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post #31 of 67
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Originally Posted by xoriac View Post
 

I'm confused now.

Two different opinions.

Can someone give me a brief comparison between the HD 558 and a900x?

that would be helpful :)

EZ to explain.

 

HD 558 = Balanced with clean bass. Amazing soundstage.

 

A900x = Lacks lows, but amazing highs. Soundstage, but closed back (sacrificing soundstage.)

post #32 of 67
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DannyRox23 View Post
 

EZ to explain.

 

HD 558 = Balanced with clean bass. Amazing soundstage.

 

A900x = Lacks lows, but amazing highs. Soundstage, but closed back (sacrificing soundstage.)

I'm leaning more towards the HD 558 now.

Do they have decent sub bass?

And to add, I am also into gaming. So are they any good for gaming?Gaming is not my top priority. But it would help if they were any good for gaming too.

post #33 of 67
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Originally Posted by xoriac View Post
 

220$?that's so out of my range.

And It's extremely difficult to get used headphones in my country.

How are the HD 558 for trance?do they have decent sub bass?

Let me just say that you can hear the bass, and you can feel the thump. It's not a vibration, but more of a feeling the music type of thing. They are flat, however. The mids and highs are perfectly even, but don't expect silky or smooth/dark sounds. You'll need to spend more money to get silk or dark headphones. Soundstage is a big up for them. They're not amazing compared to more expensive brands, but they sound more than a $120 pair of headphones.

post #34 of 67
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Originally Posted by xoriac View Post
 

I'm leaning more towards the HD 558 now.

Do they have decent sub bass?

And to add, I am also into gaming. So are they any good for gaming?Gaming is not my top priority. But it would help if they were any good for gaming too.

Absolutely! They're known to be one of the most popular uses, for gaming!

post #35 of 67
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

He said he prefers closed.  HD558 is good but I prefer the K550 and A900x, which used are in his price range.  The ES FC300's soundstage is also impressive.

 

If you want open, no option is better than the HD558.

Out of his price range, though they are beautiful headphones.

post #36 of 67
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Originally Posted by DannyRox23 View Post
 

Absolutely! They're known to be one of the most popular uses, for gaming!

I will go for them

one last question

I own a Grado 60i.

are the HD 558's an upgrade to them in SQ?

And is the sub bass better on the HD 558 against the Grados.?

post #37 of 67

Originally Posted by xoriac View Post

 

are the HD 558's an upgrade to them in SQ?

Absolutely, but not in the highs department. The HD 558 deliver a flat sound (all frequencies are almost even.) The HD 558 will sound more natural than the Grado, most diffidently.

 

Originally Posted by xoriac View Post

 

And is the sub bass better on the HD 558 against the Grados.?

Almost laughable to compare the bass to the HD 558 because Grado are well known for their highs, but that's not a good thing because the highs are unbearable. The HD 558 will most diffidently deliver more bass than the Grado. I don't own your model, but I own the Grado PS 500 Professional. You want to know eardrum hell? Buy the ones I got. They feel as if you're scraping your ears with scratching chalk on board.

post #38 of 67
Thread Starter 

I am getting 558 for 150$ here

and 598 for 168$

. do you think I should go for the HD 598 instead ?

how are they different from the HD 558?

post #39 of 67

Good luck with finding subbass in any open can under $400.:

(ATH A900x:)

 

As you can see, the bass roll off of the SR60i and HD558 is much steeper.  

 

The ES FC300 is fantastic and really has no subbass roll off.

post #40 of 67
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Originally Posted by xoriac View Post
 

I am getting 558 for 150$ here

and 598 for 168$

. do you think I should go for the HD 598 instead ?

how are they different from the HD 558?

Now you're getting me excited! The HD 598 is a step towards the professional audio listening experience. They are considered the best headphones in the market, for its price. I think you'll enjoy the HD 598 more than any. They are the ones that entitled the Sennheiser Veil. However; you'll need a decent DAC. They sound horrible on the E6. Never pair them with any of the FiiO products. They run best with: DAC. So much to explain! Read some forum posts on the HD598.

post #41 of 67
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Good luck with finding subbass in any open can under $400.:

(ATH A900x:)

 

As you can see, the bass roll off of the SR60i and HD558 is much steeper.  

 

The ES FC300 is fantastic and really has no subbass roll off.

The Senny's are also more flat than the others.

post #42 of 67
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Originally Posted by DannyRox23 View Post

Am I the only one that own many headphones and experience many kinds, in this forum post?

Your comments so far have been spot on and helpful. But this assertion is simply false and you need to work on your attitude.
post #43 of 67
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post


Your comments so far have been spot on and helpful. But this assertion is simply false and you need to work on your attitude.

Sorry, I can get lippy. I just know that the HD 558 are perfect.

post #44 of 67

He also brought the HD 598 to consideration, which is exciting.

post #45 of 67
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DannyRox23 View Post
 

Now you're getting me excited! The HD 598 is a step towards the professional audio listening experience. They are considered the best headphones in the market, for its price. I think you'll enjoy the HD 598 more than any. They are the ones that entitled the Sennheiser Veil. However; you'll need a decent DAC. They sound horrible on the E6. Never pair them with any of the FiiO products. They run best with: DAC. So much to explain! Read some forum posts on the HD598.

professional audio listening?does that mean they would sound boring?if that's the case, i wouldn't buy them.

anyway, like the above guy said, your comments have been extremely helpful. i'm going to buy the HD 558 tomorrow. I hope they are better than the Grados in soundstage :)

Thanks a lot :)

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