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Oct 22, 2018
I've had the HD6XX for almost a year, and headphones are definitely an amazing value. After getting an HD660S I thought I would be getting rid of these but that was absolutely not the case! These still get plenty of time on the rotation, even after the new-toy syndrome has passed. The sound is slightly warm, and without a doubt the least fatiguing headphones I have ever used. There are plenty of reviews here and other places that compare the HD6XX to other headphones, so I won't write an opus here splitting hairs on the sound.
Most of my listening is done from a desktop through a Schiit Eitr -> Modi Multibit -> Magni 3/ZDT Jr. , and the HD6XX definitely energizes well with this setup. Two important caveats are the impedance and isolation. Given the 300 Ohm impedance, these headphones require an amplifier to get the most out of them. They are open back, so they will leak sound and provide minimal isolation from outside noise. These are definitely things to keep in mind if you're looking to to use the HD6XX for commuting or in an open-office space.
Out of the box the clamping force is a little strong, but this is definitely a good thing. It means that once it breaks in and adjusts to your head a little bit, it won't be too loose. I was able to get my pair was comfortable within a week. I don't have any hotspot issues with the headband, but this may vary depending on your head's shape. I listen 2-4 hours with these without any comfort issues.
If someone is looking to get a setup including a headphone amplifier, I would definitely recommend these without hesitation! Overall they're an amazing pair of headphones in terms of sound, and you'd be hard-pressed to find something better at this price.
Oct 22, 2018
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