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Sennheiser HD 598

Sennheiser HD 598
alaScore 91

1413 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 1413 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and bass quality. The value for money and comfort also get good ratings. There are some negative ratings about the reliability.

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

reliability

We analysed 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

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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...

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Sennheiser HD 598

 

The Sennheiser HD 598 are a timely update of the older Sennheiser HD 595 over-the-ear headphones and come with a nice designer twist. The cream and brown plastic and leather look is off-set by a nice Burl Wood veneer trim that certainly helps these...

In terms of style and build quality, these have to be some of the best looking and well-built headphones around. From the metal grills of these open-backed cans to the plastic and real leather lining of the headstrap, they’re a joy to wear. The fleece...

The Sennheiser HD 598 may have an innovative twist-and-lock cable fitting but the 3 metre cable itself is too long for use on the street, while the audio converter means it’s too large for comfortable pocket stuffing

For the money, the sound quality is amazing and visually you may want to show them off in the street but the cable and connection make them a little too impractical. If perfect sound pitch in the home is what you’re after then it’s hard to deny the...

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Sennheiser HD 598

 

The Sennheiser HD 598 are a timely update of the older Sennheiser HD 595 over-the-ear headphones and come with a nice designer twist. The cream and brown plastic and leather look is off-set by a nice Burl Wood veneer trim that certainly helps these...

For the money, the sound quality is amazing and visually you may want to show them off in the street but the cable and connection make them a little too impractical. If perfect sound pitch in the home is what you’re after then it’s hard to deny the...

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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...

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Sennheiser HD 598

 

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...

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

No storage case included

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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

 

Sennheiser is one of the world's leading headphone brands. Their new HD 598 headphones offer a jazzed-up take on the HD 595 and while they are not cheap they do offer something a little different in both looks and sound quality.

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

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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...

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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