Summary: For Rs. 12,990, the HD 598 just doesn't push our buttons. It is expensive for what it offers, but sadly, there are very few competitors in this price category. It's certainly good enough for a non-audiophile, but if it were selling at a good 3000 bucks lower, we'd be more likely to bite.
Pros: Bass is a little pronounced, which benefits certain types of music, Fairly forgiving on poor sources and lower quality music, Fairly easy to drive
Cons: Midrange is not as sweet as we'd like, Soundstage is flat, A little overpriced in India, MRP is 50% higher than US prices