Summary: these were my 1st real expensive headphones, which to me is $100+ (at the time they were $125 to be exact) and I bought this brand because my research indicated they had a good rep for headphones and I wanted something solid that would last me several years. id say I got more than my moneys worth.
Pros: very comfortable, I have big ears and I usually pc game for 3+ hrs at a time and with these my ears never hurt. I bought these for comfort and good quality sound, although Im not a experienced audiophile. I bought these back in September of 2011, and about a week ago I started to notice the sound...
Cons: the cord is long, so you have to keep the cord tucked away in a safe place when not in use to avoid tripping up on the dangling cord; which my relatives often did. Another issue is these headphones felt fragile, I take very good care of my stuff so they never suffered anything but scratches, but ...
Excellent combination of quality and features for the price. Aftermarket cable recommended for mobile use.
Kyle B., Newegg
3 May 2015
Summary: The 518, 558, and 598 all curiously have the same sound drivers, and the main difference between them is a gradual shift from bass to treble and with each succeeding headphone having a wider soundstage and more comfortable fit. But overall these are not very bassy, nor bright.
Pros: + Impressive clarity and soundstage with a balanced and relaxed blend of bass, mid-range, and treble, the latter of which is not sibilant at all + Requires no additional hardware, such as amplifiers or sound cards. + Very comfortable cloth padding which offers a firm fit, even during exercise + I...
Cons: - Doesn't seem like it would take very many drops - Default 3.5mm adapter is bulky, as is the separate 3.5mm cable from Sennheiser, hindering mobile use - Leaks more sound than other open-backed headphones CORD & MOBILE USE CONSIDERATIONS: These headphones have a open-backed design, and I shouldn...
Summary: with the cable was braided but no biggie. i want to scoop up another if it goes on sale again
Pros: scooped this up with a promo code. took an extra day to be delivered because it was sent via newegg express. love the bass and midrange on these headphones. they really pump out sound. using this primarily for music and videos. I have a steelseries for gaming. those headphones are bigger and more...
Summary: If you want noise cancelling qualities, do not get these. People can hear what you're listening to (and vice versa) if they sit nearby. However, this is the price you pay for the open ear design. They will beat noise cancelling headphones any day when it comes to sound quality.
Pros: Awesome highs and mids, accurate and responsive lows. I love the open ended ear design, it lets my ears breathe and helps acoustically just like it's more expensive cousins, HD 555 and HD 598 offer. These are definitely audiophile headphones.
Cons: The 3.5mm/6.3mm adapter is way too large. Maybe a problem in certain situations
Summary: Bought these to replace old Pro 280's The sound is better especially the bass. Only drawback is that it has less noise cancellation than the 280's so I had to turn up and use the volume control more now.
Pros: Great Sound and bass. Very comfortable
Cons: Very little outside noise cancellation. The connector 6.33mm + adapter is HUGE
Summary: Bose as we know is the king of audio. Sennheiser has made a fabulous effort here and if they just refine the size of these headphones a little more, absolute winner. The sound quality is incredible.
Smooth, sweet and powerful sound and very comfortable.
2 January 2013
Summary: I bought these to replace my 13 year old HD 565 Ovation headphones, which although still sound fine the headband has worn out so thought I'd treat myself to a similar level of quality from today's Sennheiser range.