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Sennheiser HD 598
8.7 out of 10

Sennheiser HD 598

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Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Review

Tom's Guide
24 March 2014
  • Summary: The Sennheiser HD 598 headphones offer deep, audiophile-quality sound with a fun, retro design at an affordable price.
  • Pros: Funky, retro design; Rich and accurate audio; Light, comfortable fit; Affordable
  • Cons: Must use included 3.5mm adapter with most audio devices
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Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Review and Giveaway

makeuseof.com
14 March 2013
  • 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.
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Sennheiser HD598

Sound & Vision Magazine
27 January 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Review

gadgetmac.com
13 October 2011
  • Excerpt: No need for any introduction here. Sennheiser is a well respected brand name in the audio industry and its headphones and in-ears are known to be loved by audiophiles. The new HD 598 headphones are an over the ear headphones with an open-air design. I'll get more into the open-air design later.
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Sennheiser HD 598 Review

Digitaltrends
15 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Based on the merits of sound quality alone, we would rate the HD 598 a 9.5. These cans sound remarkable, perhaps the best we’ve heard under $500. Unfortunately, their design and color palette are polarizing attributes which are sure to turn off some would-be listeners.
  • Pros: Remarkable Sound, Extremely Comfortable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Unattractive Color, No case/pouch, Awkward with portable media devices (long adapter)
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Overall 8
8.1

Expert Review

reviewed
12 August 2011
  • Summary: Though these cans aren't perfect, they should easily satisfy a large swath of audiophile consumers.
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Sennheiser HD 598 - Achtung Baby!

thinkdigit.com
8 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Ever since I got into the hobby of ear-sized transducers, I've been wanting to sample a high-end set of Sennheiser headphones. The Germans are known for their attention to detail and insiders go as far as calling them "industry lions".
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Overall 8
8.0

Sennheiser HD 598

CNET
22 February 2011
  • Summary: The new HD 598's "wow" styling updates the classic Sennheiser look, and the sound has more detail and higher resolution than previous models. We recommend these cans to anyone looking for a pair of headphones with precision sound quality and a wide-open soundstage.
  • Pros: Lightweight German design is extremely comfortable; highly dynamic and detailed sound; 3.5mm headphone plug adapter.
  • Cons: No storage case included.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sennheiser HD598

What Hi-Fi?
29 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Sennheiser overplays its hand here, and ‘sophistication’ lurches into ‘tedium’
  • Pros: Supremely comfortable, rugged build, detailed, well-integrated sound
  • Cons: Is ‘boring’ too strong a word? Not in this instance
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Overall 8
8.0

Sennheiser HD 598

Trusted Reviews
9 November 2011
  • Summary: The Sennheiser HD 598s have an eye-catching look and an ear-charming sound.
  • Pros: Wide "open-back" sound, Well-measured, powerful bass, Good with movies and games too
  • Cons: Eye-catching looks an acquired taste, The look comes at a slight premium
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