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Delivered in a rather elaborate box, the HD650s from Sennheiser are some of the most coveted cans in town, with Tocadisco, David Guetta and Eric Prydz all rumoured to use them religiously. Their open-backed nature provides pretty much zero isolation from the outside world, so they might not suit use on public transport, but that’s pretty much where our complaints end.
For accurate representation, the sound of the HD650s is almost perfect. There is absolutely no hype occurring, and whatever you play is flatly represented. The stereo detail is vast and it’s easy to follow even the faintest of sounds in the busiest of tracks. If we were to nitpick, and we must at this price, we’d say that their open nature means the sub-bass - below 40Hz - is a little weak.
The price screams professional, but so does the sound. If you work on the road a lot and you need to trust what you’re hearing, you must try the HD650s.
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