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Sennheiser HD 598

Sennheiser HD 598
alaScore 91

1413 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1413 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and bass quality. The value for money and comfort also get good opinions, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, design

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, value for money, usability

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, value for money, comfort, 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 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

 

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

Stunning headphones, another good showing from Sennheiser.

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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...

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Sennheiser's New HD558 and HD598

 

Sennheiser just released the new HD558 and HD598 headphones, which are successors to the mid-level HD555 and HD595 headphones. The HD558 now wears a slick, all black look, while the HD598 took an

I also think that the old mid-fi soundstage king that is the AKG K501 has also been dethroned. Compared to the HD558/598, the K501 still has a bigger soundstage, but that’s about it. The HD558/598 has a much better overall soundstage performance,...

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Sennheiser HD 598

 

The Sennheiser HD 598s have an eye-catching look and an ear-charming sound.

Wide "open-back" sound ; Well-measured, powerful bass ; Good with movies and games too

Eye-catching looks an acquired taste ; The look comes at a slight premium

Call us boring, but we're not sure we prefer the bold colour scheme of the Sennheiser HD 598 to the standard black and grey, but any qualms blew away once we donned these headphones. The open, powerful sound is extremely versatile and they're...

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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