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Hey guys I want an recommendation

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I Have saved money to buy a new headphone pair, but I´m having a hard time to decide between the Sennheiser HD 518, the HD 558 or the HD 598. Right now I have the money to buy the 518 but maybe I can wait a bit more for the 558 or even the 598 that's not a problem, but I don't want to have any repetance about what I buy. So what u guys think? If this helps I listen prog Rock like King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, RUSH, TOOL, and Van Der Graaf Generator mostly, but sometimes I also hear some Jazz, like Bill Evans and Miles Davis, en time to time I hear pop stuff like Avril Lavigne or The Cranberries or metal like Lamb Of God. I'm looking for something balanced, not just overwhelming basses, so, what do u say? Wich of thoses (or another headphones) Are my best choice? By the way I'm using a Fiio E11 plugged to my iPhone 4S or my Lap Top. Thank you!
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Hello!

None of the HD5xx series will help in your genre in my opinion although the HD558 is neutral. Since you allow open, you can try the Grados, if not, maybe save a bit more for Sennheiser Momentum which is good for all genre but master at none. If you prefer to stick with neutral, do consider the AKG K550 as well or the PSB M4U1!

Hope this helps!
Billson biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Hello!

None of the HD5xx series will help in your genre in my opinion although the HD558 is neutral. Since you allow open, you can try the Grados, if not, maybe save a bit more for Sennheiser Momentum which is good for all genre but master at none. If you prefer to stick with neutral, do consider the AKG K550 as well or the PSB M4U1!

Hope this helps!
Billson biggrin.gif

^he knows what he is talking about. 

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Hello!

None of the HD5xx series will help in your genre in my opinion although the HD558 is neutral. Since you allow open, you can try the Grados, if not, maybe save a bit more for Sennheiser Momentum which is good for all genre but master at none. If you prefer to stick with neutral, do consider the AKG K550 as well or the PSB M4U1!

Hope this helps!
Billson biggrin.gif

I agree. Try the Grado SR80i. They are a love 'em or hate 'em kind of headphone. But if it turns out you love 'em, you'll be in rock Nirvana smily_headphones1.gif
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Nice guys thanks I have always wanted to try the Grados or some AKG but in my country they're kinda hard to find them, but I'll search them!
post #6 of 6

i know that Grado has a Find Dealers on their website. www.gradolabs.com

AKG probly got the same feature on theirs
 

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