Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Sennheiser HD 598 Impressions Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sennheiser HD 598 Impressions Thread - Page 153

post #2281 of 4074
Quote:
Originally Posted by doktorsteve View Post

 

Here is my latest eq for the Graphic Equalizer DSP for Foobar 2k. The small lift above 5k gives a bit of crispness. I also tried the Crossfeed DSP and that seems to give a bit more depth after a while.

 

I will just give the HD600s back and enjoy the HD598s

 

Yeah. I have found out my combo Odac->C421 2227 -> HD598 makes the treble too laid back and near my ears but the vocal is little far and your EQ low down the treble. It is better than my normal settings and I can hear vocal more than I used to be. Thanks. It is better if you can upload your EQ settings.

post #2282 of 4074
Quote:
Originally Posted by MegaMushroom View Post

 

Just the glued on cushion bit.  The actual cracking issue is still not there.  To be honest it really isn't that bad.  Think I'll take time this weekend, and just e-mail the US branch.  See what they can do to help me. 


Same here had them a few years and the glue is starting to come apart a bit.   Still no cracks etc either.  :)

post #2283 of 4074
hd598-4.zip 0k .zip file

 

I compared the equalized HD598 with the the HD600s last night and they seem pretty close tonally.

But hey what do I know - you may disagree.

Mid 50s. Nothing above 12k. Mild tinnitus (the sensitivity is down and the gain is up for high frequencies). I could be trying to compensate for my dodgy hearing!

 

HideousPride -  these guys can help with cables:

http://www.custom-cable.co.uk/sennheiser-hd598-replacement-lead-3m.html

 

They can cut the cable to length and fit the connector you want.

 

I just cut off the 1/4" jack plug and fitted a 3.5mm jack plug knowing I could get a replacement if I screwed up.
 

post #2284 of 4074

LoveKnight can you change your output opamp(s) to NMJ4556A ? The spec is not great but at low gains they really deliver into low impedance loads. 

 

They are used in the the O2 in parallel pairs but you do not need so much drive for HD598s so singles will do.

 

For me they also delivered the cleanest sound, out of all the opamps I tried, when driving 5m phono cables from pre to power amp.

post #2285 of 4074

Ignore that suggestion. Looks like you can only EQ it a bit.

post #2286 of 4074

Every time I walk into my local audio shop I always drool over the finish they have. Makes me wonder why they don't pull the same thing on the higher-end side as well...

post #2287 of 4074

Lord Voldemort, your comment about losing high end hearing and becoming tolerant  to bright headphones may not be entirely correct. In my experience as I get older I get less tolerant of high sound levels at rock concerts. Where the sound engineer thinks that 100 dB is comfortable, for me the sound is overlaid  with painful  distortion and clicks as my brain hits the limiters! Hearing becomes very critical in the range approaching the new cutoff and I find myself sensitive to extra treble around 4-6 kHz, One of the main reasons for buying my HD598s was to avoid shrieking treble.

 

Something to look forward to.....

post #2288 of 4074

When you have some hearing loss recruitment can come in play. With recruitment louder sounds becomes too loud too soon. When you loose some sensitivity in the highs for example the db pain level does not increase for that frequency and therefor your dynamic range is lower and treble peaks can  become too piercing.

post #2289 of 4074

I think I may have found the headphones' sweet spot.  Jon Lord's Sarabande.  Beautiful fusion of classical and other stuff.  Truly brings these headphones out. 

 

Heh... the more I listen to them the more I wonder just how much of an improvement the 650s are over the 598.  

post #2290 of 4074
Quote:
Originally Posted by MegaMushroom View Post

I think I may have found the headphones' sweet spot.  Jon Lord's Sarabande.  Beautiful fusion of classical and other stuff.  Truly brings these headphones out. 

Heh... the more I listen to them the more I wonder just how much of an improvement the 650s are over the 598.  
Better level of refinement, more solid bass, more transparent, more precise and transparent imaging, but smaller soundstage, not nearly as airy sounding, not as comfortable, lower volume, heavier weight.
post #2291 of 4074
Quote:
HD558 (grill, foam, lining modded)/ MS1i (modded L-cush w/steampunk makeover)

 

@streetdragon

 

Can you post a pic of your phones?  I am dying to see a steampunk makeover...

post #2292 of 4074
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

@streetdragon

 

Can you post a pic of your phones?  I am dying to see a steampunk makeover...

 

 

There you gowink.gif

post #2293 of 4074
Quote:
Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

 

There you gowink.gif

 

Oh broooo... the MS1 lettering you did.. great touch. Magnificent work man. ph34r.gif

post #2294 of 4074
Quote:
Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

 

 

There you gowink.gif

Nicccceee....

post #2295 of 4074

Topic! wink_face.gif

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Sennheiser HD 598 Impressions Thread