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Should I just go for the 580?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Heres the situation,

My current setup is:
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz > Sennheiser 497s

My dad was complaining about spending $70 on a sound card and said that perhaps it would be better to just go for a dedicated CD player. He said he knows I will try to upgrade it when a new one comes out. So he gives me a budget $150. This isn't alot to work with for a good CD player especially when it needs a good headphone jack. Looking around the forums people mention that the Sony 755s are good. So I go demo it at Good Guys but I didn't bring my stuff and I couldn't compare it to anything (and the guy gave me the Sony MDR 700 ewww). I wasn't too impressed, especially since it was pretty boomy (might just be the headphones though).

I'm just thinking I could get a bigger difference by just returning the Santa Cruz, using my old Live with a CMOY amp and a Sennheiser 580. Agreed? It doesn't seem wise for me to upgrade my source when my headphones really aren't all that.
post #2 of 12
your headphones are great! The boom you are describing is the v700.
oh, wait, you're thinking of GETTING a cmoy + hd580s. Go for it.
post #3 of 12
The JMT built CMOY and the used Sennheiser HD580 have something in common--they are both phenomenolly good values.

I'm not sure I can advocate a source downgrade, but I dig the rest of your plan.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yea I want to keep the Santa Cruz too but my dad would never allow that. He says I spent too much already. At the beggining he was freaked out about $20 dollar MX500s, then he was freaked out by $60 dollar 497s, now he thinks $149 580s will be OK. Don't think I can push it any farther though.

Thanks for confirming my suspicions, now I just have to get my Cmoy working.
post #5 of 12
lol, I have the same problem with my dad. I EARN the money. But he's still reluctant to let me spend it as I WANT to.

Oh well.

Hopefully, he'll have no objections for me to buy a premium little / mg head after working about 80 hours at minimum.
post #6 of 12
fyleow,

The 580s really need an amp. Without one, you may as well stick with what you have.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Pigmode I'm planning to use a CMOY with it.
post #8 of 12
I had the same setup---I think you'll be very happy with it...hopefully you can work it out with your Dad.
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally posted by andrzejpw
lol, I have the same problem with my dad. I EARN the money. But he's still reluctant to let me spend it as I WANT to.
Boy, do I know your pain andrzejpw...

Even though my dad agrees that my setup is great, he still gets real upset whenever I buy any new equipment...

Its envy... thats what it is
post #10 of 12
My dad agrees my system sounds fantastic! He just doesn't agree with what it took to build it.
post #11 of 12
Quote:
Originally posted by Duncan
Even though my dad agrees that my setup is great, he still gets real upset whenever I buy any new equipment...
And that doesn't change much when you get married either. It just won't be your Dad doing the complaining.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Just ordered a pair from Amazon. Paid $169, hope I can catch that rebate before it expires!
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