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Wonder how these will sound with EDM through my Xonar DG if I set the gain to the highest..

I have mine set on the highest.

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Thread Starter 

Expanded on the thread title to now include the HD518 & HD598

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After intensive modding on the HD558 I did some A/B testing at the shop and I finally prefered the HD558 over the HD598 by a hair. The clarity was the same while the modded HD558 had a richer, fuller lower end. Not sure how the results would be if I had the chance to mod the shop's HD598. Probably the HD598 would have managed to keep its lead.

Talk about saved money ;)

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After intensive modding on the HD558 I did some A/B testing at the shop and I finally prefered the HD558 over the HD598 by a hair. The clarity was the same while the modded HD558 had a richer, fuller lower end. Not sure how the results would be if I had the chance to mod the shop's HD598. Probably the HD598 would have managed to keep its lead.

Talk about saved money ;)

 

All LIES!! How dare you compare the 598's to the petty and INSIGNIFICANT 558's... that's like comparing a ferrari to a hyundai! They all have the same drivers but that doesn't mean a thing!!!!! All cars have wheels!!! and they;re alll different!!?!!!

 
/s
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All LIES!! How dare you compare the 598's to the petty and INSIGNIFICANT 558's... that's like comparing a ferrari to a hyundai! They all have the same drivers but that doesn't mean a thing!!!!! All cars have wheels!!! and they;re alll different!!?!!!

 
 

 

Wow, 16 exclamation marks. This's getting interesting. :p

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Wow, 16 exclamation marks. This's getting interesting. :p

 

You're damn right!!!! This headphone business, is serious business!!!! 

:dt880smile: 

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I have owned both the 558 and 598, and they do not sound all that different to me. The HD 598 has more of a treble emphasis, it is more lush, less warm, a tad more refined. This Is comparing the unmodded versions.
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Of the three 'phones mentioned in the thread topic: Has anyone here compared all 3 of them?

 

If so, what are your findings?

 

I have heard (and LOVE) the HD-650, as I really like the laid back nature of the highs, and thought the bass sounded very natural when playing rock music. I was listening to Soundgarden "Fell on black days" and when the bass came in, I nearly had to change my pants!!! :L3000:

 

The 650s seriously blew me away. Even at high volume (ipod touch to a Headroom Micro Amp) I remained in sonic bliss. 

 

Do any of these three come close to the sound of the 650?


Edited by painted klown - 9/22/13 at 10:03pm
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I havent heard the 518. The 558 and 598 do not sound like the 650.
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I havent heard the 518. The 558 and 598 do not sound like the 650.

Thanks for the info. :smile:

 

Could you please elaborate on the differences? I am curious to know how the 500 series compares. I should try to get some listening time with them (of course) before making any purchase, but reading reviews/getting opinions is half the fun of message boards IMO. :D

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You'll get varying opinions, but generally speaking, the 650 is a dark, warm, lush, laid-back and bassy headphone. The 558 and 598 aren't.
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You'll get varying opinions, but generally speaking, the 650 is a dark, warm, lush, laid-back and bassy headphone. The 558 and 598 aren't.

That's what I was curious to know. Thanks for the info. :beerchug:

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Could really use some help. I can't decide between 380 or 558s. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first time paying over $20 for a pair of headphones. I'm not an audiophile, just wanna use it with my PC/macbook/ipod, etc...

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Could really use some help. I can't decide between 380 or 558s. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first time paying over $20 for a pair of headphones. I'm not an audiophile, just wanna use it with my PC/macbook/ipod, etc...

 

I hate the 380's. They are uncomfortable and don't sound that great. The HD558's are open headphones though. Try out the recommendations forum. 

http://www.head-fi.org/f/7840/introductions-help-and-recommendations

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Originally Posted by Majax View Post
 

Could really use some help. I can't decide between 380 or 558s. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first time paying over $20 for a pair of headphones. I'm not an audiophile, just wanna use it with my PC/macbook/ipod, etc...

 

Well leaving sound aside, the HD380 would definitely provide more isolation since it is closed. But the HD558 is very comfortable.

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