Yes, all of my headphones were $300 or less except for the HD600. Sennheiser seems to strictly enforce their minimum pricing. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Mu-43 mobile app
Problem solved! I wonder how many HD600 get returned/exchanged over this issue?Troubleshooting/Known Issues:
Some HD 600s are known to ship with the cable inserted loosely. This can cause the sound to cut out of either side when the cable is moved. To fix this, push the cable in hard, not just a little hard, but push it in with the angry fist of a god hard. Once it's in hard, it should stay that way on it's own.
There are a lot who prefer the HD600 to the 650 but equally as much who do the opposite !!! I prefer the latter, but it's because my Stax 507 is not a bassy headphone.Thanks for this advice! I spent some time reading about the HD650 in various places, and ultimately I decided to order the HD600 instead. Here's why: neither my HE-400 nor my DT770 are considered neutral. The HE-400 are often said to be "dark", and the DT770 are usually called "bassy". From what I've read, the HD650 are have more bass and are a bit more "colored" than the HD600, so I figured the HD600 would be a better contrast to my current headphones. While I was reading up on the HD600, I came across a lot on the Beyerdynamic DT880, which some preferred to the HD600 despite the Beyers costing less than half as much as the Sennheisers. Being a Beyer fan already, I ordered the DT880 Pro (250 ohm) too . Now I am done buying headphones for a long time :smile:.
As a side note, there is an overwhelming amount of information on Head-fi. Just the discussions about DT880 600 ohm vs 250 ohm alone - there is material to read for hours on end if you have time. Look at this crazy thread about that. My takeaway there was that most people who haven't tried them side by side know that the 600ohm sound better, whereas those who have listened to them side are evenly split between preferring the 250 ohm, preferring the 600 ohm, and finding no difference.
Have now tried it a little, great device. I use with two different headphones, these have less impedance (16Ohm) so I need to lower the input volume so I can turn the volume up a little on the device, otherwise there are some whining sound. Plug&Play in both Win XP,7,8.nice, I use SE530 sometime also, got the Mic-hearing-unit also, perfect when travelling and they come and ask what coffe you want
Actually, this thread got me inspired to buy a USB-DAC Headphone Amp, on it's way, will be cool!