Originally Posted by nickchen
I'm on a mission...
Unfortunally, the HD595 suits passably here.
But I still regard the A900 as the better fon and the better longtime range investion, as it's not limited to genres. The HD595 definetely is limited, and it is only very very slightly better in its "home game" genres.
Well I guess I just like a counterstrike
In all fairness to the OP, both the headphones are very close in SQ, and I think it may boil down to application. If you are going to be using these as recording cans, then you may need the isolation of the A900.
I personally like the airier qualities of the HD595 as opposed to the bassier qualities of the A900. It's aggressive enough that I use it for listening to punk....not Neil Young
Neither of these phones are as fun and poppy as a good Grado, though.