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I would appreciate those who talk to the man up stair to remember me have a very bad day leukemia is kicking my butt. 

 

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I would appreciate those who talk to the man up stair to remember me have a very bad day leukemia is kicking my butt. 

Sending you my best vibes, friend.  Kick its f%^&* ass.

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Have had my 598 for a while now and am very happy but was wondering if anyone has experienced crash cymbals as sort of artificial sounding? Not sure how else to put it, but the crash cymbals to me sound sort of fake or artificial--lacking in subtleties and detail-- much of the time. Anyone else experienced something similar? Thanks for replying.

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Have had my 598 for a while now and am very happy but was wondering if anyone has experienced crash cymbals as sort of artificial sounding? Not sure how else to put it, but the crash cymbals to me sound sort of fake or artificial--lacking in subtleties and detail-- much of the time. Anyone else experienced something similar? Thanks for replying.

Is it not just the recording or is it on all recordings?  I'm a big orchestral music listener and haven't particularly noticed that.  when I first got them, I was bothered by the slightly 'boxy' sounding string tone, but I realised that was coming from Grados and I eventually got used to the tonality of them.  They do have a slight warmth and politeness and even slowness to their presentation that may round things off a bit and make dynamics and transients seem like they have less impact, which I suppose in turn could rob things like cymbal crashes of their vividness and transient textures.  Have you directly compared the same passages on the same recording with other headphones and if so, which ones.  Also, tell me which recordings and I'll give them a listen on my collection of phones if you want. 

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Have had my 598 for a while now and am very happy but was wondering if anyone has experienced crash cymbals as sort of artificial sounding? Not sure how else to put it, but the crash cymbals to me sound sort of fake or artificial--lacking in subtleties and detail-- much of the time. Anyone else experienced something similar? Thanks for replying.


What's your source (DAC/amp and music)? Just listened to a few tracks with heavy percussion and the cymbals sound pretty sweet. The only time cymbals sound artificial is on heavily compressed tracks, but so did everything else.

 

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What's your source (DAC/amp and music)? Just listened to a few tracks with heavy percussion and the cymbals sound pretty sweet. The only time cymbals sound artificial is on heavily compressed tracks, but so did everything else.

 

:beerchug:


Thanks. I mostly listen through my iphone 5 direct plus an ipod. I have an E11K on the way, though. I think I might just need to give them time. I had the same complaint about snares before and now, snares sound awesome. Thanks again for taking the time to reply--I appreciate it very much.

 

amigomatt, thanks for the reply. It seems to happen most on classic rock cuts--Queen, VH, Stones, etc. Jazz and classical don't seem to display this thing, whatever it is. Maybe this thing is me!! Will give them time and see what happens. They seem to be sounding less artificial today, for what it's worth. Tincture of time is sometimes a good solution, it seems. Thanks again for the help.

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What's your source (DAC/amp and music)? Just listened to a few tracks with heavy percussion and the cymbals sound pretty sweet. The only time cymbals sound artificial is on heavily compressed tracks, but so did everything else.

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Thanks. I mostly listen through my iphone 5 direct plus an ipod. I have an E11K on the way, though. I think I might just need to give them time. I had the same complaint about snares before and now, snares sound awesome. Thanks again for taking the time to reply--I appreciate it very much.

amigomatt, thanks for the reply. It seems to happen most on classic rock cuts--Queen, VH, Stones, etc. Jazz and classical don't seem to display this thing, whatever it is. Maybe this thing is me!! Will give them time and see what happens. They seem to be sounding less artificial today, for what it's worth. Tincture of time is sometimes a good solution, it seems. Thanks again for the help.
Well, if it's any consolation, the HD598s took some getting used to for me but call it burn in or brain burn in, I know I'll never part with them now and they hold a special place in my collection!
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