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Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

  • Premium, audiophile grade over ear, open back headphones
  • Lightweight and luxurious velour ear pads for extreme comfort
  • Compatible with virtually every audio device
  • Detachable 3M cable

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Mason S.
  • 7/28/2015 8:39:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsTop Quality Headphones

This review is from: Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

Pros: The most comfortable pair of headphones I've ever used, bar none. I've used them just about every day for nearly 3 years now, and they're still going strong and sounding great. Could not recommend them highly enough.

Cons: Not very portable, they stay on my desk at home, generally. The connector is pretty large, as well.

Other Thoughts: If you have the cash to spend, you can't do better.

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  • Richard H.
  • 5/5/2015 6:56:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsComfortable - Great sound

This review is from: Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

Pros: These headphones sound as good as my speaker system of course they can't reproduce the deep bass vibration sensation of a powered subwoofer but that's to be expected.
They do require a bit of a break-in period though. Out of the box the sound was less than impressive but after a bit of use, they sound just fine.
They sit very lightly on my head and don't crush my skull or ears. They can be worn comfortably for hours.

Cons: The cable attachment at the ear piece seems to be a bit fragile but that may be just my perception.

Other Thoughts: I'm not overly fond of the color but that's a matter of taste and not a reflection on the headphones.

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  • Wesley S.
  • 11/23/2014 6:23:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat headphones for a digital piano

This review is from: Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

Pros: I bought these headphones to use with my high-end Kawai CA95 digital piano. I am very, very pleased with both the sound and comfort of these headphones. I played for 2 hours the first day I got them and truly forgot I was wearing them.
These are an 'open back design' which results in a sound experience that many describe as the sound being more natural and resulting in sound that better represents the spatial sound characteristics of a piano. Conversely, 'closed back' phones tend to make it sound like the sound is coming from 'within your head'. In addition, because my playing environment is generally fairly quiet I like being able to hear any ambient sounds - like being called to dinner - in the room around me.
Acoustically (to my ears), these headphones faithfully reproduce the sound of my digital piano (which in turn is designed to faithfully reproduce the sound of a Kawai acoustic concert grand). This is the first pair of higher-priced 'audiophile' headphones that I have owned, but compared to the budget phones I had been using there is ABSOLUTELY no comparison.
I did quite a bit of research for these, specifically for use with a digital piano, prior to purchase. One source of good information that I found was the Piano World on-line piano forum (a good source for ALL things piano, by the way). I expect I'm not supposed to link to this forum but I would recommend this site for a number of digital pianist' perspective on headphones.
Some have said that the color and trim of the headphones reminds them of the interior of a 1980's German sports sedan. Well, I couldn't afford a car like that in the 80's (or now, for that matter), so I think the color and design is pretty cool and the build quality seems very good.
In many general discussion about headphones, there are usually 'audiophiles' who recommend a separate headphone amplifier. With my piano at least, I see no need, as I only need to turn the volume control to about 1/3 of maximum to match the same sound level of the piano's native speaker system at full volume. In other words, these headphones seem pretty 'efficient' in my use. My piano has 1/4" headphone jacks I don't use the supplied 3.5mm adapter.
Finally, these headphones come with a 10 foot audio cord that allows me to get up and get music from the cabinet next to the piano. If 10 feet is too much length for your usage, the cord can be replaced with a 4.5 foot version available from Sennheiser or other sources - according to what I've read.

Cons: .

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  • Amy J.
  • 10/4/2014 10:11:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsBest headphones ive ever owned

This review is from: Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

Pros: warm mid tones
extraordinary detail
highs are nice, not peaked and scratchy
wide soundstage
have an open feel to them
extremely comfortable
no need for an amp or soundcard

Cons: makes you realize the difference between .mp3 and .flac

Other Thoughts: great overall, make sure you get some high quality music before using these.

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  • Kevin C.
  • 8/2/2014 9:17:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible Sound

This review is from: Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

Pros: I've had these for 2 years now, and they are still going strong. Excellent soundstage, buy a ModMic and pair them together to make a great headset.

Cons: Doesn't do my laundry.

Other Thoughts: I bought these when they were still $250, it's an even better deal now.

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  • Virginia K.
  • 6/29/2014 5:16:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

This review is from: Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

Pros: Sennhesier Quality/Warranty

Comfortable, good looking

Very long cable and 3.5 mm adaptor

Best over the ear headphones (200-300$) I've used in the past 10 years of using them.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I got these because they were the best reviewed Sennheiser over the ear headphones besides the 650's (But I didn't have an extra 300 to spend.) I picked these up because of the reviews of great quality and users saying they've the same pair for 4+ years with no problems. And I believe them after using them, absolutely best 200$ headphones I've ever had the pleasure of using.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/18/2014 4:58:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSimply Amazing

This review is from: Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

Pros: I purchased my pair at a local Magnolia store inside Best Buy. I'm using them with a Sound Blaster Z sound card and they sound amazing in games and for music or movies. Amazing audio quality and extremely comfortable to wear for hours.

Have to try these out if you get the chance, you'll want to buy them.

Cons: None.

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  • Dan D.
  • 2/2/2014 4:29:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome headphones

This review is from: Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

Pros: -Comfortable, as other people pointed out
-Very clear sound. Not much distortion.

Cons: -More expensive than my current speakers + earbuds combined. But it does sound better and worth the cost.

Other Thoughts: Coming from Moray+ earbuds and logitech speakers, this headphone sounds so much better.

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  • Timothy K.
  • 10/28/2013 8:19:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat headphones

This review is from: Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

Pros: Nice sound stage, great clarity. Not so great for bass heavy music, but that doesn't apply to me. These are also extremely comfortable - I can wear them for many hours with no aggravation.

Cons: None, for me. The only cons I can think of are that others around the listener can hear them, which is not a con for me.

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  • ed g.
  • 6/6/2013 1:43:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFantastic Mids, sound amazing...

This review is from: Sennheiser HD598 On-Ear Headphones

Pros: Look great, sensational sound...very clear mellow range, not boomy or harsh. Extremely comfortable and adaptive to personal sizing. The white color is more an oyster off white color, very rich looking. Build quality is excellent.

Cons: Generous 10" cable is a blessing and a curse.....it's a lot of cord to be aware of. May not be for some, no problem for myself.

Other Thoughts: Sound awesome in spite of open back design...personally I like being able to hear outside noise, have conversation without taking phones off. They sound amazing!

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