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At 9:40 Flume says: "These (Sennheiser HD 600) are really ugly. But they give you like a very good sound, very true sound. I use these for testing tracks. So you know, you'll here them on these and they might sound great. Then you listen to them on these and it doesn't sound quite as good. So if you can get your music sounding good on these, they'll sound amazing on everything else."more
Recommended to me by Adam Ayan and Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. Could stop here. The HD600 and HD650 have very little distortion and modest unexaggerated midrange which makes them very useful to QC mixes and do corrective processing like clicks and ticks detection and removal. I use them everyday when editing and mixing to quickly check what's going on and do the changes on speakers.
Sennheiser has always made clear headphones! my first were HD-380's (? it's been so long that I kind of forgot XD) that I enjoyed...but those were too LOUD!
The HD600/HD650 seemed to be the sweet-spot that I was looking for. The HD650 didn't seem to have any tangible improvement in sound quality, but simply has a better build quality. In an attempt to save myself a hundred dollars, I've opted for the HD600s. I love them, I wouldn't say they are delicate or anything (especially since clumsy me keeps making them fall xD), and they sound clear and level! definitely not too loud or soft like with my last ones!
If you need new headphones, try to pick up something from Sennheisers line! :)