Conclusion: Overall, I absolutely love these headphones. They produce absolutely fantastic sound that is sure to make everyone else jealous. Not only is the sound great, but the design also shows sophistication and class, replicating the status symbols of European luxury sedans.
Excerpt: WHEN I FIRST SAW the Sennheiser HD598’s beige-and-brown color scheme, woodgrain accents, and air-cushioned headband, images of all sorts of 1970s products fl ooded through my head: Kustom guitar amps with “tuck and roll” covering, lacquered driftwood furniture, waterbeds, Roger Dean posters.
Summary: (This is my First Official Review in the Head-Fi Community)
HD 598 Review
The HD 598's are a worthy headphone of the Sennheiser Brand. As this headphone is rated for audiophiles, I will be reviewing it at that level of sound.
Pros: Amazing sparkly high's, Very balanced, extremely comfortable
Summary: The Sennheiser HD-598 Open-Backed Headphone is a great value for how it's priced. Found mine used with only two hours use, and I must say that these babies are a joy to listed to for any most any genre of music.
Summary: Note: This is my first audiophile headphones so i can't compare them to any other headphones out there for the same price.
These headphones are well designed, fit your head perfectly and are extremely lightweight. They are made out of plastic but they don't look cheap.
Summary: Want to preface this by presenting this picture, I'm not a TROLL or a A-Hole, I just like to mock the fu** out of headphones I dislike.
This time its time for the "Fehlerhaft HD598".
I'm a fan of the 580-600-650, I own all of them.
The 598 is interesting because it sounds crude.
Pros: Natty, Removable 4 Conductor Cable.
Cons: Hits Excursion very early, Poor Headband Ergonomics, High Level of Distortion, Overrated and Overpriced.
Summary: Firstly, this headphone is the prime example of something I'd love to hate.
I did like the HD595 as a non fatiguing headphone... and yeah the HD598 is better. But that ugly design and MAP restriction left a sour taste.
Pros: never harsh sounding, no sibilance, easy to listen to, wide soundstage
Cons: bass rolls off, not very detailed, a bit muddy, dark sounding, overpriced
Summary: I got the Sennheiser HD-598 based on all the existing rave reviews.
It's amazingly comfortable. That's all the good I can say about it.
I just hate the sound.
Okay, I am no "audiophile". I am not using these headphones on any fancy sources.
First device is my laptop...an MSI GE70.
Cons: Too much seperation, distance, and empty areas. No "immersion".
Summary: The HD 598 is a terrific mid-fi headphone. They sound very natural and almost effortless. They are extremely comfortable headphones. Also, they look like a luxury product.
These are excellent for gaming and watching movies.
Pros: Airy soundstage, sparkly treble, slightly lush mids, neutral bass, comfort, great looking, serious bang for the buck.
Cons: Mild upper mids coloration preventing them from sounding totally natural.