Having tried out a pair of AKG 701 a few days earlier, it's fair to say the sound stage is a little forward for these cans. The 595's sound is like being right in the middle of the stage, with good imaging, though I found the AKG's to have much better imaging, as if you were 20 feet away and picking where sounds were coming from. This might be an issue for classical music, but I still feel these cans do a great job there. In all fairness, the AKG's are $100 more, and I was at a high end audio store using a $800 CD player, and a $600 headphone amp.
If you don't have a $600 amp, don't fear. The impedance of these cans is 50 ohms, which can be driven by an iPod or any headphone jack really. Most headphone above this require an amp, adding to the already significant cost of high end audio. That being said, my Harman/Kardon stereo receiver does an excellent job of providing more power to these headphones than any iPod, and can really show what these can do.
These are comfortable headphones. Very comfortable. The velour ear pads are snug, but do not squeeze your head. You can wear these for hours on end with little fatigue. They are easily one of the best non portable headphones. These are fairly large in size, so public usage is not their forte. Also, the lengthy cable is great for home usage, but not for anything else. These are open-air headphones. People around you will hear what you hear. These were never designed for usage on a bus or train. They were designed to be used in the comfort of your home, and even then, best enjoyed in a quiet room. Virtually all high end headphones are open-style, and if you use headphones around others in quiet areas, there are hundreds of closed-style headphones and ear-buds.
GeneralOverall, a great sounding pair of cans for price.You can do much better, but the upgraded sound will also need a headphone amp which adds to the cost. These fit my budget and sound needs quite well.
- Packaged Quantity 1.0
- Product Type Headphones
- Weight 9.5 oz
- Headphones Form Factor Full size
- Headphones Technology Dynamic
- Connectivity Technology Wired
- Sound Output Mode Stereo
- Frequency Response -38488.0 Hz
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.1 %
- Sensitivity 104.0 dB
- Impedance 120.0 Ohm
- Type None
- Connector Type Headphones ( Phone stereo 6.3 mm )
- Cables Included Headphones cable - 10.0 ft
- Included Accessories 6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter
- Power Device None
- Battery None