Sennheiser HD 6XX back on sale @ Mass drop $199.00

DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,303
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“Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,630
    Butcher, do you buy all these cans you post? I kinda do.
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    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 746
    Saw these and very tempted .... a Producer friend of my daughter's uses them for rough mixing and claims they are the most accurate cans he's ever used, with zero fatigue.
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,656
    Tempted but the tax man has taken wind out of my sails
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  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 848
    Got in on that drop during the last iteration.
    Won't ship until July though, so no comments/reviews until then.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,303
    edited April 2018
    I only listen to headphones or ear buds when traveling with wife driving and her listening to pop. Or when I am at the dog park or doing something outdoors. Inside I listen to speakers in my systems. I have the Sennheiser HD558 and Polk ultafocus 8000. Those are the most expensive cans I own. And lots of cheap ones . Peace. D
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    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,630
    Cans are fun although I don't need em anymore since I ditched the ball and chain. Cans keep me calm and mostly keep me from chewing my restraints.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,303
    Back on Drop. Ship in one day. 52000 pairs sold so far. Love yours, Dfwsp1u9mxhns.png
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    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • 52,000 pairs sold wow! I guess I'm the only one who hasn't bought one yet. Look good. Does anyone have hands on experience with these?
  • halohalo Posts: 5,600
    edited September 2018
    krazypolk wrote: »
    52,000 pairs sold wow! I guess I'm the only one who hasn't bought one yet. Look good. Does anyone have hands on experience with these?

    Yes. They're pretty spectacular. You will benefit from a headphone amp that is designed to drive them properly. I have a Massdrop Objective 02 headphone amp and it does the job. However, the Schiit Valhalla Triode OTL Headphone Amp AND Preamp is said to be the perfect compliment to the HD6XX.
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,545
    Mine are in a box, in a box, in a storage unit right now. Won't see them again for another 5 months... :(
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  • imsjryimsjry Posts: 120
    I use these with my laptop and never felt they needed an amp. Out of my iPhone...absolutely need the amp.
  • imsjryimsjry Posts: 120
    Speaking of....any good headphone amp recommendations for these under $200?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,066
    imsjry wrote: »
    Speaking of....any good headphone amp recommendations for these under $200?

    Topping A30 worth a look.
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 848
    imsjry wrote: »
    Speaking of....any good headphone amp recommendations for these under $200?

    The O2+SDAC they also have is not crufty at all.
    I have them both in my work office & I'm happy

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  • imsjryimsjry Posts: 120
    Anyone tried the Schitt Magni or Fulla ($99.00) pared with these?
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,802
    edited April 2019
    krazypolk wrote: »
    52,000 pairs sold wow! I guess I'm the only one who hasn't bought one yet. Look good. Does anyone have hands on experience with these?
    I've been saying I'm going to buy a pair for about the last 5 years.... its still yet to happen. Maybe I should try to find an amp first.. see who that approach works. One day.....
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,677
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,541
    edited January 15
    So are these exactly the same as the HD 650s besides the shorter cable and the paint color. Sound signature wise are they the same? Who has heard both the HD6XX and the HD 650's?
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  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 835
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    So are these exactly the same as the HD 650s besides the shorter cable and the paint color. Sound signature wise are they the same? Who has heard both the HD6XX and the HD 650's?

    On headfi they felt strongly enough about the similarities that they rolled both headphones into one thread. It's over 2,000 pages long. I'm sure there are some people in there that have discussed owning both and can discuss additional differences, if any. I've always heard that they are the same.

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/sennheiser-hd650-massdrop-hd6xx-impressions-thread.197776/
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,541
    edited January 16
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    So are these exactly the same as the HD 650s besides the shorter cable and the paint color. Sound signature wise are they the same? Who has heard both the HD6XX and the HD 650's?

    On headfi they felt strongly enough about the similarities that they rolled both headphones into one thread. It's over 2,000 pages long. I'm sure there are some people in there that have discussed owning both and can discuss additional differences, if any. I've always heard that they are the same.

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/sennheiser-hd650-massdrop-hd6xx-impressions-thread.197776/

    Thanks for the link I've read the info you provided, along with a few off the Hoffman forum, and a few other ones I found. I've been wanting a pair of HD650's since my HD598's and HD600'S need a new companion. I have now read enough comparisons on both the HD650 vs the HD6XX to say that at the 199.00 price plus a $20 first time order from the Drop brings these HD6XX's to $179.00 meaning I would be a fool not to jump on these instead of paying $300 for the HD650's. I'm going to get the 6XXs instead.
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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,329
    I bought a pair of the HD6XX--no regrets! ...just need to get my Bottlehead Crack/Speedball built, it's been sitting in its box for much too long.
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,600
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    So are these exactly the same as the HD 650s besides the shorter cable and the paint color. Sound signature wise are they the same? Who has heard both the HD6XX and the HD 650's?

    On headfi they felt strongly enough about the similarities that they rolled both headphones into one thread. It's over 2,000 pages long. I'm sure there are some people in there that have discussed owning both and can discuss additional differences, if any. I've always heard that they are the same.

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/sennheiser-hd650-massdrop-hd6xx-impressions-thread.197776/

    Thanks for the link I've read the info you provided, along with a few off the Hoffman forum, and a few other ones I found. I've been wanting a pair of HD650's since my HD598's and HD600'S need a new companion. I have now read enough comparisons on both the HD650 vs the HD6XX to say that at the 199.00 price plus a $20 first time order from the Drop brings these HD6XX's to $179.00 meaning I would be a fool not to jump on these instead of paying $300 for the HD650's. I'm going to get the 6XXs instead.

    I have a pair in excellent condition that I'm not using and I have 2 different JDS Labs headphone amps that are also in excellent condition (Atom & Objective 02).

    I can probably save you some money rather than purchasing from Drop. :)
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,541
    PM sent.
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,423
    I have own the 600 and 650 and 700 Senn's are they all are awesome and for me better then my Grado RS2's and the HiFi Mans HE400's which was bought sent back to me by fellow polkies! One who I think also prefers the Senn's 600's B)
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,423
    agfrost wrote: »
    I bought a pair of the HD6XX--no regrets! ...just need to get my Bottlehead Crack/Speedball built, it's been sitting in its box for much too long.

    man get off your but and get it together my friend :) I finally built mind. and love it!!
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,220
    edited January 19
    agfrost wrote: »
    I bought a pair of the HD6XX--no regrets! ...just need to get my Bottlehead Crack/Speedball built, it's been sitting in its box for much too long.

    Didn't we discuss this...BAJEEZUS man...get off the pot!!

    >:)

    I have both HD6xx's and HD650's. Can't tell the difference.

    If you've got coin to blow check out ZMF headphones. They're usually at AXPONA if you need a listen. It's very confusing as to which one does what but they are very nice. I've got the Autuer's, picked 'em up last year at a discount at AXPONA.
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,600
    ALL212 wrote: »
    agfrost wrote: »
    I bought a pair of the HD6XX--no regrets! ...just need to get my Bottlehead Crack/Speedball built, it's been sitting in its box for much too long.

    Didn't we discuss this...BAJEEZUS man...get off the pot!!

    >:)

    I have both HD6xx's and HD650's. Can't tell the difference.

    If you've got coin to blow check out ZMF headphones. They're usually at AXPONA if you need a listen. It's very confusing as to which one does what but they are very nice. I've got the Autuer's, picked 'em up last year at a discount at AXPONA.

    Do you have any pics of them Aaron?
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,423
    I love Arron for the Fact the he has become the coolest Bottle Crack man alive :) I bought some of his stuff he has made :) Lord can this man make cook! he makes some of the best Headphone amps out there, our you can too by following Arron's path..just ask & he will walk down the path to head-phone heaven!
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,541
    edited January 28
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    Thanks to Halo I got a hella deal on a pair of the 6XX and one of ALL212's custom made cords. I plan on trying them out on the Oppo 105D as I also recieved the new Blue Oyster Cult live in Cleveland Blu Ray, now the 105D has enough gain to handle the 598's and the 600's with ease so I'm hoping it will drive these 6XX's the same if not I will put them on my JDS labs. Another smooth transaction on the Polk Forum, from another admirable Polkie. I will report back after I get a few days on these new to me 6XX's.

    It was suggested to start with the stock cord first get familiar with it then move on to the custom cord. So I will have some fun comparing the two.
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,600
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    7tbj0mggzmbj.jpg
    Thanks to Halo I got a hella deal on a pair of the 6XX and one of ALL212's custom made cords. I plan on trying them out on the Oppo 105D as I also recieved the new Blue Oyster Cult live in Cleveland Blu Ray, now the 105D has enough gain to handle the 598's and the 600's with ease so I'm hoping it will drive these 6XX's the same if not I will put them on my JDS labs. Another smooth transaction on the Polk Forum, from another admirable Polkie. I will report back after I get a few days on these new to me 6XX's.

    It was suggested to start with the stock cord first get familiar with it then move on to the custom cord. So I will have some fun comparing the two.

    I’m very happy that they arrived safely. Enjoy!!!
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