hd 595 first impressions
Mar 7, 2005 at 5:01 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 39

rligeti

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my fav so far out of my AT a900s or grado 325s. Overall, better seperation, wider and deeper soundstage, less fatigue over long listening sessions, warmer sound, especially with guitar and bass plucks (ATs and 325s seem clinical in comparison). Not as laid back as I was expecting them to be considering the grado vs senn debate, but I guess these are known to be less lad back than most senns. I'm running them out of the headphone jack on the laptop right now, so with decent power and a cleaner source they should be marvelous. I'll try em with the echo indigo tomorrow. I think alot of the difference in sound carachteristics with the a900s is simply open vs closed.

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Mar 7, 2005 at 8:23 AM Post #3 of 39

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Awesome!! Glad to hear you like it!
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Mar 7, 2005 at 12:09 PM Post #4 of 39

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Interesting. I've been looking for something just a little more laid back to compliment my Grados. I'll have to go out and give these a listen soon. how is the bass compared to your Grado 325 (bowls or flats)? I read reports of week or thin bass, but don't know if that's relative to the HD600/650 or if it's week in general. Also, what kind of music are you listening to through them?
 
Mar 7, 2005 at 1:10 PM Post #6 of 39

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hmmm,

I've had a HD595 once.


Maybe I was used to the sound of K501,
I found the vocal is muddy and rough,a bit too thick...


Now im enjoying my AD1000.
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Mar 7, 2005 at 3:50 PM Post #7 of 39

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Great!
They are wonderful, I'm more and more convinced with each new "listening session"
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Mar 7, 2005 at 3:52 PM Post #8 of 39

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oScARSr
hmmm,

I've had a HD595 once.


Maybe I was used to the sound of K501,
I found the vocal is muddy and rough,a bit too thick...



Hmmm,

Did you know "burn in", at the time ?


The "muddy" and the "thick" just disappear with burn in; I don't hear any "rough".
 
Mar 7, 2005 at 4:36 PM Post #9 of 39

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rligeti
I think alot of the difference in sound carachteristics with the a900s is simply open vs closed.


Very interesting, Rob. I thought mids were the area that separated the two, and that bass coming from a900/1000 was more pronounced.
 
Mar 7, 2005 at 5:23 PM Post #10 of 39

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrea
Hmmm,

Did you know "burn in", at the time ?


The "muddy" and the "thick" just disappear with burn in; I don't hear any "rough".



Of course,

my HD595 has burn-ined 2 months.


I cannot stand with his sound so finally sold it.
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Maybe the sennheiser dosent fit my favor....
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(In addition,My k501 has run for 6 months,this HD595 is the 120 ohm version)
 
Mar 7, 2005 at 6:45 PM Post #11 of 39

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I see. Instead I, very much like rligeti says, feel like it does impressively natural (warm & textured) vocals, and strings, and... (hmm... everything)
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Mar 7, 2005 at 7:38 PM Post #12 of 39

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Congrats, Rob. The overall impression of the 595 seems to be awesome. Mine arrive tomorrow. I can hardly wait!
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Please continue to post your impressions as you work through your burn in. Take care.

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Mar 7, 2005 at 11:40 PM Post #13 of 39

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just got my 595
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first impressions, design and looks is an A, build quality B
no burn in, it already sounds really good, very detailed, wonderful vocals. I guess I'm already familiar with the sound, having owned 555 previously. I'm A/Bing vs 580 and 595 blows it away in vocals. 580 seem very flat in comparison while 595 conveys alota emotion.
 
Mar 7, 2005 at 11:43 PM Post #14 of 39

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I thought 555 was really comfy, but 595 takes it to another level. It feels alot lighter and there's barely any clamp at all, 555 had a bit more... not nearly as much as 580 tho.
 
Mar 8, 2005 at 12:16 AM Post #15 of 39

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even tho i prefer grado for rock, 595 handles it very competently. While 580 has punchier bass, 595 has more extension, guitar plucks and drums are much sharper and detailed. I'm surprised at how upfront and energetic it. Not laidback or dull as some other people have described. They must have been playing some boring music
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