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Topic: Sennheiser HD600
Posted By: southall-1998
Subject: Sennheiser HD600
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 1:24pm
What are your thoughts on the Sennheiser HD600?

Just feeling a little inquisitive, hence asking.

S.


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Shane Lonergan.



Replies:
Posted By: lfc jon
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 8:42pm
Hi Shane
I have the HD600s 2019s Just saying as there may be old stock of the old ones if you are thinking buying them. I find them vary good, With a lot of detail, good mid range but a bit light on the bass.
2019s What to look out for. Black head band with Sennheiser on the left hand side and they have thicker cables than the old ones too.
Hope that helps


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Pro-j tt,Ortofon 2m Bronze cart,Audiolab 8300CD,GS Reflex M. Solo headphone amp both with PSU1,MF M2si amp,Monitor audio silver 100 speakers, Atlas cables


Posted By: Ash
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 10:14pm
HD600 is quite good. Upper bass is punchy (elevated), notable with drums. This alters tonality and dynamics a bit. Buy second-hand excellent condition for a lower price, just in case you find they aren't for you.

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Posted By: southall-1998
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 11:03pm
Originally posted by Ash Ash wrote:

HD600 is quite good. Upper bass is punchy (elevated), notable with drums. This alters tonality and dynamics a bit. Buy second-hand excellent condition for a lower price, just in case you find they aren't for you.

The 600's have been claimed to have neutral midrange/tone. Do you agree with such claim?

S.


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Shane Lonergan.


Posted By: Aussie Mick
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 11:15pm
The HD600 is a classic for a reason. It’s made a lot of people very happy for decades now. It’s not perfect, and I agree with Ash about the upper bass being punchy. It was my first high quality headphone and was a revelation. I also agree with secondhand. The secondhand market on headphones is massive and you’ll be able to find something excellent. 
All the bets,
Mick.


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Rega RP8 - Apheta 2 - Accession MC Enigma PS -Solo ULDE (Focal Utopia) - Proprius - PMC Twenty5.22


Posted By: Ash
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 11:52pm
The midrange is the highlight of the headphone really. Apart from the elevated upper bass, the sound is quite neutral. I bought and sold the HD600 in 2012 though so I am going on memory rather than fresh testing. I would not select them for music production. Have a look at that K240 Studio from AKG. It looks quite promising. I may even try them in the future. Around £56?

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Lautus USB or S/PDIF>Majestic>Lautus-R3 TRS-XLR>2xProprius>MySphere 3.1


Posted By: southall-1998
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2020 at 11:56pm
Originally posted by Ash Ash wrote:

The midrange is the highlight of the headphone really. Apart from the elevated upper bass, the sound is quite neutral. I bought and sold the HD600 in 2012 though so I am going on memory rather than fresh testing. I would not select them for music production. Have a look at that K240 Studio from AKG. It looks quite promising. I may even try them in the future. Around £56?

Do you find that the elevated upper bass ruins your listening pleasure? But as always, each to their own.

I think those K240's are still priced at £52.

S.


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Shane Lonergan.


Posted By: Ash
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 12:09am
You might like the extra upper bass. I guess it tries to compensate for the lack of very low bass SPL. I did not like how it was unable to reproduce the correct tonality of some instruments. I am fussy however. Try it, just don't pay too much.

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Lautus USB or S/PDIF>Majestic>Lautus-R3 TRS-XLR>2xProprius>MySphere 3.1


Posted By: lfc jon
Date Posted: 07 Aug 2020 at 11:06am
It's the low bass SPL when I said about light on bass. I could do with a bit more when I'm listening to my UB40 albums. But that said most of the time I'm happy with the headphones. I can't compare the new HD600s with the old ones as i've have never had them or listen to them (old ones) over long period of time 

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Pro-j tt,Ortofon 2m Bronze cart,Audiolab 8300CD,GS Reflex M. Solo headphone amp both with PSU1,MF M2si amp,Monitor audio silver 100 speakers, Atlas cables


Posted By: mitch65
Date Posted: 07 Aug 2020 at 7:21pm
Originally posted by southall-1998 southall-1998 wrote:

Originally posted by Ash Ash wrote:

The midrange is the highlight of the headphone really. Apart from the elevated upper bass, the sound is quite neutral. I bought and sold the HD600 in 2012 though so I am going on memory rather than fresh testing. I would not select them for music production. Have a look at that K240 Studio from AKG. It looks quite promising. I may even try them in the future. Around £56?

Do you find that the elevated upper bass ruins your listening pleasure? But as always, each to their own.

I think those K240's are still priced at £52.

S.
They are, I bought a pair last week and I can’t believe they are so cheap😱


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Greg

Auralic Aries Mini - Bitzie



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