Massdrop edition Sennheiser HD650's drop in six days for $249.99.

DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,608
edited June 2017 in Headphones
MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



“Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
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  • gumbay13gumbay13 Posts: 358
    Thanks for the heads up. Very tempting indeed.
    Receiver: Pioneer SC-1522
    Speakers: Fronts:LSiM 705s/ Center: LSiM 706c / Surrounds: LSim 703s
    SUB: Rythmik LV12R x2
    Source:OPPO UDP-203
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,136
    Nice! These have been on the want list for a bit. I need to move on a set. Then, add in a JDS Labs C5D amp/DAC and I will be all set for cans! The other option..... I had a chance to test out the Pioneer and Onkyo Hi-Res music players...would love one of those as they have decent DAC's already.

    Well...we will see....funds are a little tight right now. So, the great deals I found on the Polk family (UltraFocus 8000, Buckle, Hinge) will do for now.
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,134
    Will be trying to get a set--I can't imagine a way where this drop doesn't bring the site to its knees. Going to be a crush of traffic!
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,780
    That's what happened last time they did this drop (3months ago +-).
    I set a reminder on my phone.
    Fortunately, it opens at 6am PST meaning i'll be well awake when it drops.
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,425
    Damn I want Momentums
    Parlor: ifi iDSD Micro*Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,517
    edited June 2017
    I wonder how they stack up against my Sonys...
    They look like the ATH W5000 for reference, I just don't recall or am able to google the model number right now...
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,946
    I had some HD650's and really like them better then my GRado RSi2's and some Hifimans HE400...I found some 700's for around $300 once and bought them and Scott now has the 650's & they are great headphones.
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,517
    Cool, now all I need to do is find them!!!! Haven't seen them since I moved :# :o :s

  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,780
    Estimated delivery is 12/18......I may cancel my order. :/
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,134
    eh, by the time they arrive it'll be a wonderful surprise to yourself!
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,780
    Because I would have flat out forgot I bought them.. :D
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,608
    Available today. Limited to 7,000. Good point made. No delivery til December? Sucks when a lot of people are used to two day free shipping. Peace. D
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,134
    9 hours left--if they sell another ~400 pair the price goes down to $199.

    You can commit to buy only if the price hits that mark. Hard to beat if 650's are on your radar.

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,608
    edited June 2017
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    Price is at $199.00 now w &15 for shipping. Peace. D
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,660
    I got in for that.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,608
    $15.00 international shipping. Free CON USA shipping.
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,425
    Gat damned tax though!
    Parlor: ifi iDSD Micro*Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,772
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Gat damned tax though!

    Kwit being a twit
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,425
    edited June 2017
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Gat damned tax though!

    Kwit being a twit

    What? I happily pay taxes in AZ but not Kali! Kali sucks a mule egg!
    Parlor: ifi iDSD Micro*Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,780
    Guess I HAVE to keep the order now... ;)
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,780
    9076...
    I bet they change the ship YEAR next...2038 +-

    Another price drop at 11,500 would be sweet B)
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,868
    Gawd I'd like to try these, but I don't think open backs will work at the office.
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,780
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Gawd I'd like to try these, but I don't think open backs will work at the office.

    Do you live at your office???
    You can always try them at, oh i don't know, your home... :D
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,868
    Feels like it sometimes. No need for headphones at home.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,298
    Looks like they added 10,000 more units... open for 20 more days?
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,780
    Gotta love it. They add another 10,000 to the drop but are still saying 12/18/17.
    Any takers on the over/under?
    Good thing i was prepared and bought mine in the first 5 minutes.... :expressionless:
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,686
    Anyone buying these just needs to be aware that these need a good amp (preferably OTL tube) to sound their best. Most headphones improve with better amplification, but these more than most other cans really need it to even sound good...you can't drive these out of a portable device or even one of the entry level amps and really even get a feel for their sound as it changes dramatically with better amplification.

    Woo Audio makes an inexpensive OTL amp (don't recall the model but it's around $500 I think) that works well with these, and you can go up in price from there for more performance. Many will be tempted to pair the Schiit Valhalla amp with these, as was I and had that setup for quite some time, but jumping from that even to the Woo was a big step up with these cans.

    Basically, if you're not looking to also shell out a few hundred bucks for an amp then there are better headphone options out there, but if you're ok with that approach these can best many $1000 cans on the market.
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,802
    the bottlehead crack is a great amp for these, as long as you aren't
    afraid of a little DIY
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,946
    Anyone buying these just needs to be aware that these need a good amp (preferably OTL tube) to sound their best. Most headphones improve with better amplification, but these more than most other cans really need it to even sound good...you can't drive these out of a portable device or even one of the entry level amps and really even get a feel for their sound as it changes dramatically with better amplification.

    Woo Audio makes an inexpensive OTL amp (don't recall the model but it's around $500 I think) that works well with these, and you can go up in price from there for more performance. Many will be tempted to pair the Schiit Valhalla amp with these, as was I and had that setup for quite some time, but jumping from that even to the Woo was a big step up with these cans.

    Basically, if you're not looking to also shell out a few hundred bucks for an amp then there are better headphone options out there, but if you're ok with that approach these can best many $1000 cans on the market.

    Woo WA3.

    I still like it a little bit better then my BottleHead Crack with Speedball upgrade!

    but both of these are best for 300-600 ohm headphone's.
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
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