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This is sort of related, but HD518 vs HD558, what is the difference in terms of the ear pads? 

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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

This is sort of related, but HD518 vs HD558, what is the difference in terms of the ear pads? 

They're the same supposedly>>>> http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Replacement-Cushions-SENNHEISER-Headphones/dp/B002STGF6O

 

I'll probably buy a pair soon, just to have for the future when/if my current ones mess up.


Edited by joshwalnut - 8/8/13 at 10:25am
post #318 of 713
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Originally Posted by joshwalnut View Post

They're the same supposedly>>>> http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Replacement-Cushions-SENNHEISER-Headphones/dp/B002STGF6O

 

I'll probably buy a pair soon, just to have for the future when/if my current ones mess up.

Nope, the HD558 earpads have a valour surface (like a plush toy) and is rounded while the HD518 earpads has a cloth surface (like a curtain) and has a flat surface. The HD558 one is significantly softer and more comfortable though they are interexchangable. The HD598 one is just like the HD558 one except its brown and softer.

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My new cable arrived today. It's quite nice!

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

Nope, the HD558 earpads have a valour surface (like a plush toy) and is rounded while the HD518 earpads has a cloth surface (like a curtain) and has a flat surface. The HD558 one is significantly softer and more comfortable though they are interexchangable. The HD598 one is just like the HD558 one except its brown and softer.

Oh, well at least they're interchangeable. I would definitely get them if i had the 518's.... only $25 for more comfort, yes please.. lol

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My new cable arrived today. It's quite nice!

 

 

 

Where did you get this? I was going to buy a stock 5x8 cable and try and do it myself (make it shorter and give it some sex appeal like yours), but i do what i always do.... p*ssy out lmao


Edited by joshwalnut - 8/8/13 at 8:58pm
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Originally Posted by joshwalnut View Post

Where did you get this? I was going to buy a stock 5x8 cable and try and do it myself (make it shorter and give it some sex appeal like yours), but i do what i always do.... p*ssy out lmao

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261255113290?var=560215640802&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
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Waiting for mine to arrive, can't wait.

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Waiting for mine to arrive, can't wait.

Youre going to love it. It tames the treble just a bit to smooth the bit of glare I get from stock, and adds a smidge of midrange warmth and soundstage depth. Im guessing its OFC copper.
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Youre going to love it. It tames the treble just a bit to smooth the bit of glare I get from stock, and adds a smidge of midrange warmth and soundstage depth. Im guessing its OFC copper.

 

This is a joke, by the way. The new cable sounds exactly the same as the stock cable - as it should. biggrin.gif

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That sounds more like it wink.gif
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

 

This is a joke, by the way. The new cable sounds exactly the same as the stock cable - as it should. biggrin.gif

I was going to say something when i first read that... but then i remember reading this post in another thread.. 

 

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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Even with same drivers, things like damping, soldering, cable, and driver placement changes a way headphones sound.

 

Then i was like.... IT MUST BE TRUE! lmao i'm gullible....... obviously people still believe in this.. no?

 

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BTW, ever since i took off the outside mesh, i can turn up the volume full blast without my ears feeling pain. Probably because so much sound leaks out of them now lol... i know, i know, i only turned them up full blast for a couple seconds or so just to see what they can do.... my ears would probably get sore after a while but before i modded them, they were definitely louder.


Edited by joshwalnut - 8/10/13 at 6:23pm
post #327 of 713
A page or two back i mentioned the problem i had with my brand new hd558s. Well i contacted adgtron and they contacted sennheiser for warranty service. I sent them out a week ago for repair and i just got a order confirmation email from sennheiser saying my repaired/refurbished headphones are on their way!

I just wanted to say that both adgtron and sennheiser's customer service are great. I was also surprised to see that refurbished pairs from adgtron actually do come with the full two year warranty!

On the other hand UPS sucks. Never updated the tracking info. Even now it's still on "Online label has been created". mad.gif
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Does anyone who has also tried the HD 202 know how the 558s compare to those? Obviously the 558s are better, but in what ways, aside from soundstage? I find ive gotten used to the somewhat excessive bass of the 202, so the 558 i imagine will take some getting used to. Also, if i got the headphones used (but only a few months old) does that mean the 2 year warranty isnt valid? Im assuming they wont be shipped with whatever paperwork came with them.

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Does anyone who has also tried the HD 202 know how the 558s compare to those? Obviously the 558s are better, but in what ways, aside from soundstage? I find ive gotten used to the somewhat excessive bass of the 202, so the 558 i imagine will take some getting used to. Also, if i got the headphones used (but only a few months old) does that mean the 2 year warranty isnt valid? Im assuming they wont be shipped with whatever paperwork came with them.

I came from the HD202 as well, and I can say that there difference is in overall refinement, much more comfortable, smoothness, and definitely much less tizzyness in the treble. Bass is different, cause it is not forceful like what closed normally offers but it's more of a surround feel. The midrange is the one to be most noticable, it's much more organic and has much more presense. One thing you may miss is the overall impact from the sound because the HD558 simply is just smooth sounding.
My hd202 is modded now though, 1 sided detachable cable, semi open now and the pleather earpads stripped of it's skin to its cloth centre and modlified damping in the earcup. It is much more neutral sounding with a better soundstage.

Not sure about all those warranty things though.

post #330 of 713
Just got mine. Really nice quality cable. Note, the original has 4 contacts where this replacement has three. Works just fine. Great deal for $17.80 shipped.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261255113290?var=560215640802&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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My new cable arrived today. It's quite nice!








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