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Who joined the drop after Z Review's discovery of these being almost identical to the 660S's?
I did. Shamelessly. I mean, I wanted an open back headphone but the HD600 and HD650 were slightly out of budget for the time being (and I don't have any good amps, just a lowly Fiio Q1, so that had to be upgraded too) and I was looking at my other options. And Z dropped the bomb, so I had to bite. I'm taking a risk ordering a 150$ can on Massdrop when I'm from Greece, as import fees might actually mess me up pretty bad, but it's a risk I'm willing to take.
Me. I didn't even watch the whole review. I had $200 to spend, and I can't wait.
His comparison to the Fidelio X2's is what sold me. As someone who games a lot, the X2's massive sound stage makes it hard to interpret directional audio cues, and these are supposedly better than the already excelent 600's in that regard...so here's hoping. On the downside I can't use my Vmoda Boompro with these.
I'm on the other side. I'm no longer planning to get the 660.
I mean the honest truth is that headphones are a high margin business. The 600 series is a great example of market segmentation based on subjective differences, rather than empirical performance or simply to recoup development cost.
yup, except I already have 660s but as soon as I saw the review I was like........ oh....... dang.. So I ordered a pair of these to have as a spare pair that I can take with me when I go away without risking the 'overpriced' 660s.. :/
Yeah except where do you bring them being open back? I have tried once in a shopping centre at low/medium volume and people were staring at me inside shops... They works as speakers more the headphones....
Like on holiday in a hotel room etc. No way I would wear these out in public.
Ok fair enough. I travel with my wife and kid generally and an open back is a no no in a hotel room. I bought a Sony Z7 and a ATH W5000 for this. The last for classical and instrumental music the other for all other genres. I wish sennheiser would make a 58X or 660s closed back.