I am in LOVE with my HD595s. A lot of it has to do with this thread:http://www.on3network.co.nz/archive/index.php/t-51519.html?
It's a thread trying to fix X-Fi's crappy Entertainment mode settings. It also introduced me to ASIO Output and Foobar2000. My music is so damn good, I keep listening to my old tracks. I'm in love with them.
Listening to Bitmatched tracks made me realize how much I was missing from my sound. From there, playing with the equalizer made sense for my ears. Now that I knew what TRUE sound meant, I was able to actually start to develop an audiophile ear.
Before, I couldn't really tell the difference between 192 and 320k. I didn't care about FLAC. My Steelseries 3h might as well have been the same. However after letting these break in over time, developing a good sound and the COMFORT of these headphones... mmm~
I swear, I want to come home early sometimes from work just to put them on my head. They're so deliciously comfy.
I bought my girl some AT-AD700s recently, so I hear those are comparable and even more comfortable so I'll be able to do a comparison then.
My suggestion is to do the tricks said in this linked thread. Configure your sound card right for music and for gaming. I have to switch on my console, but it's worth it. When I want music, I go to Audio Creator. When I game, I switch to gaming mode. Maybe one day I'll find a sweet spot, but the way Creative's drivers work, it just doesn't allow for it.
The HD595s have awakened me to a world of sound. I got this X-fi as a hand me down from a friend, and I love these headphones so much I'm considering a new sound card of my own. (Most likely Asus~ as my love of music is beginning to trump my need for gaming sound thanks to these headphones).
Originally Posted by listen to remix;15442706
People say you don't need an amplifier for the HD595 which is true. You can still hear the music at a decent volume. However, I noticed a HUGE difference between music coming from my receiver and my computer
I've been considering an amp for my HD595s. They sound so clear and have a lot of volume already though. But if I can get better sound, I'd love to give it a whirl. Which one do you recommend? Might help the OP too.
Originally Posted by RedCloudFuneral;15438879
Sennheisers are made to sound musical, and as some put it make music sound "beautiful", I don't want my metal to sound "beautiful".
About the gaming mode, on my Essence I've stopped using dolby, it adds an artificial effect to it that emulates different sized rooms, any games that take place outside sound a bit off. Like most things audio, its preference I would try it on and off, though for music I don't know anyone who would leave it on.
I don't know, being able to listen to Pantera's Floods, I dare say I'd call that song beautiful. Cemetary Gates as well. As well as a multitude of Symphonic and Power Metal. Even classics from Metallica and Slayer can sound amazing with a 'beautiful' signature.Edited by Inverse - 10/24/11 at 11:14pm