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Blue Beefman

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So, what say you? I liked that old thread.

I had a pair of SennheiserHD 595's, I bought Flanner's (high end home theater store here in Wisconsin) Display model since that was all they had and they gave me 90 bucks off. Well I lost the left channel randomly while using them one day, so I went back to Flanner's to get a copy of my reciept so I could send them into Sennheiser. I brought the headphones with in case they could do something instore, or maybe just had new ones or something I could buy. Well ownership changed hands, so they had to redo all their...dealings with the companies, which they hadn't done with Sennheiser yet, so they had nothing new, so they just gave me a full refund.

Oh yeah during this time I bought a pair of HD 515's to use while I figured out what to do with my 595's (thinking I had to ship them out) and they're pretty damn good for the money, but very disappointing when you're used to 595's :/

Well!

Since I had a full refund on my 595's and the 598's were out, and I had expected to spend the 250 the 598's NOW cost on the 595's back THEN, well then...why not eh?

Even when you wear them incorrectly as show, they still make me ears wet.598.jpg

EDIT: I know my room looks retarded. There was some dumb bitch living in this room before me. Terrible colors/paint job. But hey, it gives me something to talk about.

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I like my G35's from logitech. I know the audiophiles will blast me about how its not true 7.1 surround sound quality and blah blah blah. I enjoy them, and think they sound good. I contemplated switching over to the new wireless versions of them but my brother is having difficulty with them cooperating with windows 7 and his speaker system.

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I am personaly using the Sony's MDC-D777 that had 50% off at best buy back in the days (100$ instead of 200$).

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They are the closed type and sound quite good. Pair that with the X-Fi titanium and they sound pretty awesome for the price. The only downside IMO is that they are pretty small, i don't have large ears and they fit just right. i don't think someone with larger ears would find them comfortable.

I would love to buy myself an asus xonar essence since it got the headphone amp onboard, but i don't think i will be spending my money on that since my x-fi still do perfectly the job.

The CMSS-3D creates a virtual 7.1 that is very realistic while playing games. And the entertainment mode is all preset for my music listening sessions :D .

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Since I had a full refund on my 595's and the 598's were out, and I had expected to spend the 250 the 598's NOW cost on the 595's back THEN, well then...why not eh?

598s aren't worth the extra ~100 from what I hear. Getting headphones at that price you may as well be spending the cash on high-impedance pairs at which point you would obviously have money to spend and accommodate them with proper amps. At least, that's my opinion.
The CMSS-3D creates a virtual 7.1 that is very realistic while playing games. And the entertainment mode is all preset for my music listening sessions ;) .
I don't know how anyone likes the CMSS. :D Some people say it helps positioning which I guess is essentially what you're describing but I personally think it ruins soundstage, making the positioning (as well as pretty much everything else) in games sound very fabricated.

I recently just ordered these to replace my near-death Sonys:

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Should fit my type of music a lot better. Only thing thing I'm worried about is the pleather pads going bad on me pretty fast. I'm sure I'll be able to replace them with some velour or felt pads, but I bet I'll lose a lot of bass and isolation.

In the future I hope to expand my collection with AKG or Grado headphones paired with Omega hardware or a nicer A/V receiver, particularly for classical listening.

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598s aren't worth the extra ~100 from what I hear. Getting headphones at that price you may as well be spending the cash on high-impedance pairs at which point you would obviously have money to spend and accommodate them with proper amps. At least, that's my opinion.

I was looking into the ASUS soundcard with the built in headphone amp, but I may just end up asking my electrical engineer buddy to help me build a small tube amp for these badboys. Even without an amp, these 598's sound quite nice. I can't really tell a noticeable difference than my 598's but I also dont have a pair sitting next to me to compare then with. But obv compared to my 515's they're just heavenly. I still have yet to put them up to my buddies...god I wish I could remember which model he has...ATH something. Though those ones are closed back, I prefer open.

Yeah my original plan was to just buy a pair of 595's since they dropped 100 bucks, but 2 months ago my plan was to spend the 250 on the 595's so why not splurge? I already had the money set aside for it still haha.

Also. 595's are are better simply because they came with a headphone stand, while the 598's didnt. Though with the 598's you can removed the cord from the headphones itself, so if I ever run over my cable, it gets cut, etc. Then much less hassle in fixing them.

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