Excerpt: Just want to say this and get this out in the open: these are open-ended headphones. That means that music leaks out. What this this mean and what implications are there? Well obviously this means that you cannot take this on the bus or the library unless you just happen to have zero sensitivity for other people and have no manners.
Excerpt: Overall I like these Sennheiser 555s. They sound great and since that's their primary function, in that aspect the 555s are a success. You can purchase these for under a benjamin, which makes them a reasonably good deal. There is a modificaiton you can do to upgrade the 555s to a higher sennheiser model, although i personally have not done it nor do i have the intention to. But i have read that it's relatively simple.
Sennheiser HD 555 Headphones create a personal world of sound.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I have owned a pair of Sennheiser HD 555 Headphones for about six months now. I use them with my MP3 player, TV (it has a headphone jack), and my computer. I have listened to a variety of movies, videos, and music with these headphones. I used to be a habitual user of earbud headphones, but the Sennheiser HD 555 Headphones have replaced every single pair of them. When I'm watching movies or videos, it feels like I am in my own personal movie theater.
Excerpt: They've come down in price recently but even a year ago when purchased on sale they've held up to their price range. After reading numerous reports about requiring a burn in period I gave it a shot and they definitely got louder but the bass never came in as full as expected. Could be for a multitude of reasons ranging from an onboard sound card to no DAC.
Summary: Clear, well-defined and balanced sound; loud enough; comfortable; affords quite relaxed listening not punchy, or harsh in any way. Worth the few extra dollars? Definitely. I recommend these headphones.
Summary: These headphones kept being recommended to me for well over a year and I kept dismissing them. Well in that year I went through three other headsets. So now I got these and I couldnt be any happier. Couple these with the Zalman Mic and it doesnt get any better for PC use.
Summary: Got it, opened it, plugged it in right away... I noticed that they are bigger than what I was used to, but I'll deal with it. They are tight but comfy. Sound while "break-in" was fine. I heard sounds (some lows), that I never noticed before, that put a smile in my face...
Summary: I like the headphones, but the piece that converts the plug from a 6.3mm plug to a 3.5 mm plug broke and now it is unusable. I got a replacement adapter at [...] but now the headphones get only one channel. Apparently you need to get the metric adapter from Europe or something. The Sennheiser website is no help. It looks like [$] down the drain because of a tiny piece that should be replaceable but isn't.