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Sennheiser HD 598

Sennheiser HD 598
alaScore 90

1449 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1449 reviews of Sennheiser HD 598. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and design are generally positive. The price and comfort also get good feedback. Comments about the size and reliability are mixed, and many are critical about the noise isolation.

sound, comfort, price, design, portability

noise isolation

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 598

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 598 from Amazon.co.uk. 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.co.uk. Opinions about the bass quality and price are on the whole positive. The design and comfort also get good feedback, but opinions about the treble quality and portability are mixed. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

sound, comfort, design, price, bass quality

reliability

94% 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

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 598

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 516 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. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed opinions on the noise isolation and size.

sound, comfort, price, portability, 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

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sennheiser HD598

 

Supremely comfortable, rugged build, detailed, well-integrated sound

Is ‘boring’ too strong a word? Not in this instance

Sennheiser overplays its hand here, and ‘sophistication’ lurches into ‘tedium’

Feb, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Michael Browne (digit.in)

Sennheiser HD 598 - Achtung Baby!

 

Sennheiser HD 598 - Achtung Baby!

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

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sennheiser HD 598

 

The superb-sounding Sennheiser HD 598 offers some of the best sense of space we've heard from $250 headphones.

Superior audio experience. Excellent balance of the entire frequency range with a strong sense of space. Very comfortable

Light on accessories. Retro color scheme not for everyone

For the times when you want to hear the space and depth of recordings and films, but must wear headphones, the Sennheiser HD 598 creates a sonic field that seems lifelike. At $249.95, these are headphones for the home theater or hi-fi stereo fanatic...

Jan, 2015

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (headphoneinfo.com)

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.

Aug, 2011

European Consumers Choice

Expert review by: SENNHEISER (europeanconsumerschoice.org)

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...

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

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

Via CNET

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: gadgetmac.com (gadgetmac.com)

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....

Sep, 2011

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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