Hey, I'm new to this site and to this audiophile world but I was wondering....I've had the HD 595s for about 4 months now and I used to use the portable koss Porta Pro headphones. I was fine with those but I thought I'd step my music listening up a notch with the 595s and a headroom micro amp. I've been using them with a portable cd player and with my computer (x-fi card), and one day I thought for the fun of it I'd try my cheap little koss phones on my hook up and was astonished at their sound quality compared to the much larger and more expensive 595s. I asked my friend and some family members to try both since they might be able to tell the difference and my friend said he really couldn't tell except for the bass on the koss...and they both said they would of bought the koss over the 595s. I thought this was weird, theres no way they could sound the same...they are in a whole different category...does this sound right to anyone else or is something wrong maybe? I think I notice a difference between them but I'm not sure what it is....maybe soundstage, but I should have no doubt about the difference considering the price difference and class difference. I figured people on here would probably think I'm insane saying this...any ideas?
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11/24/06 at 12:43am