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...
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!
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.