Sennheiser HD 650 w/ Cardas Balanced
Once considered (at least by us!) the "world's best," the Sennheiser HD650 remains one of our absolute favorite headphones. This full size, open-back headphone delivers silky smooth sound with a laid-back delivery; a truly gorgeous can for acoustic music of all kinds. Even headphones this good strongly benefit from balanced drive; partner these cans with one of our balanced headphone amps for a world class listening experience. Balanced headphone systems this good warrant some personal assistance, please call or email our expert sales staff for assistance.
- Best in class performance from these cans. A classic!
- Includes balanced Cardas cable, and stock single-ended cable.
- Extremely comfortable with replaceable velour ear pads.
- Lightweight aluminum voice coils ensure excellent transient response.
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Sennheiser Electronics has always taken its time developing its audiophile reference headphone line. In fact, they've become renowned for blissfully ignoring the apparent audio industry demand to come out with "brand-new" products every single year. We think their patience and persistence researching and developing headphones has paid off very handsomely over the years. With the HD650, the music is so smooth and relaxed when it's supposed to be; so liquid-quick, so punchy on demand, so effortlessly competent you just fall worry-free into its lovely sonic embrace. Such a thing is the Sennheiser HD650. Its warm yet refined and impossibly seamless sound coupled with superb comfort has kept this can in the top echelon for years as one of the very best headphones available on the audiophile market.
Balanced Recabling The Sennheiser HD650 is an excellent headphone capable of surprising soundstage image depth for headphones. We’ve found that re-cabling these cans provides significant improvement in their already spacious imaging ability, improves detail resolution and extension in the upper mids/highs, and lends a tighter focus to the bottom-end while providing the listener with an audiophile listening experience on par with the very best that headphones can deliver. Another great advantage to Cardas Audio re-cabling your HD-650's is Sennheiser's 'quick-detach' cable design, making it a user-friendly breeze to quickly switch your headphone cord from balanced XLR to unbalanced 1/4" in seconds. Currently, the Sennheiser HD-650, HD-600, and older brother (now officially discontinued) HD-580 models are the only reference headphones available with detachable cables for effortless switching between balanced & unbalanced drive! Of course, you'll need a balanced headphone amp and a balanced source. We currently offer our pioneering Balanced Ultra Deskotp Amp (BUDA) and Balanced Desktop Amp. Kill two birds with one stone and get your balanced source too, by purchasing the Ultra Desktop DAC option to stack with the BUDA. Our Ultra Desktop DAC allows you to get a truly balanced signal out of any source that offers true digital audio signal output. This means that any player with optical, co-axial, or USB outputs [computers] will serve as an excellent source for balanced drive. That's right audiophiles, this means that your laptop computer can now transform into one of the best balanced audiophile audio sources around!
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Coupler Size: Large
- Warranty: 2 Years
- Detachable Cable: Yes
- Cord Length: 10 ft. (3 m)
- Weight: 15 oz
- Connector Type: Balanced XLR
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
- Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 300
- Wireless: No
- Noise Cancelling: No
- Balanced: Yes
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