- Apr 4, 2017
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- Apr 4, 2017
So one of the best words of advice I always give people that are immediately disappointed with new headphones is to not jump to conclusions quickly. I really think it takes the brain time to get that mental burn-in when adjusting to new sounds. I would highly advise you to listen to the M1060 exclusively for 1-2 weeks. Don't go back and forth with the HD598. If you do that it will be much easier to make better comparisons.I've read almost this entire thread, and I think my ears might be broken or my preferences are really weird.
I just got the M1060 and have spent about 8 hours comparing them to my existing HD598.
I keep thinking I prefer the HD598 because they seem more detailed, with better clarity, detail, and separation of instruments.
At the very least, the HD598 is a better value given the M1060 cost me 2.5x as much.
My source is a macbook pro, I have an NFB-11 on the way to see if that makes the M1060 pop.
If it doesn't, I think I will keep the HD598 and seek out a bigger upgrade jump to some cans that have better clarity like HD800.
For what it's worth, I have never heard the 598 but I have owned HD600, HD650, HD800, and M1060 simultaneously. The M1060 holds its own in clarity and separation. It isn't as detailed as HD800, but it is on par with HD600/650. I also have mine fuzzor modded with vegan pads, which I think help in those departments, but even stock I remember it being pretty good. I also have NFB-11 and a Macbook Pro. The NFB-11 will definitely help the M1060, probably mostly in the bass, but I don't think it will be night and day different. It is an awesome dac/amp though and I am sure you will really like it. But yeah, give it some more exclusive head time before making any decisions.