Ok, so i've been burning in my 598s for at least 35 hours, and they still can't compare to the balance, engaging, and fun of my IE 2s, at least with the extra $150 price difference. I only have 3 more days before I can return them, but should I really risk it? And yes, I wanted to pay full price so I knew that they were legit and would last me years and years because for this much money, these are the only headphones I intend to buy for a long time. I should put out there that I really, really love my IE 2s, everything about them. Especially with the FiiO E10 that I bought for the Sennheisers. But I have the IE 2s for when I work or exercise, and I wanted the Senns for a more private, engaging, and immersive experience. I did the research, and in the price range, they sounded perfect. But it's just not happening. Again, I want to put out there I put most value into an engaging and fun experience. I couldn't give less of a damn about detail. I listen to about 85% rock and the rest electronica like Sugarpill and Datsik, and the IEs 2 are always perfect, but the Senns just refuse to come to fruition, for the price. For the last 15 hours, they've just sounded pretty much the same. Do I risk it??
Edited by musicb0x - 3/5/12 at 10:01pm