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Ricat
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Dec 20, 2014
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Does this seriously affect audio quality that much? I'd have to use a 3.5 to 1/4 adaptor with it. Wouldn't that defeat the purpose? Hell, wouldn't the internal circuitry of whatever you're listening on defeat the purpose?
Dec 20, 2014
komondor
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Dec 20, 2014
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I'm getting it because the original cable is too long, and I plug into my 3.5 mm phone jack anyway. Cable quality doesn't matter that much, but I didn't want to cheap out on something i'll use for a long time
Dec 20, 2014
Ricat
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Dec 21, 2014
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Yeah, same reason I'm considering it. Didn't mean to make you have to justify your purchase to me. The thing that gets me is I hate using adaptors so even though I need this I'd probably have to find another cable with a 1/4" for my DAC...
Are you running an HD5XX series without an amp? I know they're low impedance but even my lowly Fiio E11 seems to help the all around sound just that little bit.. 558's here.
Dec 21, 2014
komondor
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Dec 22, 2014
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I haven't tried an amp yet, I heard its only necessary for the HD6xx, but I'm borrowing a friend's soon. You could get a 1/4 1/8 adaptor
Dec 22, 2014
Mehere
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Dec 22, 2014
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It is a necessary for any higher impedance headphone, regardless of the brand
Dec 22, 2014
JoshuaG
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Dec 22, 2014
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Cords make no physical difference. You could use coat hangar. The physics do NOT support the purchase of any after market cables. The company is calling you a moron when they offer this purchase.
Perhaps you like the look. Perhaps they might be more durable. Those are the ONLY reasons to purchase these. But I don't believe the price supports either of these.
Music is important to you, but that doesn't mean you have to get suckered into an up-sell that makes no difference in quality of sound. NO DIFFERENCE. It's not a case of a small difference. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN SOUND QUALITY.
Dec 22, 2014
komondor
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Dec 23, 2014
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At 50 ohms, would you say that the impedance of the HD598 is high enough to require an amp?
Dec 23, 2014
Qub3d
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Dec 23, 2014
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What about stereophonics? Some cables can produce noise.
Dec 23, 2014
Mehere
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Dec 24, 2014
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I was saying an AMP is necessary for higher impedance headphones....NOT A CABLE
Dec 24, 2014
APIUM
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Dec 25, 2014
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The 598's sound a bit better with an amp, they don't NEED one though.
Dec 25, 2014
APIUM
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Dec 25, 2014
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No, it doesn't. But it's a more convenient size for travel, and looks better than stock.
Dec 25, 2014
DABTPA
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Jan 3, 2015
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There are 2 factors that go into driving headphone. Impedance (ohms) and sensitivity. For ease of driving, you want low impedance and high sensitvity. I have the 598s and I would amp them if I were you.
Jan 3, 2015
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