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The best headphones I owned before this was the HD 595; at the time, I got those for $150 or so. Damaged the HD 595 when I moved, so I was on the market for a new one. Sennheiser discontinued the 595s, which were replaced by the 598 SRs. I was about to get the 598 until I came across Massdrop's HD6xx.
Just by paying $50 more, I think I've finally listened to music in its purest and truest form. The sound these cans generate is warm, crisp, detailed, and balanced. I've read that these are not the best, but as a casual audiophile, a $300+ headphone is simply not in my budget, so I have absolutely no regrets. As a bonus, the packaging was also real nice.
Thanks for the gift, Massdrop! You guys really exceeded my highest expectations with this transaction.
What do you use these with (please say just your computer lmao)
You can run the 6xx from a phone or computer out, but IMO, you really need an amp to get the most from them. I use mine with an Aune X7S and a DarkVoice 336SE. When I use them directly from a mobile device or computer I’m immediately reminded why I own the amps.
Yeah my issue is I don't have the funds to invest in an amp for a while (not at the top of my list) so I was wondering how much of a tradeoff it would be to run it off of a non amped/ dac source than an amp or dac
If you can't get an Amp I would recommend getting a less needed headset. I own the V-MODA m100. It's a quality headphone and doesn't require an Amp to sound good.
Ditto, but i still got my faithful 595s from mid 2000s, have replaced the headband and ear pads a few years ago but saw these and though why the hell not, I have a balanced output on the DAC, so I went for it. Have been waiting with a custom XLR cable for days, they arrived today and are awsome!
Where did you get that cable? Looks great.