Just in my opinion.. but the HD598s aren't that great for rock/metal/punk... 90% because the drums sound severely lacking. It's like the drummer is 10 feet away from the band. Guitars are beautiful.. vocals.. are awesome.. Just those drums man.. it really bugs me the way they sound. (When I compared them to a pair of Grados for Rock Music)
Side by side,, for rock music.. I had the pleasure of the SR60's SR225's and RS-1's gracing my ears when comparing them with the 598s. Not even close. Gaming and Film however, are better on the 598's (atleast for me.. soundstage, sex appeal, comfort, ease of listening, non fatiguing sound, 598s win)
But if you're not particular about your low end with those genre's.. they'll be fine.
Edited by RochRx7 - 2/13/14 at 5:34am