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post #2791 of 4037
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Originally Posted by joshwalnut View Post


There's no way i would pay $20 for it....

Huh?

You can hardly make one yourself for less...

Its a nice cable - I like mine (I only paid $17 wink.gif)
post #2792 of 4037
I picked these up today and I'm pretty happy with them. They are definitely better then the hd558's I had. Even modded. I owned 2 pairs of hd558's. One refurbished from adgtron and another directly from sennheiser. The 2 pairs sounded very different. One was very bassy and the other was bass-light. Less bass than these hd598 I have now.

As far as these they are warm but yet, not that warm. More like a neutral headphone plugged in a really warm amp. More impressions coming!

I also bought these locally and the guy i bought these from said he upgraded to the hd800 so that's why he's selling these. cool.gif Nice to see other enthusiast on this rock.
post #2793 of 4037
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post


Huh?

You can hardly make one yourself for less...

Its a nice cable - I like mine (I only paid $17 wink.gif)

 

So have you gotten the specific cable or have you bought another one which cost you around the same ($17) ?

post #2794 of 4037
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Originally Posted by G_T_J View Post
 

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 ! :)

post #2795 of 4037
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Originally Posted by G_T_J View Post

So have you gotten the specific cable or have you bought another one which cost you around the same ($17) ?

Different seller but my cable looks identical. Came from China just like that one.
post #2796 of 4037
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post


Different seller but my cable looks identical. Came from China just like that one.

 

Thank you very much. Seems I'll be ordering one very soon!

post #2797 of 4037
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post


Huh?

You can hardly make one yourself for less...

Its a nice cable - I like mine (I only paid $17 wink.gif)

 

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.

 

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Originally Posted by audioKyle View Post

I picked these up today and I'm pretty happy with them. They are definitely better then the hd558's I had. Even modded. I owned 2 pairs of hd558's. One refurbished from adgtron and another directly from sennheiser. The 2 pairs sounded very different. One was very bassy and the other was bass-light. Less bass than these hd598 I have now.

As far as these they are warm but yet, not that warm. More like a neutral headphone plugged in a really warm amp. More impressions coming!

I also bought these locally and the guy i bought these from said he upgraded to the hd800 so that's why he's selling these. cool.gif Nice to see other enthusiast on this rock.
 
So how do these compare to the a900x's? I know they're totally different... but which one do you like better? :tongue_smile:

Edited by joshwalnut - 9/29/13 at 5:54am
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Anyone tried the Furutech cable avalable also on ebay?

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Compared to the a900x the hd598 is more neutral and mid centric. The bass isn't as strong but I found the bass on the a900x to be a little boomy at times. The treble has more sparkle and extension in the a900x. The mids on both are good but different. Basically the a900x has the classic audio technica house sound and the hd598 have the sennheiser house sound.

I'm very much liking these hd598! Listening to Nashville Skyline right now and it sounds so smooth and good. I can really listen to these for hours because of the no fatiguing sound and extreme comfort! Also I think these look gorgeous! smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by audioKyle - 9/29/13 at 11:37am
post #2800 of 4037

Any Sony MA900 owners here? Besides the people on the other threads that seem to prefer the ma900 over the 598, does anyone here have both these cans and prefer the 598 instead? 

post #2801 of 4037

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.

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Hey guys recently picked up some hd 598's!!! I have a question :

Do these sound a bit harsh for a while before they are burned in fully?

Try not to flame me too hard but I am impressed with the detail they bring out of the music but sometimes it is almost fatiguing to listen to? I haven't gotten oput of the burn in period i dont think yet but have put maybe 15 hrs in so far and have noticed this and was concerned.

This thread is massive so i have yet to find someone address what im talking about, am i just weird or whats going on? thanks for any help!

(source = pc toslink spotifiy > audio engine D1)
post #2803 of 4037

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.

post #2804 of 4037
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

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.

post #2805 of 4037
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Originally Posted by phamtasm View Post

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.

Any clamping issue with the 558 clears up in a couple of hours. They become extremely comfortable.
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