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post #3406 of 3983
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post
 

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.

Do you have 598's you're willing to try it on? ;p

 

It might be the music I listen to. Maybe if I had tried it with symphony hall type music.. differences in the width/depth might've been easier to notice. 

post #3407 of 3983

Hi everyone, 

 

I got a pair of HD598s a bit long ago, but I find myself not using them too much, mainly because they are not comfortable on my head. They give pressure to the top of my head, which is so unbearable that I have to take the headphones off every 30 minutes to ease the pain. To add on, I also own a pair of Ultrasone DJ1Pro, and the same problem goes with those. Does anyone have a similar experience? Is there any resolution to this weird problem? Or should I get headphones with designs that do not put pressure on the top of the head, e.g. AD-series from Audio-Technica? Thank you:)

post #3408 of 3983

Hey nightdance,

 

When I first got the HD 598's, the clamping force was a bit much but it definitely improved over time. If you are still having problems with the comfort of the 598's, you can very cautiously stretch them over something or by this mod (http://www.head-fi.org/t/438898/hd650-hd600-hd580-comfortable-uncomfortable-or-fractured) or buy a softer headband. 

 

If the problem still persists, there's nothing else to do but buy a more comfortable headphone.

 

Best of luck!

Garraty

post #3409 of 3983
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Originally Posted by nightdance View Post

Hi everyone, 

I got a pair of HD598s a bit long ago, but I find myself not using them too much, mainly because they are not comfortable on my head. They give pressure to the top of my head, which is so unbearable that I have to take the headphones off every 30 minutes to ease the pain. To add on, I also own a pair of Ultrasone DJ1Pro, and the same problem goes with those. Does anyone have a similar experience? Is there any resolution to this weird problem? Or should I get headphones with designs that do not put pressure on the top of the head, e.g. AD-series from Audio-Technica? Thank you:)
Maybe the only answer is surgery..
post #3410 of 3983
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post


Maybe the only answer is surgery..

Agreed.. it's your heads fault.

post #3411 of 3983

Poking some holes in the headpadding helps a lot. It's nearly airthight, it makes it a lot less stiff with better air circulation.

post #3412 of 3983
Shure Srh840's are killer as well and on amazon for 150
post #3413 of 3983
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Originally Posted by Headphoner99 View Post

Shure Srh840's are killer as well and on amazon for 150

I see the SRH840 on Amazon for $199.
post #3414 of 3983
Sorry about that, I could of sworn I saw them on amazon for 150, but another good pair is akg's k240 for 80 on amazon, FOR SURE. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0001ARCFA
post #3415 of 3983
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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!


I agree about the soundstage being wide, unique for this headphone, and also the sound being unexciting, especially compared to the Yamaha hph-200.  I replaced mine with the Philips hp890 open backs which I have now replaced with the Philips uptown, great soundstage and bass!

post #3416 of 3983
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Originally Posted by nightdance View Post
 

Hi everyone, 

 

I got a pair of HD598s a bit long ago, but I find myself not using them too much, mainly because they are not comfortable on my head. They give pressure to the top of my head, which is so unbearable that I have to take the headphones off every 30 minutes to ease the pain. To add on, I also own a pair of Ultrasone DJ1Pro, and the same problem goes with those. Does anyone have a similar experience? Is there any resolution to this weird problem? Or should I get headphones with designs that do not put pressure on the top of the head, e.g. AD-series from Audio-Technica? Thank you:)

Well Ultrasone's are known to have heavy clamping force but I have never heard anyone say that about the HD598s and I have a huge head.  Do you have really thick eye glass frames that the headphone may be pressing against?  Play with the headband adjustments a bit (if you haven't already) and see if that's help but that's odd.

post #3417 of 3983
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

Well Ultrasone's are known to have heavy clamping force but I have never heard anyone say that about the HD598s and I have a huge head.  Do you have really thick eye glass frames that the headphone may be pressing against?  Play with the headband adjustments a bit (if you haven't already) and see if that's help but that's odd.

Hmmm, pressure on top of his head? Maybe he's got to pull out the earcups more like you suggested. Or else, well you've seen how it worked out for Beetlejuice.

post #3418 of 3983

He looks happy with it imo.

 

post #3419 of 3983
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Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post
 

He looks happy with it imo.

 

How about what happened to his head at the end of the movie? No more headband pressure.

post #3420 of 3983
A few pages back people are discussing driving these. I just picked up a fiio e18. That shows a headphone impedance range of 16-150 ohms. I would imagine that this could comfortably drive the HD 598 right?
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