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Hi everyone, i recently got some AKG 701's with an Onkyo digital dock , DAC Magic and a Little Dot III.

I listen to a lot of house, soul, disco, funk etc, and can't help thinking that the 701's are not suited to this type of music.

I've been reading the HD650's have better bass, anyone got any experience with these cans?

Thanks,

Mike

 

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Re: Sennheiser HD650

The K701s are superb and more often than not a firm favourite among classical and jazz fans. The HD650s are great all rounders and do offer better bass extension. At the price frankly there is very little to touch the HD650s although the Grado SR325is headphones are worth a listen as well (albeit they will "leak" sound a little more though).

Hope this helps - and merry Christmas!

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Re: Sennheiser HD650

What don't you like about them? 


the senns have a very flat frequency range in my opinion and go for detail rather than excitement - guess depends how you like your music - the senns also leak a lot of sounds so i wouldnt worry about them or the grados

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Re: Sennheiser HD650

A few months back I bought a new pair of AKG K702s.  This was when I still has my full rig up and running so the headphones were just a lark.  I loved the K702s (which are identical to the 701s for all intents and purposes).  They are incredibly detailed.  I cannot imagine hearing further into a recording regardless of price.  The sound is truly jaw dropping.  However, when I had to retire my main rig and go to full time headphone listening the K702s had to be swapped for the the Senn HD650s simply because I needed the extra bass.  The K702s just don't have the weight to bass that I like for long term listening pleasure.  In every other respect, the K702s are the superior headphone IMO.  But the Senns are senn-sational also (see what I did there... Smile)  I agree with the previous post that they are hard to beat for the money.  I've been very happy using them and I listen to them at least an hour a day and often 2 or 3 hours at a time.  They are very comfortable, and althought they do not have the supersonic detail levels of the AKGs, they are still highly detailed and offer fabulous clarity, but with that clarity you get superb bass.  The bass is deep and weighty but without the slightest hint of boomyness.  Very very good cans.  Hope this helps.  Good luck.

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Re: Sennheiser HD650

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Re: Sennheiser HD650
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each time a description of the change, there is always plenty to talk about around the world. they are not exempt. a statement usually are: "i have to change almost immediately versions, so do not expect me to date continue to attack .. Nice work! Your post is an excellent example of why I keep coming back to read your excellent quality content that is forever updated. it seems good and I hope you will keep up the good work in future as well. i do not think i was ready for you to put words in quotation marks. i'll think about what you really want when you put your search in quotes and try to return something that makes sense. the whole information is just wonderful. I really appreciate this effort of yours dear. its been great reading all this information of u. I really wonder that why these things are not found in books? well you done a great job really and its been a very handy set of information i had from ur articles. thanks dude. great article giving all the technical detail about this product. i was wandering around to get some insight about it from a long time. thnx to resolve my issue. I am first time here and really found it good by all means, Infact the topic is good to read and and sending this page to my other firends because they are always asking me for the good resources to read out. Cheers


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Re: Sennheiser HD650
ziggy47:

 Am I missing something here ?


 



Yes, a Babel fish methinks......

Back on topic my Senn 600s are lovely bass wise.
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Graham_Thomas:

ziggy47:

 Am I missing something here ?


 


Yes, a Babel fish methinks...... Back on topic my Senn 600s are lovely bass wise.


 


Indeed, extremely "sweet" Graham...lol.....love the HGTTU reference..lol.......so close to buying a LD3.......just need the £200.........

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Re: Sennheiser HD650
ziggy47:
just need the £200.........



Less than that if you're prepared to wait for delivery?
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Re: Sennheiser HD650

Hi Graham, did you source your LD3 from China (from David) or did you buy from the UK source, on Ebay ?


And if from China, did you have any problem with import taxes/duty etc ?


Cheers Richard................

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