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Originally Posted by yezz12 View Post
I have the same question. I've got my HD598s for 2 days now and i wonder if a DAC or amp under 80 euro would make any significant difference.

 

They might, but a significant difference compared to what source?

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The HD 598 is efficient and easy to drive. If you like the way they sound plugged directly into your source, then an amp will not make a "significant" difference. The exception, of course, being an amp that is poorly engineered or purposely colored.
post #1788 of 3832
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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

 

They might, but a significant difference compared to what source?


Currently it's FLAC>Foobar2000>Asus Xonar DG>Sennehiser HD598

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Mine its... Laptop flac or lossless > onboard sound > to the HD 598
 

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I just received my 598's in the mail today! I decided to go with these because of what I read on this thread. My only concern was the bass. But so far, it seems perfect! I could probably go as far as saying it has a LITTLE too much...

That could just be my set-up? FLAC>FLAC Player (app)>ipod touch 4g>598

 

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Originally Posted by Jenavar View Post

I just received my 598's in the mail today! I decided to go with these because of what I read on this thread. My only concern was the bass. But so far, it seems perfect! I could probably go as far as saying it has a LITTLE too much...

That could just be my set-up? FLAC>FLAC Player (app)>ipod touch 4g>598

 

You are probably used to bass light headphones or poor earbuds with bad extension (meaning you can't hear some of the bass) 

post #1792 of 3832
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Originally Posted by Jenavar View Post

I just received my 598's in the mail today! I decided to go with these because of what I read on this thread. My only concern was the bass. But so far, it seems perfect! I could probably go as far as saying it has a LITTLE too much...

That could just be my set-up? FLAC>FLAC Player (app)>ipod touch 4g>598

 


The first thing I complained about was too little bass on these headphones. After over 30 hours of use with these, I find these headphones to be near-perfect with it's soundstage, and it's bass to be just right on many tracks, even though it sounds light on more bass-heavy music.

post #1793 of 3832

Sennheiser HD598 for $209 + Free $30 Gift Card

 

Not the best deal on HD598, as they've been ~$170 last year, but this is the best deal on these for a long time. You need to add the gift card to your order in the "Special Products and Promotions" section.

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Is the bass notably lower on 598 than the 558 model? I've heard that the 558 has a little more powerful bass, but not so good mids and highs. Can anyone confirm this? As I'm still undecided (been like 2 weeks of reading about these 2 headphones). 

 

Thanks

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This are very clear, great headphones.  I do have 2 complaints.  One is they leak a ton, and two they are a little bass light.

I have a week or so to decide if I can still keep these.  I'm wondering if there's a better pair of head phones that have more base, yet still have crystal clear sound that hits all the highs and mid AND still have the awesome soundstage these cans have?

 

Any suggestions.  I really don't want to pay much more than $225.

Thanks

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I was actually wondering if the V-Moda Crossfade 2 would be a good try?  They're like $175.

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The HD 558 has more bass, is cheaper, and has most of everything of the HD 598. You will still have leakage though.

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This are very clear, great headphones.  I do have 2 complaints.  One is they leak a ton, and two they are a little bass light.

I have a week or so to decide if I can still keep these.  I'm wondering if there's a better pair of head phones that have more base, yet still have crystal clear sound that hits all the highs and mid AND still have the awesome soundstage these cans have?

 

Any suggestions.  I really don't want to pay much more than $225.

Thanks

I hope that maybe someone can prove me wrong but for around the same price as the 598's you'll have to compromise something, most likely soundstage, in return for isolation and better bass that can be found in closed cans. 

 

Hit up the recommendations thread for some ideas. 

post #1799 of 3832
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Originally Posted by prcooley View Post

This are very clear, great headphones.  I do have 2 complaints.  One is they leak a ton, and two they are a little bass light.

I have a week or so to decide if I can still keep these.  I'm wondering if there's a better pair of head phones that have more base, yet still have crystal clear sound that hits all the highs and mid AND still have the awesome soundstage these cans have?

 

Any suggestions.  I really don't want to pay much more than $225.

Thanks

 

I never heard them, but you could look into the Ultrasone HFI-2400.  They are open Ultrasone cans, so they should have that nice bass, and bright highs.  Of course the mids may be a bit recessed... Not sure how awesome the soundstage is, but the HFI-580 has proven to be decent enough despite it being closed.  Also should cost about 200-250.

 

As for finding what you want?  Unicorn.  You want it all for only 200.  While that would be nice I do think that Walden is right.  You are going to have to sacrifice something for more bass.  In this case sound stage.  I might be wrong... 

post #1800 of 3832
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Originally Posted by Sycho View Post

The HD 558 has more bass, is cheaper, and has most of everything of the HD 598. You will still have leakage though.

 

More leakage than the 598 or the same? And by leakage it means that others can hear the sound as well? I don't really mind that as they are going to be for home use in my room anyway

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