I'm thinking of getting a pair as well. I'll start collecting a small fortune right after I'm done with my Beta22. (currently waiting for new fuses, but delivery is very slow due to Christmas time)
I was considering buying an ipod for use when I'm at work (bigger HDD), but then I realized I can't live without the convience of downloading a random song when the need arises.
120gb Zunes aren't that expensive on ebay and they have that. Unlimited for $15/month or pay by the song. It prefers MS points though but I'm pretty sure plain currency works too, it may cost like some tens amount of cents more per album or something though.
Nice HD598's. How are you liking them with the Matrix M-Stage?
I almost bought that same one a few years ago on closeout (about 300 and some change), does it hold up?
Thanks. I've also got a MusicStreamer II behind the monitor. I like this pair a lot for the HD598's. Don't know exactly how much is coming from each component, but the MSII+M-Stage adds a good amount of warmth to the overall sound sig. The mids are even more lush, and the bass doesn't leave me wanting (although I don't listen to bass-heavy genres). Overall, I think this pair helps round out the HD598 and addresses the criticisms of it being bass-light.
I think I bought mine back in... 2006? I've had no issues with it to date. I use it if I'm on my bed, as my headphones don't reach quite that far. I don't do any particularly critical listening with it, but I find it quite enjoyable to listen to and it looks nice to boot.