I am looking for an upgrade from my old cans, and so far these seem to be my best options.
I mostly listen to Alternative (The Shins), and Indie Rock (Two Door Cinema Club). I love the look of both, but i also noticed you are able to customize the One Pro's.
But looks arent what i mainly want. I want clear sound quality with a good soundstage. I dont want any part of the headphones over powering another, and i hear that the HD 598s are light on the bass.
I can get both for $200 each... so,
Have any of you ever given both of these a try?
Anyone who has used the Custom One's:
"Custom Sound Slider
The Custom sound slider is your tool for maximum listening customization. Flexible bass reflex vents on the earcups change the headphones' sound characteristic in four stages. When the vents are closed, they keep the transducer membranes under strict control, which produces a streamlined, analytical sound. However, with every notch on the slider, the Custom One Pro adds another layer of bass until the wearer can literally feel the air pumping out of the headphones thanks to the ultra-light velocity transducer.
The result is thundering bass of unimaginable proportions, primarily because there is no equalizer in the amplifier to manipulate the frequency. The Custom One Pro delivers this powerful sound on its own, without difficulty and without distortion. The throbbing beat machine can just as quickly be turned into sophisticated headphones for your home stereo system. Or a control monitor for listening in on a jam session in your rehearsal space. Perfectly in-tune with every mood and every musical genre--this is the result of beyerdynamic's decades of experience as a studio and stage audio equipment supplier.
Custom Noise Isolation
A side effect of the innovative sound slider is that it transforms the Custom One Pro incrementally from an open to a closed headphone. Noise pollution, such as droning airplane engines or street noise, is kept out and is no longer a source of irritation. Moreover, this noise isolation feature is much more pleasant than electronic noise-cancellation. There is no uncomfortable feeling of pressure against your ears and the headphones do not require additional batteries."
Do both of those really work as advertised?
I will be driving either headphone from my iphone 4s with a C&C BH or Fiio E6. (Do they need to have an amp?)
I am currently leaning towards the Custom Ones right now.
By the way... I am very (and i mean very) indecisive.
Edited by Noahjaws - 2/5/13 at 7:37pm