Are these better than my sennheiser hd599 se?

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5h0l3e5
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May 14, 2020
Yeah sure. You could say they're two generations ahead of your 599. Because the HD 600/650 with the 300 ohm drivers are one generations advanced, and HD 58x/660s with 150 ohm drivers are another step ahead.
rjms
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Jun 5, 2020
I have m40x from 4 years or so , a year ago i bought 599se for 120usd approx , i feel so much more power and details , i like the bass level along with clarity. I m not audiophile , will I able to get audible difference or massive improvement if I switch over to hd58x. I don't want any less bass than 599se. Please guide. Or recommend any other headphones upto 500usd max.
5h0l3e5
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Jun 6, 2020
Since you are used to the sound signature of 599se, you may not like how 58x sounds at first. Both the headphones and your ears need burn-in (for any new headphones you buy). hd58x has less soundstage and better imaging than 599se, that for sure. But I don't think you would hear massive improvement with an average amp. For $500, it's better to buy an amp, too. The magic of Sennheiser 58x and 6xx is that they work well with tubes. Tubes can massively change these headphones. For example, 6xx have a narrow soundstage, but with the right tube, they sound wide. For $500, you can buy Koss ESP/95X to experience something different with lots of improvements over 599se. But without eq, the bass isn't great. But I recommend HD58x with Aune X1S 2020. These headphones are way more versatile that the Koss or 6xx. You can even use them with a phone. And the Aune is a great class-a dac/amp with high signal-to-noise ratio.