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post #3091 of 4037

I got mine in today.

 

....let's just say for now that they're a considerable sonic upgrade from the Audio-Technica ES7 (which I've been slumming it with for a few weeks now)—and they sound pretty dang good too! I'm sort of surprised by how good they sound, could be a great long-term stopgap until I can re-build a proper high-end headphone system back up in a couple years.

post #3092 of 4037
Currently, these are 149.95 at fry's;
http://www.frys.com/product/7821729
(Wasn't sure where to post this)
Edited by lttlfld - 12/6/13 at 11:08am
post #3093 of 4037
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Currently, these are 149.95 at fry's;
http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=5426026&pid=1218657483207
(Wasn't sure where to post this)

you can post to this thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/692119/the-deals-discussion-thread-read-the-first-post/855

post #3094 of 4037
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Originally Posted by lttlfld View Post

Currently, these are 149.95 at fry's;
http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=5426026&pid=1218657483207
(Wasn't sure where to post this)

 

 

Hi,

 

Great deal on these. Your link brought up the AudioQuest DragonFly DAC for me, however.

post #3095 of 4037
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Originally Posted by K.T. View Post


Hi,

Great deal on these. Your link brought up the AudioQuest DragonFly DAC for me, however.

I apologize, the link has been fixed. It is:
http://www.frys.com/product/7821729
post #3096 of 4037

$150 is a crazy good deal for these cans!

post #3097 of 4037
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 

$150 is a crazy good deal for these cans!

 

I got it at that price as well.

I think it's good but I don't really have a lot of experience.

Every decent headphone I have are Sennheiser. (HD 598, Momentum, PXC 250 II)

 

I was originally looking at AKG K550s and Bayerdynamic DT 880 before going with HD 598.

post #3098 of 4037
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Originally Posted by lastsd View Post

I got it at that price as well.
I think it's good but I don't really have a lot of experience.
Every decent headphone I have are Sennheiser. (HD 598, Momentum, PXC 250 II)

I was originally looking at AKG K550s and Bayerdynamic DT 880 before going with HD 598.
There's a discussion elsewhere on the merits of the beyerdynamic 990 pros vs 598s. Both the same price right now!
post #3099 of 4037
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There's a discussion elsewhere on the merits of the beyerdynamic 990 pros vs 598s. Both the same price right now!

 

Yeah I just went with HD598 because I don't have any DAC/AMP right now.

All I have is Xonar DG on my computer.

 

I will look into Beyerdynamic/AKG/Audio Technica once I get some better supporting equipment.

post #3100 of 4037

Also got them for 149 and they sound great! I am also considering the rs 180 considering wireless is a huge plus to me. Will it be much of a downgrade coming from a hd 598 in terms of sq?

post #3101 of 4037

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Edited by bmeat - 8/19/14 at 9:39am
post #3102 of 4037

I love my HD598s. After owning the ATH-M50, the comfort was incredible. I personally didn't like the M50s comfort. Felt like my ears were getting squished. And the sound was not even comparable. M50s bass was too emphasized and after a while I started to realize that the hype about them was nothing special. The 598s just have a much more natural sound to them.

 

I'm new and not really good with audio terminology, so I'm not really good at exactly saying why I like them. I just think they sound really really good. Lol

post #3103 of 4037

Argh, that faux leather headpad is killing me. Can't find velours headpads from hd518/hd558 anywhere...

post #3104 of 4037
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Originally Posted by Glasofruix View Post
 

Argh, that faux leather headpad is killing me. Can't find velours headpads from hd518/hd558 anywhere...

 You could try contacting Sennheiser directly.  I'm considering replacing my headpad with a velour one of a 558, and get a new set of earpads as well.  Colors gonna clash, but I can't find the 598 pads anywhere on amazon. 

post #3105 of 4037
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Originally Posted by MegaMushroom View Post
 

 You could try contacting Sennheiser directly.  I'm considering replacing my headpad with a velour one of a 558, and get a new set of earpads as well.  Colors gonna clash, but I can't find the 598 pads anywhere on amazon. 

I believe they are stuck on by some sort of glue or double sided tape. I know that the valour headcushion is attached to a piece of plastic like the earpad which is then glued onto the headband. So if the part is available i believe it should be possible to replace it.

Also new earpads can drastically change the sound. Soft earpads would sound very warm and more boomy, new ones would be more textured and brighter. (kind of like the HD650 vs HD700 kind of sound characteristics)

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