Sennheiser HD 650 vs Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation

Sennheiser HD 650 review
vs
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation review

Let’s view the headphones Sennheiser HD 650 vs Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation produced by two of the top brands in Germany and popular with audiophiles all over the world. Both headphones are over ear and wired, but HD 650 is open-back while T1 is semi-open.

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Features

Sennheiser HD 650 has 300 Ohm of impedance vs 600 Ohm of Beyerdynamic T1 2g. The HD 650 headphones have a more narrow range of frequency response, 10Hz-41KHz vs 5Hz-50KHz of Beyerdynamic. The sensitivity difference is slight, 103 vs 102 dB.

Sound

The trebles of Sennheiser HD 650 does not sound fatiguing and sharp, but clear and bright. In combination with distinct mids and highs it sounds quite natural. The headphones reproduce a wide soundstage that creates an impression of a live concert.

I can hear all the details of Beyerdynamic T1 2g sounds. At the same time all the shades of music are smooth and balanced. The lows do not roar and mids are decent. The trebles reproduce all the details of instrumentals and vocals. They may seem reduced with some tracks. The soundstage is a little remote.

Comfort and design

Both headphones have a bulky and not really portable built with unfoldable cups. Tightly padded velour cups are large and comfy for most ears. The headband is leather padded and adjustable, but still feels tight.

Sennheiser HD 650 feels more comfy on the head for its lighter design vs Beyerdynamic T1 2g, 260 vs 360 g.

Sennheiser HD 650 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 650 pros and cons

Pros

  • Suits for critical and natural listening with its neutral sound
  • Well-built, quality, robust design
  • The open design of cups creates airy stage and does not make ears hot and sweat

Cons

  • Does not reproduce pumping lows for heavy-bass fans
  • Open cups make you hear a noise around and make your music leak a lot

Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation pros and cons

Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation pros and cons

Pros

  • Hard case in a set keeps it safe and secure
  • Comes with a 3 m long audio cable plus a detachable cable with a swivel makes it more portable and safe if hooked over something
  • The semi-open back design of cups makes the sound stage broad

Cons

  • Leaky sound and absence of active noise cancelling together with a rather bulky design makes it not a good choice for carrying, traveling, office use and sports

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser HD 650
7.5
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation
8
6
7
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Common

Product

Sennheiser HD 650
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation

Model

HD 650
T1 2nd generation

Brand

Sennheiser
Beyerdynamic

Reviews

1507
154

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

open back
semi-open

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

300
600

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-41KHz
5Hz-50KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.05
0.05

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

103
102

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

260/9.1
360/12.6

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
6.35

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sennheiser HD 650
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation
Sennheiser HD 650
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 7.5Sennheiser HD 650
  • 8Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation

The Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation is better headphones in this comparison. Check Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation price