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And then you get those rare closed backed gems who's soundstage is equal (with greater separation) to the HD598 such as the PSB M4U 1.

 

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I think the MDR-CD3000 are one of those creatures and that's why I'm curious to compare them. If the 598 don't beat the 3K and soundstage (and overall quality) I'll probably sell the 598 quickly.

If they do, who knows, might end up selling the 3K instead... seen them used for sale at about 5x-6x the price of the 598 :-P

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Wow, I have not heard of your exact model of headphone. Just in general open backs have a much greater soundstage. And as far as the hd800, the 598 competes in the size of the soundstage but the hd800 has better seperation.
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I think the MDR-CD3000 are one of those creatures and that's why I'm curious to compare them. If the 598 don't beat the 3K and soundstage (and overall quality) I'll probably sell the 598 quickly.

If they do, who knows, might end up selling the 3K instead... seen them used for sale at about 5x-6x the price of the 598 :-P


IMO, the MDR-CD3000 are oldies but goodies. They do hold up well. But I regard the soundstage of the MDRs to be similar to the  T 70 or T 90 beyerdynamics; Big, but somewhat unnatural. Kind of like the HD800. But just my 2 cents.

 

Regardless, I think the HD598 are 'timeless' (just cleaned mine today with leather cleaner) and in my 2 years of owning them they have not cracked, faded (the plastic darkening or pads lightening), rattled, scuffed, or any other negatived I can think of that my other headphones have suffered. They even have fallen off my desk (3') onto my hardwood floors (damn animals and their tails) numerous times with no ill effects.

 

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