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sidefx

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I'm currently looking for some new cans, to replace my 10+ year old HD515s:

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=192003

 

In the event that I don't find anything suitable second hand, I'm looking at getting either some HD598s or DT990s from Amazon which both seem to have pretty good sales on at moment - if I'm reading the packaging details and youshop correctly I think I can land either of them for around $250NZD.

 

But which one?  I currently DON'T have a standalone headphone DAC\amp, though my soundcard (ASUS Xonar) has one built it. I'd be using them for a mix of mostly music and gaming. Comfort is important, and for these the HD515s have been awesome, so I guess that's a tick in the box for the HD598s as they look like pretty similar form factor...   I'm not really an audiophile but would still like something decent. Any thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

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Links to the deals mentioned above on amazon (hopefully the forum automatically adds the geekzone affiliate code?)

 

 

 

Sennheisers

 

Beyerdynamics





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  #1498363 24-Feb-2016 10:42
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Beyer and Senn have slightly different sound signatures, but both are good. Senn is probably a safer bet. Both are open, so you can really only use them in quiet environments.


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