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post #376 of 709

558s it is then. thanks for the help :)

post #377 of 709
Sale on Amazon, 129.99 shipped. smily_headphones1.gif
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-504631-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380839109&sr=8-1&keywords=sennheiser+hd558
post #378 of 709

It is because of the 558 that I went ahead and pulled the trigger for a 600. I modded the 558, removed the black rubber strip inside, easily done and takes a few minutes. The 558 sounds similar to the 600 but unlike the 600 it is much easier to drive, I can run it from my cellphone without an amp. You can't go wrong with a 558, even without the mod it's very good. The 600 has a tad more bass, the upper treble range is flatter and the sound is a little more refined.

I just A/B'd them both using a Fiio E12 amp, the 558 will not disappoint you. I remove the amp and as expected the 558 is much louder. The 558 did benefit a little from the amp, though nothing spectacular. So the 600 is more than double the price but nowhere near that much better. I'd bet that a lot of people might not be able to tell the difference so if you're on a budget, grab a pair and don't look back.

post #379 of 709

Well gang, I will be joining all of you soon in my appreciation of the HD 598.

 

I called a local Best Buy to see if they would price match the latest Fry's deal even though I didn't have a copy of the ad, and they said they would do it.

 

Unfortunately, they did not have any in stock, so they took my order over the phone and will ship a pair to me some time next week (they said they should be here Wed or Thurs).

 

This will be my first pair of "audiophile" HPs (currently have Grado SR80i and Skullcandy Aviators), and I can't wait to get them in!

 

Once I do, I will burn them in, and post my impressions after I have had time to put them through their paces.

post #380 of 709

Wow, now I wish I had a closer Fry's as my closest is a 400 mile round trip.  The Fry's deal on the HD 598's is one of the best I have seen.

post #381 of 709
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Originally Posted by okcameradude View Post
 

Wow, now I wish I had a closer Fry's as my closest is a 400 mile round trip.  The Fry's deal on the HD 598's is one of the best I have seen.

Same price at BestBuy.

It's $1 less at Amazon for Prime users (free shipping).


Edited by StanD - 10/13/13 at 1:47pm
post #382 of 709
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Originally Posted by painted klown View Post
This will be my first pair of "audiophile" HPs (currently have Grado SR80i and Skullcandy Aviators), and I can't wait to get them in!

 

I would argue that the sr80's are audiophile grade... whatever that means. 

post #383 of 709
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Same price at BestBuy.

It's $1 less at Amazon for Prime users (free shipping).

I am seeing them at Amazon.com and BestBuy.com for $198/$199.  Not for the $149.99 they are on sale for at Fry's.

 

http://www.frys.com/ads/page2

post #384 of 709
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Originally Posted by okcameradude View Post
 

I am seeing them at Amazon.com and BestBuy.com for $198/$199.  Not for the $149.99 they are on sale for at Fry's.

 

http://www.frys.com/ads/page2

When I did a direct search I found them at $199.95 at Fry's. When I click on the link on the page you provided it turns up at the below link at $199.95. I think maybe there's a typo on that ad page.

http://www.frys.com/product/7821729?site=sa:adpages%20page:P2_FRI%20date:101113

post #385 of 709

Fry's often does ads for items in store that are cheaper than the price on the online site.

post #386 of 709
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post
 

Fry's often does ads for items in store that are cheaper than the price on the online site.

This ad was on a sale page on frys.com and when you clicked on the link on that page it took you to the order page with a higher price. Sounds like a botched web page, the Devil's in the details.

post #387 of 709

It does seem like the web price should have been changed, because of the "limit 1 per household when purchased between 10/11-10/17". I think the typo is on the item page rather than the ad page.

post #388 of 709
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post
 

It does seem like the web price should have been changed, because of the "limit 1 per household when purchased between 10/11-10/17". I think the typo is on the item page rather than the ad page.

I thought of that, so I hit the order button and it came up in the cart at the higher price with no other options. "If it sounds too good to be true it......."

post #389 of 709

1. Print the add

2. Find what's closer Best Buy (With Magnolia inside) or Fry's

3. If no Fry's near you go to Best Buy

4. Drive to the store that's closer

Simple Fellas!!!

post #390 of 709
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Originally Posted by Magicman74 View Post
 

1. Print the add

2. Find what's closer Best Buy (With Magnolia inside) or Fry's

3. If no Fry's near you go to Best Buy

4. Drive to the store that's closer

Simple Fellas!!!

What if it's a 400 mile round trip, as in okcameradude's post?

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