Originally Posted by bdht
Try moving that low end eq up to like 150hz +5db with a 33db/octave slope, that will be very similar to the dt770. Or if you want something a little smoother try 130hz 5db fixed slope. You can't hear anything below 25hz, so with your current eq the boost in the audible range is very low. See photo: https://ibb.co/Y8s1TxH
Thanks Ill play around with that tonight! Though I had put +5 db shelf to 140 and I found it to be too overpowering, it would swallow all other sounds. Did you just make the drawing? lol thanks alot man
On the DT770s I raised the mids and killed the highs, resulting in something very similar to the Sundara graph you are showing me.
I would not mind slightly more mid range, how would you go about raising the 950 to 2.9k dip?
Though honestly I went ahead and disabled APO, and these things sound amazing without an EQ, so I think I would like just a very slight EQ, a little more low end, and slightly more mids, with an ever so slight high end -db.
Originally Posted by psuKinger
Very cool, glad you found something you like.
I do not disagree/am not surprised to hear your input on the HD650. I primarily use my HD-6XX's for jazz/accappella/vocals/singer-songwriter type stuff, maybe 1960's/1970's classic rock like CCR. I definitely prefer other options (primarily my Audeze LCD-2Cs or my Fostex TR-X00's) for hard rock / metal / pop / hip-hop / g-funk etc.
One interesting (to me at least) note, though, I got a 3rd party (periapt) balanced XLR cable for my HD-6XX's for Christmas this year from my wife, and it made a noticable/significant improvement to low end presence. My amp has a lot more power output capability through it's balanced XLR out than it does single-ended; (0.9 watts vs. 0.35 watts @ 300 ohms). And that extra power has resulted in making my 6XX's much more versatile/capable than they were at the lower power level... I'd read elsewhere that the 650/6XX "scales very well" based on the quality of your other gear, but it wasn't until this Christmas that I experienced it for myself. TIFWIW.
Interesting to hear! I feel the whole Senn sound just isint for me or the type of music I listen to, I've had the 558 and the 598 for extended periods of time and feel they both had the same problem, I really enjoyed the mids but always went back to the DTs for music, and now the 650s have basically the same problem areas. I know alot of people swear by them, but they just arent for me!
Oh, and I *almost* made the bigger stretch to a used LCD-2, but paying that much a used pair of cans that I am unsure of liking its really risky!
Honestly the more I listen to these Sundaras the more I love them, I just took off all EQ and they sound just amazing, I had to EQ the crap out of the HE440i to get anything remotely as good sounding as these STOCK. Perhaps that says more about the 440i? Though I still found they sounded great coming from my DT770/HD598 combo.
Really the only thing bad I can say about them is that there is no swivel on the ear cups, making it so you have to place them on your head at a certain angle, I like having my band more towards the back of my skull, but the cups dont seal properly if you do so, the band needs to be dead center on the top of the head. Quite a minor gripe I know, but still worth mentioning.