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You're looking at two different types of cans, only you can decide what's best for you.
Personally, I'd buy the M50s only if I wanted to listen to music, and the Sennheiser for an overall headphone.

The M50s are closed, so, they isolate well and don’t leak out noise. Also, the M50 has considerably more bass than the 598. The M50 doesn’t have good soundstage because it is closed.

Soundstage is important if you want headphones for gaming, the bigger the soundstage, the better the positional audio.

The Sennheiser 598 is open, which means that it leaks out more sound, and doesn’t isolate well. The Sennheisers will have more soundstage. If you are buying new headphones as a gaming/everything can. in mind, I’d go for the Sennheisers.
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You're looking at two different types of cans, only you can decide what's best for you.
Personally, I'd buy the M50s only if I wanted to listen to music, and the Sennheiser for an overall headphone.

The M50s are closed, so, they isolate well and don’t leak out noise. Also, the M50 has considerably more bass than the 598. The M50 doesn’t have good soundstage because it is closed.

Soundstage is important if you want headphones for gaming, the bigger the soundstage, the better the positional audio.

The Sennheiser 598 is open, which means that it leaks out more sound, and doesn’t isolate well. The Sennheisers will have more soundstage. If you are buying new headphones as a gaming/everything can. in mind, I’d go for the Sennheisers.
Thanks dude, that really helps me decide. I'm gonna be using them in my house where it's quite, so open headphones are suitable for me.

+1 for you.
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Good choice.Que los disfrutes tÃ*o
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Good choice.Que los disfrutes tÃ*o
Jaja, gracias.

The HD 598 are currently my choice, but I'm still open for any suggestions since I'm not buying anything until next week or even the next one. I'm especially looking for speakers, because I still think speakers can deliver better quality over headphones (maybe not with my budget?), and a sound card.

So yeah, anyone who wants to make a suggestion is more than welcome

Btw, don't think I'm just "sitting on my ass" waiting for people to bring something up, hehe. I'm actually looking for something myself, but just want to hear what you have to say from your own personal experiences and opinions.
Edited by Trull - 12/31/10 at 11:37am
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post #15 of 36
I dont own them, but Im aiming at them:Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm version.They are semi-open so they would give you the best of both worlds.You would need an amp to get the best out of them though.

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I dont own them, but Im aiming at them:Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm version.They are semi-open so they would give you the best of both worlds.You would need an amp to get the best out of them though.

Felicidades que ya me imagino que vosotros ya andais despidiendo el año antes que nosotros. Y arriba LA FURIA !!!
Ok, so I see there's 32, 250 and 600ohm versions of these headphones. I guess the more suitable for me would be the 32ohm version since I don't own an amplifier? I'm not sure of their availability here though, and I'm guessing they're a little bit out of my budget, but thanks for the suggestion.

Pues nos quedan 3 horas todavÃ*a para el año nuevo, pero gracias.
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Yeah, with those you wouldnt need an amp but I guess a decent sound card would make them sound better.Are you considering a soundcard with that budget?
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$300 is enough to start a decent 5.1 system by piecing stuff together. Whether or not its worth it depends on what you do w/ your PC. I recently helped a friend piece together a 5.1 for his PC. He used an old RCA receiver w/ digital optical input from sound card, hooked up to 5.1 yamaha speakers found at a pawn shop for $80. Sound quality far surpasses any boxed system available for PC, and every component is upgradeable should he feel the need to. It was worth the effort for him because his PC is his media center, and has a 42" LCD for extended desktop.

I spent much more on my 5.1 system, but that was over many years. Mine is hooked up to my ps3 because that's my media center. My PC has a 10 yr old set of klipsch 4.1, that i'm using as 2.1, and most of my listening is done w/ a platronics headset, because I game on PC more than listen to music or watch movies.
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post #19 of 36
imo, speakers are much more enjoyable than headphones

for $300 i'd get a pair of active speakers like the KRK RP5g2 or Mackie MR5

a sound card/DAC can wait til later, it'll improve the sound but the sound should already be a night/day difference from your logitech speakers
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$300 is enough to start a decent 5.1 system by piecing stuff together. Whether or not its worth it depends on what you do w/ your PC. I recently helped a friend piece together a 5.1 for his PC. He used an old RCA receiver w/ digital optical input from sound card, hooked up to 5.1 yamaha speakers found at a pawn shop for $80. Sound quality far surpasses any boxed system available for PC, and every component is upgradeable should he feel the need to. It was worth the effort for him because his PC is his media center, and has a 42" LCD for extended desktop.

I spent much more on my 5.1 system, but that was over many years. Mine is hooked up to my ps3 because that's my media center. My PC has a 10 yr old set of klipsch 4.1, that i'm using as 2.1, and most of my listening is done w/ a platronics headset, because I game on PC more than listen to music or watch movies.
So you think a cheap 5.1 is worth it over a decent 2.0 or 2.1?
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