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If you find the price difference negligible, I would get the HD 600 because they are more of a vintage item. In addition, many recordings have been audio engineered using HD 600.    But if you consider the price difference, the HD 598 is by far the superior purchase. The HD600 does render timbre slightly more realistically but it does most other aspects of the music worse. It is agreed universally that the soundstage on the 598 is far superior to both the 600 and 650 (in...
Couple things I want to address here: 1) Irrelevancy of price: in the headphone world, higher price does not necessarily mean superior quality. Price is determined for various numbers of reasons (materials, production, audience, etc.). Forget about the price.    2) Q701 and K701 are virtually identical. Most of the differences are due to placebo, manufacturing inconsistencies -known among 701 series-, and volume mismatching (sometimes they are not completely of same...
I am running them with the E17 currently. Subtle difference whether you amp it or not (but I feel the same way with practically all headphones below 300 ohms). That said, yes they are great even without an amp. Some argue that an amp with more current input would make a difference but again, I've tried such amps on various headphones and heard no difference. Important to mention that this was all observations under a blind test, where someone helped me out.    For their...
Oh yeah definitely. The way I got this name in the first place was because the Nwavguy had a reputation for this name. I thought it'd be fun to take it and heck, it was available. I'm a big Harry Potter fan as well. And I did start this thread about a year ago and it's interesting what people have been discussing here. I've learned quite a bit. 
Ugh a few weeks after I purchased the Mad Dog w/ dog pads the alpha pads come out :( But whatever. I'm still quite excited about this.   The Mad Dogs do need a slight raise in (some) parts of the midrange area so the alpha pads would make a good upgrade. But $60... 
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Haven't been on head-fi for a while... 960 posts since I left this thread. Time to get out my reading glasses.  
Pads --> pads to make a noticeable difference to the sound. Probably more noticeable than upgrading your amps... The question is whether it is worth the money.    EQ --> I've had the opportunity to borrow a Q701 twice and they both had to be severely EQ'd for me to enjoy them. I'm not sure how the 701 series developed a reputation for being "neutral". Anyone who has heard an expensive flat speaker setup knows this is very far from the truth.    Keep the K701 and...
Best advice: get a different headphone.    K701 is notorious for listening fatigue. An amp/ dac upgrade isn't going to miraculously tame those peaks in the treble region. 
I would have to disagree with you on the imaging. But I'd agree with you on the upper mids. They are smooth but I can see how people may find the upper mid of the HD598 to be a bit too forward. Of course this isn't always a bad thing, the same way a boosted bass isn't always unappealing, but it is not a neutral frequency response. If the upper mids were very slightly toned down by 2-3 decibels, it would sound fantastic. Overall, the HD600 were a bit boring for me -...
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