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I will never call myself an audiophile, i just don't care enough. But, I had a little dough to spend and I thought I would invest in a nice set of headphones, I had HD485's at the time. So, I read up and the HD555's stood out, so I ordered my pair. Plugged them in and....I'm speechless, so much better than I ever dreamed of hearing. I don't know enough of audio to do a full review, but, darn these these are awesome. I know what you audiophiles are saying, what a nubcake, get an amp they sound much better, but i don't care. In my own opinion, these things rule. I just thought I'd share this.

If you have the money, they are worth every penny, and thats coming form somebody who doesn't care about audio much.



Edit.....Dont think I will EVER use my x-5300's again


2nd Edit.....LOL, my parents are very happy as well, they dont have to hear my bass anymore.
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What a nubcake, get an amp they sound much better.

j/k lol, how much were they?
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What a nubcake, get an amp they sound much better.

j/k lol, how much were they?
109 @ the egg

Really, I know there are people out there like me who are thinking of buying a decent set of headphones, they really are as good as "they" say they are.
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x-5300s? are you talking about the speaks? i have the e5300 from logitech...is this what you're talking about? awesome btw, my mom is a music major and she bought those headphones for herself some time ago - loves them too! good find.
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Well I rarely use headphones to listen to music. I have a gaming headset that has fairly decent sound but nothing awe-inspiring. Still would like a nice light set for the Zune. $109 though.... steep.
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x-5300s? are you talking about the speaks? i have the e5300 from logitech...is this what you're talking about? awesome btw, my mom is a music major and she bought those headphones for herself some time ago - loves them too! good find.
yeah, the e5300's, I thought they had an x in the name somewhere. I really honestly beleive I will never use them again. Unless, if I want to hear my music when taking a shower, 3 rooms away from my room.
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Well I rarely use headphones to listen to music. I have a gaming headset that has fairly decent sound but nothing awe-inspiring. Still would like a nice light set for the Zune. $109 though.... steep.
sorry for the double post.

But, I had the same thoughts, they really are "that" good. They leave me in shock how awesome these things are. The bass these things make is nothing short of spectacular.
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post #8 of 37
I know exactly what you mean. I went from some sony pos 5$ cans to the senn 555's... It was like a night to day difference. Now I just need to pick up a good sound card... I highly recommend this set of cans for 2 reasons. First is sound quality and second is comfort. I always wear headphones; I don't even have speakers. This is the area that the senn's beat its opponent, the icemats.
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post #9 of 37
Steps to enjoy your HD555 even more
1. burn-in, need hours of continuous playback so that your HD555 will show it's true power
2. Buy a headphone amp, they're not necessarily expensive (ie:behringer mini headphone amp)
3. Mod your X-fi
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Yup, good stuff man.

I've been wanting these cans for a while now, and with some cash coming my way very soon, I may order up. I might even have some extra cash for a decent amp.
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