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post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by savatrocity View Post

I needed some help also with picking up a good headset. I'm not real sure what to get and I've been leading towards Sennheiser HD 598. But I want to be able to bring this with me to school and so I won't have an amplifier at all so I'm wondering is it a waste to get HD 598 with an amplifier and if so what would suit me in your opinion. And I can't use ear buds they hurt my ears. Please help me.

hd 598 is open so it's not the best choice for portable use as sound will leak out/in.

 

maybe akg k545 vs. mdr-1r for $200ish closed portable options? what's your budget range?

post #47 of 51
Never bring an open headphone to school. It's not only the fact other people can hear you, but also how the sound quality suffers as a result of background noise.
post #48 of 51
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Not to get involved in what you guys are talking about. But that is not really acknowledging me about either of the headphones. For my music genres stated in the beginning, what would work better? The hd 598 or the k550s? From what I have read they both seem to be what people say "lacking" in bass, but to me seems like this means its not excessive and "boomy" which is fine. I would prefer tight, punchy bass instead of excessive. The frequency charts you showed above seem to be about the same so im not sure which one to pick. I prefer clear vocals, and trebles or highs instead of boomy bass.

post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by inanimate View Post
 

So between the HD650s and the kg550 the kgs are better for my music genre correct? Since you said doubt you want to get started with the 650 route. 

I personally wouldn't recommend either one if you asked me. Only having owned both and not being particularly content.

I personally think that most people who meet the criteria of A.) Will invest 300 dollars or more on a headphone > will generally end up along two paths. Let us examine the two.

a.) Your first pair of headphones satisfies your comfort needs, sound taste, and provides overall "wow" factor. You can clearly tell the imaging and clarity is beyond any normal consumer headphone. And plus. you're not a picky person. These will last you for years.

b.) (90 percent of us here) What I and others call "upgraditis"happened. Decided for whatever reason, that it was time to move on. Something else looks interesting. Your current can just doesn't provide that kind of sound that draws you in every time. Or maybe just curious to experience something else.

 

If you're going with a Hd650 or the 550s, you might as well be happy with something cheaper or take the entire plunge into the pool. I'm speaking on behalf of your wallet and the future.

 

Cheers!

post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post
 

I personally wouldn't recommend either one if you asked me. Only having owned both and not being particularly content.

I personally think that most people who meet the criteria of A.) Will invest 300 dollars or more on a headphone > will generally end up along two paths. Let us examine the two.

a.) Your first pair of headphones satisfies your comfort needs, sound taste, and provides overall "wow" factor. You can clearly tell the imaging and clarity is beyond any normal consumer headphone. And plus. you're not a picky person. These will last you for years.

b.) (90 percent of us here) What I and others call "upgraditis"happened. Decided for whatever reason, that it was time to move on. Something else looks interesting. Your current can just doesn't provide that kind of sound that draws you in every time. Or maybe just curious to experience something else.

 

If you're going with a Hd650 or the 550s, you might as well be happy with something cheaper or take the entire plunge into the pool. I'm speaking on behalf of your wallet and the future.

 

Cheers!

You should be headphone shrink. :D

post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post
 

If you're going with a Hd650 or the 550s, you might as well be happy with something cheaper or take the entire plunge into the pool. I'm speaking on behalf of your wallet and the future.

aka he is suggesting to go for a cheaper entry option or spend significantly more for a high-end model. i disagree because you can be perfectly happy w/ a solid budget mid-fi option & save a lot of money vs getting a cheap option, then eventually upgrading afterwords or spending a ton of money on a high-end model that requires more investment in dacs/amps.

 

At the $200 price range I think you can find a significant noticeable improvement in sound quality without breaking the bank. I still recommend the closed AKG K550 for your needs or even upgrade to the open AKG Q701!!! I saw them on amazon for $220. however, I haven't heard the open 598, so I can't help you there. Your best bet at this point is to abandon this thread & search for comparison reviews by people w/ similar musical preferences as you.

 

don't forget to come back & let us know what you end up getting & how you liked em! :)

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