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First audiophile headphones?

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     Hey guys, so this is my first post on head-fi and towards the end of the this week i will be receiving my first pair of audiophile-grade headphones. Right now I own Beats by Dre Pros, Bose OE2 and Skullcandy Crusher. This week I'm getting a new pair of Sennheiser HD 598's. I don't know what to expect other than the best, can you help me? BTW, these will not be amplified, they will be running off of my iPhone until i can afford a desktop amp, but these headphones are only 50ohm anyways so i guess an amp is necessarily needed. One more thing lol, I've never heard a pair of open-back headphones so i REALLY don't know what to expect!! WAIT! ONE MORE THING: I will at some point add the mod mic to these so i can use them for gaming.


Edited by SennheiserUSA - 12/16/13 at 6:45pm
post #2 of 10

One of my first pairs of Hi-Fi headphones was the HD-555.  They are definitely a fun headphone great for gaming and movies.

post #3 of 10
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Awesome! Unfortunate I've never heard the HD 555's.

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They are similar to the HD598, but about half the cost.  This is why I mentioned them.

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Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post
 

They are similar to the HD598, but about half the cost.  This is why I mentioned them.

yayyy... hustling that performance:price ratio. :cool:

post #6 of 10

Go for the HD558 instead. 

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hey guys. I got my 598<3. I really love these headphones there a huge jump in sound quality over my other kinds of headphones. Ive hears these require quite the burn in time so ill post back in a couple of weeks. Have a good xmas.
post #8 of 10

The DT 990 are nice

post #9 of 10
Mine was Shure SRH240
post #10 of 10

You can expect a lot of background noise.. and quite possibly a lust for something even greater even though you are fully satisfied with what you have haha

 

Good headphone, try and get a good PC DAC/Amp for gaming.  Onboard PC audio sound really bad, unless your system has a flagship motherboard that is ;) 


Edited by Yazen - 12/23/13 at 8:06am
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