Not only are the HD 598 aesthetically pleasing to the eyes but they also provide an impeccable...

Sennheiser HD 598

Average User Rating:
4.36301/5,
  • Not only are the HD 598 aesthetically pleasing to the eyes but they also provide an impeccable sound quality and unrivalled comfort. These beige-coloured open, circumaural headphones come with high-gloss burl wood parts and matching ear pads for a sophisiticated, premium finish. With Sennheiser‘s innovative E.A.R. technology, audio signals are directly channelled into your ears. These headphones also incorporate a special diaphragm geometry that minimizes intermodulation distortion while delivering an impressive frequency response range, plus a highly constant compressed cellulose fleece to hold harmonic distortion to less than 0.1%. And to accentuate the already outstanding listening experience even further, their high-quality leatherette headband and velour ear pads provide outstanding wearing comfort, even for long listening sessions.
    Features

    * High-end open circumaural headphones with E.A.R. technology for outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity
    * Sennheiser's innovative “Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement” (E.A.R.) design channels audio signals directly into your ears
    * State-of-the-art, advanced Duofol diaphragms for transparency and minimal distortion
    * Highly optimised, field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet systems for an excellent dynamic response
    * Surround reflector for extended spatial sound field
    * Lightweight aluminium voice coils for high efficiency and excellent dynamics
    * Special diaphragm geometry reduces intermodulation distortion
    * Highly constant, compressed cellulose fleece reduces total harmonic distortion
    * Premium beige and high-gloss burl wood parts for a sophisticated finish
    * Extremely comfortable velour ear pads and headband
    * Excellent connectivity, also with home Hifi equipment
    * 2-year warranty

    Delivery Includes

    * 1 HD 598 headphones
    * 1 3.5 mm adapter

Recent User Reviews

  1. theminstrel
    5.0/5,
    "A true audiophile experience for under £200"
    Pros - Natural, wide, clear sound, comfortable, not too expensive
    Cons - Lacking in impact and bass, ugly
    A reasonably priced pair of premium Open back headphones. They are well made and super comfortable and have a luxurious appearance well suited to home hi fi use. Unlike other hi fidelity phones they have a relatively low impedance and don't need a huge amp to sound good or loud,although one usually helps for sound dynamics.
    They have a great sound quality, very natural in tone, bass, mids and treble all clean and clearly represented. Soundstage width and precision are all superb and detail is fantastic.
    A very good buy if you don't want to spend silly money on truly audiophile headphones for the home. However models such as the HD650 provide even more depth and balanced tonality with more impactful bass.
  2. Cybrupt
    1.0/5,
    "Nothing but Mids"
    Cons - No Bottom End, No Top End, Overly Pronounced Lower Mids
    These are my first pair of headphones since almost 10 years ago. I am used to using studio monitor speakers to judge microphone frequencies. This headphone has a similar mid and lower mid frequency response to a Blue Baby Bottle microphone. Had I known this I would have never bought them. They also have the "sennheiser Veil" This means at around 9khz it drops off the map all the way until 20khz past human hearing. Basically this has a worse frequency range than a shure SM58. No top end frequencies. Overly pronounced lower mids to give it thump since it cant reach sub bass below 100hz. This seems to be a pattern with open back headphones. These are not good for anything other than a toy. It's hard to enjoy these knowing that everything sounds like it was recorded with a Blue Baby Bottle microphones. These are like the opposite of a V shaped headphone. I decided to buy DT770 and sell these. Hopefully I like the DT770.
  3. Amodymous
    4.5/5,
    "Very airy, spacious, and realistic headphones, perfect bang for the buck."
    Pros - Very realistic and large soundstage, excellent imaging, positional accuracy, lush, smooth mids, non fatiguing highs, tight bass, good all rounder.
    Cons - Bass can have more thump, but good enough for a compromise between competitive and casual gaming (with a little EQ, can have more bass).
    - Overall this headphone has to be the best under $200 price range. Sure, some may argue AT AD900X have more soundstage and better for gaming, but have less bass from my experience and 3D Wing isn't the most reliable for comfort. Also, ear pads were not the best for me. Furthermore, HD598 have a more immersive sound than AD900X, more bass rumble and warmth to sound, AT sounded like a tin can trying to be a subwoofer; but that's not to say the AT is also a fine pair of headphones, it just wasn't right for me. The need to not require an amp to power the HD598 was also a plus, since can power it through onboard sound with ease for those who don't want to invest too much in audio equipment. Overall, HD598 very good for movies and games and should be an investment everyone should be satisfied with. Because of these headphones, that's what got me into being an audiophile and continue to continue trend up HD line, such as 600's.
    ganzosrevenge likes this.

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