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Recommendation for upgrade from hd598cs

  1. srREXed
    hey all. I’ve been a long time lurker and have been reading a whole lot while listening to my hd598cs. Using CEntrance BlueDAC, FiiO Q5 and a few different sources. All in all, my experience with the 598s have been good. But I want to step it up a bit. I have been using a balanced connection with the 598s and I’ve also messed a tiny bit with in line ifi audio iematch. Im just trying to take a step up now. I’d like to get another set that improve my experience a bit. The 598s sound good. For the movies and tv I listen to, to the classic rock, some late 90s hip hop and early 2000s rock and metal. I’d like to get in the right direction. I need to maintain the use of balanced connections, as well, need to keep a closed back over ear set of cans and I’d like to keep the price below $300. Do you have any recommendations as to what I should take a listen to? I don’t want to just buy something before I get to demo them. And of course, if the start align and I end up buying something and not liking them, always being able to return them would be good. Please let me know. Thanks.
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
  2. pbui44
  3. srREXed
    I’ll be sure to take a listen, thanks. Unfortunately I can’t spend more than 300$ so hopefully I don’t like them enough to break my deal with the wife. Lol

    Any others you could say would meet everything INCLUDING my price?
  4. pbui44
    The best I can find is a used Shure SRH1540, which can be negotiated to...$250 shipped? PM the guy your e-mail address here:

  5. srREXed
  6. pbui44
    They sound good, but get the Premium and not Pro version, as the premium headband is more comfortable. Guitar Center might have them for demo, too.

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