Originally Posted by MrSpaceFox
New member and looking for my first "audiophile" pair of phones. My budget is <200 and these two options have me quite crossed. The 900xs are about $145 on Amazon while the 598s are about $190.
I will be listening to a variety of music (minus hard rock ect) and am very interested in the sound stage provided. The low impedance is crucial for the time being as well. I consider the Audio Technicas far superior aesthetically, but if the 598s are superior, I could stomach the "burl wood accents"...
Thanks for any future advice!
I own the Sennheiser HD558 (modded) and the ATH-A900X (closed) headphones.
I'm going to guess the ATH-AD900X (open) headphones will provide music with more "life" in the sound,
where as the HD598s would be a tiny bit veiled, little detached, but still a clear sound, maybe easier on the ears for long gaming sections.
But I think thee the "life" the Audio Technica's put into the music sound is more desirable, plus the AD900Xs are cheaper.