Greetings to all you air-vibrating enthusiasts!
If you're not interested in my entry post, just skip the text until you go past the asterix line for the meat of the thread.
I'm quite new at this whole audio business. In recent years, I've come to appreciate sound and music in all forms of media. To that end, I've put a bit of money into some (sparse by comparison here) sound equipment. Actually, it's just some headphones, and that's it!
Being mostly a gamer, I fell into the pit that was the "Gamer headset" fad. Specifically, the Logitech G35's. They weren't bad for me per sé. I liked the design, the isolation it provided, and the vastly increased sound quality it gave relative to my previous 10 dollar investments. My pair sadly broke twice at the right ear cup hinge. Rather than going through the whole RMA process again, I decided to step it up a bit and go for some real earcans. After a bit of research and omitting the phrase "gaming" in any of my searches, I came up with the pair that would suit me most - The Sennheiser HD 595's. And after a long weekend and then some, they've finally arrived at my doorstep.
Having not much to compare them to, I just put 'em on and fired up some of my favorite Youtube songs.
The sound was crystal clear for me. Hearing everything working together in a way that make me feel I was in the front row was an awesome feeling. Having listened to a somewhat wide variety of tracks, I do have some questions I'd like to get verified, if possible.
1. I know that these aren't the type of cans for major bass, as in Dubstep (wubububububub), and I'm not that type of listener. However, I do sometimes feel it's lacking a bit of punch when it needs to. It's kind of weird, because sometimes I'm not bothered by it at all, as if it's supposed to be like that. Whilst at other times I expect a big pound on the drums should work my ears up a bit, and then it doesn't. Case in point being http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHuTxNIpdeM ("My name is Lincoln")
Am I just being used to the G35's, and now I need to get used again at the 595's characteristics - and in turn - get used to what the music is supposed to sound like? Or is something else, like the youtube quality messing with it?
2. I've read a bit about burn-ins on headphones, pink noise and all that. How does this affect the 595's charactaristics? Does it take long to notice any difference, and if so, what difference? Unless it doesn't do anything at all, mind you!
3. As said at the very beginning, all I've got are these headphones and an anboard (Realtek) sound card. Nothing fancy, but I can't really justify shelling out the dough without it giving a really tangible return. Even then I'm hessitant. Anyway, I take it the 595's are good enough running on this standard equipment?
Finally, Head-fi was a big resource in seperating the gems from the lemons, and for that I wish to thank all you people for. I just hope I'm not breaking 23 rules with this thread and make my first post being the most yelled at for quite some time!