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blky
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Dec 31, 2018
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Excellent headphones. Big step up from HD598 in terms of sound quality but a little unconformable on day 1 (compared to the HD598). After getting used to them (1-2 weeks), I have no complaints on the comfort anymore. Can't beat the value you get for $199.
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Dec 31, 2018
sleepnaught
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Jan 5, 2019
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Out of curiosity, what amp/dac are you using? I feel like these are a bit of a step down from my HD 598s. Pretty disappointed.
Jan 5, 2019
Compuholic
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Jan 5, 2019
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I also have both the HD598s and the HD6XX. In my view the HD598s have a better soundstage but the HD6XX win in audio quality. To my mind the difference is not night and day (the HD598s are already pretty good headphones) but it is there. The most notable difference to me is that the bass extension of the HD6XXs is way better than the HD598s. I use my HD598s for gaming and my HD6XX for listening. DAC shouldn't make much of a difference. Same goes for the amp as long as your amp is able to provide enough power. I power my HD6XXs through a Schiit Magni 3 which works great.
Jan 5, 2019
sleepnaught
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Jan 5, 2019
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I've tried through my Magni 1 and also through a Quad Vena. 6XX just sounds too mellow and the bass is actually less than the 598s. Sound is also a bit thinner. The violin in At Last - Etta James is noticeably thicker and more lush on the 598s. Maybe these just aren't for me.
Jan 5, 2019
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