I find on most days I am torn between the HD448, HD595 and the IE7. The HD448's detail is great, but overall the HD595 is a stronger design (except for their flimsy headband design), because of their better power handling and more cohesive presentation. The IE7's, while bass heavy are very fast and detailed, almost as much as the HD448's, without the tendency to distort like the HD448's do with poorly recorded music. For well-recorded music that doesn't heavily depend on bass, the HD448's are wonderful, but sometimes the HD595's have their place. The HD448's reminded me of how much I missed my HD580's, so much that I finally have ordered the parts to fix them (new drivers and earpads to be specific--and one of Cable Pro's new EarCandy V3 Sennheiser replacement cables). For the price, the HD448 is an awesome pair of headphones, especially since they hold their own among headphones twice their price or more.
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2/19/10 at 10:38pm