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I spent a minute thinking about what a unique situation Massdrop is putting themselves in by releasing another $200 pair of open back headphones to compete directly with the K7XX at the same price.
By all accounts, the HD650 has superior sound quality to the likes of the K7XX (although personal preference is a factor). So the conclusion that I have come to is that while they have sold a ton of K7XX's, sales have slowed down so it's time for something new.
So what to do? They sold a bunch of TH-X00's at $400, but $400 isn't an impulse buy as much as $200 is, so why not sell everyone who bought the K7XX a new and improved $200 headphone.
I wouldn't say new and improved. They're just different. The bass is different, the soundstage and mids are completely different and the synergy with amps varies drastically. Both are hard to power properly and solid vs tube changes the sound again.
But I see what you're say and I do feel like my 650s are much more premium than my K7XXs. That box though, that's where it's at.
HD650 isn't better than even the Q701 so no, it's not better than the K7XX, it's just different.
If you believe that then you have much to learn, young grasshopper.
I don’t debate beliefs, I only write what I know from experience but good job misinforming everyone.
yeah sure, everyone has their own beliefs.....
Yours contradicts a vast majority of the entire community's, but sure, you're not wrong since its 'opinion' I guess.......
You mean it's a matter of preference and my opinion or beliefs as it is called around here is as unbiased as possible as I don't like the HD650 yet I am not calling it inferior because I can tell the difference and I understand why some people like. As for the communities, I happen to know people that share my opinion and of those that do like the HD650, they prefer the HD600. If the number of people is relevant then beats are the best headphones so there you go.
Pfff I mentioned the 'community'.....if you really think that every millennial is suddenly part of this community when many don't even know of its existence, then by all means keep believing that....
and dont try to pull a lie on the spot: if you were truly unbiased, you would have said 'I think Q701 is better' or 'I think the HD650 doesnt sound as good'.
But you went ahead and 'stated' that the 'HD650 isn't better than even the Q701'.
Go ahead, let's see if you have the audacity to call yourself unbiased again, and to try to claim you didn't say the HD650 is inferior again.