I am using Sony MDR-V6, which after equalizing sound wonderful. I'm happy with them, but unfortunately they are uncomfortable to my ears, and I can't wear them for more than 4 or 5 hours. I have really tender ears and have this problem with a lot of headphones. The Sennheiser HD 598 are supposedly pretty comfortable, so I'm considering buying those. I've seen a lot of threads comparing the Sennheiser HD 598 to other open back headphones, but could you be so kind as to compare them to my current headphones?
#1. Compared to the MDR-V6, how is the bass on the Sennheiser HD 598?
#2. If they have weak bass, is it possible to make them have good bass through equalizing? On par with the closed-back MDR-V6?
#3. Will an open back make them sound echoey or weird?
#4. There's a big price gap, as an ignorant consumer, I'd assume this means the Sennheiser are "better." In your opinions, are the Sennheiser clearly "better" than the MDR-V6? Will I put them on and be like "Wow, these are so much better" or do you have to be an audiophile with a frequency graph chart to notice a huge difference? I'd like to have them be more comfortable AND sound better if I'm going to spend $210. I do have a sound card with a big 6.3mm jack.