Sennheiser HD 650 Reviews4.9/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
For an exceptional pair of open-back reference headphones, the Sennheiser HD 650s are the only pair I'll ever need. Mixes sound beautiful and alive, individual instrumentation comes through with more clarity... you'll wonder if you ever listened to anything accurately with headphones before!
from Rochester, NY
April 27, 2013Music Background:
Just a guy into his music.
Buy Buy Buy!After reading many reviews on these headphones, I decided to take a chance and buy them. I believe these cans are the best headphones in this price range. I own, or owned Dre Beats Studio Detox, Grado SR125, Shure SRH440, Audio Technica ATH-M50, and Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro headphones. These Sennheisers beat them all in clarity and detail. They bring out every nuance in music, and have an airy, wide soundstage. There are a couple of details that should be said. The first is that these cans require POWER to sound very good. If you try to use these with your MP3 player, they'll most likely sound thin and lackluster. Home stereos, studios, or headphone amps will fare much better. Second, they're open-backed headphones, so anyone in the room can hear what you're listening to. To me, these aren't drawbacks, but they may be for someone else. All in all, if you got the loot (and you do because you're already considering them) buy them. Even if you don't have the money, Sweetwater makes buying them a breeze. Top notch headphones from a top notch company. Thanks Sweetwater!
from South Carolina
November 30, 2012Music Background:
Sennheiser HD 650Awesome !!
September 8, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Hobbyist
Sennheiser HD 650This headphones are, extremely confortable, but over all the sound is really close to what I hear coming out of my main studio monitors, ecxellent to do mix reference, to do mixing on the go then to come back to the studio and just do minor ajustment, this cans are expensive, but you will get what you pay for.
from Puerto Rico- USA
September 15, 2011Music Background:
Recording Engineer, AV_IT Specialist
Truth within the SpecsDefinitively accurate ! Absolutely The Best Flat Reference Headphones for the price. A must have for mixing and/or mastering at a suitable volume. Very impressive bass response and detailed sound dynamics.
May 31, 2011Music Background:
The truthWhen I auditioned these headphones listening to mixes that I've done in the past, they brought a smile of astonishment to my face. They translated exactly how my mixes sounded in the studio! No bass, treble, or mid range hype, just the truth! You can't ask for anything more in a headphone and in fact, I heard slight panning details that I've never heard before when I checked my mixes on other cans. Buy these headphones, you won't be disappointed...
from Colorado Springs, CO
November 14, 2010Music Background:
Musician, Audiophile, and DIY
These are itWe went on a trip this summer and I let my wife use my Beyer Dynamic DT770's, and she said she wanted them. They are great cans, but this was the opportunity that I need to upgrade to the Sennheiser 650's. Within a week of returning from our trip they were at my door. Thanks Sweetwater.
I use them primarily for listening. Shortly they will be plugged into my Bottlehead Crack Tube Headphone amp. As they are the sound is just awesome. Very clean highs, and a nice but not overpowering bass. One of the most important things besides sound quality for me is the comfort. These are right up there with the Beyer 770's for comfort, but are definitely a step above the Beyer's for sound quality.
I can listen to these for hours with zero fatigue.
Put the pick in there Pete. . .
from Boulder, Color-Ado
June 19, 2008Music Background:
Impressive.How good can these headphones be? The price says they gotta be good, but really, that good?
The HD 650 is Sennheiser's current top-of-the-line, serious, audiophile, reference headphone, and I've had them long enough now to listen to all types of music (through a special headphone amp) and they just keep sounding better and better. I don't get it. Well, I do . . .
The HD 650's are very nicely-built, light, yet substantial-feeling. Very comfortable soft velour pads. Quality, make no mistake. The cable is fairly heavy-duty (but not a sausage), unlike most phones' cables where they are skinny and frail. These have a gold-plated, one-quarter-inch pro phono plug and come with a likewise gold plated mini-plug adapter. The box these headphones come in has metal hinges, if that tells you anything.
If one were to describe the airiness, the spacial, tonal width, the landscape, the effortlessly tight response, the naturally keen detail, the lack of point source and the total, overall sonic VIEW these phones lay down, it would be very difficult to say enough about them. I mean, when you hear music (or anything) through these phones it's like nothing you've ever experienced. Speakers can't even come close. I have owned a bunch of headphones in my time, and always better, more expensive ones. These are the top of the mountain. From hear you can see it all.
Sorry if you were waiting for something negative about these headphones. I can't find anything like that to say.
Get these phones to experience the best. I don't say that because I bought a set. I say I bought a set because it is true.