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.