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post #46 of 972
for the 595s, any comments on the AD8397 or AD8620 op amp?
post #47 of 972
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Originally Posted by Andrea
Of course it will! It's very sensitive to good amplification IMO, particularly as it's neutral (in the right way) enough to just let the musicality of a given amplifier through, which I find it does almost pitilessly.

One great amp to start with is most predictably the new Go-Vibe 4 with the (very well spoken of by Norm himself) AD8397 op-amp.



Here begins the road to nowhere called "upgraditis".
As you can see on the previous page, Andrea recommends to AD8397 op-amp for the HD 595's.
post #48 of 972
They are good. I like them much more than my ksc-35s now.

Edited again, text removed. I think I'm not gonna consider getting any other headphones until I upgrade my source (RAM mod for my dac-ah) and get a good amp (most likely Gilmore Lite). I may not feel the need to get new headphones after that.
post #49 of 972
How much do you think a cmoy or pimeta would improve the 595's sound???
post #50 of 972
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Originally Posted by Eisenhower
How much do you think a cmoy or pimeta would improve the 595's sound???
They're of a low impedance, so additional voltage likely wouldn't improve them spectacularly. They'd be better suited to an amplifier with high current. Check out the www.electric-avenues.com PA2V2.
post #51 of 972
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Originally Posted by NotJeffBuckley
They're of a low impedance, so additional voltage likely wouldn't improve them spectacularly. They'd be better suited to an amplifier with high current. Check out the www.electric-avenues.com PA2V2.
whats the DIY alternative to the pav2??
post #52 of 972
Forgive me, I asked a similar question about the HD650s, but are there different colour variations of HD595s? From the photos I've seen, some look a pale gold and some blue-grey.
post #53 of 972
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Originally Posted by Eisenhower
whats the DIY alternative to the pav2??
There isn't one, really. You could make a CMoy with good parts or a MINT, though, and either would perform well if you did a reasonably good job. DIY also gives you the benefit of not having to turn a profit to support your livlihood, which means you can make the money go farther (although Gary doesn't profit as much as most ebay CMoy makers; he uses high quality stuff in his amp, and uses the money saved by bulk purchase options to improve amp quality rather than pad his pocket. Strange, but true!)
post #54 of 972
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Originally Posted by wush
Forgive me, I asked a similar question about the HD650s, but are there different colour variations of HD595s? From the photos I've seen, some look a pale gold and some blue-grey.
Their actual color is that of the pictures on HeadRoom.

post #55 of 972
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Originally Posted by NotJeffBuckley
There isn't one, really. You could make a CMoy with good parts or a MINT, though, and either would perform well if you did a reasonably good job. DIY also gives you the benefit of not having to turn a profit to support your livlihood, which means you can make the money go farther (although Gary doesn't profit as much as most ebay CMoy makers; he uses high quality stuff in his amp, and uses the money saved by bulk purchase options to improve amp quality rather than pad his pocket. Strange, but true!)
Do you think a millet would match pretty decently with the 595's? I have a soft spot for tubes.
post #56 of 972
Everyone's appreciating the HD580 these days and again and again posts pop up left and right about whether to get the 580 or the 595 esp for newbies. I wanted to resurrect this thread and add my own appreciation for the HD595s. They sound great on most types of music and are incredibly comfortable.
post #57 of 972
I'm loving these headphones so far, I can listen to them for some long periods of time without feeling fatigue!

Question to all other 595 users: do any of you use crossfeed plugins? I know the E.A.R. technology does this, but I was wondering if it'd be worth using a plugin as well (this one in particular).
post #58 of 972
No crossfeed software, but I recently picked up a Head five from Jan Meier, and this is an excellent combination IMO. the crossfeed on that amp is a nice feature, and after playing with it initially, I have yet to turn it off when listening.
post #59 of 972
A little more love for the 595 from me. I love the way they handle any genre I throw at them. Sure, my MS1s are better/more fun for rock and heavy metal, but the comfort of the 595 makes me never want to take them off - so I try my best not to.

I think it's completely true that the 595 is very neutral and it completely depends on the recording as to what sound you get (bass-heavy, bright, balanced, etc). But there is no denying that MMW's "end of the world party" sounds particularily great on this phone!

I didn't want to write this on the 590 appreciation page because it's an "appreciation" page but I briefly compared the two last week and the 590s are comparatively a bass-heavy, and as a result, muddier phone. Haven't had a chance to try out a 580 or 600, but hoping to get an opportunity at some point. Doesn't sound, according to this thread anyway, that I'm missing out on too much, if anything!
post #60 of 972
Who wouldn't love these cans? Sexy sound, sexy looks, sexy headphone holder, and even a sexy box
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