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Sennheiser HD-598 Reviews

wrightanswer@ear

Like camouflage.

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Pros: Smooths my older, rougher recordings.

Cons: Makes all my music sound like it's been recorded in the same venue, on the same day.

For relaxing with a nice glass of wine while reading a good book, the wash of music from the HD598 is very soothing. Sadly, its mid bass bloom makes my delicate lute music sound like guitars. In fact, everything seems to have the same over-weighty mid-tone about it, however it was recorded. Deep and full, politely sweet but never exciting. It's as if my CDs are camouflaged in a Sennheiser soundscape, with a feeling that there was a Sennheiser engineer present at every recording session, insisting on the exact same feel, no matter whether the music was classical, rock or jazz. 
rew850

Decent Price Glory

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Pros: Good Sound, Price, Look, Comfortability,

Cons: Not too much bass

This headphone is really good for its price and is comfortable and looking good. The sound is clear but need more bass, this is not a bad thing for everybody but on certain songs you can ear that the bass is not powerful. Overall the headphone is pretty great for audiophile starters, an amp will not be needed that much.
norilink

my first hi fi headphone

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Pros: very nice sound and comfortable

Cons: lack of bass details

i love it this pair it is good for music and games recommended for beginners
weirddub

The complete package

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Pros: Very well made, They look awesome, big soundstage, nice punchy bass.

Cons: Cable is long, 6.5mm adapter

Design/Build quality Straight out of the box these feel strong and look like they have been put together very well, they have a beige colour with shiny wood accents and they look awesome! They are like the Aston Martin of the headphone universe, they just look and feel classy and expensive. Sound At first these didn't sound so great out of the box they sounded dull grainy and lacked bass completely after burn in however these opened up nicely, Bass is tight and punchy with a nice subtle low end but definitely not superfluous or over the top, Treble is these cans strong point they have a lot of detail and are unforgiving of low quality music any mp3 below 256kbps sound awful The...
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AgentCOPP1

Sennheiser HD598 Review

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Pros: Light, EXTREMELY comfy, great mids & highs,

Cons: Bass lacks impact, annoying cable, no carrying pouch

  Hello everyone. I'm going to review Sennheiser's HD598 audiophile headphones, and give you an overview of my personal opinions on it. These seem to be one of Sennheiser's most esteemed set of cans, so if you really want to know what all the jazz is about, well here you go. Feel free to agree or disagree however you find suitable, however I warn you, if you disagree with me, you are provoking the wrath of the almighty audio gods, so I would be wary if I were you.   ***Disclaimer: This is all opinion-based, but I'm pretty sure my opinions are true. Otherwise I would be an insecure jack wagon***   I got these headphones about two months ago and have been giving...
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Z3disD3ad

Blow me away Sennheiser HD-598

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Pros: Sound, style, design, comfort

Cons: home hifi, maybe another cable with 3.5mm jack only

For the price, these headphones have incredible sound quality. Compared to other headphones like the HD 650, this is by no means an 'inferior' headphone just different. Superb soundstage and bass and treble capabilities. out of the box the highs mids and lows are well balanced.    Comfort is 5 stars, light and comfy. The headband is pleather, don't know if it will discolour/rot off over time. Some reports that the wood is real but I doubt it. Absolutely love the retro premium style to bits, needs to win an award for one of the best looking headphones. I took off half a star for design because of cracking for early batches and Sennheiser public commitment to replace...
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willowbrook

Great luxury looking headphone

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Pros: Great flat sound, comfortable

Cons: A lot of plastic, 1/4 jack

Great headphone out of the box, hoping the bass will tighten more. Good looking design, but a lot of plastic The jack could have been standard 3.5mm jack instead of 6.5mm since this headphone does not require an amp. Overall, great value
SennHI808

HD598

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Pros: Looks, sound quality, soundstage, comfort, everything

Cons: I love these cans

I have gone through many different cans from Grados to Beyers, all kinds of IEMs and still yet I have never been able to part ways with the 598s. I have listened to many high-end headphones and while they are better they are 5 times the price!! I think these are the best all around headphones money can buy, they are my favorite gaming headphone and will be for a very long time. These were my first audiophile can and was my gateway into the vast world of hi-fi, now I have the D7000 to compliment these with and could not be happier. Did I mention the looks of these cans, I think they are amongst the best looking cans out there. The comfort is fantastic and can easily wear them for hours...
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webhappy

Almost perfect

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Pros: Can listen to forever, no reason for me to want to upgrade

Cons: The 1/4" jack makes this even less portable

I previously had a Pioneer SE-A1000, which was my first pair of open headphones that was meant to be used as a home theater replacement (I've owned lots of IEM's such as Shure e2c, SCL4, UE600vi, HF3). The SE-A1000 was awesome to listen to for movies with a massive soundstage, but it was exhausting to listen to for hours on end because of the V-shaped sound signature. When I first got the HD598, I didn't think that the music was drastically better than my SE-A1000, but the key thing I appreciate now is how I can listen to the hd598 forever. The comfort is perfect, and I can wear my glasses under my headphones all day. For music, movies, or gaming, the sound just seems perfect. The...
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Arkyle

Flat response. No, really, FLAT.

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Pros: The sound, comfortable, detachable cable, everything is replaceable, nice design, awesome price, forgiving with lower quality sources, low impedance

Cons: Hanger not included, not even a pouch, the 6.35 jack can be a problem

These are just insane. It has such a flat response, but they are not by any means boring. Every single frequency shines since the instrument separation is great. There is simply no distortion, even at really high volumes, which they can achieve very easily since they have a meager 50 Ohm impedance and very high sensitivity. If that wasn't enough, their best quality IMHO is their HUGE soundstage. Even while being so open, the bass in punchy and unlikely tight!    Everything is serviceable too, from the cable to the headband padding. The ear pads are big, cushy and don't get your ears too hot thanks to the open design of the cups themselves and the velour-type material....
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