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Old 09-23-2010, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sennheiser 595 Headphones

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Old 09-23-2010, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you're really in the market for $300 headphones you should already be well aware of the quality Sennheiser offers. what do you normally wear? are you familiar with open ear vs. closed ear headphones?

i've been rocking 515s for about 4 years now and they're only recently getting to the point of making me consider replacements. mainly due to the cloth ear covering. i've worn them inside, outside, in the sun, rain, snow, it's only when i started wearing them while video game drumming that i soaked the ear pads with sweat and things started being less than awesome.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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go through the discussions at the head-fi forum to decide on your headphone.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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not sure this is the right forum for this.

but I can't move it so....

Yeah, they are good headphones. You can compare them to Bose QC's, about the same level. They are entry level audiophile headphones, you will hear things in your music you've never noticed before if you're not used to audiophile quality, but it's quite nice once you get used to it. I had the Bose Triports for years but they recently broke and I switched to entry level Sennheisers. I'm considering upgrading to the 595's as well. If you have the money, I'd say buy them.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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if you're really in the market for $300 headphones you should already be well aware of the quality Sennheiser offers. what do you normally wear? are you familiar with open ear vs. closed ear headphones?

i've been rocking 515s for about 4 years now and they're only recently getting to the point of making me consider replacements. mainly due to the cloth ear covering. i've worn them inside, outside, in the sun, rain, snow, it's only when i started wearing them while video game drumming that i soaked the ear pads with sweat and things started being less than awesome.
I currently wear Bose in-ear phones, but I've been looking to get some over ear headphones.

I've been hearing mixed reviews about Sennheiser, so I wasn't quite sure what to think. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the difference between Open and closed ear headphones, if you could explain it, I'd appreciate it.

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but I can't move it so....

Yeah, they are good headphones. You can compare them to Bose QC's, about the same level. They are entry level audiophile headphones, you will hear things in your music you've never noticed before if you're not used to audiophile quality, but it's quite nice once you get used to it. I had the Bose Triports for years but they recently broke and I switched to entry level Sennheisers. I'm considering upgrading to the 595's as well. If you have the money, I'd say buy them.
My apologies, new to the forum, haven't gotten the hang of the layout quite yet. I was under the impression that the 595's were in the upper area of the Audiophile line, not the entry level.
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I currently wear Bose in-ear phones, but I've been looking to get some over ear headphones.

I've been hearing mixed reviews about Sennheiser, so I wasn't quite sure what to think. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the difference between Open and closed ear headphones, if you could explain it, I'd appreciate it.


My apologies, new to the forum, haven't gotten the hang of the layout quite yet. I was under the impression that the 595's were in the upper area of the Audiophile line, not the entry level.
These are your upper level... Sennheiser HD 800 Audiophile stereo headphones at Crutchfield Signature
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I'm aware those are the tippy top, but i thought that the 595's were up there, upper middle class, if you will.
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I'm aware those are the tippy top, but i thought that the 595's were up there, upper middle class, if you will.
It's preference I guess. But 595's are where it starts to get really good IMO. They are great headphones for the money, only $240 on Amazon too.
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Good to hear. I just won an auction for a pair of 595's for $172.
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