Hey everyone, I saw the SRH 840's and the HD 598's at the same price in a nearby store yesterday and I'm wondering which one would be better suited for my music style. I listen to a lot of rock and pop, a bit of metal, and sometimes electronic genres like house and dubstep/drum & bass (The Prodigy, for example).
Currently I own the HD 558's, and most of the time I'm satisfied with them (especially the highs sound incredible), but for some of my music, this model somehow seems a bit off. Yes, I know the SRH 840 is a closed model and the HD 598 is open, but I'm buying them mostly for home use anyway, So sound leakage doesn't matter too much.
So, how much of a difference in soundstage there is between the HD 558 and the SRH 840, and what would I get in return? And if I went from the HD 558 to the 598 instead, how much better is it? Or should I just pick a different model alltogether?
Lastly, I'm not going to use an amp with any of those, but if it makes a lot of difference for a reasonable price, I'm willing to consider it.
Edited by K-jack - 11/10/12 at 7:23pm