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Sennheiser Black HD 558 6.3mm Connector Around Ear Acoustic Headphone

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Combining premium acoustics and ergonomics, the Sennheiser HD 558 circumaural headphone gives you a new level of experience in your music and movies. With its special internal Surround Reflector, the HD 558 is able to generate an extended spatial sound field, while the innovative E.A.R. technology ensures accurate channeling of audio signals into your ears. Sophisticated Duofol diaphragms reduce unwanted resonances to an absolute minimum for a pure audio reproduction. Skin-caressing velour earpads and the headband cushion ensure outstanding wearing comfort, even for long listening sessions.

  • newegg E.A.R. Technology Sennheiser's innovative "Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) design channels audio signals directly into your ears.
  • newegg Acoustics-optimized Engineering State-of-the-art Duofol diaphragms enable transparency and minimal distortion. Highly optimized, field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet systems allow an excellent dynamic response. The surround reflector creates extended spatial sound field, while lightweight aluminum voice coils help produce high efficiency and excellent dynamics.
  • newegg Comfortable Fit Extremely comfortable velour ear pads and headband make your listening more enjoyable, even during extended listening sessions. The elegant honeycomb finish on the ear cup casings creates an appealing style.
  • newegg Broad Compatibility Featuring 6.3mm connectors and a 3.5mm adapter, this headphone plays nice with your portable player and home hi-fi equipment.

Learn more about the Sennheiser Electronic corp. HD 558


HD 558

General SPEC

Frequency Response
Input Impedance
50 ohms
112dB S.P.L. at 1KHz
Ear Coupling
Around Ear
Cord Length
10 ft, detachable (single sided)
9.6 oz. (260 g) w/o cable


High-end open circumaural headphones with E.A.R. technology for outstanding bass and vocal projection

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

Elegantly layered honeycomb finish on ear cup casings

Extremely comfortable velour ear pads and headband

Excellent connectivity, also with home Hifi equipment


Package Contents
HD 558 headphones, 3.5 mm adaptor

Manufacturer Warranty

2 years limited
2 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

Customer Reviews of the Sennheiser Electronic corp. HD 558

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  • Zachary F.
  • 10/1/2014 2:20:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMeh...

Pros: They are nice headphones... i guess. I don't want to hate on them too much because i feel like it's personal preference therefore i'm not putting the eggs through the floor. they do have good build quality and feel very nice.

Cons: No amount of EQ in the world can bring the treble out in these headphones it doesn't matter what i do. also when it says open style it means OPEN don't just shrug it off. my dad was across the house when i had them at 1/4 volume and was complaining for me to turn it down. Also the sound signature is fairly muffled almost like it's coming from another room.

Other Thoughts: my personal experience is truly a 1 egg rating i prefer my old cruddy turtle beach x41's to these (xbox360 headset im using with my pc) and since most of you probably doubt me at this point, yes i am using an amplified sound card, 600 ohm amp, so that is not the problem with the sound. however i feel that most of my bad experience is preference related. if you like a lot of treble like i do and enjoy the sound of guitars being out front in your music, these are not the headphones for you it can't be done no amount of EQ can make it work. maybe i'm naive for expecting this out of open headphones but i feel this review could be helpful to anyone like myself

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  • Andrew S.
  • 5/20/2014 11:57:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsan upgrade for sure

Pros: Great sound quality. Reasonably affordable for high definition headphones. Comfortable

Cons: They aren't noise cancelling, but don't advertise to be

Other Thoughts: I have been a Sennheiser customer for nearly 8 years and this particular pair of headphones are everything they were promised to be. My old pair of phones (HD555's) lasted me for 6 years of travel and rough ware. My old headphones are built relatively similar to the HD 558's. At first I was a little off put with the longer cord, but I learned to embrace the freedom the cord offered. I have already noticed the level of ease that parts can be replaced on these phones and it should make for easy repair in the worst case scenario. If you're interested in a very sleek, high quality sound pair of headphones you cannot go wrong with the HD 558's. I recommend these phones to anyone interested in listening/playing music, gaming, or simply having amazing headphones.

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  • Seth G.
  • 1/22/2014 5:06:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent headphones.

Pros: The strongest feature of these headphones is the comfort. They have nice clamping force so the headset never feels like it will shift, on larger heads it might be a bit much though. Very soft plush ear cups that don't squeak when wearing glasses like many others do. Good even sealing around the ears. Nice sounding highs and high mids. Breathe well since they are open backed and while their soundstage is small, they sound much better than most closed back headphones I've used.

Cons: Waaaaaaaay too much bass. And not the good kind of bass. Very distorted and loose, so much so that it starts to muffle the mids. If you've only used mid to mid high quality closed back headphones these will sound pretty nice. But coming back to these after using a bass port modified AKG Q701 makes them sound like a murky mess. You also begin to realize how small the soundstage is... like the sound is being funneled straight into your ears. Not realistic at all.

The build quality on these headphones is good, but is also a bit worrisome as the strap and earcups are completely plastic. They don't creak or anything, but it would have been nice to see some metal band reinforcement. Because they clamp so well I was always a bit afraid of stretching them to far when putting them on.

Other Thoughts: I evaluated 16 headphones from various manufacturers from the 120-250 dollar range. I would say these ranked about 6th overall and most of those points were for comfort alone. Soundwise I would have ranked them about 10th. I've since sent these back in favor of my overall winner, the AKG Q701 after removing the bass port sticker/governor. Makes it hard to listen to anything else.

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  • Mark S.
  • 12/22/2013 1:33:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for a Desktop Setup

Pros: Extremely comfortable. Memory foam allows for hours of use and comfort.

Great sound out of the box. No sound card necessary.

Sleek design, plastic but it is well constructed. Much better build quality than the HD 201's I have.

Not bass heavy! Clean clear audio in all ranges. If you want a ton of bass don't buy these. If you like a good bass mix that has tight kicks buy these.

Dem punchy bass kicks!!!

Cons: 3 meter chord.

Ads say the headphone jack is remove able. But you can only use Sennheiser's special chords. They lock in after they plug in. I youtube'd this to see what it looks like and how it works.

Other Thoughts: Extremely impressed with the quality, comfort, and sound. Best set of cans I own hands down. The sound quality kicks the snot out of my beats solo hd's.

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  • Alex H.
  • 10/31/2013 8:36:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscomfy comfy comfy

Pros: extremely comfortable - can be worn all day and not even feel them
good all around sound quality
very long cable

Cons: leaks a lot of sound - what you are listening to can be heard by others around you

Other Thoughts: well worth the price, i recommend any headphones from sennheiser. they are the best headphones i have ever owned

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  • Lance P.
  • 7/28/2013 11:41:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: Great sound at a decent price.

Cons: Wire is a bit too long for our liking.

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  • Kevin S.
  • 3/24/2013 5:52:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSennheiser 558 Headphones

Pros: The quality of these headphones is absolutely phenomenal. If you are looking for headphones in this price range, these are a great pick. On top of the sound quality, these are the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. I fell asleep while wearing them on the first night of having them and they didn't bother me at all.

Cons: The only fault I have with these is not with the headphones themselves, but with the audio sources that I use. My PC does not put out enough power to fully utilize these headphones, so I went ahead and purchased an amplifier to allow me to use these to their highest potential.

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  • Tyler B.
  • 1/28/2013 7:57:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGeat headphones

Pros: Quality construction
Great Soundstage
High quality sound reproduction
Highs and mids are excellent
Highly reccomend as an intro audiophile pair of headphones.

Cons: A little tight bellow my ears (big head)

Bass is a little weak although that can be fiddled with a little bit with soundcard.

Cord is VERY long - this may not be an issue for you depending on how you want to use it, I have just zip-tied a few loops to shorten the cable. (Why has Sennheiser not released different length and style cables if they are replaceable?)

Other Thoughts: I have these paired with a SoundBlaster Z soundcard which runs to a Fiio e9 headphone amp (used as amp but also to control sound levels from desktop to speakers or headphones) and works wonderfully. (highly reccomend both items)

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  • Andrew A.
  • 10/20/2012 3:16:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuperior Sound

Pros: These head phones are hands down the best headphones i have owned. The range of sound and clarity is superb. Super light weight and comfortable, i can wear them all day without any discomfort or headache.

Cons: The only downside the headphones have is a lack of thump. Dont get me wrong, they have bass, and an excellent range of it, but if you want brain rattle, they dont have it.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend these cans to anyone who values sound quality and clarity to anyone.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/26/2011 8:05:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Headphones I've Ever Owned

Pros: These headphones have more than delivered for me! A long time user and lover of Sennheiser products in the pro audio spectrum, their reputation made this purchase a no brainer. Coupled with a great deal from Newegg, it was a great choice. The bass and highs are both crystal clear and whenever a family member or friend tries them on, a big smile comes to their face. Make sure you have the correct source and equipment to take these phones to their potential (lossless audio such as FLAC, sound card, amp if wanted ect...). These headphones have been flawless through many hours of listening so far, and I am looking forward to many more!

Cons: -

Other Thoughts: Wish Sennheiser would release a shorter cable for these phones, the cable detaches at the base of the left phone with a twist and pull mechanism. The cord is 3m (9.8ft) and is a tad too long to take out in public in my opinion, so having maybe a 5-6ft cord to take on the go would be ideal! Not a big enough detail to list as a con, still love the HD 558's to death!

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