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would the hd595 be a good purchase for $150?

post #1 of 22
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My friend does not enjoy the HD595 (he preferes the Beats Studio; don't ask, beats me). He is willing to sell them to me for $150. Would that be a good purchase? Is the X3's sufficient to drive them?

 

Also, how are the HD595's compared to the Q701's and the SR80i's? Could I have some advice?

 

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 22
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also, anything along that price range recommendable?

post #3 of 22

You can buy a HD598 (New Model) brand new for $180 in Amazon Or HD558 For $130 (much like the HD598 with the foam mod). So, no i think that it is not a good deal.

post #4 of 22
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but how is the hd598 compared to the hd595's SQ wise? what about build and texture?

post #5 of 22

It's not worth it. You can get a pair of the HD 598's at Fry's for only $150.

 

The Sennheiser HD 598 are a more refined headphone than the HD 595 and though some may argue the HD 558 sounds like the HD 598 with the foam mod, that's not true.

 

They may have similar or identical drivers but the grills are different and other various points which changes the sound a bit. 

 

You can check my review below for more information about the HD 598's.

post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by TurbinePro View Post

My friend does not enjoy the HD595 (he preferes the Beats Studio; don't ask, beats me). He is willing to sell them to me for $150. Would that be a good purchase? Is the X3's sufficient to drive them?

Also, how are the HD595's compared to the Q701's and the SR80i's? Could I have some advice?


Thank you!
"Beats me" I see what you did there.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Garraty View Post
 

It's not worth it. You can get a pair of the HD 598's at Fry's for only $150.

 

The Sennheiser HD 598 are a more refined headphone than the HD 595 and though some may argue the HD 558 sounds like the HD 598 with the foam mod, that's not true.

 

They may have similar or identical drivers but the grills are different and other various points which changes the sound a bit. 

 

You can check my review below for more information about the HD 598's.

so you say the hd 598s are a better pair of headphones?

post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by JJJMan75 View Post


"Beats me" I see what you did there.

ahhh.... someone got the joke

post #9 of 22

the hd595 has very weak bass so if your friend is a basshead, it's no surprise he likes the beats better. Honestly it would help knowing what kind of music you like and what you'll be plugging the headphones into, as well as where you'll be using them most.

post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post
 

the hd595 has very weak bass so if your friend is a basshead, it's no surprise he likes the beats better. Honestly it would help knowing what kind of music you like and what you'll be plugging the headphones into, as well as where you'll be using them most.

I listen to BSB, Japanese Female Vocal, old rock (eagles), acdc, eminem..... large genre really, but for rap i would switch to my monster turbine pro coppers, which are really good iems despite all the people dissing them.

post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post
 

the hd595 has very weak bass so if your friend is a basshead, it's no surprise he likes the beats better. Honestly it would help knowing what kind of music you like and what you'll be plugging the headphones into, as well as where you'll be using them most.

I also love anime, so much of the japanese female vocal is due to that

post #12 of 22

Do you own a DAC? An amp? A portable music player? What do you plan on plugging the headphones into?

post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post
 

Do you own a DAC? An amp? A portable music player? What do you plan on plugging the headphones into?

at present I have the Fiio X3's which is a pretty good player. I plan to purchase an inexpensive but efficient DAC+AMP after a while though. I am only a student, but I plan to be an audiophile for a lifetime

post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by TurbinePro View Post
 

so you say the hd 598s are a better pair of headphones?

 

Definitely. Though there may not be many major improvements in sound, it seems the HD 598's are described as more refined and detailed than the HD 595's.

post #15 of 22

Well at around that price you have the ATH-M50 which is a serious contender, Grado SR80is, the HD598 some have mentioned already, the Beyer DT990 Pro is around that much also on amazon... Considering you seem to enjoy vocal oriented music the most, I would look primarily at the 598s and the DT990 Pro. The ATH-M50 is a good all rounder, the Grados excel for rock. Try the "review" part of the site (on the menu at the top), that'll probably be your best bet. Those are all much better choices than the 595 at that price, in my opinion.

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