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Sennheiser's new HD598 & HD558 to be announced at the IFA2010

post #1 of 151
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

Sennheiser is going to announce two new headphones at the IFA2010 here in Berlin,

the HD558 and HD598. As they are going to officially introduce them it the IFA, there is little to nothing known about them at the moment.

Judging from the number it's supposed to be the middle class, but that's just an educated guess...

 

However, Sennheiser is going to give a couple of these to users of the German Hifi-Forum.de before the official release date for a "pre-test". So as soon as there is any more information and/or pics available, I'll give you an update!

 

As I am also on the list for the pre-test, I have arranged that I receive the headphones in time for the European head-fi / Hifi-Forum meet so they will be there and can be heard. Guess we're going to have quite a few first hand experiences by the mid of September through the IFA an the meet.

 

Side note: I will also cover these in my short annual IFA report, of course.

 

Looking forward to your comments!

 

m00h

post #2 of 151

So from the model numbers, they should be one notch above the HD555 and HD595, respectively?

post #3 of 151

well.  it looks like the HD800 has taught sennheiser something.

like, taking the time to insert an "8" into their mid-range headphone line.

now, each 555 and 595 will contain a subtle hint at the goodness of the HD800. 

 

(and, besides, the chinese should love it.)

post #4 of 151
Thread Starter 

The first users got their samples, here are two snap shots:

 

HD598

HD598

 

HD558:

HD558

 

m00h

post #5 of 151

Those actually look really comfortable!

post #6 of 151

The 598 looks sexy! I love the pearl white look (ala the K701)

post #7 of 151
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Originally Posted by blackzarg View Post

The 598 looks sexy! I love the pearl white look (ala the K701)


Yeah, but for some reason, "Skullcandy" immediately came to mind. I think I might have seen a pair by them with a similar coloring scheme.

post #8 of 151

Classy-looking.

post #9 of 151

Definitely the white and brown. I wonder how good they are...

post #10 of 151

Wow, I love the look of the 598

I was looking at purchasing a pair of HD650s. but if there is a future replacement in the near future,

I might hold off. Any news of a replacement/upgrade to the HD650s?

post #11 of 151

Well, the HD650s have already been replaced by the HD800s as Sennheiser's flagship.

post #12 of 151
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Originally Posted by kingtz View Post

Well, the HD650s have already been replaced by the HD800s as Sennheiser's flagship.

 

for hundreds of $ more. I was thinking maybe Sennheiser will come out with another mid priced

headphone $500-650.

post #13 of 151
I hope Sennheiser refreshes the HD-650. Probably not this year, though, since all the current introductions are for the 2010 holidays.
post #14 of 151

I hope this does not happen with the new HD558 and HD598, the infamous cracking

 

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post #15 of 151

HD558 -> 598 mod anyone?

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