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post #3451 of 3998

I am driving my HD598 with Fiio E10.  If the source is 5.1 channels, would E10 downmix it to 2 channels or extract the L/R channels to output?

post #3452 of 3998
Hey I found a guy on Craigslist who opened the box, tried to put on the headphones, found out they didn't fit him, and is now selling me them brand new, unused, and in perfect condition for 85$! SCORE!!!
post #3453 of 3998
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

Hey I found a guy on Craigslist who opened the box, tried to put on the headphones, found out they didn't fit him, and is now selling me them brand new, unused, and in perfect condition for 85$! SCORE!!!

I cannot see how they wouldn't fit anyone. He must have a medically ridiculous head. That can't possibly be the reason.
post #3454 of 3998
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Originally Posted by wotg View Post
 

I am driving my HD598 with Fiio E10.  If the source is 5.1 channels, would E10 downmix it to 2 channels or extract the L/R channels to output?

From what I know, no. I believe it will play the front L/R channels. There should be software that can mix it for you though. 

post #3455 of 3998
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

Hey I found a guy on Craigslist who opened the box, tried to put on the headphones, found out they didn't fit him, and is now selling me them brand new, unused, and in perfect condition for 85$! SCORE!!!

The smell of really good luck.

post #3456 of 3998
He says he has a 7 3/4 hat size.
post #3457 of 3998
I should get them within the next week... I was reading this thread in the 2011 area, and some of the posters said that the 598's have cracking problems, and that sennheiser fixed it with a new material... Does that problem still exist, or did they actually fix it?
post #3458 of 3998
I looked it up and... Yeah. That is a pretty big head. It says that that hat size is XX-Large.
post #3459 of 3998

I am planning to get the 598 to replace my Audio Technica AD700. I was just wondering if the Fiio E6 is enough to power this headphones?

post #3460 of 3998
Cracking issues sorted and yes, that's one big head. I don't know where he'll find a set to fit him? Maybe 2 near field monitors and a piece of old rope?!
post #3461 of 3998
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Originally Posted by Druphis View Post
 

I just picked up a set at Frys. They are on clearance for $149.99 new. I got an "open box" which didn't look like it was ever removed from the packaging. Since it was on clearance, the open box discount was 15%. If you have a Frys in your area and are looking for a pair of these, now is the time. 

 

http://www.frys.com/product/7821729?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Congratulations on your purchase. Fry's has had the 598s at that price for 6 months or more. No indication that they are on clearance. They keep getting new inventory & the price stands. It is a very good buy. Hope you are enjoying them. 

 

kev

post #3462 of 3998

My hat size is 7 5/8-7/8 depending on variations and such, listening to the HD598 right now with no comfort issues.  I'm 10 ticks on headband adjustment, altho now that I'm thinking about it I might go another tick or two.  Either way, zero comfort issues.

post #3463 of 3998
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Originally Posted by BenXiaoHai View Post
 

I am planning to get the 598 to replace my Audio Technica AD700. I was just wondering if the Fiio E6 is enough to power this headphones?

My onboard is enough already. You won't have any problems.

 

You might be better off not even using the E6. In my opinion the E6 is terrible. But that's just me.

post #3464 of 3998
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Originally Posted by VXAce View Post
 

My onboard is enough already. You won't have any problems.

 

You might be better off not even using the E6. In my opinion the E6 is terrible. But that's just me.

I agree, not much of any SQ and my wristwatch has more power.

post #3465 of 3998

Hmmm... good to know that i can run it un amped. But good to know that I have options and can try out. So what kind of amp should I be looking at to drive it?

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