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You shouldn't need to 'burn in' 'phones to make them sound ok...the sound on my 595s is perhaps a little less aggressive now than it was 2 years ago, but that's it.

A nice way of burning in the diaphragms is to put the 'phones in a drawer for a few days while on.

Other than that, I've found 595s to deal with metal ok, but I'd say their forté is complex classical compositions - they give a certain transparency and open feel.
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Change the output from headphones to 2.1
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i wasnt aware they made headphones with a subwoofer attached
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what?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
I think there is an unwritten rule that the speakers/headphones cannot cost more than the sound card or amp. Pick up a cheap Xtreme music like I did and you will probably notice a difference...I know I did.
I don't think that rule works with speakers...
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thats a stupid rule anyway, your headphones should cost at least 10x as much as your sound card did
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that just means you're not an audiophile like a few ppl who bought into that stuff my HD 202 is the best headphones I've listened to.
    
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IMO, I don't like the HD 555/595s either. I prefer audio technicas 700 series.
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IMO, I don't like the HD 555/595s either. I prefer audio technicas 700 series.
And I don't like Senns or Audio Technicas . I like Grados and Ultrasones.

I don't think you really need an ear for audiophile equipment, you just have to find the sound signature that fits you best. The more mainstream equipment usually settles on something everyone will like, while audiophile equipment focuses on achieving a certain sound. You have to find the brand/product line that is going for your perfect sound, which is more easily said than done.
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i never could keep all of the numbers straight with the senns, but the sound signature might just not be your cup of tea. IMO, its not so much how much you spend on a pair of headphones, so much as finding one which has a sound signature you like. ive listened to headphones that cost hundreds of dollars, but my favorite pair ended up being 100 dollars. maybe your favorite pair of headphones will end up costing 20 dollars, or maybe you will never find your favorite pair because the pair that best matches your taste costs over a grand.

main thing to take away is this: cost does not always equal best sound. actually it usually doesnt. sometimes its about trying a million pairs, buying used and selling again if you dont like them, until you find that magic set of cans that make you want to close your eyes and just let the music move you

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Originally Posted by digitally View Post
Change the output from headphones to 2.1
this as well. if you use a creative sound card, dont use the "headphone" setting. it sucks massively. i use the 2/2.1 setting.

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IMO, I don't like the HD 555/595s either. I prefer audio technicas 700 series.
never tried the sennies because i hear they have a warm sound sig and that isnt my thing, but i did like the ath-a700 from audio technica. however, the beyerdynamic dt-770 pro-80 has a similar sound signature to the ath-a700, but it can extend much lower in the bass (not more, its just able to pump out deeper frequencies)
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