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Sennheiser HD650 Reference OPEN back Headphones - RRP £399 £232.00 @ Amazon

£232.00 @ Amazon
Audiophile grade headphones. Rated by many as the best price/performance headphones you can buy. http://en-uk.sennheiser.com/high-quality-headphones-around-ear-audio-surround-hd-650 Reviews: … Read More
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7m, 2w agoFound 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Audiophile grade headphones. Rated by many as the best price/performance headphones you can buy.

http://en-uk.sennheiser.com/high-quality-headphones-around-ear-audio-surround-hd-650

Reviews:

https://www.cnet.com/products/sennheiser-hd-650/review/

http://majorhifi.com/sennheiser-hd650-review/

http://www.kenrockwell.com/audio/sennheiser/hd-650.htm

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/sennheiser-hd650-463216/review

Price history: http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Sennheiser-HD650-Reference-Over-Ear-Headphone/product/B00018MSNI

These are seriously good, and currently available for less than the next model down (HD600).

Today showing as Prime only, but I bought them a few days ago and they were open for all to order, so just watch the listing on Amazon as they are likely to be available to non Prime members too as soon their stock is delivered.
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7m, 2w agoFound 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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LotusJas
....or you can buy some Beats :p

Leave the room now and don't come back!

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2 Likes #1
....or you can buy some Beats :p
banned 1 Like #2
Fantastic deal for a fantastic headphone.

Head-Fi HD650 thread
15 Likes #3
LotusJas
....or you can buy some Beats :p

Leave the room now and don't come back!
1 Like #4
Price history seems to indicate that these have been available at this price for most of 2016
#5
I'd rather be seen wearing my dre beats. Cost much less and people will respect me more walking down the street...
#6
rohanp
Price history seems to indicate that these have been available at this price for most of 2016

Actually no they have not.

Only this price since September. Change the graph scale to 1 year and you will see.
#7
LotusJas
rohanp
Price history seems to indicate that these have been available at this price for most of 2016
Actually no they have not.
Only this price since September. Change the graph scale to 1 year and you will see.
This price since January 2016 and a little bit lower prior to that. So this is the regular Amazon price.
1 Like #8
Zatos
I'd rather be seen wearing my dre beats. Cost much less and people will respect me more walking down the street...


These are OPEN back headphones, so not suitable for outdoor use anyway, unless you want to annoy everyone everywhere you go.
#9
Zatos
I'd rather be seen wearing my dre beats. Cost much less and people will respect me more walking down the street...


http://i.giphy.com/VZDH1jcJ2zBDi.gif
1 Like #10
£224 with NUS discount.
#11
Is there a cheap model Sennheiser that is internally exactly the same except for a couple of pieces of foam? I only ask because I have a pair of HD555's that I bought for around £50 and apparently if you remove the foam pieces they magically turn into £200 audiophile headphones. I think I tried it both ways and they still sounded completely underwhelming whatever, so now I just wake my family up ;) I think lots of audio enthusiasts and their money, perpetually go in different directions.
2 Likes #12
Crossbow
Zatos
I'd rather be seen wearing my dre beats. Cost much less and people will respect me more walking down the street...


These are OPEN back headphones, so not suitable for outdoor use anyway, unless you want to annoy everyone everywhere you go.


I was joking about people and sheep nowadays.
#13
Zatos
I was joking about people and sheep nowadays.


Oops, got you :D
#14
Great headphones. Best used with a decent amp but are not quite as hard to drive as others. Only negative would be the cable which comes off a bit cheap and thin vs other Sennheiser cans I've had in the past.
1 Like #15
I've had a pair of these for many years, one great factor with Sennheiser headphones is the support is fantastic, the foam padding will eventually age and flatten, but getting replacements is easy, as is fitting it. Mine came in a wooden padded box, which is great for protecting them and keeping them at their best, don't know of they still do. To think they've been in manufacture since 2003 is a testament you the fact that got it right. No changes for fashion's sake here.
#16
alweekes
I've had a pair of these for many years, one great factor with Sennheiser headphones is the support is fantastic, the foam padding will eventually age and flatten, but getting replacements is easy, as is fitting it.

Are foam padding replacements expensive? I have two different pairs of Sennheisser headphones where either the paint finish has worn off or the sponge has ripped.

Did you contact their UK headquarters direct or go via a retailer?

Thanks.
#17
Speedsurfer
Great headphones. Best used with a decent amp but are not quite as hard to drive as others. Only negative would be the cable which comes off a bit cheap and thin vs other Sennheiser cans I've had in the past.

The HD600 come with a thin cable, but the one I got with the HD650 was thick and good quality. It is not braided or fabric covered though, like with my Denon AH-D2000.
#18
Overrated and overpriced.
#19
Crossbow
Zatos
I'd rather be seen wearing my dre beats. Cost much less and people will respect me more walking down the street...
These are OPEN back headphones, so not suitable for outdoor use anyway, unless you want to annoy everyone everywhere you go.

Cool. I want everyone to respect my beats as well as my Beats.

VDisillusioned
Is there a cheap model Sennheiser that is internally exactly the same except for a couple of pieces of foam? I only ask because I have a pair of HD555's that I bought for around £50 and apparently if you remove the foam pieces they magically turn into £200 audiophile headphones. I think I tried it both ways and they still sounded completely underwhelming whatever, so now I just wake my family up ;) I think lots of audio enthusiasts and their money, perpetually go in different directions.

Those were the HD555/558 headphones, where a foam removal mod would make them sound almost like the pricier HD595/598.

http://mikebeauchamp.com/misc/sennheiser-hd-555-to-hd-595-mod/

I have both the HD595 and HD650 and there isn't that much between them soundwise, except that the HD595 are lighter and more comfortable to wear. After the HD650 the upgrades get really expensive and it is a case of diminishing returns.

I paid a little more for mine a few years back and they were open box then, so this is a good price with the pound tanking as it is.
#20
mikeyfive
Overrated and overpriced.

Oh dear, they never go away do they !
#21
I personally prefer the HD600 to the HD650.
#22
Best headphones I've owned, coil connector in one speaker failed several months ago after over 8 years of daily use. Was just deliberating over buying a pair of replacement speakers - that would cost about £180, will just buy new headphones at this price.
Not overrated, not overpriced, most importantly not overrated and rubbish beats toot. Sound is natural and neutral, need good amp to drive them for the best results.
1 Like #23
Tallyho
I personally prefer the HD600 to the HD650.


the hd600 are reference quality. the hd650 are slightly darker and more pleasing to peoples ears. there is no wrong choice when it comes to sennheiser.

i own 5 pairs.

hd558
hd600
hd700
momentums
hd25-1 ii

and a few iems

im tempted to get these to complete the set however i really should be cutting down
#24
Phwoarrrr! Hot!
2 Likes #25
Good price, even cheaper than the Outlet price of £250
#26
PsychoSonny
Tallyho
I personally prefer the HD600 to the HD650.
the hd600 are reference quality. the hd650 are slightly darker and more pleasing to peoples ears. there is no wrong choice when it comes to sennheiser.
i own 5 pairs.
hd558
hd600
hd700
momentums
hd25-1 ii
and a few iems
im tempted to get these to complete the set however i really should be cutting down

Yes, you should :D
#27
davidg_croydon
Good price, even cheaper than the Outlet price of £250
how about the second edition over earphone Momentum at 174.00?
#28
Utter class cans.
#29
chenzz
davidg_croydon
Good price, even cheaper than the Outlet price of £250
how about the second edition over earphone Momentum at 174.00?


Momentums are not as good as these but leak a lot less sound, plus the first edition Momentums had small cups that didn't suit a lot of ears. They just about covered my small ears. Dunno if Sennheiser did snything about that. The second edition is BT, which means another compromise in sound quality but £174 is not a bad price for them considering what they launched at.
#30
Tallyho
I personally prefer the HD600 to the HD650.


I agree, it's personal preference when it comes to choosing headphones but to me the HD600 sound better than the HD650's. 600 have more detail, 650 have more bass. Will depend on your preference and amp/setup. Both are amazing headphones for the price, they will last decades and all parts replaceable.
#31
Just can't stand it when each ear-cup has it's own wire.
1 Like #32
dheydl
Crossbow
Zatos
I'd rather be seen wearing my dre beats. Cost much less and people will respect me more walking down the street...
These are OPEN back headphones, so not suitable for outdoor use anyway, unless you want to annoy everyone everywhere you go.

Cool. I want everyone to respect my beats as well as my Beats.

VDisillusioned
Is there a cheap model Sennheiser that is internally exactly the same except for a couple of pieces of foam? I only ask because I have a pair of HD555's that I bought for around £50 and apparently if you remove the foam pieces they magically turn into £200 audiophile headphones. I think I tried it both ways and they still sounded completely underwhelming whatever, so now I just wake my family up ;) I think lots of audio enthusiasts and their money, perpetually go in different directions.

Those were the HD555/558 headphones, where a foam removal mod would make them sound almost like the pricier HD595/598.

http://mikebeauchamp.com/misc/sennheiser-hd-555-to-hd-595-mod/

I have both the HD595 and HD650 and there isn't that much between them soundwise, except that the HD595 are lighter and more comfortable to wear. After the HD650 the upgrades get really expensive and it is a case of diminishing returns.

I paid a little more for mine a few years back and they were open box then, so this is a good price with the pound tanking as it is.



with a decent amp the HD650s completely blow away the HD595s....they would only ever sound similar via a poor amp
1 Like #33
Feesher
Tallyho
I personally prefer the HD600 to the HD650.


I agree, it's personal preference when it comes to choosing headphones but to me the HD600 sound better than the HD650's. 600 have more detail, 650 have more bass. Will depend on your preference and amp/setup. Both are amazing headphones for the price, they will last decades and all parts replaceable.


650s are a better all rounder because of bass, they are also great on games & films.

For music only definitely agree HD600, less coloured sound.
#34
Cold. Not compatible with the latest iPhone.
#35
Could someone advise, currently have a pair of 1st gen over ear momentum's. I listen mainly to house/techno which is obviously quite heavy in the low end. Would these, being reference, sound flatter by comparison? Am seriously tempted.
#36
Was just to good to pass up , so created a new amazon account just to get free prime for a month . Already own 598/600 and 700's so this will complete my set . Until I get some cash due in January ...... then its the 800s 8)
#37
adam0812
Could someone advise, currently have a pair of 1st gen over ear momentum's. I listen mainly to house/techno which is obviously quite heavy in the low end. Would these, being reference, sound flatter by comparison? Am seriously tempted.

The 650 will be a better headphone . But you have to factor in having a headphone amp able to drive them to their best . Try to demo them out if you have a hi-fi store near you . Go looking for audio-t , Seven Oaks , Richer Sounds shops and if your lucky maybe a pc world shop "might" have them .


Edited By: TALON1973 on Oct 10, 2016 16:24
#38
TALON1973
adam0812
Could someone advise, currently have a pair of 1st gen over ear momentum's. I listen mainly to house/techno which is obviously quite heavy in the low end. Would these, being reference, sound flatter by comparison? Am seriously tempted.
The 650 will be a better headphone . But you have to factor in having a headphone amp able to drive them to their best . Try to demo them out if you have a hi-fi store near you . Go looking for audio-t , Seven Oaks , Richer Sounds shops and if your lucky maybe a pc world shop "might" have them .
Yer I do most of my listening on the go through my iphone so wondering if these would be a bit wasted. I was using a portable DAC until apple killed it by limiting the voltage through the chargers, the priks.
#39
adam0812
TALON1973
adam0812
Could someone advise, currently have a pair of 1st gen over ear momentum's. I listen mainly to house/techno which is obviously quite heavy in the low end. Would these, being reference, sound flatter by comparison? Am seriously tempted.
The 650 will be a better headphone . But you have to factor in having a headphone amp able to drive them to their best . Try to demo them out if you have a hi-fi store near you . Go looking for audio-t , Seven Oaks , Richer Sounds shops and if your lucky maybe a pc world shop "might" have them .
Yer I do most of my listening on the go through my iphone so wondering if these would be a bit wasted. I was using a portable DAC until apple killed it by limiting the voltage through the chargers, the priks.

They are class headphones , and would be wasted on your phone tbh . Unless you picked up the Chord Mojo as well ;)
#40
Hi guys, how would these be on a PC with a good Creative soundcard? Would I need an extra DAC/anything else as well to get the best out of them?

Or, any other headphones for a PC - allrounder please that'll do a good job with music, movies & games.

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