Which one /mu/? Narrowed it down to these three. Never gotten headphones before so I'm willing to spend more for the investment tbh, but idk if the HD 598 is much of a difference to HD 558. Put the M50x in there too as it's the cheapest, but I'm not as interesting in closed-back. What do you guys think?
They're fine headphones, but they have worse sound quality than other headphones in the same range and their main appeal is aesthetics and comfort, one of which shouldn't even be a factor since if you're wearing open headphones outside you already don't care what people think of you or you're too oblivious for it to matter. And as far as comfiness goes the phillips are more comfy (way lighter on your head) and breathable apart from responding better in higher and lower ranges.
Sennheiser are just like what Razer is to gaming products. They're fine but they have a huge backing for no technical reason and stay afloat among higher quality competitors entirely due to mindless promotion surrounding them.
Oh nice I've read about the comfort on both HDs being great. And what do you mean by 'okay' sound quality? I would have thought it would be a bit better than that. Have you tried the foam mod I think it's called?
Isn't the M50s like that too though? And the aesthetic is hardly the main selling point, but more about neutral sound + soundstage + comfort.
M50s are 30 euro cheaper, the bass goes deeper and bleeds less and the mids end up less muddled than the sennheisers.
And you'd be surprised how many people buy the 598s due to the color and aesthetics. I've seen pictures of animu characters wearing them and that in and of itself gets some weebs interested in them
i'm sick of these threads. stop having the internet make decisions for you, just get whatever you want. life's long dude, you can afford to fuck up sometimes. besides, they're all fine, you won't be disappointed in any of them, and if you are, whatever. at least you'll have experienced a real emotion for once
Wew damn. Well budget is around £150 max (~$220). Mainly listen to IDM, hip hop, and alt. rock the most.
It is cheaper but this is a long-term investment so I can afford more. I don't really necessarily want a huge emphasis on bass either, but then again I'm not entirely sure as these are my first encounter into higher end audiophile equipment.
And I don't mind the bleeding, as I would prefer open back for music/gaming. I think the colour scheme is alright but feel it could get old pretty quickly. I am leaning more towards 598 just so I know I've got the best I can in the price range, but urgh idk tbh.
Understand what you're saying but this is for music discussion, so I just wanted to see what people with some experience in this have to say m888. I can fuck up, but I would like not to tbh. That was quite inspirational though tbvh.