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Sennheiser - Stereo Around Ear Headphones (HD 595)

  • 2 year warranty
  • E.A.R. technology
  • Exceptional clarity & musicality
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Learn more about the Sennheiser Electronic corp. HD 595

Model

Brand
Sennheiser
Type
Over the Ear
Model
HD 595

General SPEC

Frequency Response
12Hz - 38,500Hz(-10dB/1kHz)
THD
< 0.1 %
Input Impedance
50 Ohm
Connector
6.3 mm stereo (3.5 mm Adapter)
Ear Coupling
Circumaural
Cord Length
9.9 ft
Weight
9.6 oz. w/o cable

Features

Features
Enjoy music in a completely new way: “Eargonomic acoustic refinement” (E.A.R.) design channels the audio signal directly into your ears

Advanced Duofol diaphragm technology almost eliminates standing waves inside the capsule

Optimized neodymium ferrous magnet systems

Outstanding wearing comfort for long listening sessions

Long life due to easily replaceable parts

Lightweight aluminium voice coils for high efficiency and excellent dynamics

Extremely comfortable velour ear pads

Special diaphragm geometry reduces intermodulation distortion

Highly constant, compressed cellulose fleece reduces total harmonic distortion

Headphone holder included – easily attached to a table or shelf.

Packaging

Package Contents
HD 595 headphones
Adaptor to 3.5mm jack
Headphone holder

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  • Anthony S.
  • 1/19/2011 2:20:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSimply Amazing

Pros: Sound quality is outstanding. Not only do these headphones have a crystal upper range and powerful lower range, but the sound resolution is superb. These headphones allowed me to hear nuances in music that I never realized existed.

for gaming, especially in fps, they are amazing. as the one reviewer put it, you can hear somebody sneaking up on you and from what direction.

comfy, as in lay down and immerse yourself in music for hours comfy

Cons: I would say expensive, and bulky, but they are worth every penny.

it spoils you, you find flaws in all other headphones and stereos you listen to (even bose speakers).

Other Thoughts: just to remind people, these are an open design, so you can hear everything around you,

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  • Gregory S.
  • 9/28/2010 1:04:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsspoils you for anything else

Pros: Incredible sound. Works great with stereo, Nokia Nuron, etc.
Reminds me of Klipsch high end speakers.

Cons: Wires. Spoils you for anything else. I'm currently looking for something to wear that is less obtrusive in the car.
I want THIS sound quality though;-(

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  • ASTRA L.
  • 9/8/2010 11:10:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: I've owned these headphones for almost 5 years now, and I still love them just as much today as I did the day I bought them. Fantastic sound quality, and while they do their best with an amp (I have a Xin Supermacro with OPA627 op-amps), they still do quite well on even the low power output from an ipod.

Good up-front sound stage, clear and sharp vocals and instruments, strong mid-bass. VERY comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. I have a set of Grado SR-225, and after just an hour of wearing those my ears hurt so bad I have to stop. I can wear my HD595 for 8+ hours and feel no discomfort at all.

Cons: The 6.3->3.5mm requirement is a bit clunky for most uses. The open design means you can hear anything going on around you, and people around you can hear what you're listening to.

Not user-repairable - after five years one of the velour pads has started to tear, and apparently you can't buy replacements from Sennheiser.

Other Thoughts: All of the best circumaural headphones are open, so you can't really knock the HD595 too much in that regard. I really wish Sennheiser sold the velour pads separately so users could replace them when they go bad, but considering the factory ones have lasted 5 years before even starting to tear (and they still work perfectly fine), I can't bring myself to take an egg off.

If/when the pad tears to the point where I can't use the headphones anymore, I'll probably buy another HD595 to replace it. I see no reason to go to something else.

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  • Mark J.
  • 8/29/2010 2:59:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice

Pros: Very comfortable, ( I have a ginormous head) and excellent sound reproduction. These can certainly qualify as "Audiophile" quality is some circles. At the price these are sold at, they are an amazing bargin!

Cons: I really can't think of any.

Other Thoughts: These are Open cans so you do hear all ambient noise and people around you can hear your music. (But that is true with all Open Cans!).

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  • Scott J.
  • 8/27/2010 9:28:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsDo your homework and you won't be dissapointed!

Pros: I have done exhaustive research on various cans and somewhat on what I needed to drive them. I cannot offer experience on various other headphones like some people since I have had a limited scope on what I thought would be good for my gaming needs.

I was sick of the negative aspects that gaming headphones bring: poopy mic, mic breaks easily, tinny sound, static, sub-par bass, poor construction, overloaded software installs. I have done many, many hours of research on all of the top brands for cans geared towards gaming. Many would be good in gaming, but sound like poop for music and/or movies.

These Senn's are worth the money and there are NO compromises you have to put up with. They are light, durable, quality and sound fantastic - in games, movies and music* (see other thoughts) Driving that tank with an enemy sneaking up to place a charge on it? You will hear him - and the direction.

Cons: With the cans and the card, it was a bit pricy - but will outlast 2 generations of components I throw in my system (if not more).

My wife is getting P'off about my system upgrades.

Other Thoughts: For gaming, I highly recommend the ASUS Xonar Essence STX and the Zalman clip-on microphone. The Xonar has enough juice with the built in amp and the surround sound capabilities for games is on par easily with x-fi cards (with all the other bells and whistles like dolby pro-logic II, etc). Just do a search on the card with "reviews" in google.

Be forwarned, if you have lowerend mp3's, you WILL notice a difference in quality after getting this setup running.

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  • James M.
  • 7/19/2010 7:45:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Headphones

Pros: Love these headphones. They're so comfortable, and I can wear them for 4-6 hours without feeling them. I like the one cord balanced audio cable, instead of the higher end can's I've seen that require multiple cables, etc. The velvet ear pads make this shine.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The cord is super-long, however I just roll 2 feet of it up in my backpack when I bring these outside. I currently do not have a mobile amp. I use a mixer to amplify it when I'm on the computer.

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  • SHA C.
  • 11/20/2009 12:57:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAudiophile sound

Pros: The sound is very warm and musical compared to other headphones. If you are a bassfreak, look elsewhere, these are very neutral cans. Instead of the thumping bass that you find in other brands (IE. the one by Dr. Dre) this one provides a very string bass like sound. It's bassy but not overwhelming. The soundstage is excellent and you can heard the separation between different instruments. You'll be relistening many tracks from your music library with these because you'll be amazed at the difference between entry and audiophile level of sound. Furthermore, you'll be comfortable with the velvet plush that lightly clamps around your ears.

Again bass-tards, these are not for you. My friend whom listens to a $20 Creative headset, claims that the HD 595 do not "hit" as hard as his cans.

Cons: -Requires over 250 hours of burn-in? I don't remember, but it took a long as.s time.
-It's open air design, therefore you can heard ambient sounds from outside. Also, these are loud enough to be mini speakers, if you wish to use that way. Just don't blow them out!

-Expensive. I bought them for $180, but almost all high-end headphones are expensive. HD800 for example!

-Needs an amp to reach its full potential. If you don't have an amp or a powerful sound card, you will have the notorious Sennheiser Veil. It sounds like a piece of cloth is blocking your phones from having a clear sound. I currently use an HT Omega Claro Halo to power mine.

-Very well rounded. As much as I like it being a good overall performer, I wish it did excel a bit more on resolution. It's not as clear as an AKG, despite them having a different sound signature.

Other Thoughts: The person that gave this a three star rating is clearly ignorant. If you are experienced with audiophile level headphones, they you should be well aware how much sound you can get from a $200 headphone. Audio equipment is expensive, and an HD 595 is close to entry level. If you can't afford to get better headphones, don't expect a lower tiered product to perform at the highest level. Also a Creative Audigy 2? LOOOOL Garbage in, garbage out.

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  • Julian P.
  • 10/8/2009 7:29:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNot very impressed

Pros: - Sweet design
- Awesome support and company backing
- COMFORTABLE
- adequate length cable

Cons: - 6.3mm stereo with 3.5mm adapter, CLUNKY and WEIRD
- Sounds awful with analog sound
- Open CANS! EWWWW

Other Thoughts: This is the first pair of headphones that I have owned that I spent over 200 dollars on. Let me be very clear in saying that they are adequate for ANYONE who has not experienced a lot of headsets. If you are going from 19 dollar headphones to these, you will be blown away.

That being said, for 200+ dollars, I expected audio perfection. Sadly, I could discern audio flaws, straight from the get go. Perhaps It could be an issue with my hardware, however I have an adequate Creative Audigy 2, which I'm sure is what 70% of people who will buy these will have.

Lets simply say for 200+ dollars, I expected sound ecstacy. I did not receive anything jaw dropping. I promptly returned them for a refund.

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  • Robert C.
  • 3/18/2008 2:21:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest Heapdhones Around

Pros: Best sound reproduction available in low-resistance cans (read: can be used with any source without amplification.) Perfect reproduction across the entire spectrum of sound. Super comfortable to wear for extended periods, tough enough to fall asleep in, light enough to carry around.

Cons: Open-eared, which isn't really a con if you're an audiophile, but they don't block out ambient noise, and anyone around will be able to hear you. The 1/4" adapter can put stress on outputs.

Other Thoughts: Buy an amplifier, improve your source audio. The quality of your sound is only as good as the weakest link. The sound blaster cards are good for gaming audio, but look into other brands for more accurate music reproduction.

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  • Rod O.
  • 3/17/2008 4:21:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAudiophile sound quality / Not for everyone

Pros: Audiophile sound quality: you hear exactly and only what the source material has to offer. That being said, it shines when fed from a quality audio source and completely exposes any shortcomings there of. Very comfortable and snug fitting at the same time. The open air design adds considerable dimension to the soundstage and also make them less hot to wear for extended periods. Good quality and very long straight cord (I hate spring coiled cords plus they short out too easily).

Cons: Not for everyone: open air means anyone around will hear what you're listening to, and you'll hear what's going on around you if you're in a noisy environment. The 1/4" to miniplug adapter add considerable bulk when used with portable devices. Also, if you're a bass freak you'll be disappointed since these do nothing to enhance (or degrade) any section of the audio spectrum (which is definately not true for other headphones I've owned, including cheaper senns).

Other Thoughts: These are the only headphones I've ever owned that are a worthy substition for my home stereo speakers, which BTW are audiophile grade (as is the rest of my hifi system). I got them for using with my computer's X-Fi card. With the X-Fi 3D expansion the 595s produce a very convincing sence of surround sound, much more so than the 8 driver 5.1 headset that they replaced. I find that using a high grade pocket headphone amp greatly enhances their performance with any source, so much so I never use my 595's without one. If you're considering the 595's, my advice: do your homework and shop around.

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