Originally Posted by Incrementum
Is there a noticeable difference between the normal Titanium and the Titanium HD?
Also am I going to be able to get some decent bass out of the HD 598? Obviously not subwoofer style but at least a little oomph when listening to electronic music. Something that's at least a little satisfying and not a disappointment.
HideousPride: "The lack of bass described by some of the members is (in my opinion of course) exaggerated. I enjoy a touch of bass to my music and blast bass in my car when I want to groove while driving, so don't think I'm a treblehead. It was my fear when I bought the headphones as well that there'd be a huge lack of bass and that I wouldn't be able to listen to hip hop/EDM out of the phones and enjoy. This was not the case. Lupe Fiasco and Brave Brothers on the 598s hit hard and get the point across. I won't say it has an abundance of bass if that's your thing, but it's certainly not excessively lacking."
The HD-598 reproduces bass quite accurately for the most part. The subbass could have been more emphasized, since headphones by design only affect the ear and not the whole cavity of the body (in real life you can feel the rumble, not just hear it). Otherwise, it is an extremely neutral headphone, which is hardly what most dynamic headphones can boast regardless of price range. The midrange and soundstage/ imaging on the HD598 are unsurpassed from all the cans - which include all major dynamic headphones - I've auditioned. The bass and treble are amazing in their own right.