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Hard to beat combo, especially for the price. You'd need big bucks to have better result in my opinion. Congrats :beerchug:

Thanks man. It truly is :gs1000smile:.  I think everyone with HD580 can listen these cans even the next 10 - 20 years  because of the spare parts from Sennheiser :D

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I think upgradeitis might strike before the spare parts run out.

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I have come full circle with my 580s which I bought new about 16 years ago. I stopped using them a couple of years ago and had them ready to sell. I bought a pair of Beyerdynamic T90s which on first listening sounded so clear and detailed, but after a few weeks I found them almost painful as they were so harsh and brittle sounding. I then bought Sennheiser Momentums which were too bass-heavy and lacked the soundstage and detail of the 580s. A pair of AKG Q701s followed, but I soon fell out with them as they simply did not match the quality of the 580s. I auditioned HD700s and 800s, but didn't find either of them significantly better than the 580s, to my ears anyway. I then unpacked the 580s and realised what a fantastic sound they produced. I have also recently bought a second hand pair of Audeze LCD-2s which I think are stunning, but my trusty 580s remain fantastic to listen to and I cannot believe that an old pair of headphones that I almost sold for peanuts could still give me as much enjoyment as they do as well as compare so well with newer and much more expensive headphones.
Edited by Gethyn - 9/25/14 at 8:41am
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I have come full circle with my 580s which I bought new about 16 years ago. I stopped using them a couple of years ago and had them ready to sell. I bought a pair of Beyerdynamic T90s which on first listening sounded so clear and detailed, but after a few weeks I found them almost painful as they were so harsh and brittle sounding. I then bought Sennheiser Momentums which were too bass-heavy and lacked the soundstage and detail of the 580s. A pair of AKG Q701s followed, but I soon fell out with them as they simply did not match the quality of the 580s. I auditioned HD700s and 800s, but didn't find either of them significantly better than the 580s, to my ears anyway. I then unpacked the 580s and realised what a fantastic sound they produced. I have also recently bought a second hand pair of Audeze LCD-2s which I think are stunning, but my trusty 580s remain fantastic to listen to and I cannot believe that an old pair of headphones that I almost sold for peanuts could still give me as much enjoyment as they do as well as compare so well with newer and much more expensive headphones.

Funny how that works... I've done basically the same thing. On my end, it was the amps I had that was holding my HD580 back...

Listened to mine next to a HD600 and HD650 on a Bottlehead Crack (w/ speedball) and was disappointed that my hd580 had tighter, cleaner bass and more detail separation than both of the more expensive siblings...

I will be keeping my hd580s for the long haul...
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