Is it worth the $100?
And while we're here, have you ever bought used headphones? Would you recommend it?
( Sure, I imagine the blood, sweat, and tears of the previous owner getting all over them, but I'm not afraid of cleaning 'em up.)
It is a good headphone for its price. Whether or not it is worth it to you may be a different story, no way to really tell until you have tried them. What kind of music do you listen to?
I have bought used headphones before. Give them a wipe down with a cleaning solution and replace the pads, good as new. Could also hand wash the earpads instead of buying new ones depending on their condition.
Music: pretty much everything. From Charles Mingus (big band) to BT (electronic).
Ok I think they'll be a good choice. They are good all rounders with a smooth/relaxed sound, just lack hard hitting bass. Very comfortable to wear and reasonably well built.
They do leak sound though and do not block noise well (typical of open back headphones), best used at home or in a quiet environment where you won't disturb others.
Eh, the 598 have been on sale for 100 several times recently. That is a much better deal.
Cool, good to know
Are HD 280 Pros on a similar sound quality level as HD 558s?
But what is the difference it makes?