Excerpt: I'm using this set of cans in my bedroom.... running it with a Rega Planet CDP and laptop (USB) source going to Musical Fidelity's VDAC2 and VCAN2, XLO cables. Sounds great with a wide range of music. Enough bass and highs to keep me engaged without the fatigue on long listening sessions. I do wish for a tiny bit more sparkle in the midrange and extreme highs but not much else. Soundstage is excellent: width and depth.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Bass, Good Build Quality, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Price
Excerpt: I bought the HD 558 to listen to music without disturbing the household but have become more addicted to using them with TV. For example, watching movies when others need quiet for studying, watching music shows with higher volume (and clarity) than others in the room; these are also great for clear articulation and less sound fatigue when watching lecture videos and make shows like "Cosmos" really pop.
Pros: Clear Sound, Comfortable, Good Sound Stage, Good Value, Great Sound, Long Cord
Excerpt: Are these not what the HD 555 were to the HD 595? I can't tell the difference between the HD 558 and HD 598. They both sound wonderful and have that great open/sound stage. Some say they are "the best in this price range" and PC magazine gave them an "Editors choice" award. Sorry to say they rival my Beyerdynamic DT 880's and AKG 701 's. My loss, but these can easily be the best open phones under $ in my opinion.
Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Sound Price Comfort