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Upgrade from sennheiser 518?

post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
Hi I want some suggestions for upgrades from sennheiser 518. Comfort is the main priority for me but so is audio quality ad well.

Im willing to spend under 300 dollars on the upgrade. I prefer the headphones to be as light weight as the 518

What do you guys suggest?

Thank you!
post #2 of 37
Which amp?
post #3 of 37
Hello!

It's HD518's elder brother, HD598 is a good update, if you are looking for closed, I would suggest the PSB M4U1!

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post #4 of 37

I suggest sell your 518 and get either:

 

598

or

AKG 7xx (much less bass though)

 

With about $100 on an amp and $30 on a DG sound card

post #5 of 37
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Originally Posted by techboy View Post

I suggest sell your 518 and get either:

598
or
AKG 7xx (much less bass though)

With about $100 on an amp and $30 on a DG sound card

Hello!

Not sure about the AKG K7xx series, but the HD598 do not need an amp at all, with one, will not improve much. Not worth it unless you already have one!

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post #6 of 37
Thread Starter 

For my amp I use a Xonar DG for my computer amp and a fiio e6 for my portable amp.

 

I see a lot of suggestions for Sennheiser 598, is it worth the upgrade?

 

Do i have any other options? :P

 

THANK YOU I APPRECIATE IT

post #7 of 37
Thread Starter 

Oh and i read that the 598 uses the same driver has 518 and also is less bassy...

 

i kinda like a punchy bass headphone :/
 

post #8 of 37
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Originally Posted by TsKen View Post

For my amp I use a Xonar DG for my computer amp and a Fiio E6 for my portable amp.

I see a lot of suggestions for Sennheiser 598, is it worth the upgrade?

Do I have any other options? :P

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post #9 of 37
Hello!

I am not sure about the driver differences between HD598 and HD518 but I do find better clarity although not perfect on the HD598! In terms of sound signature, the HD518 offer ted more bass than the HD598 and the HD598's mids are more forward. If you prefer punchy bass, the HD598 are definately not for you :/

Hope it helps!
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post #10 of 37
Thread Starter 

anyone know anything about

Philips L1/28 Fidelio Over-Ear Headphones?

 

i hear they have good bass and they are quite comfortable.

 

Are they a upgrade?

post #11 of 37

Never heard them, but i have read many good things about them. 

 

Another vote for the HD598, unless you want more bass, then the DT770's will do. 

post #12 of 37
Thread Starter 

i dont want more bass but... more punchy bass?

 

not sure how to describe it...

 

i've tried the V moda 100 and they have PUNCHY bass that i really liked.

 

 

thanks for help ^^
 

post #13 of 37
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Originally Posted by TsKen View Post

i dont want more bass but... more punchy bass?

 

not sure how to describe it...

 

i've tried the V moda 100 and they have PUNCHY bass that i really liked.

 

 

thanks for help ^^
 

I think i understand what you want. With the HD598, the bass is present, but it lacks the impact. With V-Moda's, or any bassy closed back, the bass always has more impact and punch to it. 

 

Why don't you go for the M100's then? They're a fantastic pair of headphones. 

post #14 of 37
Thread Starter 

i wanted to :C

 

sadly... my head was too big for it xD i'd have to stretch it beyond max length and it would be kinda uncomfortable
 

post #15 of 37
Thread Starter 

i've also heard that the sennheiser momentum has a nice bass to it.

 

anyone have heard it before and would consider it as an upgrade? thanks

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