I am sort of a noob as far as audio technical knowhow is concerned, so hopefully someone here can help me out. I bought a pair of HD 500s five or six years ago and they were wonderful until I dropped them and something came loose in the right ear. The sound still works in the left ear but I saw a good sale on 558s and thought I'd upgrade.
Now, when I used the 558s I was really surprised by the level of background static that I'd never noticed before with the 500s. Particularly with simple things like a solo piano. So I tried listening through just the left ear with both headphones, and then some earphones.
The earphones had even more static than the 558s (they were MEE M6Ps). And the 558s definitely had more static than the 500s.
So my question is this: did the 500s have something that reduced background static? Is that no longer available in the 558s? If so, should I upgrade to some other headphones, and what would you recommend?
Edited by bkkp - 8/30/11 at 12:44am