When I graduate from high school this year my parents have told me they will help me get a pair of headphones. I also have a fairly large extended family and I expect to get a good sum of graduation money, so I was looking at finally getting a good pair of headphones and a JMT amp. Well, I was first looking at the Sennheiser HD280's or the AKG K401's. My parents were going to buy the headphones, and I would pay for the amp. Then it hit me that I could use some more of my graduation money and get a pair of REAL headphones, namely the Sennheiser HD580's from Headroom. I wanted to get them there because Todd has been helping me a lot lately advising me on which 'phones to get and I think it would only be fair to buy a pair of headphones from him. Well, THEN it hit me. For $20 edit more /edit I could get a pair of HD600's from Jan Meier. But, I would feel really awful doing that. And I'm not paying $300 for the HD600's because I feel that they are overpriced to begin with. $220 is the price they should be everywhere IMO. So, I am wondering what will I be missing out on if I get the HD580's over the HD600's, besides the carbon fibre and the metal grilles. Will I still be able to upgrade the cables and what not? And do I still get the full membership benefits of team HD600? And one more question: Does the construction on the 580 feel cheap? Because I do not want another HD497. Thanks in advance.
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4/5/02 at 2:54am