You can hardly make one yourself for less...
Its a nice cable - I like mine (I only paid $17 )
So have you gotten the specific cable or have you bought another one which cost you around the same ($17) ?
Anyone got this cable? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261263776326?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
Seems of reasonable quality and looks good too.
I just bought this last week... still waiting on it!
Excited ! :)
I actually payed too much for the audio jack.. they usually go for $3...
All i gotta do is cut my current cable in half and solder away... i just saved myself $15 plus whatever it costs to ship from china...
Unless you need the long cable, then i suppose you're right considering the original long cable is $13 plus shipping.
Regarding HD598s need of amplification (?), I don't have much to say or comment and I can't see it being fundamental. My Cowon D3 does an immensely great job driving these wonderful cans! Sound is FULL and can go very loud while the bass is adequate. Certainy no lack of bass on sight as some have pointed out!
I'm already in love with them!
I would just love to know if anyone has tried the Furutech cables sold over on ebay. I'm considering upgrading the cable with either that chinese ''no name'' I've posted above or with a Furutech one. The stock cable is very long and thick for my needs and also has the 1/4 adaptor which is a pain for me. I'm driving my phones plugged either on my laptop or my Cowon mp3 player.
Depending on what you're coming from I don't think you're wrong in your experience-- especially if the songs being used are also harsh. The HD598 had too much upper midrange for me which came off as a little overly aggressive and bright.
I'm still new at this, but I tried both the 558 and the 598. The 598 was so bright that it fatigued my ears. I think at least for me, the 558 is a better option. Comfort-wise, the 598 is nicer and didn't clamp as hard - I think it had something to do with the material they used.