Summary: For the price, I would say it is a reasonable buy. Good to listen to music / videos. My child uses it to hear his online lectures. The Sound Quality is very clear, is fairly comfortable, but no significant noise reduction.
Summary: Firstly, this headphone is the prime example of something I'd love to hate.
I did like the HD595 as a non fatiguing headphone... and yeah the HD598 is better. But that ugly design and MAP restriction left a sour taste.
I'm still saddened they didn't switch to a 1/8 inch connector as most devices use that nowadays. Another problem is the impedance varies among the frequency greatly, especially in the mid-bass.
Pros: never harsh sounding, no sibilance, easy to listen to, wide soundstage
Cons: bass rolls off, not very detailed, a bit muddy, dark sounding, overpriced
Summary: For relaxing with a nice glass of wine while reading a good book, the wash of music from the HD598 is very soothing.
Sadly, its mid bass bloom makes my delicate lute music sound like guitars. In fact, everything seems to have the same over-weighty mid-tone about it, however it was recorded. Deep and full, politely sweet but never exciting.
Pros: Smooths my older, rougher recordings.
Cons: Makes all my music sound like it's been recorded in the same venue, on the same day.
Summary: Had these and couldn't wait to get rid of them. I agree with What Hi-Fi? who gave these 3 stars out of 5 and said they were dull and boring. These headphones do manage to suck the life out of any music.
If you want something to help you relax then these are the right cans for you, but you will get bored and you won't feel much from listening to vocals and music, which for me is like missing the point of music.
I now have Creative Aurvana Live!
great quality headphones but absolutely no environment noise protection
Soima Traian, Amazon
13 April 2014
Summary: Great quality headphones but absolutely no environment noise protection. You can hear everything around you just like you would if you weren't wearing them. While this is great if you have to wear headphones and talk to somebody it also interferes with the quality of the sound you are listening to. On the comfort side they are excellent.
Summary: I been using Sony XB500s for the past 3 years and decided it was time to get a replacement for them. I saw these at sales price and decided they were going to be my new "main." Sadly, I am kind of disappointed with the ergonomics as my ears start hurting after less than an hour. I am not an audiophile but the sound from this headphone feels slightly "distant." Overall, this product matches the price i bought it at. Nothing more nothing less.
Мало баса - обязательно слушать перед покупкой и сравнить с другими моделями.
23 May 2014
Summary: Красиво, гламурно. Но баса в них мало! И только не надо призывать использовать эквалайзер. С эквалайзером вообще нарушается чистота в средне-верхнем диапазоне. Имхо - для джаза очень неплохо, остальные жанры под вопросом. За такие деньги можно посмотреть что то другое (имхо - AKG K242HD например).
Pros: Внешний вид, удобство посадки на голове, отлично передается вокал и джазовая музыка.
Excerpt: наушники это товар, который нельзя вернуть обратно, если он без брака! звук достаточно приемлем (у меня emu 204), наушники выглядят убого (про пластик непонятного цвета), качественная конструкция, без усилителя играют тихо. Пропустил через yamaha nx50, звук намного лучше (громкость), но басов так и не появилось, лишь на высокой громкости.