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Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones - Cream
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- Top-of-the-range for clarity and increased bass, for a fully immersive music and movie experience
- Stunning wide soundstage that will pick every detail in your music, hear the tiny nuances you have never heard before
- Field-replaceable parts for an extremely long lifespan
- Every detail and layer of your music is audible
- "Eargonomic acoustic refinement" (E.A.R.) design channels the audio signal directly into your ears (simulating loudspeakers)
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|Connectivity Technology||Wired||3.5 mm (1/8")^Wired||3.5 mm (1/8"); Wired||Wired|
|Headphones Form Factor||over-ear||over-ear||Circumaural||over-ear|
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The HD 598 headphones are open back, over ear, audiophile grade headphones that combine exceptional sound and comfort. They feature luxurious velour covered ear pads and burl wood parts for a premium finish. The HD 598 headphones combine impeccable sound quality with unrivaled comfort. This elegantly styled over-ear, open back headphone features ear cups with high-gloss burl wood detail complementing premium metal mesh. Acoustic engineering delivers incredibly natural, detailed and balanced sound. A high-quality leatherette headband and velour covered ear cushions provide outstanding wearing comfort for long listening sessions.
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Premium Over-Ear Headphones
Meet the HD 598
The HD 598 headphones combine impeccable sound quality with unrivaled comfort. This elegantly styled over-ear, open back headphone features ear cups with high-gloss burl wood detail complementing premium metal mesh. Innovative acoustic engineering delivers incredibly natural, detailed and balanced sound. A high-quality leatherette headband and velour covered ear cushions provide outstanding wearing comfort for long listening sessions.
The HD 598 offers unrivaled performance and value. They draw on decades of Sennheiser engineering expertise to ensure the sound quality, reliability and durability and audio industry professional trust. Crafted with precision using premium materials, they exude luxury and quality while delivering exceptional sound quality.
Sennheiser‘s innovative E.A.R. technology is featured in the HD 598. This positions the transducers inside the ear cups to channel audio signals directly into your ears producing a more realistic, spatial listening experience. The transducers employ a special diaphragm geometry that minimizes intermodulation and harmonic distortion while delivering high output and impressive frequency response.
Distinctive styling – Featuring high-gloss burl wood accents and premium black metal mesh inspired by European sports sedans
Exceptional clarity – Open back design contributes to outstanding tonal balance, detail and definition
Extreme comfort – Lightweight yet robust with luxurious velour covered ear cushions and padded leatherette headband
Premium components – Sennheiser engineered transducers use aluminum voice coils delivering high efficiency, excellent dynamics and extremely low distortion
E.A.R technology – “Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement” design channels audio directly into your ears producing a more “in room” listening experience
Compatibility – 50-ohm impedance is compatible with virtually every audio device including phones, tablets and computers
Connectivity – Single sided, detachable 3m cable (Oxygen Free Copper) with gold plated 6.3mm connector and 3.5mm adapter
Peace of mind – 2-year international warranty
Did you know?
Sennheiser invented the open back headphone design in 1968. This design, used in the HD 598, is industry renowned for producing exceptionally natural sound quality.
Sennheiser recommends this headphone for music lovers who are passionate about sound quality wanting extreme comfort during long listening sessions.
The HD 598 is compatible with virtually any audio device with a headphone input: traditional audio components, computers, tablets and mobile phones.
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Just want to say first off that I have a musical background myself, in listening, composing recording and production, and recently just finished a degree in popular music. And BOY, do I wish these headphones had been around when I was doing my sound work in my course!!!! Ill do some pros/cons to get things going:
- For a start, VERY comfortable headphones. I CANNOT stress enough just how pleasant they are to wear. I often wear them all night with no pain or discomfort from wearing, which I could not say of any other headphones I have used in the past. This is due mainly to the "over ear" design, as opposed to "on ear" headphones, which can exert pressure on the cartilage of your ears. Ear pads and headband pad are very soft,it almost feels like you are not even wearing headphones at all.
- Extremely clear, and balanced sound. The 598's produce low, mid and high frequencies extremely well with great detail. They bring new life and detail to everything I listen to on them. The high end is beautiful, shimmering and very glassy, without being shrill or harsh. The mid-range is very comfortable, it will bring out guitar from a band mix very well, while not being too mid-heavy. The bass ranges from very subtle to surprisingly punchy powerful bass. The bass is very tight, and responsive... not rumble-ey or flappy in any way. The best thing I can say about the bass response, is that when listening to bass heavy music, the high frequencies are not compromised at all, the sound remains well balanced. (not sure of how else to put that really.)
Note, these are NOT designed to enhance bass in any way.Read more ›
The packaging of the HD 598s is nothing special, however it is functional and feels strong. Inside the box you get the main event, the HD 598SE. You also get two cables, the first being a 3 metre cable with a 3.5mm adapter for MP3 players and computers. The second is a 1.2 metre cable with a 3.5mm jack, this would be preferable for those using the headphones with a portable player, or at a computer. Both the cables are high quality and far thicker than the one which my HD 449s used. They have a twist lock mechanism to connect them to the headphone securely and this is easy to use.
Simply put the HD 598s are gorgeous. The leather headband is both great looking and extremely comfortable. The velour earpads feel premium and are again very comfortable. The black aesthetic is both classy and stylish. Everything about the design screams quality, from the metal ring around the headphone jack insert, to the mesh around the earcups. I love the look of this headphone and they far outclass the HD 449s in both looks and build quality (as they should).
I presume the main reason you are buying these headphones is for the sound quality, if so, you are in for a treat.Read more ›
For classical music I find the HD598s quite marvelous. Helped by the fact that they are open backed the sound stage is broad: instrumental groups and soloists can be accurately located and clearly heard within the greater orchestral landscape. Sound quality is excellent (I am not looking for exaggerated base or wild sound effects: my interest is music, not aural pyrotechnics) and these headphones certainly provide that. When an orchestra blasts forth at full volum,the HD598s handle it with panache and, if that same orchestra whispers softly they handle it with equal panache. These headphones are nothing it not versatile ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am very disappointed with these headphones. The sound quality, whilst very good and spacious, is actually quite muddy mainly because the higher frequencies are so quiet compared... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jack
great headphones, probably the best bang for your buck you could find.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
I tested the head phones against some other head phones from friends that where a loot cheaper
The sound was about the same from Sennheiser the only thing that bet the others... Read more
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. Read morePublished 19 days ago by christine grindley
Utterly perfect clarity, fit, and quality. I've come to expect nothing less from Sennheiser, having owned at least five different products of theirs, and these headphones are no... Read morePublished 20 days ago by TwentyZeroOne