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AKG K612 - better than Sennheiser HD598?

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by thelonious58, Jan 26, 2015.
  1. thelonious58
    I've read a lot of really good things about the AKG K612 on head-fi and elsewhere, even suggestions that it is well on the way to the SQ of a Sennheiser HD600.
    I am very pleased with my recently acquired HD598 and find it hard to believe that an HP costing under £100 can be as good - the 612's bass seems to be better, its soundstage is narrower but with very precise imaging, and it has a relatively flat or neutral frequency response, perhaps more neutral than the 598.
    I see that a couple of posters have both the HD598 and the AKG K612, so I would love to know how big the sonic differences are in each area.
    I realise that the 612 needs amping; my Topping NX1 has made a subtle but present difference to my 598, but would they suit the 612?
    Basically, are the two phones so close to each other in SQ to make buying both a silly idea?
    The 612 seems like an amazing bargain......................
  2. PurpleAngel Contributor
    The AKG KXX headphones, sold on Massdrop, might be a better choice, over the K612.
    But the KXX do cost more (133 GBP).
  3. cdma2k
    I would keep 612 and sell 598 if SQ is what you are looking for

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