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check out http://www.head-fi.org/t/675134/sennheiser-hd518-558-598-slightly-changed-drivers-see-photoes

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check out http://www.head-fi.org/t/675134/sennheiser-hd518-558-598-slightly-changed-drivers-see-photoes

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Just got these today and i really like them. Compared to my a900x and k550 they hold their own (I took the foam out). No they are not as detailed but they still sound very good. The main thing is the fit/comfort on these is great! They are so much more comfy then both of those!

The a900x in comparison is very heavy, not very secure and not too breathable with hard ear pads. The k550s have a poorly padded headband, sweaty ear pads and a fussy fit.

More impressions to come later. Also i ordered these via adgtron refurbished with expedited shipping. They came in a small box rather than just a padded envelope.
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If only these didn't leak sound as much I'd have a pair (Share a room atm -__-)

 

How are these for dance / trance music?


Edited by Mackem - 8/6/13 at 4:39pm
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How are these for dance / trance music?

They're perfect for that music, they are pretty much perfect for every kind of genre, but they really shine in the nu-disco genre IMO. Then again, i'm not a huge fan of bass.. the bass IS there, but not that boomy bass that you get with some headphones.. it's just more.. clean and laid back i guess. The instrumental separation is amazing on these.. if you can get these for a good price like some people on here did, ($100) it's a steal. I payed $220 for mine, new, and they never seem to disappoint. I also did a few modifications and it made them shine even more.... streetdragon went HAM on his though, lmao

 

Also, yeah, they do leak sound, especially if you do the mod i did, sh*t is like loud speakers now lol


Edited by joshwalnut - 8/7/13 at 5:57pm
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They do pretty well with anything, but instumental orchestra, oooohhh these give me goosebumps of epicness. Also i stuck a smal piece of felt inside the earcup at the edge of the grill where the headband attaches to the earcup. I notice that stuffing anything there will keep the bass pressure in and by using hard felt it did not disrupt the clarity of the sound unlike duct tape.
I will post some pics when i get back wink.gif

Btw what's HAM? XD
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

They do pretty well with anything, but instumental orchestra, oooohhh these give me goosebumps of epicness. Also i stuck a smal piece of felt inside the earcup at the edge of the grill where the headband attaches to the earcup. I notice that stuffing anything there will keep the bass pressure in and by using hard felt it did not disrupt the clarity of the sound unlike duct tape.
I will post some pics when i get back wink.gif

Btw what's HAM? XD

You and your crazy modifications! (nodes head in a disapproving manner).

 

HAM - Hard as A Mother*****er..... lol

 

I wanna see pictures of this mod..... don't leave me hangin'. I'm CAM! - Curious as A Mother*****er


Edited by joshwalnut - 8/7/13 at 6:37pm
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You and your crazy modifications! (nodes head in a disapproving manner).

 

HAM - Hard as A Mother*****er..... lol

 

I wanna see pictures of this mod..... don't leave me hangin'. I'm CAM! - Curious as A Mother*****er

^ SD95 logo done using spraycan and sharpie, but it does not stay on... keeps getting smudged.
also added marker indicators on the headband size adjuster to satisfy my balance OCD lol

 

^ white dotted line to show where the little piece of felt is since it's pretty hard to see from the pic

also i used black felt to cover the soldering plate on the driver since it's so ugly, you can see that solid black quarter circle thing there on the white driver.

The grill cloth is also a very thin fabric/netting thing that i installed by hooking it under the ring.
Also stuffed the back of my earpads with felt so that my ears don't touch the inside of the grill.

For your viewing pleasure ;)

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^That white felt material sound the driver in pic 3'has a small tear/hole in mine. Idk how it happened. I think there is a very slight channel imbalance now. It's so small it could be pseudo though. Nonetheless I'm really pissed off! mad.gif
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Did you take out the protective netting from inside the earcup?
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

^ SD95 logo done using spraycan and sharpie, but it does not stay on... keeps getting smudged.
also added marker indicators on the headband size adjuster to satisfy my balance OCD lol

 

^ white dotted line to show where the little piece of felt is since it's pretty hard to see from the pic

also i used black felt to cover the soldering plate on the driver since it's so ugly, you can see that solid black quarter circle thing there on the white driver.

The grill cloth is also a very thin fabric/netting thing that i installed by hooking it under the ring.
Also stuffed the back of my earpads with felt so that my ears don't touch the inside of the grill.

For your viewing pleasure ;)

 

Cot damn!!!

 

Did you hear that? I think a sennheiser engineer just sh*t his pants. You're giving out all of your secrets and sennheiser is reaping all the benefits!! lol

 

Ahem.... what is this felt you speak of? I'm not doing anything else to mine... i'm just curious..... :)

 

Also, you put those silver linings back on them! I don't blame you, they look incomplete without them and there's hardly a difference in sound stage... right?

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Cot damn!!!

Did you hear that? I think a sennheiser engineer just sh*t his pants. You're giving out all of your secrets and sennheiser is reaping all the benefits!! lol

Ahem.... what is this felt you speak of? I'm not doing anything else to mine... i'm just curious..... smily_headphones1.gif

Also, you put those silver linings back on them! I don't blame you, they look incomplete without them and there's hardly a difference in sound stage... right?
Lol well actually the rings removed help make the soundstage wider but less defined, i decided to.put them back on so the soundstage is more focused and defined. Also sandpapered and polished the grill so it doesn't have the rough texture that yours have, its pretty smooth now just like fine brushed metal.
Well the stock one has the foam that covers that part of the grill important for the bass thats why the stock hd558 has more solid bass than the stock hd598.

Uhh felt is a kind of cloth basically, you can buy it at some bookshops and most textile shops.
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Whoa, i just noticed you put a grill over the plastic grill. You trying to morph your 558's into 598's? lmao

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Did you take out the protective netting from inside the earcup?

Are you talking about the black cover thing that clips on top of the driver? If so I took it off the see what it sounded like without it but then I noticed the hole.
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Whoa, i just noticed you put a grill over the plastic grill. You trying to morph your 558's into 598's? lmao
Lol it looked empty so i just put that netting there, not really a grill though, and well morphing it into hd598`s can't be a bad thing right? wink.gif

@kyle so the hole was there before you took it out i guess?
Edited by streetdragon - 8/7/13 at 11:21pm
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