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post #121 of 965
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Originally Posted by dsio
Biggest problem is that they make my source and amp look like a used Datsun at a Porsche dealership, and the Audigy's grainy sound is really comming through. Great investment headphone wise, but they're going to cost me in an amp and sound card upgrade...

In a couple more weeks I'll see if things continue to improve.
I have exactly the same experience. I own a HD-595 for two weeks now. It's my first high-end headphone. I drive it directly from an Audigy.
At first I was amazed about the sound and puzzled why people thought the Audigy was bad.
The Audigy is ok on detail and clarity but meanwhile I've started to hear those horrible metallic highs. Yuck!

I was about to buy the Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 but I found out there's a brand new beefed up version of it called Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 HIFI. So I can't wait to get my hands on that one. And it's only 95 Euros!
I think the Audiotrak would be a very good match with the HD-595.
Audiotrak is actually a brand by ESI, known from their Juli@
post #122 of 965
I've got a (stupid) question and didn't want to start a new thread so I'll post it in here.

So, I'll be getting my HEADFIVE probably sometime in the coming week

And I've also bought my first set of decent headphones which I'm picking up also in the coming week.

The question is, which should I burn in first?
I'd like to experience both changes independantly.

Suggestions?

Thanks!
post #123 of 965
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Originally Posted by Norman
I've got a (stupid) question and didn't want to start a new thread so I'll post it in here.

So, I'll be getting my HEADFIVE probably sometime in the coming week

And I've also bought my first set of decent headphones which I'm picking up also in the coming week.

The question is, which should I burn in first?
I'd like to experience both changes independantly.

Suggestions?

Thanks!
any headfive users pair it with this can? come give some review
post #124 of 965
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norman
The question is, which should I burn in first?
I'd like to experience both changes independantly.

Suggestions?
Yeah. Just plug the stuff in and listen to it.
post #125 of 965
I just received my new HD595s (3rd time owning them). Out of the box, they have alot more thump in the bass then I remember them having, this is coming from HD650s! The cable isn't microphonic anymore, no squeeking sound when moving the cups. Overall build quality is much better. For reference, these came in a box that has the 'unlocking tab'.
post #126 of 965
3rd time owning the 595s? I'm gonna shoot for getting the HD650s as my next cans thanks to your other posts spike33! Since I already have the HD600s and 595s, thought the 650s would be the only thing needed to complete my Sennhieser set! So comparing 650s to 595s......I assume the 650s still have a bit more bass and soundstage.....are the 650s as bright? Since I'm a Sennheiser nut, I'll be getting the 650s anyway...just wondering which genre to place them in (currently hard rock and symphonies are for the 595s.....though I'm gonna be trying the Grado SR60s soon). 600s are jazz, acoustic, and classical guitar.

Didn't realize there were differences with the older 595s (well at least from the older 120 ohm version). My 595s are a couple months old....no loose sounds, and even the cord doesn't make any noises.

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Originally Posted by spike33
I just received my new HD595s (3rd time owning them). Out of the box, they have alot more thump in the bass then I remember them having, this is coming from HD650s! The cable isn't microphonic anymore, no squeeking sound when moving the cups. Overall build quality is much better. For reference, these came in a box that has the 'unlocking tab'.
post #127 of 965

Count me in...

Got my 595s a week ago, at first did not like their sound out-of-the-box, so I put them trough the paces of a good 110 hours solid burn-in, without listening in the process...

Well, after this good chunk of burn-in here I am with a set of WONDERFUL headphones, they are very balanced, detailed, clear, and lush.

Definitely a great set of cans.

TEAM HD595!!!
post #128 of 965
I haven't read through all the posts, but for the recent ones discussing the need for amplification (otherwise flat) I assume, however correct me if I'm wrong, there's a difference here between the 120 ohm and 50 ohm versions?
post #129 of 965
Last time I owned HD595s was over a year ago, sennheiser probably fixed those issues for their 2006 stock.

HD595 is definately brighter than HD650. Using a flat line as reference, HD650 has a bump in bass, HD595 has a small bump in upper mids and treble.

I thought I could be satisfied with HD555 (I'll be returning them tomorrow) as my secondary can, but HD595 trounces it. I've owned them both before but not at same time. I knew HD595 was better but not this much better. Now I can compare them directly and HD595 is easily better. Clearer, faster, more lively and looks classier too HD555 is just muddy in comparison, notes aren't as defined. HD555 has more midbass and sharper peaks in upper mids and treble to try to mask it's deficiencies. They can't trick me!

For clarification: all the HD595s I've owned are 50 ohm. The differences I'm referring to are the microphonic cable and the cups that squeek if you move your head while wearing them. A major issue with me. These seem to be fixed for the new HD595s that come in the box with the tab that needs to be lifted in order to unlock it.
post #130 of 965
Good to see that I should still be defending the HD595 for being a more upfront Sennheiser. I do find I like it better then the HD600 for many recordings. We'll see if that DAC1 that's coming will change anything!!

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Originally Posted by spike33
HD595 is definately brighter than HD650. Using a flat line as reference, HD650 has a bump in bass, HD595 has a small bump in upper mids and treble.
post #131 of 965
If you truly, really, really want to appreciate your HD595's... Listen to Dixit Dominus by Montiverdi.


I'm listening to both versions that I have right now and I'm getting goosebumps!
post #132 of 965
Well you guys finally lured me out of 'lurk mode'

I finally picked up a pair of these 595s after reading so many favorible comments about them here and because i was getting discouraged with the static interferrence with my rs-65s. The 65s have great sound for a wireless can. The trick is to leave the surround sound processor turned off if you are listening to just music :

I, like many of the others also experienced a slight amount of disappointment when i first plopped these 595s on. The sound is all there, but it was kind of 'distant'. I felt like I was placed back in like row 7 or 8. In compairison with my e4s through my portable rig, I feel like my chair is in the middle of the stage.

After leaving the 595s plugged in continously for the last week, they are coming around. The sound is very detailed and clear. You can hear brushes on the cymbals without a hint of sibilance. The bass is there, it's punch is picking up. once in a while they surprise me and I ask who put the subwoofer in these? They will reach really low if the sound is there. But I am still looking/waiting for my chair to be moved to the middle of the stage. (the reason that I am seriously contemplating the MS-2s. Overall, I feel that I still got a great pair of phones for a great price ($126 brand new on ebay) so I can't complain at all. I tried them with my pa2 with the iRiver and the amp wakes them up nicely, but i am also looking forward to picking up an Icarus that i can run off my pc via usb or spdif. There are a couple of guys here in the bay area that are going to listen to one next weekend (11/18) and I am really looking forward to their impressions. Especially since the Icarus has interchangable DAC daughterboards for different sound signatures. I think would be perfect for the 595s and the ms-2s.

Anyways, this is a great place (I've been lurking for a few months almost daily) the search function is awesome for doing research.

Now if I could only find where my wallet ran off to hide.......
post #133 of 965
yeah, sounds like you should try the MS-1s or MS-2s. IMHO, it's good to have several headphones. Since you're coming from IEMs, I guess I can see why the 595 would have a distracting soundstage. Believe it or not, it's actually got quite a small soundstage compared to other Senns/ AKGs!!I'm keeping my HD580s and HD595s as I experiment with some of the other favs around here. Will be listening to Grados very soon.

After about 20 hours of burn-in, the 595s got to where I needed them to be. I like their soundstage for a lot of rock and classical. The 580s are reserved for jazz and accoustic. For heavy rock, I'm anxious to see how much more exciting a Grado is. The main thing about those cans is the sound is more "in your head"
. Since I'm coming from a soundstage perspective, I'm wondering if I'll find their brightness just too much.
post #134 of 965
I hate you all. I'm here at school. It's only second period... but I want to go home and listen to my HD595
post #135 of 965
Oh man, I'm listening to Grados for the first time, and I don't see why people say that 595s are not good for rock!!!! The 595s have the bass and highs. I guess some people just don't like any soundstage. To me, the 595s have perfect range: both in soundstage and tonality.

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I hate you all. I'm here at school. It's only second period... but I want to go home and listen to my HD595
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