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Massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx drop is back 199.99 USD + shipping

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Looking at the photos of this drop on the page:
1. I haven't seen anyone wearing a pair of 6xx in the open/outside.
2. I haven't seen any good looking people wearing large earcup headphones....
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Doesn't the bass suck in these headphones? Similar to all other Sennheisers? They need to work on low end and bumping some decibels around 20-50 hz area. HD598 is also missing that area big time. Id go with beyar dynamics DT770 is my choice but would be closed back.
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chatbox wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:04 pm
Looking at the photos of this drop on the page:
1. I haven't seen anyone wearing a pair of 6xx in the open/outside.
2. I haven't seen any good looking people wearing large earcup headphones....
You don't wear these headphones outside, they're open, meaning they're not at all soundproof, and others will hear what you hear really awfully.

Why does it matter if good looking people wear them? How insecure are you?
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Variability wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:09 pm
You don't wear these headphones outside, they're open, meaning they're not at all soundproof, and others will hear what you hear really awfully.

Why does it matter if good looking people wear them? How insecure are you?
That's my point...

Not about insecurity.
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DARSHAKJUST4U wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:09 pm
Doesn't the bass suck in these headphones? Similar to all other Sennheisers? They need to work on low end and bumping some decibels around 20-50 hz area. HD598 is also missing that area big time. Id go with beyar dynamics DT770 is my choice but would be closed back.
No, these are not bass heavy. If you want a bass pair get the Fostex 900/TH-X00.
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chatbox wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:10 pm
That's my point...
You didn't make a point at all, how am I supposed to know if you didn't write it down.
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Variability wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:12 pm
You didn't make a point at all, how am I supposed to know if you didn't write it down.
Two points.

...and 'you' don't 'have' (nor supposed) to know, regardless of whether it was written down, or not. It's not required.
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Sep 2, 2017
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The bass is nice if you have an amp to let these shine, if you're looking for a pair of headphones that you can feel the base then these aren't for you.
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chatbox wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:12 pm
Two points.

...and 'you' don't 'have' (nor supposed) to know, regardless of whether it was written down, or not. It's not required.
???? what? Not sure on what this guy is saying. Maybe a non-native speaker?
These are strictly for indoor use only btw. Most people don't have the mobile hardware to drive these anyway.
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hotsauce007 wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 1:04 pm
Sound doesn't really get outdated, though...
You do realize Sennheiser dumped their HD650 stock to make the HD6xx such that they can release a newer version right?
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cyberspyder wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:34 pm
You do realize Sennheiser dumped their HD650 stock to make the HD6xx such that they can release a newer version right?
that doesn't make HD6xx's sound any worse
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Sep 2, 2017
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They still make the HD600 and the 650 are supposed to be their successor, the 650 came out over 10 years ago and Massdrop released the 6xx(650) a few times now, has nothing to do with the 660S, many still prefer the 600 over the 650 and I bet you many will still prefer those over the 660S. From what I see it's aimed for mobile users at its 150 ohms instead of 300.
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DARSHAKJUST4U wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:09 pm
Doesn't the bass suck in these headphones? Similar to all other Sennheisers? They need to work on low end and bumping some decibels around 20-50 hz area. HD598 is also missing that area big time. Id go with beyar dynamics DT770 is my choice but would be closed back.
I agree with the Beyerdynamic DT770's. Those are the best headphones I've ever owned (also own V-Moda M100's and Audio Technica M50x). Much prefer closed back vs open. But to each his own.
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raid-5 wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:40 pm
that doesn't make HD6xx's sound any worse
I never said they sounded worse, I am saying that they've been superseded by the HD660S, you're just pulling words out of thin air.
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CantMissADeal wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 1:19 pm
Let us know how they compare. I have the 598's and am tempted too lol. Please tell me they sound about the same.
I have both and if you have any decent source, you'll definitely notice a difference, especially at louder volumes. One thing to note was the surprising amount of bass compared to the 598s. I hardly ever noticed any bass at all on the 598s whereas the 6xx has a much fuller bass. It's definitely not for bassheads but otherwise it's more than enough for me. If I want bass I'd go back to my V-moda's m100, but the 6xx are just so very very comfortable. There is a slight clamp at the start but that can be fixed if you look online. I didn't think there could be a pair of headphones I find more comfortable than my 598s but these are definitely a step up. Reviews also state that the 6xx scale very very well with better source/amps/dacs so you could enjoy them with whatever you can afford really.

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