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Tried all 3 now.
Heres the thing i can't say they are bad, but i can't say they are good, the sound overall is Generic to similar to closed back gaming headphones sound signature, bit more mids. Also a bit of soundstage & a bit of imaging but lacking in it as well. Tried them on Sennheiser gsx1000, Schiit Jotunheim Balanced & The Element same result.
I guess what I'm saying is don't read to much into the hype reviews & fan boy praise. If you expect more than they deliver you wont get it.
The build quality is good, the price is acceptable for what they do & don't do. 3 out of 5 stars is pretty accurate when you have experiance with a lot of headphones & there price ranges. Maybe 4 out of 5 if you are new or less experienced, but no way these are 5 out of 5, not even close!
So i've tried the HD6XX on the Sennheiser GSX1000 (24bit/96khz), Jotunheim (Balanced HD600 cable converted to XLR 4pin so not the best) & JDS The Element & i stand by my review using what was sent to me thats how it was on all of those. Well it was a bit better on the Jotunhiem but.... Not much.
But today i'm day 6 into my 7 day re-test before i do my HD6 series review & I tried the HD6XX with my HD660s Cable on The Element Dac/Amp because i was being lazy swapping, Turns out the HD6XX it sounds quite different yet very similar. It still has a fairly Generic sound with highlighted mids & easy to hear bass but that overall sounds improved noticeably, the imaging is much much better theres more sounds getting imaged in the soundstage put at distance or static spots out of no where e.t.c., Soundstage is still small but larger than it was before (might be a depth persecption due to the imaging & the soundstage is the same.. Hard to say right now) & it no longer "cut in & out" with dull sounds in the imaging like it did with the stock cable, they are now full sounding sounds! The highs are there now, were kinda missing on the stock cable. They can be almost harsh which is familar to my ears from the sennheiser HD600 so i know they are working right now. The Music is full & warm, almost lively. The female focals are not AS intimate now & the male vocals are not AS shouty its more balanced (important to note they still can be intimate/shouty depending on the song its just not every song like it was before).
It now really does pretty much sit inbetween the HD600 & HD660s. Before with the stock cable it didnt! It sat with my old Corsair gaming headset in terms of sound with only very small differences e.g. it had "Some" imaging & the corsair didnt.
The HD6XX seems to love my lower quality music (192~320kb) more than the HQ versions for congested songs. Which i found suprising because the HD600 is the opposite & the HD660s doesnt care, it does it all no issues.
Now the cable that came with the HD6XX is clearly the same cable as the 660s but the HD6XX ends in 3.5mm with 6.3mm adaptor & the HD660s cable is just 6.3mm ending so in theory should be the same & same sound regardless of cable. But its not.... its really not!
I just tried the HD6XX cable on the HD660s... lol yeah theres something wrong there!!!
So either I have a godly 660s cable or theres an issue with the HD6XX cable or Adaptor.
So now with the cable change I'd give it a 4.5 stars out of 5 so that would show 5/5. But i'm keeping my original review up because thats using what i was sent from massdrop.
Do you know if it sound as 660s?
They all have different sounds. The HD660s overall have a better sound from bass to treble with a lot more clarity. Not as detailed highs or extended in the highs as the HD600, not as warm in the mids as the HD600 & HD650, Not as forward vocals as the HD650/XX. But overall its the better of the 3 with the HD600 right there with it.
That's interesting, thanks!
The GSX can push these headphones (the hd6xx)? I am looking for an all in one solution to gaming with a headset and mic with sidetone. Currently using the mayflower arc, which is great, just missing sidetone.
yes it can, But not very well compared to anything better & cheaper.... Anything better would be a Amp that takes power from the power socket.