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Poll Results: Which headphones are better?

 
  • 91% (32)
    HD 595
  • 8% (3)
    Psyko 5.1
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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by qcktthfm1 View Post
If you need a mic to communicate with team mates, then Psyko 5.1.
If not, then 595
Or, buy a Zalman clip-on mic.

HD555 with foam mod. Your ears will thank you.

For gaming, just add this clip on mic, and you're gold.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown View Post
If you really wish to hate music, buy the Psyko headset. If you wish to spend too much money for an uncomfortable product, buy the Psyko headset. If you love movies, but do not want any atmosphere or ambience, buy the Psyko headset.

simply stated, do not buy the Psyko headset under any circumstance.
^This.
    
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post #13 of 20
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yea, i already got an external mic.
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post #14 of 20
595s are what I have they are awesome
post #15 of 20
Depends on your budget. Either the 595, or the 555 with the driver foam-thingy-mod+the foam mod.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
out of those two, HD595 by far. However, I'd most probably go with a different headphone depending on music tastes.
Yep. The HD595 is a good headphone but it's not suitable for a lot of genres.
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post #17 of 20
like i said before, well out of ur choices the 595 is better. I had the psyko when i had a 360. The 555 mod is simple u open them up carefully and take out the inner foam that restricts air to the driver. once its done u got a 555 modded to a 595 for a great price. Then if u need a mic get a zalman clip on mic
    
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post #18 of 20
I would actually consider some revised Sennheiser HD 598's instead of the 595's. Additionally you can look into the Sennheiser HD 558's. There is simply no way that the Marketing Gimmick of the Psyko 5.1 can compare with either of Sennheiser's entry-mid level Audiophile offerings.
post #19 of 20
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I would actually consider some revised Sennheiser HD 598's instead of the 595's. Additionally you can look into the Sennheiser HD 558's. There is simply no way that the Marketing Gimmick of the Psyko 5.1 can compare with either of Sennheiser's entry-mid level Audiophile offerings.
i actually discovered the 598's yesterday. Specs wise they are identical. But what are the advantages of the 598s?
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post #20 of 20
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i actually discovered the 598's yesterday. Specs wise they are identical. But what are the advantages of the 598s?
This should provide of some use in differentiating between the 595/598's. Keep in mind that electrical specifications do not detail or even demonstrate what the sound quality will be.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...-hd-595-vs-598

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As Aizura said (above), others are reporting the HD598 to sound different. Again, I can't currently say authoritatively how similar or different the HD595 and HD598 are, but I definitely would not recommend going on the identical specifications alone, if the PX200 and PX200 II are any example.
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guys, I went to a New York headphone meet and someone brought a pair of the HD598s, so I got to try them. I am a former owner of the HD555 with HD555 to 595 mod, and I can tell you for sure that they sound different, and better.

One of the main reasons I put down the HD555 was the lacking bass response... it just became a tad anemic for me. But the HD598s have a very well rounded low freq response that really, really nicely completes the headphone. I really want a pair of 558s now.

The two series have the same general tonal signature, I'd say. I listened in a noisy room but I definitely recognized the HD5X5 series sound, very warm, natural... not completely neutral but nonetheless great for listening to all kinds of music.

Edited by 45nm - 3/16/11 at 11:10am
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