Sennheiser HD 650 vs Fostex T50RP MK3

Sennheiser HD 650 review
vs
Fostex T50RP MK3 review

These days wired headphones lose their popularity, however, some remain to be in demand. Sennheiser HD 650 vs Fostex T50RP MK3 is a comparison of two pretty famous devices with an over-ear wearing style. The model HD 650 is open-back, whilst the other one is half-open.

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Features

First of all, it is worth mentioning that there is quite a big difference between their impedance rates. Sennheiser HD 650 has 300 Ohm, while Fostex T50RP MK3 has only 50 Ohm. With respect to frequency response, the device HD 650 works in a range of 10 Hz - 41 kHz. Meanwhile, the model T50RP MK3 has a frequency response of 15 Hz - 35 kHz. In addition, the sensitivity of Sennheiser HD 650 is 103 dB and Fostex T50RP MK3 has 92 dB.

Sound

The bass delivered by Sennheiser HD 650 is nicely extended and moderately punchy. The headphones provide a fairly open soundstage, however, it lacks the huge acoustic space of the best performers, and the pinpoint 3D imaging of others.

The highs of Fostex T50RP MK3 are super accurate, and clear. Instruments are clearly defined in their own space relative to one another and the vocalists.

Comfort and design

When it comes to comfort, weight is important, so let's start with this feature. The headphones made by Sennheiser weigh 260 g which makes them lighter than Fostex T50RP MK3 that has 315 g. The headband of these devices can be easily adjusted. Buying any of them consider that they do not fold. Moreover, they are not equipped with a microphone.

Fostex T50RP MK3 has a benefit of providing a detachable cable which is 120 cm long. Comparatively, Sennheiser HD 650 comes with a 300 cm long non-detachable wire. You get these headphones with a carry case.

Sennheiser HD 650 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 650 pros and cons

Pros

  • Light, sleek, and will be comfortable for hours
  • Properly powered, the headphones are accurate, extraordinary smooth with a wide frequency response
  • Lightweight aluminum voice coils for super fast transient response
  • Sudden movements of the head do not cause the headphones to fall or the bass to weaken

Cons

  • Not very portable due to their open-backed nature and high power requirements
  • Color can often be peeled off at the edges

Fostex T50RP MK3 pros and cons

Fostex T50RP MK3 pros and cons

Pros

  • The padding everywhere is great, but especially on the headband
  • With a maximum input level of 3000mW, this device is duly complemented by a very clear rendering of the mid-range to provide fantastic sound accuracy
  • Newly developed low repulsion ear pad and head pad for great comfort

Cons

  • You must use some sort of dedicated headphone AMP to get solid listening levels
  • Lacks sub-bass

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser HD 650
7.5
Fostex T50RP MK3
7.5
6
7
Sennheiser HD 650

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Product

Sennheiser HD 650
Fostex T50RP MK3

Model

HD 650
T50RP MK3

Brand

Sennheiser
Fostex

Reviews

1507
237

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
50

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-41KHz
15Hz-35KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.05

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

103
92

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

260/9.1
315/11.1

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
120/3.9

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
Fostex T50RP MK3
Sennheiser HD 650
Fostex T50RP MK3

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5Sennheiser HD 650
  • 7.5Fostex T50RP MK3

The Sennheiser HD 650 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 650 price