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Sennheiser HD 558
8.5 out of 10

Sennheiser HD 558

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Overall 9
9.0

Sennheiser HD 558

PC Magazine
30 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The no-frills Sennheiser HD 558 is easily one of the best-sounding headphone pairs available in its under-$200 price range, but it isn't designed for easy use with mobile devices or computers.
  • Pros: Superb audio performance with rich bass and excellent sense of space. Extremely comfortable. Strong value for price.
  • Cons: Open design projects some sound outward; not ideal for recording studio or office use. Lacks 3.5mm headphone jack; not ideal for listening on mobile devices or computers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: Sennheiser has recently refreshed its audiophile range of with the HD518, 558 & 598 and the fabulous HD600 is almost out leaving just the HD650. This review takes a look at the mid-tier Sennheiser HD 558, which actually turned out to be the best value headphone in the current line-up.
  • Pros: Good soundstage, delivery and open sound
  • Cons: Only can be used at home
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: When looking at a headphone, you almost always forget that the more pretty, or whatever in may be that wins you over in this case, that headphone, it has a sibling. This is the brother of a widely loved, and chosen as best for $200 bang for buck headphone, the Sennheiser HD598.
  • Pros: Comfort, Soundstage are unique
  • Cons: Can Irritate Certain People
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: Pros: - Airy presentation with good soundstage (great for music and movie too) - Balanced, entertaining sound - One of the most comfortable headphone what i have   Cons: - external amplifier (or a beefy DAP) is required for maximum enjoyment (necessary for tight bass) - Little short of the bass...
  • Pros: Excellent entertaining sound, airy presentation, very comfortable
  • Cons: only long cable, not the most detailed sound
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: Note that my impression is with the foam removed from behind the grills.   HD558 is a very good headphone that I would recommend to everyone to listen to. Easy to listen to, not offensive sounding or dark sounding. Good price.   No amp required.
  • Pros: Engaging, non fatiguing. Enjoyable sound signature. Detachable cable.
  • Cons: Cracks developed from suspect build quality
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: So I bought these hd 558's and I cant be happier, they rock and are a amazing headphone in all ways especially for the price! Music like Frank sinatra and the ink spots sound awesome on these!
  • Pros: Everything
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: My chain: Lossless -> Foobar 2k -> HifimeDIY Sabre DAC -> E11   The HD558 are doing it for me right now. I was not blown away, but they really don't do anything wrong. The bass is not boomy but does bleed a tad, not ideal for classical but it's not hugely problematic.   The mids are nice.
  • Pros: Mostly neutral tonality, quality timber meets or exceeds expectations for the price, good presence across the spectrum, great all-rounders
  • Cons: Sennheiser veil, bass can bleed a little and doesn't go all the way down, mids not always as forward as I would like ideally
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: I have only owned this for a couple months, but it did not take long to see why these are highly regarded. They quickly became my favorite all-rounder headphone for home use. I also own the Sennheiser HD 25-1 II, and Grado SR60i, I will make some comparisons to these also.
  • Pros: Comfort, style, and sound are 2nd to none in its price range.
  • Cons: 3.5mm connector too large to fit some portables. Cable replacement is hard to find. Price continues to go up with demand, specially outside the US.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: When I bought the headphones I was amazed at the comfort level these headphones offer. I must admit this is my entry into the world of premium headphones, and I truly feel pleased with my decision. So it goes without saying I'm NOT an audiophile.    I'll keep this video short and crisp.
  • Pros: Pristine sound clarity for it's price. Very neutral sound having the right amount of everything. Very very comfortable can be worn for hours.
  • Cons: Just like any other open back headphone sound is audible to people around you, that's about it!
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: At the time of this writing, these headphones cost less than $130 on Amazon.  At that price point, they are an incredible value.  For some reason, these headphones seem to be damned with faint praise in many reviews on the web.
  • Pros: Forward, engaging mids. Overall euphonic, non-fatiguing, super comfortable, etc.
  • Cons: Lacking deep bass extension
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