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What Would You Ask Sennheiser’s Axel Grell?
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What are your thoughts on the "Sennheiser veil" that has been the object of many an argument on the internet? Is it a desired effect? Is it an artifact of tuning out something worse? Or is it, as many have claimed, not really there?
HI . In 2003 I bought the Sennheiser HD 650 when it came out. I was a big fan of Sennheiser. To be honest I simply "hate" my purchase and regret it. Veil sound awful bass even with a proper headphone amplifier. Also the paint on the headband cracked. I discover Grado at that time SR 325is and love the clarity detail fast bass that was not present in my HD 650. But I continue by the years to read reviews about the HD 650 and absolutely don't understand those positive reviews. So one day (last summer) I stop at a dealer place to try again the Sennheiser HD 650 and I immediately notice that it was much lighter. I borrow it for a weekend and as I discover it has nothing in common with my 2003 version. Bass was faster and you know what ??? no more veil sound. Detail clarity appears also. So it seems clearly that this headphone was improved. My understanding is the veil problem is part of the first years of production. So did you saw the criticism about the veil problem ??? and react by correcting those flaws. By now I used my 2003 for video and my recent purchase for music. The color of the drivers on my 2003 are white the new version is grey (kind of stainless steel color). The actual version is a wonderful headphone. I can live with this one alone. Like to hear your explanation. The veil story of the HD 650 need to be clarified now by Sennheiser.