Sennheiser HD590 (headphones)

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These headphones are similar to the Sennheiser HD 580. They have a single cable and are cheaper.

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Tripecac (Travis Emmitt)

I bought my Sennheiser HD 590s on 2005-05-27 for $105. I think I used an credit card promotion to get the price down below $100.

I got these to use with my laptop, which is my secondary DAW. I also wanted some high-quality backup headphones in case my HD 580s stop working or have to be sent in for repair.

They sound a little different. I haven't don't any rigorous A/B testing, but noticed for one song that the HD 590s sound less crisp than the HD 580s for deep bass notes. It's really hard to describe that difference in words. I also don't remember it very well.

When my HD 580s were having distortion problems (which I resolved), I used the HD 590s as replacements. I really didn't notice any difference once I got working on the music. They were comfortable and clear.