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post #1492 of 38150
This may be premature ...

But since my new HD595's just aren't holding up in the volume/bass department ... I may well be returning them this weekend.

Replacement options so far are one of the following:

Grado RS2
Shure SE530
AKG K701

...

Still thinking ...

    
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post #1493 of 38150
Quote:
Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
This may be premature ...

But since my new HD595's just aren't holding up in the volume/bass department ... I may well be returning them this weekend.

Replacement options so far are one of the following:

Grado RS2
Shure SE530
AKG K701

...

Still thinking ...

I like the higher end Senns more than the k701's, it's a bit of preference, but the Senns are easier to drive as well.

The RS2's are good... RS1's are on my wish list!
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Sorry about not being very active, I recently took delivery of my new car and I'm just having a blast with it.
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For simply watching television and movies, the Sennheiser RS-120's or RS-130's?
    
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post #1496 of 38150
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
This may be premature ...

But since my new HD595's just aren't holding up in the volume/bass department ... I may well be returning them this weekend.

Replacement options so far are one of the following:

Grado RS2
Shure SE530
AKG K701

...

Still thinking ...

I own the RS-2 myself, and I absolutely love them.
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I just got a replacement power supply for my beresford DAC. It is now working properly and i am amazed. Even though reviews say it is bad right out of the box it is still a huge improvement over my soundcard. the base has so much more impact and the highs are so much clearer that I am being amazed by tracks I listen to almost every day. I can't wait for this thing to burn in and show its true colors
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Well today I confirmed the return (possible exchange) on my Senn HD595's.

As I mentioned earlier, they just don't handle the bass well enough.

I considered and quite nearly pulled the trigger on the Grado RS2's ... but too many reviews online placed them within a not to distant listening range of the Grado SR225's ... which I have access too here at the house.

Therefore, since I unequivocally enjoy my Shure e4c's more than either the Grado SR225's *or* the Senn HD595's ...

Yes ...

I ordered a set of the widely acclaimed Shure SE530's:

...



...

There's enough info online from enough pro sources for me to risk the relative improvement over my E4C's ... and since I enjoy the isolated window as opposed to the open ... I figured the 375.00 or so would pay for itself in the end.

I'll post some thoughts once they arrive next week.

Also, I may (or may not) be selling my E4C's, will post some word if so.

...

On a happier Sennheiser note ...

I am trying to convince the HD595 vendor which I'm returning too, to allow me to try the HD600's for around the same price (250ish) ...

Though they list the HD600's at 400 bucks or so ... they have a price matching policy and I found the HD600's for around 250 US at other local vendors.

So hopefully, they'll prefer to make money in the end and let me have the HD600's for an exchange plus minor pay on difference; I am still interested in having a set of full size cans around.

It's looking like this years tax return is going to be obliterated by my quest for great sound.

    
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post #1499 of 38150
have you tried the HD595's with an amp? they have nice bass when amped.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
have you tried the HD595's with an amp? they have nice bass when amped.
Yeah ... and they do have decent sounding bass (especially with the XM4 amps bass boost) ... but the bass just doesn't scale with the volume the way my Shure's do. The Grados also hold a much higher volume ceiling in bass heavy music ...

Where the Shures and Grados keep going, the HD595's begin to snap crackle and pop.

I listen to a lot of classical, but when I put the rock on, I want to be able to crank it ... I've found no phones that scale in the bass category like my Shure e4c's, the Grado225's we have here can't touch 'em ... and I can only imagine the SE530's will be twice as good ...

I am hoping they'll let me demo the HD600's though ... I prefer movies with full size cans as opposed to IEMs ... and maybe they'll have a bit better bass extension/scale to them ...
    
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