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There's another MD for 10,000 units of the excellent HD6XX with estimated delivery around March 2018, which is a pretty fast turnaround compared to the last which was about six months IIRC. If you don't already own one (or the HD600/HD650), I'd suggest that you drop everything and order one. I have a good number of cans and the HD6XX does give a good account of itself even in the face of competition against my other cans.

https://www.massdrop.com/?origin=%2Fbuy%2Fmassdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx%2Ftalk
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There's another MD for 10,000 units of the excellent HD6XX with estimated delivery around March 2018, which is a pretty fast turnaround compared to the last which was about six months IIRC. If you don't already own one (or the HD600/HD650), I'd suggest that you drop everything and order one. I have a good number of cans and the HD6XX does give a good account of itself even in the face of competition against my other cans.

https://www.massdrop.com/?origin=%2Fbuy%2Fmassdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx%2Ftalk

If only I could justify that much money to the other half..

Had enough trouble with the AD700's and I got them on Auction for $79... The 6XX's work out to over $350 for us Aussies lol
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If only I could justify that much money to the other half..

Had enough trouble with the AD700's and I got them on Auction for $79... The 6XX's work out to over $350 for us Aussies lol
I get ya, prices of hardware and audio in the Asian side of the world is just nuts. I'd always missed the previous MD HD6XX because of the additional shipping cost, and was too lazy to keep on checking the MD site for the HD6XX drop. When a local guy here put up his HD6XX for sale at about the equivalent of 280AUD, I snagged it in a heartbeat, plus I get the added benefit of instant gratification. I have the AD700X, and I can say that the AD700X beats the HD6XX when it comes to soundstage (wider), in everything else, the HD6XX wins. It's a worthwhile buy for those taking their first baby step into the audiophile world.....
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I get ya, prices of hardware and audio in the Asian side of the world is just nuts. I'd always missed the previous MD HD6XX because of the additional shipping cost, and was too lazy to keep on checking the MD site for the HD6XX drop. When a local guy here put up his HD6XX for sale at about the equivalent of 280AUD, I snagged it in a heartbeat, plus I get the added benefit of instant gratification. I have the AD700X, and I can say that the AD700X beats the HD6XX when it comes to soundstage (wider), in everything else, the HD6XX wins. It's a worthwhile buy for those taking their first baby step into the audiophile world.....


Huh I really wouldn't have guessed that the 700x's have a wider sound stage.
I guess I made a good choice for my gaming purposes (it was a fluke biggrin.gif)


They really are MUCH wider than my next closest pair AKG K240's as to be expected.
But beating out the HD6XX is totally unexpected... The soundstage is honestly the main reason I was interested in the higher end Senns :S
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The ATH-AD700/X are 2nd to none for competitive gaming why do you think so many pro gamers use them. I no longer have my AD700 these days I now have the AD1000X and I love them. Yeah, the HD6XX are not known for their soundstage, their soundstage is not bad but it's not the best for gaming. I would say the K7XX are better for music/gaming than the HD6XX are. I bought a pair of the Dekoni Elite Velour for the K7XX and temporally taped them to my AD1000X to see how they fit and feel. OMG, they are amazing as the ATH-AD500X-2000X pads suck. I took the Dekoni Elite Velour for the K7XX and ripped the plastic locking rings out of them then took them to a seamstress for them to be converted over to a normal headphone pad to fit my AD1000X. She will be done with them next week. Here is what the AD1000X looked like with the Dekoni Elite Velour K7XX temporally taped to them:




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They really are MUCH wider than my next closest pair AKG K240's as to be expected. But beating out the HD6XX is totally unexpected... The soundstage is honestly the main reason I was interested in the higher end Senns :S

Yes, the AD700X has a wider soundstage than my AKG M220 and my HD6XX. I would look at the AD900X or even the AD1000X as they get better for music as series goes up.
Edited by Pings - 11/23/17 at 9:21pm
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Learning new stuff every day biggrin.gif

Thanks for the info.


I'm currently using Beyer pads on mine, they fit without any real stretching.

I tried to get the HM5's on after about 20 minutes I got the first one on... but I just couldn't get the second on for whatever reason and gave up lol.
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@Tjj226 Angel...thoughts on these?
https://www.audeze.com/products/lcd-collection/lcd2-classic

Bottom line....no idea.

My guess is that Audeze has probably heard enough times that their fazored products kinda aren't up to par, so they are trying to give the customer a choice between fazored and non fazored headphones.

My ultimate dream would be for them to give us improved version of the original LCD-2 that was somewhere between the LCD-2 and LCD-3 in a more affordable package.

If they managed to do that, then they would absolutely corner the headphone market.

Interestingly enough, the cable that came with the LCD-2s was pretty bad. Its one of the few headphones where buying an after market cable makes a huge difference. So even if they do something as simple as giving us the old LCD-2 in a cheaper body with a better cable, it would still absolutely crush most other headphones.

Now what are the chances that an audio manufacturer did something smart and simple? Mmmmmmmmm small.........the chances are very small.

They are also doing shady marketing things. They have some little review blurbs that say how great the headphones are......but they are dated from 2010 and 2011. Now that tactic would be completely legit if these were literally the same thing as non fazored LCD-2s.

I am very doubtful that these are literally nothing more than non fazored LCD-2s. The original drivers were difficult to produce and had QC issues very early on (supposedly). And I doubt that Audeze just has a boat load of old LCD-2 drivers that they want to off load. So my guess is that they are using new production drivers. So they probably aren't exactly the same thing.

I am probably gonna call these guys and ask them point blank what these headphones are really supposed to be.
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Bottom line....no idea.

My guess is that Audeze has probably heard enough times that their fazored products kinda aren't up to par, so they are trying to give the customer a choice between fazored and non fazored headphones.

My ultimate dream would be for them to give us improved version of the original LCD-2 that was somewhere between the LCD-2 and LCD-3 in a more affordable package.

If they managed to do that, then they would absolutely corner the headphone market.

Interestingly enough, the cable that came with the LCD-2s was pretty bad. Its one of the few headphones where buying an after market cable makes a huge difference. So even if they do something as simple as giving us the old LCD-2 in a cheaper body with a better cable, it would still absolutely crush most other headphones.

Now what are the chances that an audio manufacturer did something smart and simple? Mmmmmmmmm small.........the chances are very small.

They are also doing shady marketing things. They have some little review blurbs that say how great the headphones are......but they are dated from 2010 and 2011. Now that tactic would be completely legit if these were literally the same thing as non fazored LCD-2s.

I am very doubtful that these are literally nothing more than non fazored LCD-2s. The original drivers were difficult to produce and had QC issues very early on (supposedly). And I doubt that Audeze just has a boat load of old LCD-2 drivers that they want to off load. So my guess is that they are using new production drivers. So they probably aren't exactly the same thing.

I am probably gonna call these guys and ask them point blank what these headphones are really supposed to be.

The price on them were so good I was curious. I'll hold out for now, but as you know, could have had potential to make our list biggrin.gif.
 
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