So, sitting around in isolation it occurred to me that I could really use some new cans. I’ve always wanted some good open-back headphones but didn’t want to spend enough to get good ones.
So I looked around and realized that Sennheiser has discontinued the HD600/650 and only offers the more expensive 660 S now. Looking around at prices, the 650s were going for less than the 600s for some reason and it seemed like a good time to grab a pair.
So I just got a pair of 650s. Man, I wish I had bought them a long time ago! Not quite as good as listening to loudspeakers but about as close as it gets. Also, they’re warmer than I expected, neutral but musical. They don’t get tiresome like my HD280s and they’re so comfortable. Surprisingly my DAP can power them without an amp, though I have to turn it most of the way up.
Anyway, it’s a good time to pick up a pair of 600/650s while you still can for way less than the 660 S.