|Originally posted by bifcake
The 580s are terrific phones. I like them better than 590s. You do need an amp to get the best out of them and the better your source is, the better they'll sound. They don't have that "wow" factor that the 590s do, but you'll realize that they're much more refined once you give them some time.
Interesting point. I know people talk about the 590s as being less laid back and more agressive than than the 580/600. A little faster too. I think that's what I want. I also think that "wow factor" might be a pretty strong word for the 590s in that respect. I was wowed enough by the quality comming off a discman!
I felt that it was fairly nuteral and natural while still offering kick and exitment. I have a real soft spot for electronic music and rock and most anything else with energy. But that's not to say that I would want a lot of exitement that isn't in the music, particularly at the cost of coloration, which the senns seemed to have very little of. Basicaly, I have no need to kick a dead horse or try to bleed a stone, if I don't like the music I don't listen to it. If I do like it, I want to hear how it is, not how my sound system thinks it should be. (Well, to be honest I do respect the oppinion of my new sound card.
) I'm not sure what spured on this rant, so i guess I'll cut my losses and shut up about it for now.
In responce to the 580s needing an amp, I'm well aware. The 590s should bennifit too, but I don't want to feel any more compelled than nessessary to buy one right away. When I'm ready, I'll get a cable upgrade and a nice amp.