Showing 1 of 7395 conversations about:
View Full Discussion
Not as I remembered it, but still evokes an amazing feeling when paired with the proper amp.
Out of the box impressions:
Build Quality: 3/5 - Plastic feels cheap
Cable: 4/5 - Very soft and flexible.
Looks: 4/5 - I like the original grey more
Sound: (After about 36 hours of burn in)
Blue Mind by Anne Bisson
The Raven by Rebecca Pidgeon
Rage Against the Machine by RATM
Liquid Spirit by Gregory Porter
Lift Him Up by Ron Kenoly
Bass: Present with good impact. A bit boomy for some reason. May need more burn in (ahem..placebo?)
Mids: Butter-smooth. Very involving. Compared to my LCD2 is a bit less detailed and a bit less refined. But still very enjoyable
Highs: Present but very polite. These are the most non-fatiguing headphones I have ever owned. Sparkle and detail are present without a trace of shrill or sibilance.
Overall: I regret not getting this sooner. My first HD650 was my absolute favorite until I replaced it with an Audeze LCD2. But now I have it back and able to do AB-ing with something that costs 5-6 times more. These can hold its own in a head to head comparison with a Planar Magnetic headphones.
I find the HD6XX can pretty much do 95% of everything the LCD2 can do. It just lacks a little bit if visceral impact, smoothness and refinement in comparison, but at $200....You are absolutely in for a treat.
Thank you Massdrop for making HD6XX.