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Sennheiser HD 598

Sennheiser HD 598
alaScore 91

1357 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1357 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and price are generally positive. The bass quality and comfort also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 598 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 598

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 121 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 598 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, comfort, bass quality, price, design

reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser HD 598 High-End Open Circumaural Headphones

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Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 598

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 521 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 598 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, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones (Burl Wood Accents)Sennheiser HD 598 Audiophile Headphones with High-Gloss Burl Wood Accents

EDITORS' CHOICE

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Sennheiser HD 598

 

Remarkable Sound ; Extremely Comfortable ; Lightweight

Unattractive Color ; No case/pouch ; Awkward with portable media devices (long adapter)

Based on the merits of sound quality alone, we would rate the HD 598 a 9.5. These cans sound remarkable, perhaps the best we’ve heard under $500.

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Sennheiser HD 598

 

We typically scoff and prepare for the worst whenever we see the word “audiophile” in the marketing for any headphone that we see cross our desks, because we've been exposed to some of the crazy things that people will buy simply because it's branded...

Superb frequency response ; Very comfortable

Not at all portable ; Isolation is all but nonexistent

Stunning headphones, another good showing from Sennheiser.

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Sennheiser HD 598

 

The Sennheiser HD598's high-gloss burled wood accents, thickly padded headband, and ear cushions all lend a luxurious feel to the design. The tan-and-beige color scheme is a nice alternative to Sennheiser's usual gray or black finishes. In addition to...

Lightweight German design is extremely comfortable; highly dynamic and detailed sound; 3.5mm headphone plug adapter.

No storage case included.

The new HD 598's "wow" styling updates the classic Sennheiser look, and the sound has more detail and higher resolution than previous models. We recommend these cans to anyone looking for a pair of headphones with precision sound quality and a...

European Consumers Choice

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Sennheiser headphone HD598

 

Not only are the HD 598 aesthetically pleasing to the eyes but they also provide an impeccable sound quality and unrivalled comfort. These beige-coloured open, circumaural headphones come with high-gloss burl wood parts and matching ear pads for a...

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Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Review

 

No need for any introduction here. Sennheiser is a well respected brand name in the audio industry and its headphones and in-ears are known to be loved by audiophiles. The new HD 598 headphones are an over the ear headphones with an open-air design....

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Sennheiser HD 598

 

Fantastic performers overall, but these cans stay near the computer.

Stunning headphones, another good showing from Sennheiser.

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Sennheiser HD 598 Review

 

For Rs. 12,990, the HD 598 just doesn't push our buttons. It is expensive for what it offers, but sadly, there are very few competitors in this price category. It's certainly good enough for a non-audiophile, but if it were selling at a good 3000 bucks...

Bass is a little pronounced, which benefits certain types of music, Fairly forgiving on poor sources and lower quality music, Fairly easy to drive

Midrange is not as sweet as we'd like, Soundstage is flat, A little overpriced in India, MRP is 50% higher than US prices

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Sennheiser HD 598 – Very comfortable

 

Sennheiser HD 598 feels really comfortable in the ear and according to me, it is the most comfortable headphone set I have ever seen to date. I had it on for several hours along with my iPod Touch and my ears didn't feel any fatigue at all. The sound...

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Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones

 

No need for any introduction here. Sennheiser is a well respected brand name in the audio industry and its headphones and in-ears are known to be loved by audiophiles. The new HD 598 headphones are an over the ear headphones with an open-air design....

Overall I think the sound quality is great and the HD 598 will appeal to people who appreciate good sound. I don't think the price fits the build quality though and the lack of color selection is disappointing. Price $349.95.

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Old and New: HD555, HD558, HD598

 

After spending more time with the new HD558 and HD598 headphones, I begin to form a fairly solid opinion on the two of them. There are a lot of popular open headphones on the $100

While the HD598 is certainly the star among this trio, I’m still waiting to see the actual street price before making the final verdict. It’s a shame that I don’t have a HD595 around to make a direct comparison. But, based on the HD555 & HD558...

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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