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is it true that a hd555 is just a hd595 with that piece of foam inside? does the hd595 offer any advantages over the hd555? also is it true that the hd595
has the best soundstage?
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the answer to your first question is yes. not sure about it having the best soundstage though
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i read somewhere that the foam was to keep low bass vibrations in the can.
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MUSSSTT READDD***** well i gave this mod a shot and during the process i realized something. The "retard" foam is ment to be their for a reson. A brand like sennheiser wouldent do that as a scam, Its actualy their to dampen the vibration at loud volumes so you dont get disroted bass from the drriver hiting the driver it self. It is infact the same driver tho, what they do is they move the driver slightly back giving the speaker more room for ossulation and much better lowws. Cheak it your self
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Most people fail to realize that Sennheiser, after producing the HD555, realized that their magnets could be better utilized at a slightly less angle(using the headband as an axis) to allow for better efficiency with the 50 Ω of impedance in this model. Therefore, think of the HD595, as little more than a revision. The difference is modest but definitely there.
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so does that mean you guys buy HD555's and mod them to be HD595's?
post #6 of 12
IIRC, the 595s just uses better binned drivers.
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From what I have seen, the back of the 955 driver is made of punched steel whereas the 595 a solid neodymium, so slighty different construction drivers even though they are rated the same. And Im pretty sure the 595s have a better cable.
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Even if the theory with the drivers being placed at a different angle in HD595 is true, it's kind of silly to pay twice the price of HD555 to get one. The difference must be tiny. If I had too much spare cash, I'd look into buying the next generation Sennheiser headphones. The rumor is the HD555 and HD595 are being replaced by HD558 and HD598. They're not sold in the US yet though.
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From what I have seen, the back of the 955 driver is made of punched steel whereas the 595 a solid neodymium, so slighty different construction drivers even though they are rated the same. And Im pretty sure the 595s have a better cable.
Did you see it with your eyes? I have heard different stories. There are lots of claims that they look the same. Some people even had seen HD595 drivers with "HD555" stamped on them with pictures posted somewhere on the web.
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The new HD558 and 598 are already available in the US. Just check Amazon.
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