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Sennheiser HD 580

Sennheiser HD 580
alaScore 72

147 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Sennheiser HD 580. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the portability and usability. The comfort and price also get good opinions.

sound, price, comfort, usability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 580 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the sound and price. The comfort and usability are also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser Foam Headband Pad For Hd600 / Hd580 - 549375Sennheiser HD580 HeadphonesSennheiser HD580 Headphones

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sennheiser HD 580


alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 580 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The comfort and price also get good opinions, but there are mixed opinions on the durability and reliability.

sound, price, comfort, usability, portability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser HD 580 Dynamic HiFi Professional Headphone

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mike (

The Sennheiser Trio: HD580, HD600, HD650


This all started when I got a HD600 loaner from Jay. I told him I haven't listened to the HD600 for a while, and asked him if I can borrow his HD600. Being the generous

It’s true that the HD650 deserves the higher position in Sennheiser's line up, as it also scales up beautifully with every upgrades in the components behind it. And yet, the HD600 continues to wins a lot of fans due to its more universal nature.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Customer review


These headphone sound great out of the box. But after a few hours of full spectrum(20Hz -20,000 Hz) sweeps they must have "burned in" and they surpassed fidelity I first found so amorous! Paired with a modified X-Fi FPS sound card.

Eggceptional attention to quality ; very comfortable to wear. Detactable siganl cable for upgrades. Very musical. Good engineering

None @ $150

May, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great bang for buck


I own the 600 version. it's only a fine tweek of this unit. Price difference isn't worth it, especially at this price. Check out Headroom's amplifiers - really nice stuff.

So good that studios frequently use these. Your electronics are the real limiting factor. The cord is even plug-in replaceable

Know what I said about the electronics? You will probably notice and need to upgrade them;) These aren't terribly portable either

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (

Excellent Headphones


If you are looking for extremely high quality sound and not the crazy high end prices these are it!

Amazing headphones. Comfortable even for a long time, incredible range and perfect sound. I have been using a 300W 7.1 surroundsound system off a very high-end soundcard and these produce much better sound

Whatever you are running them on will need a good amount of power to get the full low end capacity off these. Also it is very likely that they will spoil you rotten on great sound and you will never be able to go back

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: MikeTV (

Buy these if you live in an apartment.


As it's been said over and over, plugging them directly into a soundcard sounds terrible. I have to use these with my RCA Pro receiver. This also means they aren't going with me to LAN parties unless the receiver goes too. I may end up buying a...

They're like speakers for your head. Bass thumps are so powerful you can feel it in your neck. I got these for late night gaming so I wouldn't disturb my neighbors, at the same time it sounds even better than my 5.1 speakers, so works out for both of...

They squeeze my head a bit. First time trying them on actually hurt a little, so I carefully streched them over a pillow overnight, really made a difference the next day

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Raptor (

Quality Headphones


Good headphones. Sennheisers are always durable and sturdy. I like them.

I bought these headphones mainly for Counter-strike Source in order to hear nubs. I can hear nubs with precision, but still have to guess if they're above or below me (of course). Weird thing is I get better sound with my Soundblaster Live! card than...

No volume adjuster on the cord. Have to adjust the volume constantly through windows volume control

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: TM (

Sennheiser...enough said


These will reward a good source. For the price, these may be the best sounding headphones you can buy. Also very comfortable (unlike the brand of high quality phones).

Sound quality: I listen to heavier music (Rage, Tool, NIN, etc), and because of this I was slighly worried about getting a pair of audiophile headphones, but these work well for bass-heavy music, as well as distortion and grunge. However, I am using a...

Nothing nobody doesn't already know about: open, so sound leaks in and out (although not to the extent I was expecting). 300 ohm impedence may require an amp to get the best quality

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Arthur42 (

So worth it


I have been a budget audiophile for a few years now. One of my hobbies is to listen to music in the highest quality possible. Before I owned these, I had a pair of Grado SR-60's. Widely regarded as the best value open-air headphones in the world. I...

Amazing detailed sound. Probably the most comfortable headphones in the world

Would be nice if the cable was one sided and coiled or at least a bit shorter

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (



Well worth the price! Trust Newegg to deliver, and these headphones to deliver the sound.

Most headphones sound pretty good compared to regular speakers. If you've heard Dunlavy speakers or Wilson's, they're amazing - these headphones reproduce the accuracy of those closer than anything else I've ever heard. If you're serious about your...

none that I see

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Arainach (

Best out there for the Value


These Headphones are stunning. They sound wonder unamplified, but as such they don't begin to tough their potential. With proper amplifaction and a good source, these headphones shine at their greatest. With the same Cable and Drivers as the more...

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

Sennheiser engineers are renowned for their striving to create the very best technical solution. You can be sure to get reliable high quality products, plus Sennheiser know-how and experience. The HD 580 precision is an audiophile quality open dynamic Hi-Fi professional stereo headphone. The advanced diaphragm design eliminates standing waves in the diaphragm material. The HD 580 precision can be connected directly to Hi-Fi systems of the highest quality, in particular DAT, DCC and CD players. This headphone is an ideal choice for the professional recording engineer recording classical music.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:12 - 38000Hz/16 - 30000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Portable audio system / Professional audio system/Home audio system / Professional audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty