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post #16 of 55

I have the HD555 and I can confirm that what you say is true, but I recommended the HD558 anyway because the HD555 is known for its cracking issue. Every 555 cracks a bit on the band after about a year, and I'd rather not have a headphone I recommend crack.

 

I know it's a minor issue and doesn't affect sound, but yeah. *shrugs*

post #17 of 55

My 595's cracked also, but if you use some high tensile strength tape and apply it like a vice you won't have to worry about it

post #18 of 55

Yewah, but no matter how careful you are it will still eventually crack, so I suggested the 558.

post #19 of 55

You do have a point, and I think the 558's are kind of designed the same way, I believe that the 558 and the 598s also share the same driver and use a similar intake block nerfing so the mod might work on those too

post #20 of 55
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Originally Posted by devilxlord View Post

how much is it? im trying not to spend more than $200 cus thats how much i can get Beats Studios for, but im interested in the sennheiserhd558. they look nice =].

Get the M-80 or crossfade lp2 both are from V-MODA and better than beats, and both cause 200
post #21 of 55
Thread Starter 

is there a store that i can test some of these headphones out? the apple store you can try out the beats and ive seen some of the v moda headphones as well.

post #22 of 55

As said, Amazon has free returns if you don't like what you buy.

post #23 of 55
Thread Starter 

i rather not deal with all that buying then returning stuff its a real hassle...so i want to buy the right headphones and that'll be it

post #24 of 55

It's very difficult to find audio stores that actually stocks every kind of headphone mentioned here...

post #25 of 55
Thread Starter 

im  going to take your recommendation on the Sennheiser HD 558. i hope i wont be disappointed =]

post #26 of 55

They're great, but again, remember you have no isolation. As long as you don't mind that, everything will be great. :)

post #27 of 55
Thread Starter 

i have one more thing to ask. im going to be using it on my itouch or latop. my itouch uses cheap downloaded mp3 files from the web. and my laptop is just an average laptop. will any of those factors affect the sound in any way?

post #28 of 55
Thread Starter 

also can you recommend a portable amp for under $30?

post #29 of 55

Using good headphones will not make poor quality audio files sound worse. At the very least they will not sound worse than what they already sound with your existing equipment. Sennheisers under the 6xx series don't really have to be amped.

 

If your budget of buying an amp is $30, you're better off not getting anything. Stuff like the E3 are pretty much useless.

post #30 of 55
Thread Starter 

alright. thanks for all you help. =] ill be ordering the headphones in about 3days and hopefully i get them asap so i can try them out.

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