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How much different do these sound to the HD 598s? I've been wearing those and using em everyday for about 8 years now.
My wife has a pair of 598s and I just got the 6xx in the mail yesterday. Will compare when I get some time and let you know because I too was curious before ordering.
ill let u know when i get mine ive had my 598s for 7 yrs
Both me and the wife compared them. Ran them through 3 differnt amps (rotel rc-1070, eastern electric minimax cdp tubed output, and evga nu audio headphone out) Other than impedance difference, three main differences came out.
Keep in mind the 598s are broken in and the 6xx have only like an hour listening on them. However if I had the 598s I would opt to spend the money on something other than the 6xx because the difference/flavor isn't huge. A month ago I had a pair of ath-w1000, but they were recently stolen. They definitely had high frequency clarity / sparkle that I miss in both pairs of Sennheisers. Personally I'd really like to try the beyerdynamic DT 1990 although I realize they cost more. I am happy with the 6xx though, just if the 598s were mine and not the wife's I would've chosen something else. Hope that helps.
edit... I'm listening more and picking up on the additional clarity of the 6xx's so while I like variety in multiple sets of cans, if you like the sound sig of your 598s and just want better of the same thing then I suppose get the 6xx
- 598s more comfy or not as tight on the head.
- 598s more bass (but fuzzier) and low mid heavy - 6xx more flat response and open
- 6xx more clarity esp on on transients (but to my ears not a huge difference)
Wow! Thank you so much for the detailed review. I ordered the 6xx a while back. I look forward to hearing them now. Thanks again.
Nice, would also be interested in your take on how they compare. Happy listening!
Sure thing! I should have them this weekend if shopping goes right.