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Originally Posted by Hawaiiancerveza View Post

IDK where your getting your prices but I've seen that they are the same price....

 

$239

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DT990Pro/

 

$239

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Signature-Reference-Class-Premium-Headphones/dp/B004444O3W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339883148&sr=8-1&keywords=akg+q701  

 

Europe. Beyer DT 990 pro is around € 150, the AKG Q701 around € 300!

 

The differences in price are just amazing!


Edited by l00l - 6/16/12 at 3:25pm
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How good are the Q701 for music? Their also awesome for gaming from what all yall say but I haven't gotten my amps yet.

Hopefully they'll come in the mail Monday!
Edited by NinjaSushi2 - 6/16/12 at 3:59pm
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Originally Posted by l00l View Post

Europe. Beyer DT 990 pro is around € 150, the AKG Q701 around € 300!

 

The differences in price are just amazing!

Ah in that case I'd rather go for the cheaper.  

 

Do you have any links to these pages?

 

On a side note, my antlion boom mic came in a few days early!  I put it on and now use it for gaming and at first I felt like I could get lost in the sound stage.  I'm not exaggerating either.  Compared to the pc360 the sound stage is phenomenal!  I can hear everything in all directions!  I can also take off the mic when I just want to movies!  I'm uber satisfied with this purchase.  basshead.gif


Edited by Hawaiiancerveza - 6/16/12 at 4:38pm
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So my sennheiser HD 598 arrived. I quickly put on the antlion micmod and paired it with the astro mixamp pro. These sound ALOT different than the 2011 Astro A40. There is much less bass. For positional awareness and pinpoint accuracy of enemys I believe they are close. MAYBE, the senns can pick up enemys from further away but the Astros were damn good at enemy pinpointing. I use sitrep pro on search and destroy MW3.

 

OVerall, not sure if worth "upgrade" from purely soundwhoring perspective. THough, I liked how they did with music but I can tell right away they need an amp. Ya its loud without amp but not really. Im thinking they are clearer than my astros but my astros were decent enough with music. ANyway, I have a badass 5.1 home theater if I need to do serious jamin.

 

For me, its worth it cause Ill have a nice set of headphone with detachable mic I can travel with or atleast take with me where I go...

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Originally Posted by jerrylundergard View Post

So my sennheiser HD 598 arrived. I quickly put on the antlion micmod and paired it with the astro mixamp pro. These sound ALOT different than the 2011 Astro A40. There is much less bass. For positional awareness and pinpoint accuracy of enemys I believe they are close. MAYBE, the senns can pick up enemys from further away but the Astros were damn good at enemy pinpointing. I use sitrep pro on search and destroy MW3.

 

OVerall, not sure if worth "upgrade" from purely soundwhoring perspective. THough, I liked how they did with music but I can tell right away they need an amp. Ya its loud without amp but not really. Im thinking they are clearer than my astros but my astros were decent enough with music. ANyway, I have a badass 5.1 home theater if I need to do serious jamin.

 

For me, its worth it cause Ill have a nice set of headphone with detachable mic I can travel with or atleast take with me where I go...

2.1>5.1 or 7.1 for music.

post #5781 of 37458
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Originally Posted by Hawaiiancerveza View Post

Ah in that case I'd rather go for the cheaper.  

 

Do you have any links to these pages?

 

On a side note, my antlion boom mic came in a few days early!  I put it on and now use it for gaming and at first I felt like I could get lost in the sound stage.  I'm not exaggerating either.  Compared to the pc360 the sound stage is phenomenal!  I can hear everything in all directions!  I can also take off the mic when I just want to movies!  I'm uber satisfied with this purchase.  basshead.gif

which HP did you go with? Q701?

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Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2 View Post

which HP did you go with? Q701?

Yep!

post #5783 of 37458
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Originally Posted by Hawaiiancerveza View Post

Ah in that case I'd rather go for the cheaper.  

 

Do you have any links to these pages?

 

On a side note, my antlion boom mic came in a few days early!  I put it on and now use it for gaming and at first I felt like I could get lost in the sound stage.  I'm not exaggerating either.  Compared to the pc360 the sound stage is phenomenal!  I can hear everything in all directions!  I can also take off the mic when I just want to movies!  I'm uber satisfied with this purchase.  basshead.gif

I was just looking it up on amazon. uk, de, it... pick your poison ;)

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Originally Posted by l00l View Post

I was just looking it up on amazon. uk, de, it... pick your poison ;)

Ya, I'd go for the cheaper.  Thats if your willing to spend double the price I'd say go for the Q701's.

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They are polar opposites in any case. The DT990 pro is a whole lot of bass and fun. The Q701 is very balanced all around. They both serve a different purpose. I'm inclined to say that having both would fulfill all needs from music, movies, gaming, fun, competitive, etc.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

They are polar opposites in any case. The DT990 pro is a whole lot of bass and fun. The Q701 is very balanced all around. They both serve a different purpose. I'm inclined to say that having both would fulfill all needs from music, movies, gaming, fun, competitive, etc.

I am thinking of getting a Sennheiser HD 598 for a balanced all around HP, especially music and TV. You think that would be a good choice as well to go along with my 990 pro (for movies, gaming).

I had it for a couple of months and was very pleased with it´s overall performance. But then again, I´ve not tried many headphones.

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I am thinking of getting a Sennheiser HD 598 for a balanced all around HP, especially music and TV. You think that would be a good choice as well to go along with my 990 pro (for movies, gaming).

I had it for a couple of months and was very pleased with it´s overall performance. But then again, I´ve not tried many headphones.

I have both I00I.

 

I have tested both extensively, The HD598s are sitting here in there box as we speak as I am trying to sell them.

 

This is completely my opinion.

For female vocal music(Colbie Calliat, Adele), soundtracks (LOTR) the HD598 are brilliant. For comfort they are amazing you get to a point where you don't even realize they are on. For movies they are great fun because they have that huge soundstage. They sound more like speakers then headphones if that makes any sense. For me personally they are just way to mid forward. I found them incredibly painful after a couple of hours sound wise cause the mids are so forward. The quantity of bass killed it for me also. It is there but just hiding. Like saying you are going swimming but you end up just wading in the shallow end all day.

 

For me the DT990pros are way better. The soundstage isn't as big but feels more 3-D. The clarity is just as good as the HD598s, but the mid are recessed. As you know they are heavier on bass and treble. Which for my ears is much more relaxing. I am one of those people that actually found the Superlux HD668Bs perfect not to bright in the high freq range. Yes I am an odd person. DT990pros are comfortable enough but no where near the comfort region of the HD598s.

 

The HD598 are literally the polar opposite of the DT990pros. I love them both, hence why I want to try a Q701 if the mids are toned down a bit from the HD598. If they are not then that puts other headphones in it's place to try next. But I would love to have a massive soundstage with nice mids to match. Have also looked at the HD600 and HD650 but I am not to sure they have the soundstage I am looking for.

 

Honestly I should just be saving all the money I have for T1s or D7000s. But I just can't help but try new toys that interest me.

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Originally Posted by Hailin View Post

I have both I00I.

 

I have tested both extensively, The HD598s are sitting here in there box as we speak as I am trying to sell them.

 

This is completely my opinion.

For female vocal music(Colbie Calliat, Adele), soundtracks (LOTR) the HD598 are brilliant. For comfort they are amazing you get to a point where you don't even realize they are on. For movies they are great fun because they have that huge soundstage. They sound more like speakers then headphones if that makes any sense. For me personally they are just way to mid forward. I found them incredibly painful after a couple of hours sound wise cause the mids are so forward. The quantity of bass killed it for me also. It is there but just hiding. Like saying you are going swimming but you end up just wading in the shallow end all day.

 

For me the DT990pros are way better. The soundstage isn't as big but feels more 3-D. The clarity is just as good as the HD598s, but the mid are recessed. As you know they are heavier on bass and treble. Which for my ears is much more relaxing. I am one of those people that actually found the Superlux HD668Bs perfect not to bright in the high freq range. Yes I am an odd person. DT990pros are comfortable enough but no where near the comfort region of the HD598s.

 

The HD598 are literally the polar opposite of the DT990pros. I love them both, hence why I want to try a Q701 if the mids are toned down a bit from the HD598. If they are not then that puts other headphones in it's place to try next. But I would love to have a massive soundstage with nice mids to match. Have also looked at the HD600 and HD650 but I am not to sure they have the soundstage I am looking for.

 

Honestly I should just be saving all the money I have for T1s or D7000s. But I just can't help but try new toys that interest me.

 

Very interesting.

I have to admit that I can´t exactly tell how the 598s sounded, all I can remember is that they soundes very, very good to my ears, at least at that time.

Comfort is great for me on both, so no problems there. 

 

What do you mean that the 598 sound "way to mid forward"? And you also think they lack in bass?

 

My problem with the DT 990 pro is that they sound just great for gaming and movies, but for music the treble is just too much. I don´t like the scratching highs and from what I remember the 598s were smoother and more balanced and hence better for music and tv. Especially watching TV is no fun with the 990 pro.


Edited by l00l - 6/17/12 at 4:28am
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Thread Starter 
The HD598 is like the Q701 but even more mids, and less refinement. The Q701 is more balanced. No doubt for me, the Q701 is better.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/17/12 at 4:40am
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