May 26, 2018688 views

My babies [Mass Senns HD6xx] inbound 2mths EARLY :)

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMFG !!!!!!! \0/ [<<me throwing my arms up in the air]They're coming gang they're COMING !!! And not only are they coming early. . . but they're coming TWO months early too ! ! ! Can you believe it!?!?!?!
K, check this out; Round March 2018, I'd finally decided that I would pull the trigger and get in on the collaboration of Massdrop and audio giant Sennheiser for their collaboration of their legendary legit HD6xx's, otherwise known as the HD650's.
Gotta tell ya I was super bummed when, after I placed my order for these, that they would not be delivered till August 15 2018 . . DUDE that was a 5 1/2 month wait ! ! ! I didn't think I was going to make it. In fact, I KNEW I wasn't going to. So I had to occupy my time by looking for a nice DAC/AMP to drive em. That's when I came across a company called Mayflower that builds a nice powerful little unit called the ARC. Every YT review said it was a great product. This product was DEF not cheap [cost me about $384..75 after taxes, but I had to have it]. Only problem was there were no retailers in Canada that sold it. So I had to order it from the states, and it arrived at my door up here in Canada 2 weeks later.
But that wasn't enough because at the time, I stumbled across another amp, a gamers amp [I play a lot of FPS games], from. . . lo and behold, Sennheiser. It was the GSX1000, and not only did this amp also get great reviews, but it was touted at having the best 7.1 surround sound algorithms anywhere. It wasn't cheap [$277.65 CDN], but I couldn't pass on it. So I grabbed it up from Amazon.ca and it arrived 2 days after that.
Now all I have to do is wait till mid june and my Sennheiser d.,.b 's will be in my grubby hands muuahahahaha /rubs hands deviously.
All this gang, to say that I was a happy man to see that delivery notification in my inbox :)
Cheers and you all have a great weekend !
Mike
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Bumming out. I haven't received any email about mine.Still super happy with my HE-4XX . But that anticipation
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Now you're sounding more like a stereotypical "audio enthusiast." You'd do well on SBAF or Head-fi for sure.
Heefty
Doing ducky right here, thank you ;- )
Just got an email telling me mine has shipped today. YAY!!! Be three weeks before I get them (they’re headed to my parents’ place in NH—I live just outside Montreal and they’re coming up for my daughter’s grad in a few weeks) but that’s better than the original mid-August arrival time. Funny that I ordered these two months after the 58x and they’re shipping nearly 2 months sooner.
Isn’t it interesting that folks are so willing to dump fairly large sums of dough into Audio equipment they’ve never actually heard, but have only *heard* about?
Are we as consumers too trusting of Audio reviews? Are the recommendations we rely on actually reliable? Are our sound expectations reasonable? How often do we end up disappointed vs elated? Will Mike reach musical Nirvana when all his gear finally arrives?
Tune into this channel to find out the answers to these questions and more!
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May well give one of the CanJams a shot at some point. Not a fan of crowds, but have nothing against promo pricing and hi-end demos ;- )
Hadn't heard of that particular Spyderco but I did look it up. Preorders here for $167-ish:
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Smock-Flipper-Knife-Carbon--81450
Little video of the mechanism here:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeVa82uHI1c/?hl=en
Cheers!
RayF
Yup, love that the flipper doesn’t stick out to the side of the handle (easier to access the rest of the pocket that way), and the modified Compression lock. Looks like a smooth flipper! Hopefully it’s a titch thinner than the custom Smock.
Why so much excitement, it's not that good.
Rhamnetin
And you thought a thread opened to celebrate what is clearly good news to the OP, and not one asking for advice or recommendations, was a good opportunity to rain on someone’s parade?
Ovation
Cans just not life-changing enough for? You may be suffering from a bad case of head-phonia-- if any of these symptoms sound familiar:
"I can't believe it--I waited three months for my new headphones and when they finally arrived, I'm no smarter, no better looking, that rash hasn't cleared up, I'm still living with my mother, and the chick in cubical down the way told me if I didn't stop leering at her, she was going to report me to HR! These headphones suck!
Hmm...maybe MD should provide a safe-space for droppers forced to deal with reality?
@hidefjunky ... I was going to chide you about being un-Canadian with your frothy enthusiasm ... ..... ........ And then I got my email anouncing an early HD6xx delivery. AND THEN I LOST MY KAKKA TOO. THIS IS GOOD NEWS.
ScubaManLakeHuron
But why would I be "unCanadian" for being pumped about a kickass set of cans man ?
i'm wanting to buy the hd6xx from massdrop. i am also in canada (B.C.) and i'm wondering about massdrop's shipping to canada methods. i'm aware of the $15 shipping, but would there be large fees for tax/duty collection at delivery with UPS for example. i asked canada post and they said $10 flat rate for tax/duty collection when required. this will be my first purchase from massdrop so i'm not sure which shipping method they will use. any experience you could share would be appreciated. thanks marshall
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I hear they’ve cracked down on going over Niagara Falls in barrel for the same reason.
marshmcd650
In my case, i bought one to Chile, and it is comming two weeks ago from DHL global post. I think it's very nice as i always buy from Amazon using DHL and it's pretty fast and safe. The only different thing, is that DHL gave the package to "my local post office" which i dont know which one it is, because we have various local post offices. I'm just waiting for it.