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post #11951 of 37796
Well here's my a tad more official apply for the club biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by ironfront View Post

a pair of Sennheiser CX 200's I use at the gym biggrin.gif

I see we're in the same boat lol, best buds I picked up for $11(?) on sale from newegg for the gym
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
First impressions are very good. I've not had a chance to burn them in but have now had a good few hours on them.
My comparison points are: AKG k702 and Bayerdnamic 770 pro 80ohm
Sources : Cayman DAC/headphone amp, and direct from my cowen S9
Test tracks (FLAC): 3 hours of the dire straights XD
This is very much a first impressions not indepth partly as im not really knowledgeable enough and partly as I'm lazy.
The good: Extreamly comfortable comparable to the k702 without the "bump issue", Great sound issolation very little to no sound leakage, the sound stage is massive for a closed can (they dont realy sound like a closed can), Clear precise audio, Reletively easy to drive for "decent" sound.
The bad: They kind of move around on your head if you make sudden movements making the"seal" break and the sound goes flat, They are huge people with small heads probably wont get on with these at all my 770's I use at one less than max head size these I have set at 2/10 thats how huge they are.
The ugly : these are.
The sound: Through the Cayman - Clear precise "nuetral" but not dull sound, extreamly open, bass is clear and punchy but not overbearing or muddy. I was impressed at how much detail I could pull out particularly on the edges of the sound stage.
through the S9- Lacking the detail a little but still very competant compared to my 770s while you don't need an amp to drive them you will miss out on the real quality these phones have to offer, That said with thier size they are and the lack of clamping power they are possibly not ideal for mobile listening anyway.

Understandable with proper burn in time needed tongue.gif , and 3 hours of classic rock, good man lol.

With the seal breaking do you mean the head band slips forward or backward with the movements or is it the cups?

Seem like they're big from what you say, ugly though? I think they're acceptable compared to other home use sets, maybe even able to be taken out for one day a year

Is the bass able to be felt or just punchy in itself? Was wondering because the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro and this set was what I was looking for, bit of a bass head but not overly so. Using ATH-M50se atm
Edited by Azefore - 10/23/12 at 5:10pm
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I see we're in the same boat lol, best buds I picked up for $11(?) on sale from newegg for the gym

I paid $30 for mine mad.gif

Still pretty nice for $30 to be honest though.
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I paid $30 for mine mad.gif
Still pretty nice for $30 to be honest though.

Yah they're actually pretty great, still good price for a good product , I was looking for backups but turned out to be my primary pair, that and the bass is punchy as anything I've listened to for the price
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Understandable with proper burn in time needed tongue.gif , and 3 hours of classic rock, good man lol.
<3 me a bit of classic rock will do a more scientific side by side with some benchmark tracks at some point.
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With the seal breaking do you mean the head band slips forward or backward with the movements or is it the cups?
Out of the box the whole lot moves around on your head when you walking, But with a little alteration to the clamping force I've more or less eliminated it as a problem.
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Seem like they're big from what you say, ugly though? I think they're acceptable compared to other home use sets, maybe even able to be taken out for one day a year

Ugly might be an overstatement but they are very functional looking I've seen better looking and significantly smaller looking ear defenders
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Is the bass able to be felt or just punchy in itself? Was wondering because the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro and this set was what I was looking for, bit of a bass head but not overly so. Using ATH-M50se atm

Its crisp clear and has enough body that its clearly present in the mix but its not overbearing, Its definately there but its very well ballanced (for my taste). I would say the bass is the suffers the most when you take away the amp.
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post #11956 of 37796
Hello all

I just bought a new FiiO E17 Headphone AMP+DAC, and a new Sennheiser HD598 smile.gif
(had a HD555 and a Xonar DX used before)



Short verdict: AWESOME. smile.gif

Some questions:
1. Do i need to "burn in" the headphone? With some noise, or idk...
2. Use Optical on the Xonar, or the spdif on the integrated sound, or forget these, and just USB?
3. Do i need to raise the setting 44.1khz/16bit? The max is 96khz/24bit. In wich way does this matter?
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1) I would say yes for burn in, no for noise. Just listen to music. It's either a) the element suspensions loosen up and sound improves or b) your ears get used to the new headphones
2) I personally would use the optical out from your Xonar. It has higher sampling rate (192kHz/24bit) while USB is only 96/24. It matters if you listen to really high quality lossless files.
3) See 2)
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post #11958 of 37796
My 598s definitely started to sound better (at least to me) after around 2 weeks of listening for a few hours per day and using them on my computer every day.

My poor sound card only supports 48khz sample rate. frown.gif
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If you listen to high sample rate music then that give you the reason to switch from it. Unless you don't
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Most of my FLACs were ripped at 48khz because I knew that I had that limitation. I'm not sure what sample rate my Clip+ will do, but the music sounds fine to me the way it is and I don't want to expose myself to something that is massively better or I won't be able to listen to music normally until I have something that sounds that good.
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