals" headphones can work well with Ibanez?
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Mar 10, 2019
DanTreview
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Mar 15, 2019
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Just heard the latest Rippingtons album at a press release yesterday, and it's all instrumental, and it's fantastic. So I'm curious - do the headphones that work best with male vocals (but not female vocals) work well for nylon string guitar attenuation? Or should I invest in a set of headphones that work well with female vocals? I just want to be sure because I don't know where Russ Freeman's guitar falls in its timbre and "frequency response" in terms of male vs. female headphones.
Mar 15, 2019
DanTreview
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Apr 1, 2019
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I heard a Dave Gilmour guitar solo, and the rhythm sounded great on my headphones but when he moved up the neck to play the solo, I think the frequency of the notes wasn't getting picked up by the headphones, and I remembered all this scientific proof about male vocals and female vocals, and so I was wondering: which headphones are best for guitar solos, but not for guitar rhythms? Because most solos are played in the higher ends of the register than rhythms, so I'm guessing the same phenomenon is at play as it is with headphones that are better/worse for male or female vocals. Thanks.
Apr 1, 2019
workthecycle
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Apr 5, 2019
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Have you considered that maybe you should be shopping for troll-specific headphones? I'm no scientist but your hearing may be quite different than the folks trying to actually respond in good faith.
Apr 5, 2019
ElectronicVices
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Apr 5, 2019
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I kinda get the drummer vibe from our friend that likes to beat the hell out of a dead horse. Many drummers I know are tone deaf...
Apr 5, 2019
workthecycle
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Apr 5, 2019
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What do you call a person who hangs out with a bunch of musicians? A drummer. I should know. I am one!
Apr 5, 2019
Metroid
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Apr 6, 2019
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Since I'm not a verified owner here because I don't live in the USA, so I had to use a freight forwarder to buy for me, having said that, my first impression coming from the Denon AH-D2000 and AH-D5000 is, the hd6xx is very loud if an amplifier is used, as the Denons are 25ohm, I myself got used to an amazing clear and yet not loud sound on the Denons I mentioned. Regarding impedance, note that the hd6xx is 300ohm, so, on my tests, at 0ohm to 64ohm the hd6xx lacks detail and everything else that the Denons have to spare as the hd6xx was not meant to be driven around this level, at 64 ohm to 300ohm is what the hd6xx really starts being detailed but as far as I can tell, it is unbearable to listen to on volume 100, you will get deaf if you do, to able to listen to this without getting deaf I had to reduce 30db on foobar 2000, at 300ohm to 600ohm is a just a tad higher but the loudness is not as unbearable as from 64ohm to 300ohm, I would recommend to listen to the hd6xx at 300ohm to 600ohm because that is where is very detailed with a rich sound all around and do not forget to reduce the volume, at 0ohm to 64ohm it does not need to reduce the volume, from 64ohm to 300ohm the volume needs at least 30db to be reduced, from 300ohm to 600ohm 35db. The first 30 minutes listening to it gave me a terrible headache, they are too loud on volume at 100, and even if you listen to it for few seconds, it makes your ears to bleed. I used it always on equalizer off, hi-fi mode, so nothing to contradict my ears. For now lets say that the Denon AH-D5000 is better than the Sennheiser HD6xx by how much will depend on how it will sound on my ears, lets see if the burn-in time makes any difference, it did on my Denons. This review will be updated as it goes.
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Apr 6, 2019
MeowMeow40hours
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Apr 12, 2019
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watbot a Violist?
Apr 12, 2019
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