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Sennheiser HD650 Reference Over-Ear Headphone

by Sennheiser
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight259 g
Product Dimensions31.5 x 25.5 x 11 cm
Item model number9969
Colour ScreenNo
  
Additional Information
ASINB00018MSNI
Best Sellers Rank 1,109 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 Kg
Date First Available26 Jun 2006
  
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Product Description

Product Description

HD 650 for natural sound
Stunning sound and design
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HD 650 Reference Class Wired Headphones

The HD 650 is richly detailed and offers a natural sound that is smooth, effortless and relaxing to listen to. You will quickly become captivated with their expressiveness and emotion whilst also enjoying their absolute control and precision.

  • An amazing all-rounder for all genres of music
  • Clear and detailed sound, with distinct separation and layering of the upper frequencies and musical instruments
  • Tight and punchy bass that is not overwhelming
  • Everything you would want from full-size audiophile headphones
HD 650 for natural sound
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The HD 650s feel luxurious with a thickly padded headband and ear cushions with a high-tech lightweight titanium-silver finish that is both understated and elegant. An open-back design ensures the sound is natural.

Features
  • Hand-selected headphone drivers with precise left and right matching tolerances (± 1 dB) for accuracy
  • Computer-optimised neodymium magnet systems are used to minimise distortion
  • Extremely lightweight aluminum voice coils ensure excellent transient response
  • The bespoke damping element, made from fine acoustic metal mesh, ensures a precise damping over the entire diaphragm surface and is highly constant in all climates
  • The custom modulated detachable cable is made from highly conductive OFC copper and is Kevlar-reinforced for strength. Very low handling noise
  • A 3 m dual-sided cable terminates in a gold plated 1/4" jack plug (with an adaptor lead to a 3.5 mm jack plug)
Did you know?

Some time in use is recommended for these headphones to sound optimal. The HD 650 is not just for critical listening or classical music and is also often used by sound professionals in studios, for example, who understand that a high quality pair of headphones is crucial to their success. A dedicated headphone amp is definitely preferable, but not essential. A balanced cable will help you raise the stakes even further (CH 650S).

Sennheiser recommends this headphone for...

...those who have a passion for headphones and for music – and who want to enjoy hours of listening pleasure in comfort. These headphones are an ideal choice for the professional recording engineer recording classical music.

Compatibility

The HD 650 is intended for home use rather than portable listening.

Meet The Range

Product Details
HD 600
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HD 650
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HD 700
Ear Pad Material Velour Velour Microfibre
Frequency Response 12 Hz - 39,000 Hz 12 Hz - 39,500 Hz 10 Hz – 42,000 Hz
Max SPL (dB, 1 kHz, 1V) 97 dB 102 dB 105 dB
Wearing Style Over-The-Head, Around-The-Ear Over-The-Head, Around-The-Ear Over-The-Head, Around-The-Ear
Impedance (Ohms) 300 Ohms 300 Ohms 150 Ohms
Cable Length/Orientation 3 m/ Straight ¼” Plug 3 m/ Straight ¼” Plug 3 m/ Straight ¼” Plug
Angled Transducers No No Yes
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.1% <0.1% <0.03%
Weight (Grams, No Cable) 260 g 260 g 270 g
Unique Feature 1 Steel Blue Speckled Finish Specially Tuned Voice Coils Reproduce Liquid Smooth Audio Across the Entire Frequency Spectrum Exclusive Magnet Ventilation System Directs Airflow, Preventing Unwanted Transducer Movement
Unique Feature 2 Very Close To Neutral, Superb Mid-Range Computer Matched Transducers Are Assembled in Ireland for Impeccable Quality Control Angled Transducers Simulate A High-End Speaker Array’s Soundstage

Box Contains

  • Headphones
  • Jack plug adapter


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    172 of 182 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful sound 17 Mar 2007
    I have owned a pair of these headphones for almost a year now, and the sound they produce is quite simply divine. The first time I put them on, I felt the pads did press quite hard on my head, considering what I was expecting from reviews. After a little tweaking of the headband, I found them to be more comfortable and once I had been wearing the phones for a couple of days the pads softened. The result was the most comfortable fit I have ever experienced in a pair, and believe me I have worn many a pair of headphones..

    I think after stumbling upon the review below, I felt compelled to leave my feedback as I thought the reviewer seemed truly misguided. The sound these headphones produce, while not completely geared towards a completely flat response (as this was the idea of the 600s) is very truthful. You will find that if you have not been subjected to 'proper' sound, for example in a studio environment, you may think that they sound perhaps different to what you would expect. The average person's opinion is perhaps generally that one wants lots of deep bass and high treble to create an 'impressive' sound. While this may impress, at the end of the day one has to fiddle with equalization controls to adjust the sound for different records, as not all of them will sound good. The reason for this would be that the sound the equipment (speakers or headphones) is producing is not a balanced sound. One will probably, for example find that some records appear 'harsh' on the ears when up loud on a lesser system, and this would be the fault of the listening equipment.
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    53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully neutral 28 Aug 2010
    There has been a lot of talk in the reviews about the use of headphone amps in realation to the quality of these headphones. Without wishing to veer off on to a completely separate discussion, I just wish to make the following point:

    These are a quality pair of hi-fi headphones. If you do not use a headphone amp, they will still sound great. If you do use one (e.g. Grahma Slee Solo), they will sound even better.

    If you are looking for headphones to use with an iPod or similar device, do not buy these. They are hi-fi headphones (i.e. not designed to be portable or driven by low output equipment). Your money would be far better spent on a pair of B&W P5s or Klipsch Image X10s which will give you far better results from that kind of source.

    Do not jusge these headphones (or any headphones, for that matter) straight out of the box. They sound muffled, veiled and distant, like they are full of cotton wool. Give them 50-60 hours to burn in and they turn into a completely different beast.

    Gone is the distance and the veil. Music sounds a lot more immediate and focused. The soundstaging is excellent, giving the impression of space. The music is presented as if it were coming from speakers either side of you (which it effectively is) rather than being piped directly into your ear.

    The level of detail and clarity at this price is stunning. Mid-range and vocals are stark without being harsh. Bass feels tight and responsive. They do what all good audio equipment aspires to do - present the music as it is intended by the source. There is no colouration, no quickening, no 'enhancing', just clarity.

    I have heard detail on records and CDs that I have never heard before.
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    64 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Audiophile sound 15 Jun 2007
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    Contrary to a couple of other reviewers who have stated that these will not sound good without a quality headphone amplifier - balderdash! I own a quality headphone amplifier, and whilst this doubtlessly improves things (as one would expect) the HD650s still sound excellent when plugged directly into my CD player or even my Hi-MD walkman, no problems driving them at all. And the supplied literature backs this up, stating that they can be 'directly connected to stationary hi-fi components of the highest quality' - well, admittedly, whilst mine are good they are not the HIGHEST quality, but nevertheless, these phones have no trouble delivering. But, yes, a dedicated headphone amp does take things to the top level.

    And the sound - it is close to perfect. The bass is completely realistic and well extended, rather than overblown or muddy as is the case with many cheaper phones. The high frequencies are naturally airey and clear, making for relaxed listening without the need to push the levels too hard (unless you really want to of course).

    The mid range is sounding very clear and undistorted. These cans have only been out of the box for an hour, and they have a recommended run-in time of at least one or two days constant useage, so I only expect this already wonderful sound to improve further still.

    Comfort is not a major issue. The earcushion on each of the cans fits very nicely around each ear with room to spare (for my 35-year-old ears anyway). The pressure is, however, just a tad too tight on the sides of the skull (but I can cope - and maybe they are expected to loosen with age).
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars I bought a fake from Amazon oficial seller...
    After i received them after 4 days left speaker refused to work properly...
    The band is creaking and seems cheap, prone to micro fissures, cable break, sound is muffled. Read more
    Published 23 days ago by TraceKira
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant set of cans
    I purchased these headphones to replace my Sennheisser Ovations headphones and I have not been disappointed with their performance. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by bobm
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fine headphones
    Excellent clean quality without being too audiophile and surgical. Not cheap but if you are interested in quality well worth a listen
    Published 3 months ago by TonyF
    5.0 out of 5 stars comfortable, great sound
    I used to own the akg k702s, which were great headphones in their own way, but because I always felt like there was something lacking when listening to rock music, i sold those. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by John
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but not 309
    Excellent sound, excellent comfort, reassuringly large. However, I feel like they're more 250-280 headphones than over 300. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Jamie
    5.0 out of 5 stars Get what you pay for Fabulous cans
    The reference pair of cans to have. The dynamic range and tone is wonderful and having commercially used within studio they have never let me down yet. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by R3d Bu11
    5.0 out of 5 stars Now I see the hype.
    Audio is subjective...

    A long time ago I bought a pair of HD 595's. They were good, don't get me wrong but they didn't live up to what I expected. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Jay Toland
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best Quality Headphones for the Price
    I strongly recommend anyone buying top quality headphones to visit this review by David Mahler [...] . Headphones are a very personal choice. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Malcolm Robertson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing amazing all that needs to be said
    I'm using the new sony NWZ f886 32gb ,neco soundlab v4 portable amp ,hd650 one word stunning,I have tried akg q701 , v moda m100 ,Phillips x1 , hd650 blows them out the water... Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Justin M. Taylor
    4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good but personal taste
    hi thought I'd put something for your info...been looking for an upgrade for my turtle beach x12 headphones for a while(don't laugh they aint that bad) i have read many reviews on... Read more
    Published 9 months ago by pops
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