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post #4906 of 4911

oK, So I'm just a litte bit late for the party, (A lot little bits)

I recently started research to a good pair of headphones...
Like hell, the whole internet is filled with hyped Ath m50s, I said.. lets buy it. But I did some more research and I came across this headphone, and well I ordered it in amazon.in..It's overpriced, where I live but everything is when it come to imported techs. VAT+Duty etc etc.

 

Order Details

Order #404-5015362-4891784
Placed on Saturday, June 27, 2015
41-4sYyLAQL._SCLZZZZZZZ__SY115_SX115_.jpg Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphone (Light Brown)
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Rs.15,391.00

Item Subtotal:Rs.15,391.00

Shipping & Handling:Rs.0.00

Total Before Tax:Rs.15,391.00

Estimated Tax:Rs.0.00

 

 

Order Total:Rs.15,391.00

 

Hoping to get It as soon as possible, and needle the music in, and get lost in euphoria and bliss.:o2smile:

I'm guessing that these cans will be discontinued pretty soon.

While there will be upgrades, this right here, is one of a kind.


Edited by anuveshkumar - 6/27/15 at 8:19am
post #4907 of 4911

I have a 17 year old who was stuck in the land of Beats. He has a set of the Studios and the Solo 2. I love music, but have been into my home system and car audio for years. I have owned a few sets of cans over the years, just you standard >$50 sets you find at your basic box stores. But I have heard some friends' Senns and was always impressed. On a recent trip I lost my ear buds and there were some Senns in the airport electronics store. I was impressed and let my son hear them, and he was just as impressed.

 

 A couple months ago I got a bug up my butt to order some Sennheiser Momentum on ears, as they were really cheap. One thing leads to another, and I bought upgraded interconnects, a tube amp (rolling tubes is a fun for me, I love tubes and have them in my cars and home system), a DAC... Well, after listening to the Momentums for a while I wanted more, and of course my research led me to the Senn HD600s. They arrived yesterday and they spent the day on the amp being broken in before I really listened last night.

 

Over the past couple months my son has been listening to his Beats and my Momentums on the amp. Over time, I have noticed him using the Senns more than his Beats. He says they just sounded more natural, and that the Beats sounded muffled. He came into my room last night and spent a lot of time with my HD 600s. We hung out listening to various musical genre until 3AM.

 

He said the HD600s don't get near as low as his Beats, but they sounded "pure". That was his word, not mine. I think he is starting to appreciate dad's feeling that a neutral sound is the best sound. It may not be what the artist wants you to hear, but it is what is produced. If I want to color my sound, I will do it with my chosen tubes or processing. He expressed interest in selling his Beats and buying a set of Senns.

 

I have decided to surprise him with a set of Senns soon, and possibly an inexpensive amp. In knowing that he will be using his iPod and phone for a lot of listening I want to keep the phones capable of being well driven by a low powered device as well. My research has led me to the 598, but another friend suggested the 558s with a better amp. In reading comparisons between the 2 I am really feeling like I want to go with the 598s. But since several of you guys have had experiences with both (hopefully all 3, the 558, 598, and 600s) I was wondering if you could express the differences and nuances between the units. Feel free to be detailed and don't worry about confusing me with typical industry adjectives as I have written many reviews on audio equipment through the years and understand them well.

 

Thanks in advance!

post #4908 of 4911

Many people love the 598, and I do enjoy mine…. However…. I never listen to mine without a bell EQ right around 4000hz because I find them to be fatiguing, even painful at higher volumes. Working within the ohm load you have to consider makes it tough, but if he is coming from the “beats” back round the 598 may be a little too much of an opposite flavor as in my opinion they are far from neutral. I know EVERYONE will say have him try them first at a store where he can compare to other cans… as cliché as that response may be, it is by far, THE best advice to give someone.

I use mine with an Audio GD NFB-15, a warmer DAC/AMP to begin with

post #4909 of 4911
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Originally Posted by Bansaku View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfcarbel View Post
 I know that both 558 and 598 are made from same drivers, but does the 598 really differ that much for the movie sound stage?

  Will the sound stage on the 598 differ that much?

Despite what Headfonia says, the drivers are NOT the same (so says Sennheiser).

 

 

:beerchug:


Actually, Sennheiser confirmed that the drivers in the 518, 558, and 598 are the same.  See http://www.head-fi.org/t/609634/hd-518-teardown-with-a-shocking-twist, around post 33.

post #4910 of 4911
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Originally Posted by sandt38 View Post

I have a 17 year old who was stuck in the land of Beats. He has a set of the Studios and the Solo 2. I love music, but have been into my home system and car audio for years. I have owned a few sets of cans over the years, just you standard >$50 sets you find at your basic box stores. But I have heard some friends' Senns and was always impressed. On a recent trip I lost my ear buds and there were some Senns in the airport electronics store. I was impressed and let my son hear them, and he was just as impressed.

 A couple months ago I got a bug up my butt to order some Sennheiser Momentum on ears, as they were really cheap. One thing leads to another, and I bought upgraded interconnects, a tube amp (rolling tubes is a fun for me, I love tubes and have them in my cars and home system), a DAC... Well, after listening to the Momentums for a while I wanted more, and of course my research led me to the Senn HD600s. They arrived yesterday and they spent the day on the amp being broken in before I really listened last night.

Over the past couple months my son has been listening to his Beats and my Momentums on the amp. Over time, I have noticed him using the Senns more than his Beats. He says they just sounded more natural, and that the Beats sounded muffled. He came into my room last night and spent a lot of time with my HD 600s. We hung out listening to various musical genre until 3AM.

He said the HD600s don't get near as low as his Beats, but they sounded "pure". That was his word, not mine. I think he is starting to appreciate dad's feeling that a neutral sound is the best sound. It may not be what the artist wants you to hear, but it is what is produced. If I want to color my sound, I will do it with my chosen tubes or processing. He expressed interest in selling his Beats and buying a set of Senns.

I have decided to surprise him with a set of Senns soon, and possibly an inexpensive amp. In knowing that he will be using his iPod and phone for a lot of listening I want to keep the phones capable of being well driven by a low powered device as well. My research has led me to the 598, but another friend suggested the 558s with a better amp. In reading comparisons between the 2 I am really feeling like I want to go with the 598s. But since several of you guys have had experiences with both (hopefully all 3, the 558, 598, and 600s) I was wondering if you could express the differences and nuances between the units. Feel free to be detailed and don't worry about confusing me with typical industry adjectives as I have written many reviews on audio equipment through the years and understand them well.

Thanks in advance!

Well, as an owner of the 598's, as well as the AKG Q701, Audio-Technica AD700 AND AD900, Beats 2.0 and soon to be Velodyne's, I know I prefer the HD598's out of my FiiO than I do from my Q's and a Schiit Magni. That's saying something. A $200 setup compared to a $500 setup with cables. Highly recommend these. Especially for jazz music.
post #4911 of 4911

Wow,  I thought I was the only guy in the world who thought the HD598s were bright and analytical. I own them and for a lot of music they sound really nice, but I do not find them forgiving of bright recordings. Cymbals can take your ears off if they are pronounced.

If the HD600 have a better, less bright signature, I may have to find the extra money and scoot up to them. .

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