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Do people think it's worth getting a 598 if one already has a 558? Or should the move be further up the food chain, as it were.? If so, which Senn would be a nice complement to a pair of 558s? I listen to jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, and edm (I know, I know--how do those fit together!?). Many thanks!

Move up the food chain. The HD600's are $279 on sale at Amazon right now. Adorama had a great sale that just ended for an even lower price.

post #122 of 126
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Might keep an eye out on the For Sale thread for HD598s as they were $99 on Black Friday.

That is true,the HD 598s are almost always on special on amazon. In fact sennheiser's headphones in general have great specials on them. I got a pair of HD 650s for about 280 dollars.
post #123 of 126
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Move up the food chain. The HD600's are $279 on sale at Amazon right now. Adorama had a great sale that just ended for an even lower price.

I know I am taking posting far, but if you go beyond the HD 598s you have to take proper amplification into account. It can all become very expensive.
post #124 of 126
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I know I am taking posting far, but if you go beyond the HD 598s you have to take proper amplification into account. It can all become very expensive.

The HD600's are reasonably easy to drive. A $99 Schiit Magni 2 can do an excellent job of it. People tend to exaggerate as to driving this wonderful headphone.

post #125 of 126

Thanks for the help! As the Sony's just arrived, I have time to return them. So I think I might order the 558s and compare. Amazon has them for $104 right now.

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The HD600's are reasonably easy to drive. A $99 Schiit Magni 2 can do an excellent job of it. People tend to exaggerate as to driving this wonderful headphone.

Agree with this -- mine work well with my Magni. They're even ok out of an e10. I have a Meridian Explorer being deilvered today and also an ifi micro iTube/iCan that i won in transit as well...am curious to hear the differences.

FWIW, someone just posted this in the deals thread...

HD650 Used - Very Good for $208.31 @ Amazon Warehouse
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