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Cool, man. Science in action.
 

 


Have either of you compared your 518s to a decent closed headphone in a similar price range like the M50? I only have closed headphones and I'm thinking of getting something like a 518 for better soundstage and instrument separation. I'm really happy with my Z02 + M50 setup though; I wouldn't want to lose any of that incredible sub-bass.

 

I guess.  All of this is so subjective it's tough to be sure about anything. smily_headphones1.gif

 

I've only compared it to nice open headphones  The 518 feels stuffier than the 580, definitely.  The soundstage is pretty flat.

post #47 of 50
The difference of soundstage between the trios are very significant. 518 being just okay, 558 being quite good and 598 being fantastic
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This was some nice infomation to hear, as im a owner of the HD518s which i am not a huge fan of because they seem to lack power ( could be due to me not using a amp but budge wins on that decision ) though i am looking to upgrade and now after reading this i think its clear if i upgrade i should go into the HD6xx series and find a decent amp. Thats one thing there not enough infomation of, whats a good amp to bring out the best of Sennhiesers hd600 or 650s? for my price i looked into FiiO's products but i think in the long term im better saving more money and getting something better, would Sennhiesers own amplifiers be a good choice?

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Hey guys, I don't mean to be a bother but, does anyone know if the hd51/5/98 drivers are the same size as the hd650 driver? also does anyone know if the drivers on the lower end senns (hd41/2/3/49) have the same driver size as the hd51/5/98 drivers?

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Hey guys, I don't mean to be a bother but, does anyone know if the hd51/5/98 drivers are the same size as the hd650 driver? also does anyone know if the drivers on the lower end senns (hd41/2/3/49) have the same driver size as the hd51/5/98 drivers?

I think they are both 40mm drivers, but their construction is very different. The HD650 and HD600 have a lollipop construction, while the HD518,558,559 have a more typical disc construction. I do not know anything about the HD418,428,438,448 drivers though. But the most common size for a driver is normally 40 mm across.

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