Originally Posted by oats2012
Please allow me to offer a dissenting opinion.....
HD 598 are good, but not great, comfy but not the best. Personally I feel they are only worth $150 if that
Sony MA900 are $200 and best the HD 598 in every possible way. light, metal construction better base, more open, full sound stage
But the WINNER BY FAR
Phillips Fidelio X1 !!!
I own all three of the above headphones.
X1 wins in comfort and sound quality over HD598 easily, and by a wide margin in build quality. I rotate between MA900 and my X1's depending on mood if its music.....gaming is X1 every time without fail
WANT TO SPEND $300 wisely? Buy the X1 or wait for X2 model coming at some point. Wont be sorry!
If you are curious about what others say or more detailed things I've had to say about all three sets of cans, go over to head-fi and search the same user name I have on here and read some of my posts in the thread I frequent.
HD598 used to be king maybe.......Phillips gave it a Spartan kick down a dark hole
I own MA900s.. are the Fidelio X1s that good?
It's hard to imagine anything really being "better" than the ma900s. The only thing I dislike about them is the build quality. I have to constantly re-adjust the headband, my hair use to always get ripped out by them too until I put some electric tape on the side to cover up the exposed headband mechanisms.Edited by gl0ry - 1/16/14 at 2:09am