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post #3676 of 4294
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post
 

Well , it was recorded at a reasonable volume , it wasn't crazy loud ...it was recorded on a iPad so the there is no extra peaking 

None of my headphones go through this at this volume , except the HE-300 ...also this was a replacement pair , the earlier one also had the same issue , can't be a coincidence that both of them are defective 

Or it's your ipod?

post #3677 of 4294
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Originally Posted by Glasofruix View Post
 

Or it's your ipod?

I am using a Xonar Essence STX , which has a OI of 10Ohms , so I'm still within the range of good damping , I am certain its the driver .I ran test tones , bass heavy stuff , bass light stuff  also compared them to all my headphones , even the cheap $10 CX-180.... they left me with a very poor result  

 

This dude on Amazon has a similar issue - http://www.amazon.com/review/R2PO847U6RIRLK/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0042A8CW2#wasThisHelpful


Edited by MrTechAgent - 5/23/14 at 7:03am
post #3678 of 4294

 

It is a long time since I sent in a suggestion for equalizing the Hd598 in Foobar 2000. Well now I have joined the boom and tizz brigade and bumped up the bass a bit and added some sparkle to compensate my top end hearing loss. I think that the  bump at 1-2kHz helps with the 'veil'.

The eq is probably a bit strong for classical stuff but it certainly brings my HD 598s to life. Sorry I cannot upload the .xgeq file but you get the idea.

post #3679 of 4294
That eq curve looks pretty close to the curve I use at home, the characteristics of the curve are the same though some parts are little different due to the setup and genre of songs we listen to.
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How much better are the 598 compared to the 558's?

post #3681 of 4294
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Originally Posted by Blackened7 View Post
 

How much better are the 598 compared to the 558's?

 

It's better by exactly 12 (maybe 11.5) Audiophile Enjoyment Points (AEP).

 

Cheers,

K

post #3682 of 4294
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How much better are the 598 compared to the 558's?

 

How much better is a Milky Way bar to a Snickers bar?

post #3683 of 4294
Depends if you like peanuts, which I do, so to me there is no question which is better. I'd say 2:1 in favor of snickers due to flavor and texture.
post #3684 of 4294
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 

 

How much better is a Milky Way bar to a Snickers bar?

Not so much as better but more smoother, sweeter (perhaps in the midrange) and lush.

post #3685 of 4294
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 

 

How much better is a Milky Way bar to a Snickers bar?

Huh?

post #3686 of 4294
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Originally Posted by Blackened7 View Post
 

Huh?

It's a simile comparing the qualities between the HD 558 and the HD 598. The HD 598 may not be perceived as altogether better but is overall more refined, sweeter in midrange and is lush when compared to the HD 558, and these descriptions are similar when comparing a Milky Way bar to a Snickers bar. 

post #3687 of 4294
How great hell is a candy bar sweeter in midrange?
post #3688 of 4294
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Originally Posted by Blackened7 View Post
 

Huh?

When audiophile meets food. 

post #3689 of 4294
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

How great hell is a candy bar sweeter in midrange?

I meant that the HD 598 are sweeter in midrange compared to the HD 558 and a Milky Way is sweeter than a Snickers so therefore I made a comparison. Hope that cleared things up.

post #3690 of 4294
As long as people keep trying to liken headphones to candy bars, I make no promises about me being a smartass.
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