39 months ago
A couple days ago my current set of headphones broke after a good 4-5 years of use, however being a media student has made it rather crucial that I get a new set to replace these as soon as possible.
After doing some research I narrowed down my choices to the Sennheiser 598 and the ATH-M50X due to their high performance. I was leaning more towards the Sennheiser 598's due to their high quality audio and extremely comfortable ear cups (I know the bass is apparently not great, but it's not that important to me), however I have suddenly become unsure about my choice after hearing that this pair suffers from some bad sound leakage. The intention was to have a set I could bring to class for spotify and audio editing, however I don't want to annoy my classmates if the sound leakage is as bad as the reviews say it is.
I have heard some good things about the ATH-M50x headphones however I have heard that they are quite uncomfortable to use for extended periods of time which is quite unideal as well given that I will need to be wearing them for most of the day (for reference my classes go from 8:30am-5:30pm).
What would you guys personally recommend?