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Dec 6, 2018
I'm an owner of a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro headphones which I've used for several years now. I love them to death but unfortunately because of the shape of my head, even their luxurious headband put a distinct pressure in the middle of the top of my head. I purchased theses HD 6xx cans as an attempt to find something that'd rest on my head a little comfier, because of the little gap in the headband foam. Jury's still out on that though. My HD 6xx headphones came with a defect in the left ear, in which the driver was peaking and buzzing even at modestly low volumes, at certain frequencies (particularly around the vocal range). Massdrop tells you to file a warranty claim through Sennheiser, which I did, and despite Sennheiser's somewhat... convoluted customer support system, they dutifully took the headphones back and sent me back... a pair of HD 650s. That's correct. Despite Sennheiser having a clearly labeled option for the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6xx headphones under warranty claims, they shipped me back an original Sennheiser HD 650 pair. Now, I'm not necessarily complaining, considering the HD 650s retail for approximately double the Massdrop pair. But if you're someone who's buying the Massdrop pair because of what the Massdrop pair offers (the color, the shorter cable, the eighth inch jack, whatever have you), know that you may not be able to get the Massdrop pair you wanted if it happens to come with a defect. Sennheiser probably doesn't carry them to replace yours. Nonetheless, these headphones sound great. I'm not disappointed by their quality or build. The Massdrop pair (or at least, the right ear of the Massdrop pair) sounds just as good as these HD 650s I now apparently own, and though I haven't owned them long enough to truly compare them to my old Beyerdynamic cans, they aren't the same kind of headphone anyway. They are definitely on par at the minimum for what they offer.
Dec 6, 2018
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