Summary: The Sennheiser HD598 phones are an unusual color but they do sound excellent. Any shred of veil is gone now. These phones are lively, have long bass extension, real presence, excellent detail, good sound stage and are very easy to listen to for hours.
Excerpt: These headphones are only a smidge beloew the Sennheiser HD600,at significantly less cost. Great bandwidth, clear midrange, good very low frequency response, cleam highs. The lows are almost as opoen as the HD600's, and the highs only get a little edgey with extremely high sound levels.
Excerpt: For the price, it's amazing. As a classical music affictionado, this pair of headphones produces symphonic music beautifully. The sound is incredibly open, and soundscape is huge comparing to other headphones at this price range.The design may put some people off but I personally enjoy the...
Conclusion: Purchased the HD 598 headphones after using the HD-555 for some time. The 598 is a clear step up in audio performance. Not an huge fan of the appearance, but headphones are not a fashion statement for me.
Conclusion: I liked the looks of these phones the second I saw them. You really do forget that you're wearing them and many times I'd get up to do something and realize I was still tethered. They are not tight enough to dance with unless your geriatric.
Excerpt: I bought these headphones mainly because of the reviews. At first I thought about buying a Beat by Dr. Dre, but changed my mind when I read that these are fashion design more than good sound.
Now that I have the Sennheiser I like the sound quality, although not sufficient insulate outside sounds.
Summary: Sound awesome in spite of open back design...personally I like being able to hear outside noise, have conversation without taking phones off. They sound amazing!
Pros: Look great, sensational sound...very clear mellow range, not boomy or harsh. Extremely comfortable and adaptive to personal sizing. The white color is more an oyster off white color, very rich looking. Build quality is excellent.
Cons: Generous 10" cable is a blessing and a curse.....it's a lot of cord to be aware of. May not be for some, no problem for myself.