Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – : good sound, bad material quality

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Overall really good hp, but the hd 558 don’t have noise. Overall really good hp, but the hd 558 don’t have noise cancellation, which can be a bummer for people if you like to bang your music loud, but they are clear and you don’t need the ear damage, i personally don’t really care about people so i just try not to kill my ears and if the music bleeds a little so be it, but if you don’t like to let other people know what are you listening don’t buy them get the hd 380 instead they have an antiphon and you won’t bother other people on the subway, otherwise the shipment was lightning and it was neatly packaged, but someone banged it on the was, only the package was damaged a bit headphones where perfect condition and i love the fact that the original cable is 6mm trs plug, makes it awesome for home listening. Love them thanks only reason for the 4 star review is the lack of descent noise cancellation.

Best headphones around £100?. I received these headphones for my birthday as i wanted some headphones to satisfy my audiophilic tendencies, and sennheiser did not disappoint. Songs literally sound ‘new’; i can hear parts in the songs i love most that i had never previously heard before, not even on my bose ae2i headphones. As for comfort, it’s like a pillow is giving your head a hug. I can wear these headphones for a whole day and not experience discomfort. Clamping force is strong enough so that they won’t fall off your head if you’re someone who likes to headbang a lot, but at the same time not so strong that your head feels squeezed and trapped. These headphones are typically not for wearing out in public. They are open back headphones, meaning that they have increased sound clarity by purposely letting sound which would otherwise have nowhere to go other than your ear out of the headphone. This way, the sound is more crisp and not muddy at all.

I needed a set of headphones for late at night watching movies etc so as not to disturb the rest of the household. Have to say the sennheiser hd558’s did not disappoint. 1 superbly and are an absolute joy whether watching blu-ray or playing xbox they deliver a rich sound, money well spent. Here are the specifications for the Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones –:

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  • Audiophile-grade, high performance headphones
  • Internal Sound Reflector for an extended spatial field  immerses the listener in rich audio
  • Light and comfortable for long periods, the soft velour ear pads help to allow your ears to breathe for relaxed and truly pleasurable long listening sessions
  • Very clear and detailed, able to deal with complex pieces with ease
  • Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement (E.A.R.) design channels the audio signal directly into your ears (simulating loudspeakers)

Brought these headphones for pc/desktop use. I have a gaming pc and i wanted headphones that sounded great in game and especially for music. These headphones are 50/50 for pc use. The sound is amazing and perfect in my opinion for use. However there is one major downfall. These headphones need an adapter so that they can be plugged into the headphone jack. This adapter completely ruins the product. I am unsure whether they affect the sound quality but they always break. I have gone through countless adapters because they break after a couple of weeks use.

Had my hd555’s for 5 years and love them. Tbh they are still great i just fancied some shiny new ones and i’ve never been 100% happy with the sound of them. Comfort on them is amazing though. So i’ve sat tight waiting for a refresh from senn and grabbed these recently. The sound is exactly what i would have wanted the 555 to be like. I game and they offer a cleaner tighter bass, better clarity and wider sound stage. And better in every department that the 555’s lacked in. Cant really go in to sound detail specifics from a tech stand point but i know what i like and i like these a lot.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Absolutely brilliant quality for the price.
  • Is been what??? Almost 6 years now?
  • good sound, bad material quality

Good sound, bad material quality. Sound quality awesome, really good, however, everybody can hear what u listening, but that’s the open back :p the quality of the build tho. After 5 months of using the top supporting part started to fall down, i contacted customer service, but to fix it it would cost around 40 pounds. Which is not acceptable, i really hate to give him low stars, but i cant accept something similar.

To confirm in case you didn’t already imagine, these headphones are absolutely impractical for any kind of use outdoors. 5 adaptor makes the connector pretty chunky and as i’ve found connecting to some phones in cases it may not plug in correctly. The cable is long as well, so you’d have alot of slack. They leak alot of noise, so if anyone else is around they will hear what is blitzing through these things, and they are loud. However put these things in your computer at home or any portable player as well and they absolutely stunning. My music (alot of rock / metal with occasional electronic / drum and bass) has never sounded so clear, so crunchy and impactful. Whack the volume up to the most that your ears can handle, these things don’t care.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

Almost doesn’t feel like you’re wearing it. Almost doesn’t feel like you’re wearing it, very comfortable. Material breathes well, almost no sweating around the ear even after 5+ hours wear. Build quality is 11/10 study flexible and fabric easy to get dust off. The sound quality is above and beyond for the price range, wide open sound stage, adequate bass, directional sound for movies and games is excellent, even more so with dolby atoms.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

Almost doesn’t feel like you’re wearing it. Almost doesn’t feel like you’re wearing it, very comfortable. Material breathes well, almost no sweating around the ear even after 5+ hours wear. Build quality is 11/10 study flexible and fabric easy to get dust off. The sound quality is above and beyond for the price range, wide open sound stage, adequate bass, directional sound for movies and games is excellent, even more so with dolby atoms.
Hands down the best headset i’ve ever owned. Hands down the best headset i’ve ever owned. Great sound quality but more importantly (to me) the comfort and build quality is incredible. No discomfort on prolonged use, and no signs of wear and tear after 7 months regular use.
Hands down the best headset i’ve ever owned. Hands down the best headset i’ve ever owned. Great sound quality but more importantly (to me) the comfort and build quality is incredible. No discomfort on prolonged use, and no signs of wear and tear after 7 months regular use.
One of the best pairs of headphones i’ve had period. Bought for £60 when they were on sale. One of the best pairs of headphones i’ve had period. Keep in mind these are mainly for home use as they are open back and there is a lot of noise bleed. But what these headphones lack in noise-cancellation, they make up for in the dynamic and open-ended sound they produce. They can make you feel as if the band you’re listening to is in the same room as you.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

One of the best pairs of headphones i’ve had period. Bought for £60 when they were on sale. One of the best pairs of headphones i’ve had period. Keep in mind these are mainly for home use as they are open back and there is a lot of noise bleed. But what these headphones lack in noise-cancellation, they make up for in the dynamic and open-ended sound they produce. They can make you feel as if the band you’re listening to is in the same room as you.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

Eat combination of terrific sound, comfort for extensive use, build quality and good value. . A cracking set of headphones: excellent sound definition, bass – warm, deep and natural sound, noise cancelling, remains comfortable to wear after 4 hours +, feels robust and good value. Recommend ltgem eva hard case travel carrying bag for storage when not in use.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

Eat combination of terrific sound, comfort for extensive use, build quality and good value. . A cracking set of headphones: excellent sound definition, bass – warm, deep and natural sound, noise cancelling, remains comfortable to wear after 4 hours +, feels robust and good value. Recommend ltgem eva hard case travel carrying bag for storage when not in use.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

These are nice headphones for pc users. Not sure about hifi, but they give a real improvement to the crummier games heaphones out there. Good quality feel, comfortable too.
These are nice headphones for pc users. Not sure about hifi, but they give a real improvement to the crummier games heaphones out there. Good quality feel, comfortable too.
Best headsets i have ever used. The probably best headsets i have ever used. The sound is so good and realistyi bought it for 60£ so wait for a good deal and then jump on ithighly recommended.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

Best headsets i have ever used. The probably best headsets i have ever used. The sound is so good and realistyi bought it for 60£ so wait for a good deal and then jump on ithighly recommended.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

I bought this item back in 2011. It had a rough use but is still going strong. Very good quality materials as well as the sound of it is just great. I am not really an audiophile but i definitely love the quality of sound that comes out of this headphones. Probably the best 110 pounds i have spent on headphones in my entire life. Note: the mini jack adapter it may sometimes not be as comfortable if placed in a front panel headphone input of a computer. I have being using it on my alienware x51 for minimum 2 years and because sometimes i get clumsy i hit the adapter. Happened a couple of times which resulted in damaging the front jack input.
I bought this item back in 2011. It had a rough use but is still going strong. Very good quality materials as well as the sound of it is just great. I am not really an audiophile but i definitely love the quality of sound that comes out of this headphones. Probably the best 110 pounds i have spent on headphones in my entire life. Note: the mini jack adapter it may sometimes not be as comfortable if placed in a front panel headphone input of a computer. I have being using it on my alienware x51 for minimum 2 years and because sometimes i get clumsy i hit the adapter. Happened a couple of times which resulted in damaging the front jack input.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

Great headphones look amazing and sound even better well worth the price.
Good pair of cans but only when on sale. . These headphones are amazing. Extremely good value for money when they are on sale though would not but these for full price. Only problem is the senheiser sound signature which i personally like but i know this is not the case for everyone.
Good pair of cans but only when on sale. . These headphones are amazing. Extremely good value for money when they are on sale though would not but these for full price. Only problem is the senheiser sound signature which i personally like but i know this is not the case for everyone.

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I love and hate these headphones. I love and hate these headphones. On one hand i bought a pair of great quality, very well made headphones for a price that wasn’t completely wallet emptying. On the other hand they unlocked a quality or side of music i had never appreciated, and now my wallet certainly is empty.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

I love and hate these headphones. I love and hate these headphones. On one hand i bought a pair of great quality, very well made headphones for a price that wasn’t completely wallet emptying. On the other hand they unlocked a quality or side of music i had never appreciated, and now my wallet certainly is empty.
Absolutely brilliant quality for the price. . For the price i got them, i genuinely can’t recommend these enough for music and gaming. They’re large, comfortable for extended wear and have a clean sound, not particularly coloured by any means. The cans will go far louder than you can deal with before there are any quality issues, and the single cable is convenient as far as getting it out of the way goes, along with the length. At 3 metres, this will reach ridiculously far and go around anything likely to be in the way.
Absolutely brilliant quality for the price. . For the price i got them, i genuinely can’t recommend these enough for music and gaming. They’re large, comfortable for extended wear and have a clean sound, not particularly coloured by any means. The cans will go far louder than you can deal with before there are any quality issues, and the single cable is convenient as far as getting it out of the way goes, along with the length. At 3 metres, this will reach ridiculously far and go around anything likely to be in the way.
Son uses them, seems ok he never answers as he’s always got them on playing world of assassin.

This review is from : Sennheiser HD 558 Around-Ear Open Back Headphones – Black

Son uses them, seems ok he never answers as he’s always got them on playing world of assassin.
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