Good headset for rock(genre) $500 SGD
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Hi all i have a budget of 500 SGD and this is my above 100 dollars headphones i ever got. I want a good over the ear headphones that are comfortable, preferably portable(if not its fine). I listen to Avenged Sevenfold,Marilyn Manson and Element Eighty.
I am eyeing the Sennheiser HD 598(399) it looks good and had pretty good reviews from CNET and all.
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I would say Grado. Go to Jaben or Stereo and try them out yourself, and get the ones more suited for your taste.
 
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Grado's earcups look small in the pictures.
 
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Most Grados are big enough to become circumaurals if you purchase the right pads.
 
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I see,but what is your opinion on the Sennhiser HD598 ?
 
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Another vote for Grado.

The HD-598 isn't as good as the HD-600 or HD-650. They leave you in mid-fi purgatory. Marginally better than entry-level headphones yet not as good as the top end. They usually cost about the same as buying a used pair of top end cans, like the HD-600. I see them as a stopover before eventually buying the top end, so they just make the journey more expensive. If you like them, you'll end up with a HD-600 or HD-650 eventually. Might as well just get a used HD-600 and be done with it.
 
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I sent you a PM.
 
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Grado. Watch the FS forum for a used RS-1, It may be a little above your budget but not much. The RS-1 is a fantastic Rock headphone and does other genres well too. The RS-1 has been my "go to" phone for 3 years.
 
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Grado. Watch the FS forum for a used RS-1, It may be a little above your budget but not much. The RS-1 is a fantastic Rock headphone and does other genres well too. The RS-1 has been my "go to" phone for 3 years.


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They a great for rock, but I use mine for Jazz. Instrument timbres sound very real and textured thats why guitar, sax etc sound so good on them    
 
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I am buying a Alessandro MS2i I don't want to buy such an expensive headphones this time.
 
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