My first post, so please forgive me if I do step on anyone's toes. I use headphones for 65% gaming and 35% music. I am coming from Klipsch Image S4 which broke a month ago. So started my journey to find a decent pair. I found this site and things just exploded for me. I got interested in over the ear headphones and got lucky enough to test the HD598. I was blown away by the clarity and soundstage. However, it comes with steep price that goes over my budget of under 100 bucks. I read a lot about various headphones and came down to two that meet my preference. CAL and HD598. The CAL's are $80 dollars where I can get used HD598 for $150. The only thing is that i have not gotten a chance to test CAL out and thought if the forum can help me get some kind of feel as to what to expect out of them when comparing themt o HD598. I don't have music that is 320kbit. i generally use the non-premium spotify which i don't see anything wrong with it. But damn those HD598 sounds amazing. One thing I love/"not love" is the open style of theirs. I love that i can naturally listen to the sounds, however, if there are people in my room talking or that i don't want to disturb anyone, this headphone will interrupt them. Now, I can live with that if i know that CAL is not good for me. The stuff i read about CAL is all so appealing for the price. Please help me decide.