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If I was still running 595s, this wouldnt be such a tough decision...But I'm currently using 598s with a desktop mic. I'd be spending $120 and not gaining one iota of audio quality (likely losing just a little?). The only difference would be a better mic...As much as I want them, I might have to pass on those grounds alone.
Do the HD598s have angled drivers? I think the PC37X has a little more bass than the HD598, but I wasn't able to A/B test them. The quality is likely very close and you would be side-grading, but having neither and given the choice, I would pick the PC37X.
Yeah, the 555/595/558/598 are all angled drivers.
You know, I was thinking that these look just a tad bit less open than the 598s...the vents are a different style and look to let less air in, so I could definitely see how bass response might be a little tighter. That sounds reasonable.
They probably leak a little less sound, too... Though I'm surprised to hear they don't block out much.
Yeah, the only reason I'm considering them is, I don't want to have to lug my 598s to work ever day, and I use a mechanical keyboard which comes through rather loud with a desktop mic...
Then again I am muted half the time anyways, and these aren't quite as sexy as the 598 (the tan took a while to grow on me, but I absolutely love it now)
I'll say this...If it didn't seem like an awesome product, I wouldn't be torturing myself like this, so there's that.
lol I know how you feel! That eggshell white and brown is unique and I like the look too! But I think I wouldn't like the pleather-wrapped headband on my head as much as the velour PC37X headband.
You should read Yethal's review on Head-Fi, it has pictures of the inner-facing side of the HD598 and PC37X earcups with the pads removed:
Of course I like my review and I feel Yethal and I agree on many points but each provide some unique info, but at the end of the day I just like sharing good info. Yethal's wit also makes me laugh 😂