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I've reached a devastating dilemma. I absolutely am unable to decide between the SP2500s and the HD598s, and am hoping someone can help me decide.
First off, putting my neighbors and mum into consideration, headphones would definitely be the preferable choice. My mum hates the weak bass coming out of my current Logitech Z506.
However, I'm hesitant about getting the HD598s because from what I've read the bass is plain and simply weak, which is something that just isn't at all acceptable to me... Whereas with the SP2500s, I hear that clarity is great and the bass is very powerful.

I've also never in my life listened to any headphones that sound good at all, the best I've heard are Beats headphones which to me, are the equivalent to apple; all hyped up and paying for the name not the hardware... So I'm also hesitant to know just how good headphones could sound. If possible, could anybody tell me how much better the HD598s would sound in comparison to beats headphones, considering that I find the sound quality of beats to be mediocre at best.

Also, the sound card I'm currently using is a Creative Sound Blaster Z, and as you can tell, I don't know much about audio at all.
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Personally I think there is zero reason to even consider the corsair speakers not particularly cheap or good sounding



they really couldn't hold a candle to those Senns


the Sennheiser's may well benefit from a headphone amp


cheap internal option Asus Xonar DG or DGX


inexpensive out board option FiiO E9


$200 (us) option Schiit Modi/Magni

and ++ other ways to go ODAC ...etc



if you want ot risk the wrath of neighbors and / or your mom and go with speakers then consider going with a t-amp and bookshelf speakers and (optional subwoofer)


if you want to do so for little monies consider used


right now I'm listening to a Pair of MonitorAudio Silver S1 bookshelf speakers ($11.25 cost to me from thrift) and a minty Kennwood KR-V106R (100WPC) receiver i got for $20

so I'm $30 all in speaker / amp wise and it sounds amazing






I really do not like that corsair set at all... if you lack room for a receiver look at t-amp plus small bookshelf speakers)

(my SMSL SA-S3 $60 shipped) and my little tiny Optimus Pro X5 speakers $12 pair (used obviously)

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I also have these little teac's that sound quite good for there small size



paid $5 for those....
post #3 of 5
When you use the same amount of cash on headphones instead of SP2500, you get sound quality equal to 500$ speakers.

As you must already know, Beats are the very best headphones you can find.
(Maybe I should bookmark that thread as its pure epicness)

But seriously, if you want some bass then look for Beyerdynamic DT-770/990 Pro.
Or check out the OCN guide.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 9/2/13 at 11:15am
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Mm, I think I'll go with the HD598s.. What I like about bass is the feeling and thump of every heavy beat that makes your heart skip and I honestly think I'd just end up deaf or with a headache if I was listening to strong bass through headphones.
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The thing is that if you are used to the muddy/boomy/bloated/plain bad bass of Logitech speakers, even DT-770 strong bass seems weak at start.
I got allergic to boomy/bad bass after using my B3031A speakers for a month. Sharp bass > Loud bass

Keep in mind that equalizer settings can do wonders to headphones, when used with quality headphones you can adjust bass/treble levels to your own tastes without sacrificing sound quality. There are still limits on what the EQ can do, for example adding bass to AD700 is hard because of the way they are build (open-back).
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