What kinda music are you listening to? just curious.
I only found them bright on modern pop stuff... everything else was pretty laid back.
I felt the same way with my hd558. They had that extra sparkle around 5khz that made them have that hyper detailed and slightly fatiguing feel. It went away a little with burn in but it could have been me getting used to the sound because when switching to the hd595, the older senns sounded smoother. Now as for the 598, I have yet to hear one. I will be buying one soon though.
598 is little bright imo ... I think you ll appreciate MA900 more.. specially with warmer sound signature with amazing forward mids comparing with X1 and with huge soundstage . perfect headphone for your genres :)
right at the sennheiser logo at the side of the headphone
The cracking issues are pretty much gone now from the second batch onwards. Also sennheiser takes back cracked ones and replaces them with the newer ones that have a softer material.
Bought HD598's as my first higher end headphones. I could use some opinions/help deciding what type of amp is good for these.
Would tube amp like Indeed G3(sold on ebay for 120$ inc. post. with 3 different tubes, so which one would be the best?) be one that compliments the qualities of this headset?
Or should I go with SS amp like Schiit Magni for ~140$ with postage?
I use the heaphones for gaming and some music (.flac ofcourse!)
All the help is greatly appreciated!
To hear significant improvements over them would require spending at least x3 or more for the headphone and the hefty amping that they would require. So it is a good taster of high end audio and a nice balance of performance and price.
Be careful and guard your wallet really tight. The 598 is an excellent starter, and pretty soon you WILL yearn for higher end gear having experienced better sound than the usual earbuds. :)
Call it a gateway drug, so to speak. LOL!
Anyway, enjoy! They are really good headphones and for the price you got them for, a total steal.