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Sennheiser HD 558 High End Open Over-Ear Headphones with E.A.R. Technology
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- Audiophile-grade, high performance headphones
- Internal Sound Reflector for an extended spatial field immerses the listener in rich audio, so ideal for home cinema too
- Light and comfortable for long periods, the soft velour ear pads help to allow your ears to breathe for relaxed and truly pleasurable long listening sessions
- Very clear and detailed, able to deal with complex pieces with ease
- "Eargonomic acoustic refinement" (E.A.R.) design channels the audio signal directly into your ears (simulating loudspeakers)
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With their special Internal Surround Reflectors, the HD 558 open-backed, ‘around-the-ear’ headphones are able to generate an extended spatial sound field; making them ideal for listening to home cinema as well as music. Also fitted with Sennheiser’s innovative E.A.R. technology; this allows for the accurate channelling of audio signals into your ears for a better and wider sound image. Sophisticated dual-layer diaphragms also reduce unwanted vibrations within the ear cups to an absolute minimum. The use of carefully selected materials ensures these headphones are extremely lightweight and supremely comfortable to wear for long listening sessions.
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Sennheiser's innovative "Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) technology and Surround Reflector combine together to offer a more three dimensional listening experience. Ideal for home entertainment such as watching your favourite films or even for gaming, with outstanding bass and clear vocal projection.
- High-end ‘around-the-ear’ design with a wide open sound and a brilliant sense of space
- Surround Reflector for a wide and spacious sound field that is three dimensional
- Sennheiser's innovative “Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement” (E.A.R.) design channels audio signals directly into your ears to simulate a listening experience similar to full-size home speakers
- State-of-the-art diaphragms for transparency and minimal distortion to effectively eliminate vibrations within the earpiece
- Powerful neodymium magnet systems for an excellent dynamic sound that is true to the original recording
- Lightweight aluminium voice coils for high efficiency and excellent dynamics – loud and soft notes are just as they should be
- Elegantly layered honeycomb finish on ear cup casings
- Each ear pad is lined with soft, very comfortable velour, the thickly padded headband adds to the wearing comfort and ensures a snug fit, the headband is easily adjustable
- Single-sided cable with ‘turn-to-lock’ cable mechanism so replacement is made easy; also eliminates tangle
- Optimized for home Hi-Fi/AV systems, may be used with portable devices
- Simple modular constructions with field replaceable parts for a long lifespan
- 2-year warranty
Did you know?
This headphone features a surround reflector for a multi-dimensional listening session and a more ‘out–of-the-head’ listening experience. Ideal for music, movies and games.
The result is a very rounded sound that is ‘easy-on-the-ear’. It’s easy, ‘not work’ to imagine performers in real space. For anyone who has avoided headphones because they do not ‘image’ like speakers, they should try these.
Sennheiser recommends this headphone for...
... all individuals who want to skip between different music styles and between music, movies and TV with ease.
The HD 558 can be connected to any 6.3 mm headphone socket on home audio devices. Also supplied with a 3.5 mm adaptor for portable use.
The Sennheiser HD 558 is covered by a global warranty of 24 months. Sennheiser's worldwide service network will provide swift and smooth handling of any case of warranty claim that might occur. German design and build quality.
Sennheiser is the brand of choice for many high-profile recording artists and live sound engineers, delivering the ultimate audio experience to people who crave true-to-life sound. For over 65 years, Sennheiser has applied its in-depth audio research to the development of premium headphones, microphones and headsets. Every Sennheiser product endures rigorous quality control tests to ensure you receive durable, great-sounding headphones that will withstand daily use in a variety of environments.
Meet the Range
|Type||Full-Size Circumaural, ‘Around-the-ear’ Headphone||Full-Size Circumaural, ‘Around-the-ear’ Headphone||Full-Size Circumaural, ‘Around-the-ear’ Headphone|
|Frequency Response||14 - 26,000 Hz||15 - 28,000 Hz||12 - 38,500 Hz|
|Acoustic Design||Open-Backed For Excellent, Natural And True-To-Life Sound Reproduction||Open-Backed For Excellent, Natural And True-To-Life Sound Reproduction||Open-Backed For Excellent, Natural And True-To-Life Sound Reproduction|
|Impedance||50 Ohms||50 Ohms||50 Ohms|
|Cable Length||3 m OFC Single-Sided, Exchangeable||3 m OFC Single-Sided, Exchangeable||3 m OFC Single-Sided, Exchangeable|
|Connector Plugs||6.3 mm Plug, With 3.5 mm Adaptor||6.3 mm Plug, With 3.5 mm Adaptor||6.3 mm Plug, With 3.5 mm Adaptor|
|Sound Pressure Level||108 dB||112 dB||112 dB|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years||2 years|
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Top Customer Reviews
These are open backed headphones and are are designed to allow sound to escape which helps prevent distortion and gives them and great clarity. Other signs they're not great for commuting are the fact they come with a 3meter cable with a 1/4 inch jack. Ideal for use with a hifi system as no need to get a 1/4 adapter and long cable means you free to move and not chained to your system but not for commuting. The cable, the jack and openess are clearly mentioned so to complain they and then review them as two stars because they leak sound and/or are not commuter frindley is like buying a big v8 muscle car and then complaining it's fuel efficiency is terrible.
Also I found the one star review "unusual" to say the least. Here's somebody who has spent £8,000 on an audio set up and the proceeded to use headphones that cost £15. Not £1,500 not £150 but £15. Really? Would be like wearing a tailor made Armani suit then using lynx aftershave. The mind boggles
Anyhow, after using Sennheiser CX150 a couple of years I was aware of how good Sennheiser headphones could be. Even though the CX150 were around £15-20 at the time (often a tenner in HMV) I noticed they were much better than other in ear headphones I'd used (JVC gummy, Apples ipod headphones). And not only was the sound better but they were much more durable.Read more ›
They leak alot of noise, so if anyone else is around they will hear what is blitzing through these things, and they are loud.
However put these things in your computer at home or any portable player as well and they absolutely stunning. My music (Alot of rock / metal with occasional electronic / drum and bass) has never sounded so clear, so crunchy and impactful.
Whack the volume up to the most that your ears can handle, these things don't care. You'll get no crackling or distortion and whatever you're playing will still have amazing clarity.
These are expensive headphones no doubt, but I've never wanted to listen to so much music in my home since getting them. Everything sounds new again!
the quality of the product is top notch, well made, well packaged and as described.
Sennheiser are one of the big researchers into sound technology and the HD558's definitely have benefitted from some of their technological developments dripping down to them. this is unlike beats or others which are all about the marketing hype!
in terms of sound quality, they are top notch as hoped. i have enjoyed listening to plenty of music. what i enjoy most about the audio through these phones is that you really can pick out each individual track within the recording. you can focus on backing vocals or a hidden guitar and really pick it out. dont expect them to blast your head off with bass as this is not what they are designed for. they are for budget concious audiophiles so its all about quality not quantity.
as mentioned in other reviews because these headphones are open back, they are not at all suited to the outdoors (rain WILL destroy them) and sound leakage will be a problem, both inwards and outwards. my wife said when i first started listen through them that she could 'just hear everything'. is a bit of an overstatement and i would describe the leakage like taking in ears out and putting them on the other side of the room.
However, i recently took them on holiday and they werent too bad. on the plane the volume was sufficient to overcomb the drone of the engines and other systems and in the terminal they worked pretty well (during quiet parts of songs i could hear the tannoy and people speaking loudly).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I struggle to criticize these at all. They are incredibly comfortable which as a glasses-wearer is not a common find - I can wear these for hours and not even notice. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have a lot of love for these headphones. Bought four years ago, I still use them on a regular basis. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jon Linnell
I received these headphones for my Birthday as I wanted some headphones to satisfy my audiophilic tendencies, and Sennheiser did not disappoint. The sound is SO clear. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Avensol
great headphones through a good home cinema system there fantastic.Published 3 months ago by robert h
This is an amazing headset I can hear things I never heard before! I have paired this with the antliion mod mic for the best gaming experience. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David
I should of checked because they are open backed i have to have them on low whilst travelling on the train....!Published 4 months ago by simon
One of the best headsets I've ever had, absolutely amazing!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer