So got my 598s and they distort at high volumes , at around 150hz and the left driver seems to get worse as it gradually rolls off , its at high volumes but with songs mastered with more bass its apparent at medium volumes , for example "You Got Me" by The Roots , what a downer
OMG, MrTechAgent! I have NEVER heard of anyone else having a distortion problem with the HD 598s, and even more alarming, in just one ear!
I'm listening to "You Got Me" by The Roots on my own HD 598 right now as I write this. I hear no distortion, bass or otherwise, at full volume.
The frequency response indeed does have a tiny 3dB glitch a bit below 150 Hz... but I don't think it is enough to cause the problems that you hear.
I fear you got a bad unit. Can you exchange it? I think there was a defect before you got it.
I feel somewhat responsible (OK, only a tiny bit), since I recommend this headphone so highly to so many.
Let me know if you can replace the unit. Thanks!
Edited by ruthieandjohn - 5/10/14 at 4:10pm