What’s the difference between the HD6XX and the HD650?
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SmithyNZ
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Oct 6, 2019
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I own both and have compared them directly. In terms of audio, the only difference I found was that the 650 is slightly louder, but this may have been due to their being well broken in etc. The finish looks more premium on the 650 but the paint on the top of the headband is prone to flaking whereas the 6xx does not look like it will have that issue.
Oct 6, 2019
jaladan
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Oct 4, 2019
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The HD6XX have a 1/8" (3.5mm) connector with an adapter to 1/4" (6.35). The HD650 use a 1/4" connector
Oct 4, 2019
A-Rad
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Oct 4, 2019
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Crazy watching all these answers and wondering who has these and who is just trying to be cool. I just got these headphones 2 months ago. Yes they will work with your phone. I have a Samsung S7 and they sound fine with them. I was actually impressed with the sound out of my phone. Yes they will sound better out of an amp/dac which I have (schitt stack) but personally I was very impressed with how well they sound out my phone. I use them with my phone while vaccumimg my house. There is also a break in period with these as well. Probably somewhere around at least 40 hours. I almost sent them back but they keep sounding better and better. They're also a very even keeled headphone as well and what I mean is you get a very balanced eq between bass, mid and treble. I hope this helps and all those number people who don't have these aren't offended by what I say. I know reading comments and blogs can be way confusing when getting into higher end audio and at the end of the day you gotta go with what you like. If you're on the fence go ahead and buy them and remember you have 30 days to send them back. I don't think there's anything better for $220.
Oct 4, 2019
JohnCiaccio
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Oct 7, 2019
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the 6xx and 650 are both 300ohm. You might have the HD598 or one of the others with a low impedance unless you only listen at low volume. The high impedance mode in the LG V and G series phones where designed for the HD650 and other high impedance headphones.
Oct 7, 2019
A-Rad
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Oct 7, 2019
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I'm pretty sure I have the HD 6xx or else Massdrop is blatently screwing us all and putting different drivers in the body of the HD 6xx, which would be a shame. But, I don't think Massdrop would do that and if they did I"m sure someone would have caught them by now.
Oct 7, 2019
wyd4
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Oct 3, 2019
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Just the aesthetic as best I can tell and some packaging differences if this matters to you. IMO I much prefer the blue of the HD6xx
Oct 3, 2019
Z0d1Ac
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Oct 3, 2019
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Both the 6xx and 650 are mostly the same headphone. The 6xx having midnight blue mat color while the 650 is more of a gloss black/gray color. Box and accessories vary slightly. As for sound they are mostly the same (very minor db differences in the frequency, but mostly the same sound).
Oct 3, 2019
Jimmybuckets
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Oct 3, 2019
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About $200
Oct 3, 2019
steveblizin
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Oct 3, 2019
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Mechanically, spec/tech wise - zero difference. Aesthetically, I believe the 650s match my hair color better. The 650s cost about $130 more, come in a different box and have a slightly longer cable. I found the Drop cable to be too short for me at just 6ft long. But, you can buy the "stock" 10ft cable which is about $20 retail, easily around the web. Even with that, you're still saving $110 on a great listening experience.
Oct 3, 2019
thomsonSMG
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Oct 3, 2019
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Only the price and looks. The 6XX is cheaper (about half price) and only comes in dark navy blue. And of course, the 6XX is made and shipped in batches so you can't order a pair off-shelf on demand unless you buy secondhand.
Oct 3, 2019
Reedo
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Oct 3, 2019
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There is no difference other than branding - these will have Drop logos/HD6XX printed on the headband, while the 650 will have no Drop logo and will say HD650 instead. Acoustically, they are identical.
Oct 3, 2019
zep483
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Oct 4, 2019
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Color
Oct 4, 2019