I'm torn between these and the UE6000s, but the (I'm ashamed to say this) looks and the mids are keeping me from sealing the deal on the UE6000. My mind is telling me to get the UE6000 but my heart's telling me to go with the HD598s.
Questions (to clarify and add):
Do the HD598s have enough bass to satisfy genres like hip-hop(not all the time), r&b(examples: a whole lot of Ne-Yo and Bruno Mars),Rock/Alternative (can't really tell the difference)(examples: This Is War by 30 Seconds To Mars, etc.), J-Pop/J-Rock (examples: Sign by Flow, A Train in Blue by Asian Kung-Fu Generation), and even a little OST/Soundtrack/Classical (Modern Warfare 2 soundtract: Extraction Point, and Pirates of the Carribean 2: the Kraken (Hans Zimmer))?
Are these equalizer freindly?
If not, how about the UE6000s?
If still not, how about the MDR-MA900s?
I had the Grado SR80is but returned them mainly due to their comfort and lack of bass (sometimes). How much bass do they have compared to the SR80is?
Note: These will be run off of an iPod with and/or a Fiio E11.
I'm not a bass-head but I'll need more bass than the SR80is have. I also have the Philips Citiscape Uptown. How much a bass do they have compared to those.
Thanks Head-Fi'ers, you guys make everything so easy!