Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sennheiser HD 598 Headphone

Sennheiser’s premium headphone HD 598 is another one of the company’s high-end headphones that was created to please your ears. Sennheiser is a headphone company that is known for its quality sound and comfortable design, and this pair of headphones is not an exception to that fact. The only problem seems to be its color scheme.

Sennheiser claims the design of the HD 598 to be inspired by the Euro sport sedan’s interiors color scheme. While by this the company meant to give it a premium feeling one can’t actually say that the color scheme of the interior of a premium car can actually suite a premium headphone as well.

Those apart, let us take a look at the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones.

Design and features

The Sennheiser HD 598 is circular in shape, so they are designed to cushion the entire ear. The headband is wrapped in a very smooth, leather-like material. The underside of the headband is heavy padded that gives you a very luxurious feel.

A pliable plastic band attached to the ear-cup suspension slips inside the headband that provides various adjustments to provide good fit for various head sizes. The suspension as well as the outer ear-cups is made of a durable resin material.

The inner part of the ear-cups is nicely padded and lined with brown velour. The headphones pump out music through their 40mm drivers. The Sennheiser HD 598 has cable that is a whopping 10 feet long and terminated with a ¼-inch plug.

Fit and comfort

The HD 598 is extremely comfortable. The headphone’s padded headband eliminates pressure from the top of the head, the ear-cups clamps on nicely to give secure fit but without any undue pressure to the sides of the head. Moreover, the velour ear pads are breathable and rules out the problem of heated ear-pads.

The headphones stay put on your head very comfortably even if you rock your head hard while listening to your favourite track.

Audio performance

Needless to say, the Sennheiser HD 598 can be fitted to any audio device to reproduce quality music and give you a very pleasant music listening session.

The Sennheiser HD 598 churns out exceptionally good crisp and crystal clear sound. Each instrument came across with its unique characteristic and gave the feeling of its importance in the track with its right and balanced effects. Then again, these headphones also play music that is true to the recording with no unnatural effects forcefully pumped into it. The headphones have very well balanced sound quality that provides very pleasant music quality.

The headphones have a very good bass response which is smooth, deep and very natural and not excessively thumping. All the frequencies are played very well and in a smooth way. The vocals, electronics and instruments are played with a very nice openness and great effects. Not to mention the fine handling of bass, treble as well as every other detailing of music.


Priced under $500, the Sennheiser HD 598 premium headphones have exceptionally great sound quality along with superb comfort and fit. Thus, if you can shell out the money you can just lose yourself in the superior sound of these headphones.

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