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In late 2011, I made a thread asking for headphone recommendations here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/570633/headphones-for-gaming

 

I ended up going with the Sennheiser HD598, which was a great choice, I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, in August 2012 I accidentally broke them, and since then I've been using an inferior Sennheiser PC 360 headset. It's time to replace it.

 

In the 2011 thread I mentioned above, my primary use of the headphones was almost strictly gaming - that's changed a bit today, although I still do play a lot of games. I listen to a lot more music today compared to when I posted that thread, but music did still sound great through the HD598s and I wouldn't mind using them again at all. I also now use my headphones for binaural audio/meditation if that matters to you.

 

As a replacement, I've been considering re-purchasing the HD598 since it's great. But now that it's late 2013, are there any headphones you guys consider "better" or "spiritual successors" to it that are worth purchasing over a HD598 today? Thanks.

post #2 of 4

You've got:

 

MA900

DT880

Fidelio X1

ATH AD900x

 

They're all better than the HD598 (IMO).

 

The HD598's main problems are bass response and driver speed, those pick up on it.

 

The MA900 would be my top recommendation though.


Edited by Trunks159 - 10/12/13 at 4:27pm
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The MA900 would be my top recommendation though.

 

The MA900 does look pretty solid, thanks, I'll check it out.

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You've got:

 

MA900

DT880

Fidelio X1

ATH AD900x

 

They're all better than the HD598 (IMO).

 

The HD598's main problems are bass response and driver speed, those pick up on it.

 

The MA900 would be my top recommendation though.


This, also the AKG Q701, DT990, Fischer FA-011, SoundMAGIC HP200.

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