Hello, people of Head-Fi.
Don't fear me, I come in peace. I wish to tap into the roots of your knowledge of audio.
I am looking for a new pair of headphones. After seeing the Sennheiser HD598 I immediately fell in love (with the looks..), but I am reading mixed reviews on it (great sound, but lacks bass). I thought I'd check in with you headlings to see what my options are.
Now, I listen to music a lot. Mostly metal and I usually turn down the bass a lot when listening to metal. I also listen to some popular music like Keane and Coldplay where bass isn't really required (or is it? - I'm a noob).
I also play games a lot. Mainly Skyrim (link to music) and Battlefield 3.
My question is this: will the HD598 disappoint me when I turn on my beloved metal? I'm pretty sure the headphones will blow me away when playing Skyrim (as they are open and neutral (Skyrim = lots of epic soundtrack music)). In Battlefield (a war game), how will the lack of bass affect the sound?
What other headphones would you recommend me? My budget is around $150 unless Mercedes-Benz has made a headset. Then my budget will be $∞.
PS. I made the polls!11!! If you don't have time to write an answer, just answer it and go do audio stuff.
EDIT: I accidentally the poll :(
EDIT2: I fixed the poll :)
EDIT3: Now that I think about it, I really don't like bass in music. I usually turn it off or to a minimal level when I'm in charge.
Edited by Lovla - 1/28/13 at 6:26am