Conclusion: I had approximately one month using the HD558 and I am so impressed with the quality of the sound and comfort it provides. A full broad frequency spectrum so balance that I use it every day. I hate to take it off, but I have to go to work.. I have only one suggestion for any potential buyer.
GREAT balanced sound, amazing soundstage for gaming.
Rocky from Quezon City, Katipunan., Philippines, Sonic Electronix
9 October 2014
Conclusion: Very nice and balanced sound signature, still has that satisfying bass. Soundstage is really amazing for gaming (CS:GO, Battlefield 3/4) and movies. Also very comfortable with its soft velour cushions on the ear cups and the headband.
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.
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...
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.
Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Sound Price Comfort
Excerpt: I bought this headphones specially for use on a digital piano (Roland HP 505). The dealer of this digital piano recommended this Sennheiser HD 558 and I guess he gave us the right advice! These are very good headphones, with very good music-quality and a very good fit.