I'm interested in buying either the SR80i's or the HD598's, but am having trouble deciding which is better for the money. The Grado's are $100 and the 598's are about $180.
My understanding is that the Sennheiser's have a significantly larger sound stage as well as a detachable cable. The impendance is lower on the Grado's, but then again, I'm mainly using them at home. The HD598's seem to be the better headphone, but is it worth the extra $80 price tag? What I'm really asking is which has the dominant sound quality? Aesthetically the 598's seem better as well.
I mainly listen to acoustic stuff as well has some reggae and pop/rock music.
If anyone, who's used both, can describe their opinion about them it would be great.