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post #2356 of 4037
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Originally Posted by lethias View Post

Got the 598 yesterday, finally! I seriously have yet to see more beautiful headphones. Sound is OK, can't really compare it to anything else but some Nokia headphones. But I couldn't hear a difference between FLAC and mp3... probably my ears, right guys?

 

edit: Tried youtube vs flac - there IS a difference, but can't say better or worse, just different.

edit2: Move along, there is some controversy about this.

 

Give it a couple of weeks... trust me on this one, you will seriously love the sound as you acclimate to your new phones.  I had the same initial reaction, after a year of listening to my Grado RS2i.  Now, I am using my 598s more than my Grados, which were more than double the price of the HD-598.  I'm still a Grado fanboy, but I am starting to understand why so many people love Sennheiser.

post #2357 of 4037
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Originally Posted by BigCabDaddy View Post

 

I get the 70s thing. They kind of remind me of my grandma's Mercury Brougham dashboard now that I think of it...

 

Yeah, that's it, with a metallic green paint job, beige landau top, beige pleather interior and brown velour carpeting.  It's the Sennheiser Signature Brougham!

post #2358 of 4037
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

Give it a couple of weeks... trust me on this one, you will seriously love the sound as you acclimate to your new phones.  I had the same initial reaction, after a year of listening to my Grado RS2i.  Now, I am using my 598s more than my Grados, which were more than double the price of the HD-598.  I'm still a Grado fanboy, but I am starting to understand why so many people love Sennheiser.

Wierd, we are opposites, the half-the-price-of-the-HD558 alessandros seem to keep me just as happy as their more expensive counterpart.
And i also understand why so many people like grados.wink.gif (though regardless i love both)

post #2359 of 4037
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Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post

70's styling? lol.

 

Did you atleast defend us? I would've made fun of their face, dogs, shoes, body smell, pretend girlfriends... or something.

 

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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

I think I mentioned this in an earlier post, or somewhere else on Head-Fi, but a co-worker asked me if my phones (HD-598) were an old pair that I had borrowed from my dad - and he was being completely serious.

 

You have to admit, the style and color is, well, a little throw-back and not really in a good way.  I mean, beige with burl wood accents?  I am as sick of 'all black everything...' as the next guy, but c'mon L3000.gif

 

This made me laugh, RochRx7. I really love the 598 style. Not "all black everything" here, but I love my black Fidelio L1 too. 

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Sq wise? (l1s)I was going to grab some hd598s but then I bought some ma900s. They sound great and all but the build is a little... Off. They creak (but only the right ear cup does it, and I'm 95% sure it's only mine that does it).
post #2361 of 4037
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

Yeah, that's it, with a metallic green paint job, beige landau top, beige pleather interior and brown velour carpeting.  It's the Sennheiser Signature Brougham!

 

Great... I kinda want to mod my headphones now.  Paint the grills a nice dark green.  Or a nice dark-ish gold. 

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Originally Posted by MegaMushroom View Post

 

Great... I kinda want to mod my headphones now.  Paint the grills a nice dark green.  Or a nice dark-ish gold. 

 

Oh gad, please and document it with pics. I forget the thread but another guy "Dark Knighted" his AD700s a black/gray finish... like the AD500 (which I didn't know existed til it was mentioned in that thread) Although I love the 70s burly man in the woods flanel shirt axe look. Would be fun to see them don different colors just for the heck of it.
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What is the album that you enjoy the most while using the HD598?

 

Mine would be Bob Marley and the Wailers "Legend". What is yours?

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Journey OST by Austin Wintory.
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

Journey OST by Austin Wintory.

That sounds so good right now. I want to hear that on these.

post #2366 of 4037
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Originally Posted by daniel0407 View Post

What is the album that you enjoy the most while using the HD598?

 

Mine would be Bob Marley and the Wailers "Legend". What is yours?

 

Right now, it's a toss-up between: Steven Wilson's 'The Raven That Refused To Sing' and The Doors 'Strange Days'.  The new high-res masters for the latter album are just amazing in the HD-598s.

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New Steven Wilson sounds insane on these. Also, I would just like to add that these unamped, with Flac on a rock boxed sansa clip + is the best sound I have ever experienced in my life....STOP making me want to get a desktop DAC!!!!!

Btw, I don't typically like pop rock but maroon 5s songs. About Jane is the best album I have heard on theses
Edited by tannerbnd - 4/21/13 at 7:13am
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Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds sounds great on the 598s.
post #2369 of 4037

Just bought "Let it be.. Naked" on Itunes. Going to hear it for first time right now (I mean, this version).. tell you later..

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I have a question about HD 598. I bought a HD 598 from "accessoryjack.com" some time ago, and now observed a difference in my box.
The things written in my box are a little different from the usual that I find on google images. Mine's like this:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sennheiser-HD598-HIGH-END-Open-Circumaural-Headphone-HD-598-/400312312492

I think the site I brought is not and authorized dealer, since they don't send the warrant, but does anyone know if this is a reliable site? Or if the box differences are not important?
Is there any way I can make sure it's not a fake pair?

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