Summary: I've had two sets of these in the last 5 years and both pairs have broken where on the lower part of the side arm. Initially a hairline crack appears and bit by bit it gets worse. I use my headphones a lot but don't abuse them and feel that there is something wrong with the plastic they use for them. Having said that I adore the sound quality and clarity and would happily buy another pair.
Pros: Incredible sound and very neutral - ideal for mixing
Excerpt: An incredible pair of headphones. These phones are extremely comfortable and have literally replaced the speakers on my desk. I can't justify using speakers when the quality of sound these headphones bring to the table is so exemplary. I was scared to buy headphones originally, because in my experience headphones felt like strapped speakers to my head and blasting sound to my ears.
Summary: The sennheiser hd595 are the best headphones I have ever owned! They are extremely accurate, and extremely well balanced..i have used the hd600, and totally think these are better! If you want a super headphone, then get these! I got mine on sale for $180..but the original price was $250...but man, are they worth it! Use a headphone amp, and they sound much better! Looking for new headphones? Get the hd595! You'll be happy you did...
Summary: This Sennheiser HD595 is excellent. I paid € 190,- for it and it's worth every buck. De bass is clear and defined (not boomy), mids are good, treble is very clear and dynamic. No need to say more.
Summary: The sound was really excellent. However I attached the connector to heavy multimedia speakers on the computer, they dropped to the floor often, resulting in bent headphone connections. I now find I cannot pull the cable out and put a new one in as you can with some models. It has to be fixed at the factory. Also, the headphones are not particularly comfortable to wear.
Summary: I bought my HD595 about 1.5 year ago based on some good reviews in some forums. I always like it very much, but didn't know exactly how good it is compared to other more expensive ones in the market. The other day I walked into this arguably the most expensive and renowned hi-fi shop in Sydney, Australia, (their expensive systems are easily as expensive as small houses), and wanted to listen to their headphone amplifiers (I didn't understand why people need them).
Summary: Ok listen, Grado SR-80 are good, akg k420 are even better, but this one easily kicks them both. Read more in my blog, www.hifireview.org. My main criteria for comparison is "musicality", messured with help from the "tune dem" method. The look closed, but they do have an open construction.
Summary: Very nice clear sound which sometimes feels different (but not in the overall better-worse way) from the sound of my Logitech X-230 speakers with very nice sound also. I use them mostly walking around the city. The open build makes me turn up the volume by traffic but also gives me the advantage to talk to my friends while listening to quiet music. Being into dubstep I would enjoy heavier bass but the phones still deliver the bass feltably in a nice way.
Summary: I was looking at reviews for some time and previous experience with Sennheiser biased me a little towards these headphones. Let's be clear though, these are sit-at-home-and-not-bug-the-neighbours type of products. They leak sound yes - so the person in the other room may well still hear them, but the point of these is to offer respectable sound quality without shaking the glasses off the shelf however entertaining the prospect may be.