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post #1966 of 4004

What's the best amp to get for these headphones? I was recommended some general amps but I would like to know if there is a certain amp you guys use with the HD598s?

 

I'm basically just using them with my ipod around the house and sometimes the PC. 

 

I was suggested the "Fiio E07K" amp....is it the way to go?

post #1967 of 4004

listening to vinyl with these is absolutely amazing

post #1968 of 4004
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Originally Posted by Kabanstva View Post

What's the best amp to get for these headphones? I was recommended some general amps but I would like to know if there is a certain amp you guys use with the HD598s?

 

I'm basically just using them with my ipod around the house and sometimes the PC. 

 

I was suggested the "Fiio E07K" amp....is it the way to go?

 

What's your budget?

post #1969 of 4004

I've been using HD 497's for many years and I've been very happy with them, but I've now got upgradeitus.

Has anyone made the step from 497's to 598's or compared them?

I'd just like some sort of idea of how much of an upgrade it would be.

I'll be using them un-amped with 320cbr mp3's covering a wide range of musical genres.

 

Great thread, it's been very useful for me.

post #1970 of 4004

Hey guys. Just purchased a pair of HD 598's this week, and am absolutely loving them. These are my first step up from having used the same HD 201 I purchased 5 years ago for all my gaming and music needs. Driving them straight out of a Titanium HD and will probably be adding an E09k later on.

 

While I absolutely love the color scheme of these headphones, I do have an issue with stains. I had my mom try them out, however I forgot she uses dye similar to pentel pen ink to make her hair appear black. Long story short, the fake leather/vinyl cushion on top now has black streaks on it which I can't seem to get rid of. I've tried a damp cloth, and even a light application of rubbing alcohol, but the stain isn't going away. This is really frustrating because I've only had these for a few days, and already they have stains. What do you guys recommend I try? :(

post #1971 of 4004

I'm not sure what I could recommend beyond ever stronger cleaners. (Which I wouldn't recommend really.)  The head band cushion is kinda glued on, so you could at worst look into ordering a new headband cushion, and replacing them. 

post #1972 of 4004
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What's your budget?

$100

post #1973 of 4004
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Originally Posted by stijn View Post

Quick question: anyone knows if an RME Multiface 2's headphone output should be sufficient for driving 598s, or am I better off buying a dedicated amp?

The Multiface 2 has a 30 Ohm output impedance, so I wouldn't recommend it for the HD 598s.

post #1974 of 4004
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hmm any examples?

Tons, i have to one day gather a few examples and post them here 

post #1975 of 4004

For those needing custom cables for the HD 5x8 series 

http://www.custom-cable.co.uk/custom-cable-mb03-cable-stereo-6.3mm-socket-stereo-6.3mm-plug.html

they give you whatever length you want 

post #1976 of 4004

Thank you everyone for keeping this thread alive.  I've been drawn to the 598 since I first saw images online.  Have since seen them with my own eyes, and listened to them at some length, although in limited situations.  I have to say I'm intrigued.  I'm in Tokyo through the summer, and they are wildly popular here, sold out for the past few weeks at one of the city's largest retailers.  I'm considering these, but also looking at some other possibilities, including headphones, amps, and DACs.

 

Here's my question.  If your budget allowed you up to around US$600, would you stay with the 598s or seek out something else?  Buying the cheaper phones would allow me to reallocate for other purchases, so I'm curious about the depths of your commitments to the 598.

post #1977 of 4004
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Originally Posted by ALSO View Post

Thank you everyone for keeping this thread alive.  I've been drawn to the 598 since I first saw images online.  Have since seen them with my own eyes, and listened to them at some length, although in limited situations.  I have to say I'm intrigued.  I'm in Tokyo through the summer, and they are wildly popular here, sold out for the past few weeks at one of the city's largest retailers.  I'm considering these, but also looking at some other possibilities, including headphones, amps, and DACs.

 

Here's my question.  If your budget allowed you up to around US$600, would you stay with the 598s or seek out something else?  Buying the cheaper phones would allow me to reallocate for other purchases, so I'm curious about the depths of your commitments to the 598.

I'm sure you could easily get this and a FIIOS E10 for around $300 USD. An amp isnt required but they really make it better. Also these aren't great commuters headphones because they're open. 

post #1978 of 4004
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Originally Posted by ArcticZero View Post

Hey guys. Just purchased a pair of HD 598's this week, and am absolutely loving them. These are my first step up from having used the same HD 201 I purchased 5 years ago for all my gaming and music needs. Driving them straight out of a Titanium HD and will probably be adding an E09k later on.

 

While I absolutely love the color scheme of these headphones, I do have an issue with stains. I had my mom try them out, however I forgot she uses dye similar to pentel pen ink to make her hair appear black. Long story short, the fake leather/vinyl cushion on top now has black streaks on it which I can't seem to get rid of. I've tried a damp cloth, and even a light application of rubbing alcohol, but the stain isn't going away. This is really frustrating because I've only had these for a few days, and already they have stains. What do you guys recommend I try? :(

You could also try some other light cleaners such as maybe some water and toothpaste using a toothbrush, or maybe some white vinegar? It might be smelly, but it does seriously clean some stuff.

post #1979 of 4004
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Originally Posted by Kabanstva View Post

$100

The E07K is indeed a good bet for a starter, not only because it's a great starter amp, but because it can also be a great starter Amp/DAC. Although people say that you don't need an amp for these, an Amp/DAC really does help to bring out the performance of them as opposed to using them straight from the headphone port on your computer. For your $100 budget, you really can't go wrong with this one. It's a tried and proven piece of audio device.

post #1980 of 4004
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Originally Posted by CatboyMac View Post

The Multiface 2 has a 30 Ohm output impedance, so I wouldn't recommend it for the HD 598s.


thanks. Going to look for an amp then. I'm thinking Meier Corda Jazz or Matrix M Stage for instance, anybody has experience combining it with HD 598 or similar?

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