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Sennheiser HD 558

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1889 reviews of Sennheiser HD 558. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and bass quality are generally positive. The price and comfort also get good feedback. The reliability and portability get mixed reviews, and there are some negative opinions about the noise isolation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 558 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 558

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 558 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the bass quality and usability. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the portability, and some have doubts about the noise isolation.

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noise isolation

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 558

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 921 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 558 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and bass quality. The price and comfort are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the portability, and many are critical about the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sennheiser HD 558

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 558 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the reliability. Reviews about the mids quality and bass quality are mixed.

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reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sennheiser HD 558

 

The Sennheiser HD 558 give you great sound quality and supreme comfort for less than £150.

Refined, detailed sound ; Detachable cable ; Extremely comfortable

Grille looks a little cheap

The Sennheiser HD 558 are an excellent entry point into high-end audio. Detailed, refined and smooth-sounding, they never offend the ear and don't spend any time on surface level details like the HD 598. They skip between genres, and between music,...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sennheiser HD 558

 

They trade aggression for smoothness, but these headphones are a comfortable and pleasant listen

Smooth, rich sound ; Punchy and dynamic ; Forgiving and easy-going character ; Expressive vocals ; Soft and comfortable to wear ; Sleek, compact design

Need more attack and excitement ; Not as agile, subtle or open as rivals

If you want attack and excitement from your headphone sound, go elsewhere: try the Grado SR80is or the Philips Fidelio X1s.

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sennheiser HD 558 review

 

Sennheiser's HD 558s are well made and reasonably attractive, but have a plasticky appearance at odds with their £150 price. The design is practical, though, as well as comfortable for extended wear. If you wear glasses you could find the headphone...

Sennheiser’s HD 558 headphones are expensive but sound beautiful and feel like they should last for years.

Jul, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sennheiser HD 558

 

In the modern era of headphones, the focus is often on compatibility with mobile devices and computers, not to mention booming bass or wireless use. Thus, it's truly refreshing to see a no-frills headphone pair like the Sennheiser HD 558 . At $179.95...

Superb audio performance with rich bass and excellent sense of space. Extremely comfortable. Strong value for price

Open design projects some sound outward?not ideal for recording studio or office use. Connection is ?-inch?high quality, but not ideal for listening on mobile devices or computers

The no-frills Sennheiser HD 558 is easily one of the best-sounding headphone pairs available in its under-$200 price range, but it isn't designed for easy use with mobile devices or computers.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (headphoneinfo.com)

Sennheiser HD 558Headphone

 

Meet the HD 558, Sennheiser's successor to its successful HD 555 open-backed headphones. While it doesn't appear at first glance that Sennheiser changed much in the HD 558, it does provide a decent performance bump from the older headphones, and users...

Very flat frequency response for mids, highs ; Replaceable cable ; Aesthetically pleasing

90Hz and below drops off substantially

Fantastic mid-range headphones.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Sennheiser HD 558

 

The Sennheiser HD 558s are impressive mid-range headphones.

Very flat frequency response for mids, highs; Replaceable cable; Aesthetically pleasing

90Hz and below drops off substantially

For the price you’d pay, the Sennheiser HD 558s offer a good level of sound quality, comfort, and aesthetic appeal, and are the worthy successors to the Sennheiser HD 555s. The Sennheiser HD 558s are impressive mid-range headphones.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Mike (headfonia.com)

Sennheiser's New HD558 and HD598

 

Sennheiser just released the new HD558 and HD598 headphones, which are successors to the mid-level HD555 and HD595 headphones. The HD558 now wears a slick, all black look, while the HD598 took an

I also think that the old mid-fi soundstage king that is the AKG K501 has also been dethroned. Compared to the HD558/598, the K501 still has a bigger soundstage, but that’s about it. The HD558/598 has a much better overall soundstage performance,...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sennheiser HD 558

 

Sound Quality, Design.

Noisy on the ear pieces , when you move your head

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sennheiser HD 558

 

Great sound. Comfortable, good sound stage.

Gets warm

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sennheiser HD 558

 

Great sound. Comfortable, good sound stage

Gets warm

Nov, 2014

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