Excerpt: I bought these to use for mixing music, as well as listening for pleasure. I tried them right out of the box and found the sound rather uninteresting. I took them off, plugged them into my computer, turned the volume up and let them burn in for about 40 hours.
Excerpt: These replaced a pair of Sennheiser HD 380 Pro headphones which were stolen from my motel room while I was traveling and my Beats Pro's which bit the dust after 2 years of limited use. Anyways, the HD 598's headphones are by far the most comfortable cans I've ever worn/listened to.
Excerpt: I've been on a headphone binge over the past few years. I've owned quite a few sets of Sennheisers over the past 30 years and these are the best so far. I currently own HD280, HD360, HD558 and now the HD598. Short of spending 3-4 times more for a higher end set, my quest is done.
Summary: If you have the cash to spend, you can't do better.
Pros: The most comfortable pair of headphones I've ever used, bar none. I've used them just about every day for nearly 3 years now, and they're still going strong and sounding great. Could not recommend them highly enough.
Cons: Not very portable, they stay on my desk at home, generally. The connector is pretty large, as well.
Excerpt: Awesome headphones. Been a Big fan of Sennheiser for many years. Bought these out of curiosity. Seems like they need to burn in for a few hours to be at their best. Others have mentioned this as well. I suppose the drivers are very stiff from the factory and become more compliant with time.
Excerpt: I have 13 headphones, more than half of which are top of the line models from Beyer, Audeze, Oppo and MrSpeakers that cost more than a thousand dollars each. And several are in the middle price range of more than five hundred dollars from makers like Sennheiser, Grado, HiFiMan and AKG.
Summary: I'm not overly fond of the color but that's a matter of taste and not a reflection on the headphones.
Pros: These headphones sound as good as my speaker system of course they can't reproduce the deep bass vibration sensation of a powered subwoofer but that's to be expected. They do require a bit of a break-in period though. Out of the box the sound was less than impressive but after a bit of use, they ...
Cons: The cable attachment at the ear piece seems to be a bit fragile but that may be just my perception.
Excerpt: If you like dry sound, well mind as well stick to something for $ bucks...If you like Sennheiser, like myself, start looking at models HD600 and up. I purchased the 598 and quickly exchanged them for HD650...
Pros: Comfortable, Unique Design
Cons: Dry Sound, Poor Sound Quality, Weak And "short" Bass