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post #331 of 3941

My brother bought the Sennheiser HD598's by his own will after I introduced him to the HD558's, frankly I'm pretty happy that he's not getting crappy sound anymore as he is a heavy classical listener.

post #332 of 3941
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Originally Posted by Spastic View Post

My brother bought the Sennheiser HD598's by his own will after I introduced him to the HD558's, frankly I'm pretty happy that he's not getting crappy sound anymore as he is a heavy classical listener.

Nice, so did you do a comparison between your pair and his pair?

post #333 of 3941
My girlfriend always nags me why I keep on looking for headphones on the internet. I explained to her many times the importance of good headphones. One day, I bought her Ety HF3, she never picked up her bose ie2 ever again. She said, bose engineers are deaf. Dumbfounded me. Lol
post #334 of 3941
My roommate who is a Beats fanatic (3 pairs) walked into the room when I was editing some video while listening to my hd595's. He was like "let me try these headphones out" so I handed them over and cued up one of his favorite bands. He listened for about 10 seconds and then was like "this is really clear!" from that day he has not said a word more about headphones to me. Maybe because he knows if he listens again his Beats will start to seem like a bad investment :P
post #335 of 3941

My brothers girlfriend says to me today, "Hey I heard that song on Pandora today, what was it, Oh yeah Sail. It wasn't even the same, I didn't even want to listen to it it was so disapointing" 

She has listened to that song, Sail by Awolnation, from my turntable through my Schiit stack Gungnir/Lyr and my HD650's. 

post #336 of 3941

I let my roomie try my DT770 LE on my Bithead, and his reaction was, "Holy ****!"  Next I'm going to hand him by HE400s.

post #337 of 3941
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Originally Posted by awsanderson View Post

My brothers girlfriend says to me today, "Hey I heard that song on Pandora today, what was it, Oh yeah Sail. It wasn't even the same, I didn't even want to listen to it it was so disapointing" 

She has listened to that song, Sail by Awolnation, from my turntable through my Schiit stack Gungnir/Lyr and my HD650's. 

That is actually a very well-produced album, especially considering it was released by the energy drink company Red Bull. I went out and bought a bunch of crossover pop/indie/electronic stuff recently just to be able to claim with sincerity that I've heard it (Gotye, AWOLNATION, Imagine Dragons, etc.), and Megalithic Symphony was tied with Making Mirrors for the best-sounding release of the bunch.

 

Night Visions was incredibly disappointing, though, at least in CD format.

post #338 of 3941
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Nice, so did you do a comparison between your pair and his pair?

Yeah I have.

 

The 598 sounds like an improved 558 (modded). Mids & treble are more detailed with the 598 than the 558 and sound-stage seems to be more airy. Bass also seemed to be a bit more tight on the 598 compared to the 558. Well worth the price in my opinion. smily_headphones1.gif

post #339 of 3941
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That is actually a very well-produced album, especially considering it was released by the energy drink company Red Bull. I went out and bought a bunch of crossover pop/indie/electronic stuff recently just to be able to claim with sincerity that I've heard it (Gotye, AWOLNATION, Imagine Dragons, etc.), and Megalithic Symphony was tied with Making Mirrors for the best-sounding release of the bunch.

Night Visions was incredibly disappointing, though, at least in CD format.
Definitely agree with you. Night Visions is incredibly brickwalled.
post #340 of 3941
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Definitely agree with you. Night Visions is incredibly brickwalled.

It's really a shame, too; the music could be incredibly potent if it was given a good remaster.

post #341 of 3941

This is good news for me because I've been eyeballing the 598's for a while now and decided to jump on them yesterday.
 

post #342 of 3941
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This is good news for me because I've been eyeballing the 598's for a while now and decided to jump on them yesterday.
 

That may void the warranty.  biggrin.gif

post #343 of 3941
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That may void the warranty.  biggrin.gif


I think I'll take my chances ;)

post #344 of 3941

Whatever you do, DON'T jump on your headphones. They're to be treated very nicely and their place is on your head.

post #345 of 3941
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Whatever you do, DON'T jump on your headphones. They're to be treated very nicely and their place is on your head.
Got it wink.gif
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