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Great review. Never tried the ATH 50's but I can vouch for the HD 380 as I own a pair. Bought them at the recommendation of a friend. I was not happy with them initially but grew to like them over time, now they are my favorite even beating the HD598. They do benefit from a headphone amp. Poor quality DAC's on PC's and audio devices will definitely be noticeable with the HD 380. Wearing comfort is also good in addition to the passive noise isolation. I can use this in...
The Sennheiser HD 558 is actually the successor to the HD 555. I have the HD 598 and the plush is actually much more comfortable than  leather. I would say that you would less likely have issues with sweat here as the material is breathable. Have you looked at the Audio Technica ATH-M50. I don't own this  model but they have some stellar reviews around the web. They can be had around $150. Otherwise there is the option of going with the HD 558 for about $25 more; these...
  Actually, I did purchase the HD 598 recently and from my experience they beat the Bose AE2 and the HD 380 when it comes to comfort. A beautiful set of cans. 
Thanks for sharing this info!
    Yes the hardware on the creative cards are built for gaming and it does have the best performance for it as well. But in case you did not notice, after Windows Vista came how bad the drivers have been. What good does all the gaming potential have when the drivers constantly uninstall themselves and break? Maybe you are one of the lucky ones to not have issues under Vista and Windows seven but if you look around the web you will find a lot of flame about this. Windows...
Creative missed their mark years ago. I mean they had many years to fix their buggy drivers which never worked right since Vista came around and they gave their customers the step child treatment by letting them hang. I made the mistake of upgrading from a Creative XtreamMusic to a Fality Pro and it was a slap in the face as it was even worse than the previous card. Even my friends would not take the Fatality off my hands for free after trying it out. Then I invested in...
I was simply mentioning the only design plus point I see on the Bose AE2, I don't doubt that the 598 is superior in comfort to the Bose. 
Go for the Sennheisers. Can't go wrong there. I picked up a pair of Sennheiser 380's from Redline Tech in Colombo to complement my Senn HD 497 and Senn EH350 and I can say its a night and day improvement since the other two are lower end cans and the 380's are towards the higher end. That said I have herd many good things about the 598's around the web and they boast a good frequency response. I also own the Bose AE2 which have been on the shelf ever since I got them....
Ok just got them so they have not broken in yet. First impression is decent. My Sennheiser eH350 and HD 497 (Almost ten years old now) have served me well but I will not make a direct comparison as those two cans are of lower grade than the 380's. The 380's sound stage is very good, you can hear detail such as the vinyl scratches on DJ recordings that were not obvious before through my Creative T20 desktop speakers or my other headphones. I have them plugged into the...
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