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If you guys were faced with the decision of buying either the HD600 or HD650, and the HD650 was only $50 more, which would you choose? As far as my listening habits, I listen to nearly every genre there is. I also currently do not have a headphone amp and will be powering them with a Denon 2808CI.
HD600. They do not necessitate the purchase of a dedicated amp nearly as much as an HD650, which can sound like crap even with a decent amp. Perhaps it is just my listening preferences, but I would have to be very picky/careful about matching it with the correct amp.

Some would argue that a 600 simply has a more enjoyable presentation. I cannot comment on this as I have not heard an HD650 in an ideal setup.
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FYI:

HDTracks.com ... one of the few online sources I purchase .FLACs from ... has a freebie album of high def guitar tracks available for download.

Again, totally free ...

I'm downloading it now. Have not listened ... but should be pretty good if their other releases (Chesky stuff, etc.) are any indicator ...

You simply have to take out a free account with them in order to download the .FLACS.

Don't know how long this will be up as they are sort of into the temp promotional thing ... so get on it if you want to download:
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HDtracks is proud to offer the "Gibson Presents: Hot Tones in High Definition" album as a free download in either AIFF, FLAC or 320 kbps MP3 format with full PDF liner notes. Listen to the world's best guitarists in the highest quality sound available on the Internet.
...

Here's the link: www.hdtracks.com

...

Happy listening.

    
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post #5073 of 37659
I have a freebie going on for anyone who wants a set of inner ear headphones

http://www.overclock.net/freebies/40...eadphones.html

sorry for being offtopic, just want everyone to get a chance that wants them
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post #5074 of 37659
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HD650s, hands down and if u bought the 600s u'd want a 650 cable anyways, which is still $30ish... so it's the better deal. and I'd be down for a mini meet
The HD600 is more balanced, and is very often ranked higher than the HD650 on everything but the very best equipment. No amp does not indicate the very best equipment.

And the HD650 cable is like $12.50
post #5075 of 37659
K, here's a simple and probably not very commonly asked question pertaining to the maintenance of higher end (more expensive) headphones, or at least those that you would want to keep around for a while. Do any of you use any kind of leather moisturizer/conditioner for the pads and headbands? Granted they are plenty soft now as they are new, but I want to keep them that way too. Would a good automotive conditioner do the job
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FYI:

HDTracks.com ... one of the few online sources I purchase .FLACs from ... has a freebie album of high def guitar tracks available for download.

Again, totally free ...

I'm downloading it now. Have not listened ... but should be pretty good if their other releases (Chesky stuff, etc.) are any indicator ...

You simply have to take out a free account with them in order to download the .FLACS.

Don't know how long this will be up as they are sort of into the temp promotional thing ... so get on it if you want to download:


...

Here's the link: www.hdtracks.com

...

Happy listening.

RE: The above mentioned, free album of .FLACs ...

Just want to say that they are quite well produced and very fine sounding bits ... (especially the bits from Slash and Arlen Roth/Sonney Landreth!) ...

All tracks are guitar centric works ... lots of solos ... fingerpicking ... some pure rock bits and some very sexy and bluesy bits.

For free? A must download group of tracks for sure! A couple tracks suffer from clipping/distortion problems but such errors are few.

See the above quoted bit for the download site/info.

    
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post #5077 of 37659
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Originally Posted by MosIncredible View Post
If you guys were faced with the decision of buying either the HD600 or HD650, and the HD650 was only $50 more, which would you choose? As far as my listening habits, I listen to nearly every genre there is. I also currently do not have a headphone amp and will be powering them with a Denon 2808CI.
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HD650s, hands down and if u bought the 600s u'd want a 650 cable anyways, which is still $30ish... so it's the better deal. and I'd be down for a mini meet
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Originally Posted by Aura View Post
HD600. They do not necessitate the purchase of a dedicated amp nearly as much as an HD650, which can sound like crap even with a decent amp. Perhaps it is just my listening preferences, but I would have to be very picky/careful about matching it with the correct amp.

Some would argue that a 600 simply has a more enjoyable presentation. I cannot comment on this as I have not heard an HD650 in an ideal setup.
I would say both Hd600 and HD650 will scale pretty much equally with associated equipment and they both require an amp to shine. That said they are two different (yet similar) beasts. I have A/B'd them and came to the conclusion that I prefer HD600(HD580 w/ HD600 grills) hands down. HD650 are darker and more laid back.
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post #5078 of 37659
Looks like I should go with the HD600 and HD650 cable. Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm pretty sure I'll look into getting an amp in the future since it'll always be hanging over my head that the HD600s could sound better.
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post #5079 of 37659
so my LD MKII has made me fall in love with



that album again, just adds a some special to it i cant quite put my finger on.

very happy with the purchase thus far
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Hey if i could have my name added to the list that would be awesome.
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