sennheiser hd 590's

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by raiderz182, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. raiderz182 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2003
    north philly
    i've read some very good reviews about these headphones...
    does anyone have them? do you like them?
    also does anyone know where i can get it for cheap??, $150 - $200 ??
  2. Jovian9 macrumors 68000


    Feb 19, 2003
    Planet Zebes
    I have the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro's and they are great. Do yourself a favor and buy a pair of Sennheiser's....the sound quality is awesome.
  3. kangaroo macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2003

    I have a pair--fabulous sound and incredible comfort. ;)
  4. raiderz182 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2003
    north philly
    after getting some responses from other message boards i learned that
    hd 570 vs hd 590

    hd590 will go for $150 and hd570's will go for around $80

    the 570's are slightly less quality and are lighter
    i think im going with the 570's... becasue i doubt that i'll be able to tell the difference in quality anyway
  5. salamis480 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2004
    sennheiser hd590s

    If you're willing, go for the HD600s. Should be cheaper now with the new HD650s out in the market.

    I took a listen to the 600s some time ago. Highs are silky, the mid-range smooth and the bass, though extended, could use a little more weight.

    Depending on your listening tastes, the HD600 would last you for a long time.
  6. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
    FYI, Senns that big will require a good amp to drive it, so expect to pay another $150 - $200.

    Or you can check out Audio-Technica. These are made in Japan and IMO are better than the Senns, and are not as power hungry.
  7. heljy macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2002
    Madison, WI
    Hey I have a pair for sell. They are extremely comfortable but like what others say, require a good amp to drive them. They are very lightly used and I am willingly to let go of the for $100 + shipping.

    I got them off ebay for $150-$160. So you might want to check there too.
  8. raiderz182 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2003
    north philly
    what do you mean a good amp to drive them?
  9. johnnowak macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2003
    New York, New York
    The 590s are great. I had a pair for 2 years. I actually like them better than the 600s, which sound like they are trying to sound like a pair of Stax, but just don't do it. Your mac should be able to drive the 590s alright, I wouldn't worry about it -- you won't *need* an amp.

    If you want cheap though, the Grado SR-60s really surprised me. You can probably find them new for about 60 bucks. The detail isn't quite as good as the 590s (well, not too close really at all), but they're still incredibly enjoyable to listen to, and can be driven very well by absolutely anything. I just got a pair for my girlfriend.
  10. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2002
    The inner depths of madness, aka Kent, OH
    we use Audio-Technica at work and I love them, the sounds so good and they are so dang comfortable too.
  11. lasuther macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2004
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    I used to own 580's and they were amazing. Sennheisers are the best. I had a headroom amp to drive them. Getting a good amp is very important with good headphones. Check out the headroom site: for more information on headphones and headphone amps. Check their prices, but I think it might be out of your range. I've also used Grados, but I perfer the Sennheisers. I plan on buying the Etymotic ER-6 this week for my iBook. :) Good luck and have fun.

  12. Soire macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2004
    Garden State
    HD500s ??

    What's the word on the HD 500s. they're only $100 headphones, but would they work with and iPod? Sound good, need an amp? What's the deal? :confused:
  13. mac-in-fool macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2004
    Grado SR80

    Forget the Sennheisers, While very good headphones, they are over priced. Check out the reviews on the Grado SR80 or SR125. They are an open headphone, if you need a closed (around the ear headphone) opt for the Sony MDR 7506 a broadcast standard for over 20 years.

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