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Sennheiser HD 558

alaTest has collected and analyzed 738 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and bass quality. The price and comfort also get good feedback. Many are negative about the noise isolation and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

reliability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 558 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 558

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 86 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 558 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, comfort, price, usability, bass quality

portability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser HD 558 High End Open Headphones with E.A.R. Technology

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Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 558

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 558 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

reliability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD 558 HeadphonesSennheiser HD 558 Audiophile Headphones with Internal Surround ReflectorSennheiser HD 558 Audiophile Headphones with an Internal Surround Reflector

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Sennheiser HD 558

 

In the modern era of headphones, the focus is often on compatibility with mobile devices and computers, not to mention booming bass or wireless use. Thus, it's truly refreshing to see a no-frills headphone pair like the Sennheiser HD 558 . At $179.95...

Superb audio performance with rich bass and excellent sense of space. Extremely comfortable. Strong value for price

Open design projects some sound outward?not ideal for recording studio or office use. Connection is ?-inch?high quality, but not ideal for listening on mobile devices or computers

The no-frills Sennheiser HD 558 is easily one of the best-sounding headphone pairs available in its under-$200 price range, but it isn't designed for easy use with mobile devices or computers.

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Sennheiser HD 558

 

Meet the HD 558, Sennheiser's successor to its successful HD 555 open-backed headphones. While it doesn't appear at first glance that Sennheiser changed much in the HD 558, it does provide a decent performance bump from the older headphones, and users...

Very flat frequency response for mids, highs ; Replaceable cable ; Aesthetically pleasing

90Hz and below drops off substantially

Fantastic mid-range headphones.

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Sennheiser HD 558

 

The Sennheiser HD 558s are impressive mid-range headphones.

Very flat frequency response for mids, highs; Replaceable cable; Aesthetically pleasing

90Hz and below drops off substantially

For the price you’d pay, the Sennheiser HD 558s offer a good level of sound quality, comfort, and aesthetic appeal, and are the worthy successors to the Sennheiser HD 555s. The Sennheiser HD 558s are impressive mid-range headphones.

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Sennheiser HD 558 review

 

Sennheiser's HD 558s are well made and reasonably attractive, but have a plasticky appearance at odds with their £150 price. The design is practical, though, as well as comfortable for extended wear. If you wear glasses you could find the headphone...

Sennheiser’s HD 558 headphones are expensive but sound beautiful and feel like they should last for years.

Recommended!

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Sennheiser HD 558

 

The Sennheiser HD 558 give you great sound quality and supreme comfort for less than £150.

Refined, detailed sound ; Detachable cable ; Extremely comfortable

Grille looks a little cheap

The Sennheiser HD 558 are an excellent entry point into high-end audio. Detailed, refined and smooth-sounding, they never offend the ear and don't spend any time on surface level details like the HD 598. They skip between genres, and between music,...

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Sennheiser HD 558

 

They trade aggression for smoothness, but these headphones are a comfortable and pleasant listen

Smooth, rich sound ; Punchy and dynamic ; Forgiving and easy-going character ; Expressive vocals ; Soft and comfortable to wear ; Sleek, compact design

Need more attack and excitement ; Not as agile, subtle or open as rivals

If you want attack and excitement from your headphone sound, go elsewhere: try the Grado SR80is or the Philips Fidelio X1s.

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Meh...

 

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...

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

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...

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an upgrade for sure

 

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...

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

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

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comfy comfy comfy

 

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

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

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

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good can under 200

 

Good can under $200. The ability to detach the cord makes it more convenient for storage when not in use. Too bad this product does not come with a storage bag. 6.3mm audio jack plus adapter is a bit bulky when use with your ipod. Sound quality is good...

Comfortable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Indoor
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Headphones / Traditional Headphone
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