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Sennheiser HD 558
8.1 out of 10

Sennheiser HD 558

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Overall 10
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Expert Review

head-fi.org
14 December 2012
  • Summary: For the money they are extremely comfortable, sound great plugged into my Onkyo TX-8255 receiver playing either music or watching videos from my pc through the Onkyo. I know you can spend many times more (a little more for ex on the HD 598s) and there are some great phones but for my classical and...
  • Pros: Soundstage, highs, mids, bass.
  • Cons: None for me
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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 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 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
26 November 2012
  • Summary: Let me start off by saying that I am not really an audiophile by my nature. A good portion of my library is in mp3 format; I occasionally listen to things on YouTube. That, and my music taste forces me to listen to a lot of badly-recording old records and stuff. By nature, I'm a musician.
  • Pros: Lush, very good at reproducing natural sounds, feels like you're being enveloped in a warm bath of amniotic fluid
  • Cons: Mid-bass bleed, slightly veiled
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 November 2012
  • Summary: Oh Sennheiser, I'm in love with these headphones. Honestly. Everything is perfect with these. Before I continue with this review, let me make this disclaimer. I am not a "Professional Audiophile". I am just a guy with a love for audio. Now since this is out of the way, I can get to the review.
  • Pros: Great sound, punchy low end, nice mids, crisp highs
  • Cons: Longest cord i've seen come with a pair of headphones
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Overall 9
9.0

Sennheiser HD 558

PC Magazine
7 September 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 9
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Design 8
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Value for money 9
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Sound quality 9
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Sennheiser HD 558

Trusted Reviews
18 November 2012
  • Summary: The Sennheiser HD 558 give you great sound quality and supreme comfort for less than £150.
  • Pros: Refined, detailed sound, Detachable cable, Extremely comfortable
  • Cons: Grille looks a little cheap
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Overall 9
9.0

Sennheiser HD 558

Digitale Generation
9 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Die Sennheiser HD 558 sind ausgereift, preislich gut positioniert und ein Spitzenmodell ihrer Gattung. Kristallklare Höhen, ausgewogene Mitten und ein guter Bass zeichnen die Kopfhörer aus.
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