I just listened to the HD 598 today at a store and I must say that I liked them :)
I enjoyed the overall nice airy sound with different music styles, bass, very comfortable velour pads (looking for headphones comfortable for long hour listening), the fit, the looks (not bulky), and the fact that it sounds decent without an amp (although amp is recommended) ( I have Sansa Clip + and sometimes I use PA2V2 amp), BUT I don`t like when noise from outside is coming in or music from inside is going out. I know the "leakage" (maybe this is the correct word) is common for open headphones like the HD 598.
Could you please recommend headphones with all the things I liked about it BUT with the added characteristic of much better isolation. This means closed earphones? And then this would mean less airyness? hmmmm..... Price range about 200 USD.
Thank you :)
Oh, and hopefully the cracking issue will be fixed for good, it was quite sad to read the postings about the crackings. I mean, ordering headphones, liking them, and then suddenly they soon break? I feel for you.
Edited by quietstorm - 4/30/11 at 10:25am