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Reviews of Sennheiser's latest closed-back headphones are, thus far, pretty encouraging.
Using them "on the go" they seem nice, have not heard them, but one glaring problem I see is a fixed headphone cord. Especially for one that is going to used out and about, that is a weak point as I see it. Looking at Senns website, the cord is just standard relief standoff. Had a phone connection at the earcup get weakened, and would cut out depending on cord position, cost way to much to send back to Senn for repair. Even my 650's had replacable cord, as does my 700, and 800. Had to send my Beyer T1 back for credit with amazon as the left ear driver started acting up after only 4 weeks.
The fixed headphone cord (especially on a $500 pair of 'phones) does seem like a drawback at first, but consider the target audience.
I'd call the the HD630VB a full-sized *semi-portable* design that straddles the border between a "lifestyle" product and an "audiophile" product - sort of like a super-charged Sennheiser Momentum, if you will. Sealed for better isolation in public places, but probably too big for use on an airplane or a bus. Foldable, but just enough to enhance durability.
In other words, this might be the perfect "nightstand headphone". Here's one for the audiophile who wants a high-quality listening experience while the significant other is snoring nearby...
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