Will Sennheiser HD598 SR be an upgrade over the 518?

beni_rohit

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Hey there guys
ive been using my HD518s for over 3 years now
and i really like them
i came across a great deal on the Sennheiser HD598 SRs (Rs.8000 or 125 USD)
I was wondering how much of an upgrade will they be over my 518s?
I know that the 598s are better but by how much?
I also do a lot of FPS gaming on my system
will they be any better with positional audio( determining which side your enemy is coming from)?
 

anort3

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I own the original 598. I think the only difference between the 598 and 598SR is the color and the SR comes with 2 cables so they sound the same.

The 598s have very good soundstage and detail. This makes them very good for gaming and music both. The only complaint I have is they don't have much bass. They should be a noticeable sound quality upgrade over your HD518s.
 

anort3

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I own the original 598. I think the only difference between the 598 and 598SR is the color and the SR comes with 2 cables so they sound the same.

The 598s have very good soundstage and detail. This makes them very good for gaming and music both. The only complaint I have is they don't have much bass. They should be a noticeable sound quality upgrade over your HD518s.
 

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