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post #1981 of 3980
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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?

 

Probably way overall for the HD-598. I can't tell much difference between amp upgrades with my HD-598.

The Magni+Modi might be OK though.

 

I honestly think even the E7 might be enough.

post #1982 of 3980

I know they are a bit over the top for the cans, but I'm buying an amp with an eye on the future. Also I just need an amp, the Multiface provides for a decent DAC already.

post #1983 of 3980

Some people puzzle me , sound leakage was bad ? its an open headphone , vocals pale...noobs should never buy audiohpile headphones 

 

2.0 out of 5 stars There are better phones, January 28, 2013
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This review is from: Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones (Burl Wood Accents) (Electronics)

I wanted the love these headphones but the sound leak was horrible. You have to only use these in isolation. Personally I did not like the sound signature on these. The vocals sounded pale. This should only be got by people who do mixing and recording monitoring, They can be used by consumers but its purely your choice of how much personal time you have to listen to these in isolation.

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post #1984 of 3980

598's for mixing and monitoring, lol'd at that.

post #1985 of 3980
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598's for mixing and monitoring, lol'd at that.

 

To be fair there are worse headphones out there to mix and monitor with.  At least judging from reviews.  

 

Anyway... I'd likely recommend a Magni/Modi for a good starter amp/DAC combo.  You can always use em as a base for your next build.  Otherwise I've hard the Fiio is a good starting point.  Methinks I might have made a less than perfect choice with my HiFiMAN EF2A. 

post #1986 of 3980

I just got mine on saturday , they're beautiful , they sound great to me, in some songs i feel like the vocals "float" and behind them there's the instruments , they are very comfortable :but oh wow the sound leak is every bit as horrible as the reviews have you believe, im embarrased now on the subway because people can hear what im hearing and i disturb them :( , my roomates are asking me if im going to send them back, and i dont want to but i hate to annoy/disturb other people, dunno what to do frown.gif

 

By the way i don't know how people here use them on the street with the standard cable, the cable is 3 meters! and the 3.5 mm adapter its just absurd , i pt it on my phone and i almost drop it because it adds so much weight to the phone that it makes it loose its weight balance, i know that these headphones are meant to be used at home, but it doesnt mean people are not using them on the street and it doesnt mean that we cant replace the standard cable for another one more portable ;)

 

Im already looking for a 1.5 m cable with 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm , sennheiser USA sells them over the phone but sennheiser germany doesnt have the cable ,which is stupid since sennheiser is a german company, tried ordering from sennheiser usa but they dont ship outside the country ... im gonna try to call sennheiser uk to see if they have the cable confused_face(1).gif


Edited by chadpetree - 1/28/13 at 4:35pm
post #1987 of 3980

They're not meant to be portable. I'd recommend sending them back if they're for outside use.

post #1988 of 3980
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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.

Also try a little club soda...

post #1989 of 3980
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They're not meant to be portable. I'd recommend sending them back if they're for outside use.

 

Of course. The HD 598 are OPEN and HUGE. If you can send them back and get a full refund you should if what you're looking for is a pair that will let you listen privately and if those will be your primary set of headphones. They don't sell shorter cables but you can make your own by shortening a basic one, but they are pretty expensive to ruin; I use some velcro wire management strip when I won't be moving around and that works just fine. 

post #1990 of 3980
Hi, everyone. My first post is an appeal for advice.
 
I just bought the 598. My problem is, my DAC (Rega) and my tube amp (Cayin MK500) do not have  headphone jacks. Is it safe to connect the 598 directly to the analogue output of my Rega DAC using a dual RCA stereo male to 3.5 mm stereo female Y-cable? A FiiO amp will sit between the Y-cable and the headphone: 
 
DAC analogue output -- Y-Cable -- FiiO amp -- HD598
 
I tried this with my HD201 and it works nicely. But I thought I'd ask here first before plugging in the new 598, in case there is risk of long-term damage to the DAC or headphone. Thanks in advance for any advice!
post #1991 of 3980

I just purchased a set of HD598s for $205 on Amazon.

 

I'm deciding between the Fiio Andes E07 and the Fiio Olympus (E10)

 

Which would pair better with them?

 

Both models have a Wolfson WM8740 DAC.

 

I'm assuming the Olympus (E10) sounds better since it is not portable, but that is a pretty unfounded claim.

 

I also read that the amp section is better in the E10.

I'm not really sure if this is true


Edited by chimmycham - 1/31/13 at 12:03am
post #1992 of 3980
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Originally Posted by rexirius View Post

Hi, everyone. My first post is an appeal for advice.
 
I just bought the 598. My problem is, my DAC (Rega) and my tube amp (Cayin MK500) do not have  headphone jacks. Is it safe to connect the 598 directly to the analogue output of my Rega DAC using a dual RCA stereo male to 3.5 mm stereo female Y-cable? A FiiO amp will sit between the Y-cable and the headphone: 
 
DAC analogue output -- Y-Cable -- FiiO amp -- HD598
 
I tried this with my HD201 and it works nicely. But I thought I'd ask here first before plugging in the new 598, in case there is risk of long-term damage to the DAC or headphone. Thanks in advance for any advice!

i guess if it works nicely with your HD201 it should be proof that it works since it should work on any other headphone (unless its an electrostat, but that's another story altogether)

post #1993 of 3980
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Originally Posted by chimmycham View Post

I just purchased a set of HD598s for $205 on Amazon.

 

I'm deciding between the Fiio Andes E07 and the Fiio Olympus (E10)

 

Which would pair better with them?

 

Both models have a Wolfson WM8740 DAC.

 

I'm assuming the Olympus (E10) sounds better since it is not portable, but that is a pretty unfounded claim.

 

I also read that the amp section is better in the E10.

I'm not really sure if this is true


I use the e10 with my 598's and am happy with the pairing. I haven't heard the E07, but my guess would be they would be comparable. Do you want the portability? If not I would just get the e10 and save a little money. If you want the portability or EQ options go for the E07 or if you aren't in a real hurry to get an amp, keep your eye out on Amazon as the Fiio e17 occasionally goes on sale for around $100 on there. A lot of people like the pairing of the e17 with the 598's.

post #1994 of 3980

Now how about when using my headphones with something like a TV or PS3.

It seems like I would need a 3.5mm input to do so..

 

In this case would I need the E07?

Or is there some sort of USB/Optical Audio adapter worth using?


Edited by chimmycham - 1/31/13 at 6:44am
post #1995 of 3980
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Originally Posted by chimmycham View Post

Now how about when using my headphones with something like a TV or PS3.

It seems like I would need a 3.5mm input to do so..

 

In this case would I need the E07?

Or is there some sort of USB/Optical Audio adapter worth using?

Fiio E17 would give you S/PDIF optical input, e10 and e07 would not. I don't think trying to use an optical adapter would be worthwhile. You could use the e07 with RCA to 3.5mm splitter hooked up to tv/ps3, but then you would be bypassing the e07's DAC and only utilizing it's amp. I don't think the optical input on the e17 bypasses the DAC, but I am not positive on that. 

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