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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_LDT View Post
    Have only ever had the HD600's but have been very happy with them. Can't see myself forking out for anything in the upper range as I rarely use headphones really as I prefer speakers, plus with having to wear glasses it can get uncomfortable after time. The thick comfy pads on the 600's are great, by far the best I've tried for comfort but at the end of the day it's still the pressure of them pushing the frames into my head.

    You don't need to wear glasses when listening to music surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_LDT View Post
    Have only ever had the HD600's but have been very happy with them. Can't see myself forking out for anything in the upper range as I rarely use headphones really as I prefer speakers, plus with having to wear glasses it can get uncomfortable after time. The thick comfy pads on the 600's are great, by far the best I've tried for comfort but at the end of the day it's still the pressure of them pushing the frames into my head.
    My Oppos are the most comfortable Ive worn to poit that I forget they are on, and thats with glasses. not sure how they manage it tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by narabdela View Post
    You don't need to wear glasses when listening to music surely?
    Well, I could not wear them I guess but as I need to wear them 24/7 (well, other than sleeping) it's just very strange not wearing them at all. Plus I tend to have the liner notes out when using 'phones or if listening more casually I'll be browsing the net while listening.

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    I have the similar HD580's and have found them very comfortable for any amount of time. I use them mainly for AV use as I much prefer the presentation of speakers for music. The sound is excellent with a slight lack of "sparkle" and "air" being my only real criticism. Strangely, I have found that this is largely cured and a better sound obtained if I press the phones onto my ears, compressing the foam ear cushions so that the drivers are closer to my ears. I have proved to my own satisfaction that this is NOT due to better sealing around the ears or a slight increase in volume. It's not practical to sit holding them like that of course and it is only a smallish-improvement....
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    I'm really enjoying listening to my music through the HD650.

    My ears tells me, these have a nice BIG, wall of sound kind of presentation. Some may find the HD650 lacking some air and width etc. In exchange you get a lovely detailed, yet inoffensive sound.

    Great VFM!!

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    The HD650 offers a lot for the price. In a world filled with $1500 and $2000 headphones, I feel the HD650 is hitting above its price point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    The HD650 offers a lot for the price. In a world filled with $1500 and $2000 headphones, I feel the HD650 is hitting above its price point.


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    HD650 also do a great job at social climbing (In the world of headphones)



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    I use a pair of 650's nearly every day, music and PC use, I'm waiting on a set of B&W P7 Wireless arriving today so be interesting to hear the difference. Bought so I could listen to music while the rest of them watch the telly and for holiday use.

    Don't think I'll get rid of the 650's they're just too good but being open backed has its disadvantages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    I use a pair of 650's nearly every day, music and PC use, I'm waiting on a set of B&W P7 Wireless arriving today so be interesting to hear the difference. Bought so I could listen to music while the rest of them watch the telly and for holiday use.

    Don't think I'll get rid of the 650's they're just too good but being open backed has its disadvantages.
    Yes, they leak quite a bit!

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    The HD540 Reference models offer a more honest presentation, but I still use my HD650 more.
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