Excerpt: I’ve had enough. It’s been too long since I indulged in a pair of new headphones and I have become over-accustomed with bland, poor quality noise emanating from just about every single digital product in my flat. My fridge has a better bass response than my PC speakers.
Summary: Great for any genre you can through at it, they would suit a starter really well. I overpaid for mine. If you are interested in these, you are better off buying the HD555's and doing the foam mod (same drivers). The soundstage mod greatly enhanced the airyness to them and I highly recommend it.
Pros: Lively and involving. Good for any genre. Great for female vocals
Cons: Muddy bass. Highs rolloff a little early. Not the best musical detail.
Summary: After building my new PC system I figured I would be missing a whole front if i excluded the audio portion. I added a X-Fi Titanium HD soundcard (after reading much about sound cards, i game alot so this was the obvious choice.) and i replaced my old HD202 headphones.
Pros: Looks, Comfort, Crispy, Comes with Desk Mount
Cons: Lack of Bass, Large, Have to use converter to get to 3.5mm
Summary: These were the first pair of over-ear Sennheiser headphones I purchased, and I had no idea how much detail I had previously been missing in the high and mid range. I also had no idea how comfortable a pair of headphones could actually be.
Pros: Amazingly Comfortable, Great Detail and Balance, Attractive Design, Minimal Distortion
Summary: I have had these headphones for around 3 years now and love them. When I first got them I admit the bass was a bit weak as most people point out but with some burn in they really started to liven up.
Summary: I've owned these Senns for over 3 years, and don't plan on getting rid of them either, even having bought an audibly superior set of phones from a competitor. Hopefully that says a lot - these are too good to just abandon, but not quite good enough to have satisfied me til death do us part.
Pros: Supreme comfort, supreme long-term listening, works with most music, easily amped by common sources
Cons: A little too "repressed" for rock n' roll, atrocious 1/4 to 1/8 adapter
Summary: Only 3 headphones in my collection are better thank HD595: AKG-Q701, HD600, HD650.
Compared to HD595 For sound AKG-Q701 is a superior buy for the price. It has good comfort and decent fit and finish.
All open Senn headphones have Superior comfort, fit and finish.
Summary: the hd595 were my first nice set of nice cans.
and, as a result they will always have a special place in my heart.
at $190 street price (as of this review), though, there are just so many other cans out there right now that will give you much more excitement for your dollar.
Summary: The Sennheiser HD 595's were on sale on Amazon recently for $150 and I was just furious when I heard them. Expecting something godly for the price they're originally at, especially considering their size, I got not even a minimal kind of wow factor and rather, instantaneous notations of flaws.
Pros: Detailed, comfortable (further review upon re-possession...)
Cons: Pitiful bass, leak massive sound & provides little isolation (I guess as any open-back headphones would) (further review upon re-possession...)
Summary: First, I would like to say that the HD 595 are an excellent audiophile entry headphones, they are very very comfortable. I can wear them for about 8+ hours with no discomfort at all. Sometimes, I even forget that I am wearing them!
Pros: Very comfortable, Good sound quality
Cons: Weak bass, Headband cracks after about 2 months