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post #3391 of 6820
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Originally Posted by Ansem View Post
 

Thanks :) i  listen rock,metal and punk, but i'll use the headphone also for games (10%) and films (40%).

I have an asus xonar u7, but i have at least half of my music library made of mp3 320kps

 

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
post #3392 of 6820
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Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post

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.

^^+1! Can't agree more smily_headphones1.gif
post #3393 of 6820
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Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post
 

 

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.

thanks for the answer, but for me the comfort is very important, and i read very bad about the comfort of the this 3 grados.

for this i talked about senn,fidelio X1 and akg :)


Edited by Ansem - 2/13/14 at 7:00am
post #3394 of 6820
My guess from what I've read is that the K612 might be the best choice for you. I haven't heard them, but they get unanimous praise and appear to be good for everything. I love my HD598s for a lot of things, especially the comfort and soundstage for films and gaming, but they are a little slow for some harder rock genres. I don't think they do badly with these genres and they still sound very open and detailed, but they lack some excitement and, as others have said, low end weight. They sound great, just a bit well mannered, if that helps!

Having said that, they do look and feel luxurious and are always a pleasure to wear. No headphone is perfect and you should weigh up the pros and cons. See if you can try them out somewhere. Good luck, I'm sure you'd be happy with any of those choices!
Edited by amigomatt - 2/13/14 at 7:39am
post #3395 of 6820
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post

My guess from what I've read is that the K612 might be the best choice for you. I haven't heard them, but they get unanimous praise and appear to be good for everything. I love my HD598s for a lot of things, especially the comfort and soundstage for films and gaming, but they are a little slow for some harder rock genres. I don't think they do badly with these genres and they still sound very open and detailed, but they lack some excitement and, as others have said, low end weight. They sound great, just a bit well mannered, if that helps!

Having said that, they do look and feel luxurious and are always a pleasure to wear. No headphone is perfect and you should weigh up the pros and cons. See if you can try them out somewhere. Good luck, I'm sure you'd be happy with any of those choices!

thanks :) actually i have the HD439, so i know the the senn are very comfortable!

at the first occasion i'll test the akg and philips :)

post #3396 of 6820

A couple of questions:

 

1.  Trying to take out the ear pads and give them a wash.  But they are tightly fixed.  How can I take out the ear pads?

 

2.  The factory cable is very long.  I have a spare one around and would like to use it instead.  I tried to pull out the cable from the headphone but it wouldn't yield.  Is the cable detachable at all?

 

Thanks.

post #3397 of 6820

I don't know how to take the ear pads off as I've never tried doing those on mine but as for the cable, you have to twist it first to "unlock" before pulling it out. They are detachable. :)

post #3398 of 6820
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Originally Posted by wotg View Post
 

A couple of questions:

 

1.  Trying to take out the ear pads and give them a wash.  But they are tightly fixed.  How can I take out the ear pads?

 

2.  The factory cable is very long.  I have a spare one around and would like to use it instead.  I tried to pull out the cable from the headphone but it wouldn't yield.  Is the cable detachable at all?

 

Thanks.

It will snap out with a little force. Just tug on it inward and outward.

 

Don't be scared.. I've taken it off several times without issue with snapping. 

 

Did it to do this little cosmetic mod:

 

edit: yes, I am a young headfier


Edited by RochRx7 - 2/14/14 at 10:09am
post #3399 of 6820
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Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post
 

It will snap out with a little force. Just tug on it inward and outward.

 

Don't be scared.. I've taken it off several times without issue with snapping. 

 

Did it to do this little cosmetic mod:

 

edit: yes, I am a young headfier

How does it sound now with the plastic grill removed?

post #3400 of 6820

It's been a while.. but I don't think there was anything drastic to the sound. Slightly more airy.. (I venture to say increase of 5% - 9% increase to the overall presentation)  Very minute difference altogether.. just sounded slightly bigger. Needs a little more volume out of my little amps (only a few clicks). Otherwise it's more of a cosmetic change. 

 

Naked drivers and the new cable really change the sex appeal. 


Edited by RochRx7 - 2/14/14 at 10:55am
post #3401 of 6820
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Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post
 

It's been a while.. but I don't think there was anything drastic to the sound. Slightly more airy.. (I venture to say increase of 5% - 9% increase to the overall presentation)  Very minute difference altogether.. just sounded slightly bigger. Needs a little more volume out of my little amps (only a few clicks). Otherwise it's more of a cosmetic change. 

 

Naked drivers and the new cable really change the sex appeal. 

I see, I asked though cause I felt that the difference of ripping material off the HD558 made much more difference to the soundstage and presentation.

post #3402 of 6820

Thanks frapp2latte & RochRx7.  I got it!

 

 

post #3403 of 6820
Derp, should have scrolled more.
post #3404 of 6820
Quote:
Originally Posted by wotg View Post
 

A couple of questions:

 

1.  Trying to take out the ear pads and give them a wash.  But they are tightly fixed.  How can I take out the ear pads?

 

2.  The factory cable is very long.  I have a spare one around and would like to use it instead.  I tried to pull out the cable from the headphone but it wouldn't yield.  Is the cable detachable at all?

 

Thanks.

The cable is detachable, twist it couterclock-wise and tug. 

 

Seems like the HD598 will be my next purchase, after a E10. Very impressed with how easy it is to drive. I could almost say I was satisfied with it from my onboard, and my iTouch. I take these over the Q701s, I like the Q701s, but they just sound too shrill to me. The highs seem to fatigue my ears, and the bass is no where near the level I like it at. That's just me.


Edited by VXAce - 2/16/14 at 11:47pm
post #3405 of 6820

Sennheiser has a shorter cable with a 3.5mm plug for $12.95 + Shipping.  That's what I'm using.

US5X8SHORTCABLE "Short Replacement Cable 4.5ft for HD518 HD558 HD598"

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