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post #16 of 91
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Oh yes and will the HD 600 have a warmer tone then the HD 598's?

 

Also, what about low-level detail?


Edited by Cobaltius - 1/17/14 at 9:04pm
post #17 of 91
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Oh yes and will the HD 600 have a warmer tone then the HD 598's?

 

Also, what about low-level detail?

a bit more. Well some people might disagree but 600 has a bit more detail

post #18 of 91
There really isn't much of a difference in detail. If anything I find the 598 to be a bit better in this department with it's bit larger soundstage abd better accuracy.

The HD600 is alright but it's overpriced. I'd go with the 598 it's half the price has the same amount of detail, if not more and it's on the dame level quality wise.
post #19 of 91
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I have the Sennheiser HD 598's right now and I'm really starting to not like them as much anymore because there a little too bright for my taste. I'm looking for something that's a neutral in terms of sound sig. Also, the HD 598's are a little grainy in some of my songs.

post #20 of 91
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Detail retrieval is better on the HD 600 over the HD 598.

Definitely true.

post #21 of 91
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I forgot to mention, I currently use the Schiit Asgard 2 and Modi Stack :D 

post #22 of 91
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I forgot to mention, I currently use the Schiit Asgard 2 and Modi Stack :D 

How do you like your Asgard 2? I just got mine yesterday and am very pleased with it. I've already used it on my Senn HD600 and Over ear Momentums as well as my HE-500. All combinations are wins. I have to try it with my HD558's and expect another one for the win column.

post #23 of 91
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Honestly, I had the FiiO E07K USB DAC before and I wanted to upgrade so I got the Asgard 2 and Modi, but there wasn't a big difference, but over time I noticed that it was a little bit smoother and less aggressive and I don't know if this is placebo for me lol but the bass was slightly deeper. 

post #24 of 91
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How does it sound with the HD 600's? :)

post #25 of 91
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How does it sound with the HD 600's? :)

Very good :smile_phones: as in outstanding.

As far as DACs and AMPs go, once you get past a certain level of distortion, etc. where a human can no longer perceive a difference, the rest is up to their imagination, IMO a common occurrence. I don't think that you'll be able to find anyone that can hear the difference between .04% and .001% THD. Yes there are other things to measure and in most cases follow the same thing about perception vs. deception.

post #26 of 91
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Haha awesome, have you had any experience with the Bifrost/Bifrost Uber? I plan on upgrading my Modi to it in the future.

post #27 of 91
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Haha awesome, have you had any experience with the Bifrost/Bifrost Uber? I plan on upgrading my Modi to it in the future.

Nope, not the Bifrost franchise. Before separating yourself from your $$$ try to do a real in person proper comparison to see if you can really tell the difference and if it is worth it to you.

post #28 of 91
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One weird question lol. This might be extremely stupid but I've been noticing for a long time, but I notice when I listen to most of my music on stereo systems or just regular speakers (Even crappy speakers) I notice the snare drums have a plop, pop, or snap to it while when listening to my music on my computer I just sounds textureless or maybe fat. I have no EQ applied at all. I also notice with the toms that I can the sharp pointiness of the drum sticks hitting the tom. However If I turn the volume down alot it starts to sound similar as what I would hear on the speakers with the pop sounds to the snare and what not. Is this just because of the sound signature of my headphones since my HD 598's are "in my face" or what is it?

post #29 of 91
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One weird question lol. This might be extremely stupid but I've been noticing for a long time, but I notice when I listen to most of my music on stereo systems or just regular speakers (Even crappy speakers) I notice the snare drums have a plop, pop, or snap to it while when listening to my music on my computer I just sounds textureless or maybe fat. I have no EQ applied at all. I also notice with the toms that I can the sharp pointiness of the drum sticks hitting the tom. However If I turn the volume down alot it starts to sound similar as what I would hear on the speakers with the pop sounds to the snare and what not. Is this just because of the sound signature of my headphones since my HD 598's are "in my face" or what is it?

Are you saying that when you turn down the volume on your computer it sounds better? Is that with your cans plugged into your computer? Sounds like your computer's audio hardware sucks, which is no surprise.:D However, my laptop's audio hardware is rather decent as it can even drive my HD600's and HE-500's without making me frown. My laptop does wonders for my HD558. I don't understand the context of you last sentence, is that being driven by the computer? What software do you use on your computer to play music?

post #30 of 91
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Well I'm using the Asgard 2 and Modi and this computer I'm using is custom built be me.

And I use iTunes XD

All my music is ripped directly from CD to ALAC Lossless files


Edited by Cobaltius - 1/18/14 at 8:11pm
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