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HD598 replacement drivers...for HD555 chasis?

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Hello all!  

 

I finally messed up one my HD555's drivers doing a re-recable. frown.gif   Instead of just getting the "standard" 555/595 driver, I was thinking I might go ahead and see if I can track down a pair of HD598 drivers, along the lines of linuxworks' "Project FrankenSixFifties."  Does anybody have experience taking both series apart, well enough to confirm that the 558-series capsules would work with the 555-series chasis?

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*bump*  wink.gif

post #3 of 6

It's not enough to replace the drivers only.  The baffles, which hold the drivers, are different also and affect the sound.  You can't swap the baffles either since they changed the mounting points.  You're better off spending $120-$130 on the HD558 and modding or getting the 598 for $170-$180.  

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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

It's not enough to replace the drivers only.  The baffles, which hold the drivers, are different also and affect the sound.  You can't swap the baffles either since they changed the mounting points.  You're better off spending $120-$130 on the HD558 and modding or getting the 598 for $170-$180.  


Did they change the mounting points between the driver and the baffle, or between the baffle (which, if I'm remembering correctly, as a replacement comes together with the driver as a complete assembly--at least it does for the 555/595) and the headphone shell?  The screw locations *look* the same between the two different series, at least from the pictures I've seen.

 

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The screw locations *look* the same between the two different series, at least from the pictures I've seen.


Nope, different.

 

post #6 of 6
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Bummer!  I do see that now.  It does make sense, now you *don't* have to remove the inner grille/expose the driver to unscrew the baffle.  At least that's a positive change (along with the improved driver--or so I assume from all the reviews.  wink.gif  ).

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