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I listen to rap, rock, techno, and almost everything else. I'll be putting them into my onboard mobo audio and on my zune. I think the HD555 needs an ampliphier correct?
I love bass!

I have the MDR-XB500s right now, and I LOVE THEM! But I have heard good things about the HD555s, especially when they are modded to HD595s.

Has anyone owned both? How do they compare?

Sadly they aren't at my local best buy or any other store (that I know of), so I have no way to test them.
Edited by TechRex - 1/26/11 at 1:39pm
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555's and 595's are 50ohms i beleive so you wouldn't need an amp as much compared to the old ones that required 120?

someone corerect me if i'm wrong but i think that's the old ones that needed more juice
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Comparing apples and oranges. XB500 is a closed back headphone used for bass heavy music and noise isolation. HD555 is an open headphone - wider soundstage with no noise isolation. They are used for different experiences.
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I've had a listening session with the XB500 and loved them even for Rock/Metal/Hardcore. I've never heard the HD555 or any Sennheiser headphone for that matter, but I don't think you'd like them. There is a XB700, but while I don't know anyone who has had personal experience in comparing them, I have no idea how good they actually are.
 
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keep the XB500, I have the XB300 and they are just great
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