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I recently sold my HD595 and now realize why I had those in the first place: listening to music when it's too hot outside for closed headphones. Well, dammit. Guess I gotta go find me an open headphone again.

Budget topping out at $150 which is about the price of my Ultrasone PRO 550 unless you can sway me to get an HD600 since I....do have a tube amp.

- $169.99. Not sure if there's a big enough difference between this headphone and the HD555?
- $84.99 new or refurbished for $51 + 5.49 shipping?
- Another one of those?
HD600 - $209 + shipping. Dakmart is actually an authorized retailer for Sennheiser, interestingly enough.

I'm not all that concerned about headband cracking but I am aware that it is an issue with a lot of the HD5xy series.

Definitely don't want the AD700 since that is what my little cousin has. He is a spoiled brat. They're also purple.

Thanks guys.

EDIT: So it's pretty much decided that the best way to go would be to get an HD600. HD555/558/595 are all out of the equation.


Edited by RallyMaster - 5/18/11 at 8:16pm
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HD555 is what i'd recommend. you can mod them to be an HD 595 by taking out some foam piece in the ear cups so you save money but get the exact same sound quality
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HD555 is what i'd recommend. you can mod them to be an HD 595 by taking out some foam piece in the ear cups so you save money but get the exact same sound quality
Well I think you can come close but it isn't completely the same.

I have read conflicting remarks regarding the HD555 to 558 debate. I probably should consider Beyerdynamic in all of this.
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You want to use them outside? Why not just get nice IEMs?

Err, in case you DIDN'T want to use them outside, but were just saying HOT in GENERAL, then what are you waiting for? HD600s are marvelous.

Just make sure you try them out of course. Some people even prefer them to HD650s since they cry the HD650s are too dark.
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post #5 of 50
i would get the HD600's even more so if you already have an amp to drive them and that looks like a pretty good price for them as well.....
damn now im thinking about getting a pair for myself, does that site ship out to Canada? if it does i might get my own pair this coming paycheck....
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You want to use them outside? Why not just get nice IEMs?

Err, in case you DIDN'T want to use them outside, but were just saying HOT in GENERAL, then what are you waiting for? HD600s are marvelous.

Just make sure you try them out of course. Some people even prefer them to HD650s since they cry the HD650s are too dark.
Oh this is definitely for listening inside, my dear Simca . I'm conducting some serious Head-Fi reading right now.

Serious face is serious.
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Quote:
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Oh this is definitely for listening inside, my dear Simca . I'm conducting some serious Head-Fi reading right now.

Serious face is serious.


Detecting seriousness...

But seriously, wth? Dakmart MUST have mislabeled that. 208? Unless they're charging like ridiculous shipping.....They have both the HD600s at normal price and those at 208...what's the difference other than not getting a warranty?
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Fischer Audio FA011 seems to be getting plenty of positive attention right now. Might be a good choice if you already have a decent amp. Problem is only one place sells it and shipping takes a while D:

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music tastes Rally?
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After reading a bit into this. B-Stock means refurbished. There are both positive reviews and negative reviews on Dakmart, but they are a 100% authentic Sennheiser retailer. If anything goes wrong, Sennheiser will likely send you a new pair themselves.

See here for more information.
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