Originally Posted by tomscy2000
Great writeup! You're a luthier? As a longtime violinist, I have much respect (and an absolute need) for you guys!
BTW, my recabled 598 seems to have reached 600 levels of detail, even when it's not a full-on recable of all the circuits... or maybe it's all in my head...
You're not the only one! I got the same impression. However my HD-600 with DHC is probably going to dethrone my HD-598 as a favorite. HD-600 now is very, very addicting to listen to, but I dislike it with stock cable and it puts me to sleep. What wire did you go with? DHC if I remember right?
HD-600 isn't too hard to drive either. No clue how, but it sounds even amazing without an amp and from a X-Fi Go, which is a $40 DAC. I've been listening to it for the last 3 hours without a single complaint(!)
I've noticed before too that the HD-600 does lack detail somewhat without a good computer DAC. My 598 didn't seem to benefit much from one that I recall.