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post #286 of 707
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Originally Posted by Clincher09 View Post

So I can get these headphones at work for $100. How are they for electronic and hip hop? I prefer as much bass as I can get. I'm currently using the Denon D2K's and they sound great buy I don't think my Fiio E11 is giving them enough power to bring out their full capabilities, and I won't be getting another amp anytime soon.

These are good sounding, easy to drive headphones. The E11 will have no trouble with them. As for "as much bass as I can get" these probably are not the cans for you. I find the bass realistic and satisfying for the music I listen to (classical, jazz, classic rock, prog rock), but I don't think these will bring out what you are looking for. Most bassheads find these to be anemic. They are, for one thing open cans. Too bad, because $100 is a great price for new 558s (mine cost $105 refurbished).
Edited by teb1013 - 7/19/13 at 7:04am
post #287 of 707

coming from a moded  HD555, I was very dissapointed  in the 558's.  They sound too dark, narrow soundstage and no treble spark but excellent bass.  After much research I decided to purchase the Audio Technica ATH-AD 900x which so far I like very much out of the box but it still needs quite a bit burning before it reaches its maximum potential. 

post #288 of 707
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Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post

coming from a moded  HD555, I was very dissapointed  in the 558's.  They sound too dark, narrow soundstage and no treble spark but excellent bass.  After much research I decided to purchase the Audio Technica ATH-AD 900x which so far I like very much out of the box but it still needs quite a bit burning before it reaches its maximum potential. 

Interesting, I find the soundstage open and the treble fine (as I said above, these aren't considered to be basshead cans, although they are great for the music I listen to). What did use to drive these?
post #289 of 707
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Anyone use these for EDM? Also I know they are open headphones but just how much sound do they leak?
I do, well they would leak almost as much as your typical headphone that is not on your head since they are open. Though headphone speakers themselves are not very loud i could still listen to them in the library at lower volumes.
These headphones are mids ad soundstage focused. The bass is not very powerful, but its more towards neutral though it has a midbass hump which may cause it to sound boomy but it will add lushness and richness to instrumental music.
Personally i use the eq and mods to make this more enjoyable for EDM. But if not eq tuning another choice would be the DT770 for more bass and less leakage at the cost of some soundstage and mids.
post #290 of 707
A modded HD555 would sound similar to the HD598, so it is expected to find the stock HD558 soundstage smaller.
Edited by streetdragon - 7/19/13 at 9:22am
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post #292 of 707
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

I do, well they would leak almost as much as your typical headphone that is not on your head since they are open. Though headphone speakers themselves are not very loud i could still listen to them in the library at lower volumes.
These headphones are mids ad soundstage focused. The bass is not very powerful, but its more towards neutral though it has a midbass hump which may cause it to sound boomy but it will add lushness and richness to instrumental music.
Personally i use the eq and mods to make this more enjoyable for EDM. But if not eq tuning another choice would be the DT770 for more bass and less leakage at the cost of some soundstage and mids.

See with the DT770s, I briefly listened to them and the mids sounded quite recessed.
post #293 of 707
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

See with the DT770s, I briefly listened to them and the mids sounded quite recessed.
Well yeah that's the downside of the beyers. In that case guess then the senns should be good then with the significantly more prominent mids.
post #294 of 707
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Interesting, I find the soundstage open and the treble fine (as I said above, these aren't considered to be basshead cans, although they are great for the music I listen to). What did use to drive these?

Behringer HA400 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amp

post #295 of 707
Just ordered these on Amazon $108 refurbished. ADGtron just stocked up on some more refurbs and for that price I couldn't help it. Should be here early next week! biggrin.gif
post #296 of 707
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Just ordered these on Amazon $108 refurbished. ADGtron just stocked up on some more refurbs and for that price I couldn't help it. Should be here early next week! biggrin.gif

Good price! Mine were about the same also from Adgtron through Amazon. The refurbished phones were good as new. I hope that your experience is similar.
post #297 of 707

So my uDac2 somehow got into contact with a magnet and now it's beyond fixing I'm afraid.

 

So I'm in the market for a DAC (or a DAC/AMP combo). So I'm wondering if you guys have any recommendations with driving the HD558s?

 

My budget is probably $150-200 (would probably spend 200 if it was a dac/amp combo)

post #298 of 707
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Originally Posted by indieroll View Post

So my uDac2 somehow got into contact with a magnet and now it's beyond fixing I'm afraid.

 

So I'm in the market for a DAC (or a DAC/AMP combo). So I'm wondering if you guys have any recommendations with driving the HD558s?

 

My budget is probably $150-200 (would probably spend 200 if it was a dac/amp combo)

C-entrance DACport is a notable option.

post #299 of 707
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Originally Posted by indieroll View Post

So my uDac2 somehow got into contact with a magnet and now it's beyond fixing I'm afraid.

So I'm in the market for a DAC (or a DAC/AMP combo). So I'm wondering if you guys have any recommendations with driving the HD558s?

My budget is probably $150-200 (would probably spend 200 if it was a dac/amp combo)

I use the Aune T1 which drives these phones beautifully. It is discussed in detail here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq. The Aune is a hybrid dac/amp and is right in your price range.
Edited by teb1013 - 8/2/13 at 8:34am
post #300 of 707
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Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post


I use the Aune T1 which drives these phones beautifully. It is discussed in detail here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq. The Aune is a hybrid dac/amp and is right in your price range.


Definitely looks interesting, I'll be looking more into it. Also been looking into the magni/modi combo, but I haven't found anyone who uses it with hd558s.

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