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Sennheiser HD 598

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4796 reviews of Sennheiser HD 598. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The price and comfort also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 598 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 598

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 394 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 598 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. Views about the usability and price are overall positive. The design and comfort also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

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95% 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 598

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2518 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 598 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. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and portability. The price and comfort also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, portability, bass quality

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 598

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 555 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 598 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Comments about the usability and bass quality are generally positive. The price and comfort also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the noise isolation and portability.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sennheiser HD 598

 

The Sennheiser HD 598s have an eye-catching look and an ear-charming sound.

Wide "open-back" sound ; Well-measured, powerful bass ; Good with movies and games too

Eye-catching looks an acquired taste ; The look comes at a slight premium

Call us boring, but we're not sure we prefer the bold colour scheme of the Sennheiser HD 598 to the standard black and grey, but any qualms blew away once we donned these headphones. The open, powerful sound is extremely versatile and they're...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sennheiser HD598

 

Supremely comfortable, rugged build, detailed, well-integrated sound

Is ‘boring’ too strong a word? Not in this instance

Sennheiser overplays its hand here, and ‘sophistication’ lurches into ‘tedium’

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sennheiser HD598 review

 

Supremely comfortable, but the sound is just too boring

Supremely comfortable ; rugged build ; detailed, well-integrated sound

Is ‘boring’ too strong a word? Not in this instance

Sennheiser overplays its hand here, and ‘sophistication’ lurches into ‘tedium’

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

Sennheiser HD 598 review

 

The Sennheiser HD598's high-gloss burled wood accents, thickly padded headband, and ear cushions all lend a luxurious feel to the design. The tan-and-beige color scheme is a nice alternative to Sennheiser's usual gray or black finishes. In addition to...

Lightweight German design is extremely comfortable; highly dynamic and detailed sound; 3.5mm headphone plug adapter.

No storage case included.

The new HD 598's "wow" styling updates the classic Sennheiser look, and the sound has more detail and higher resolution than previous models. We recommend these cans to anyone looking for a pair of headphones with precision sound quality and a...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Sennheiser HD 598

 

The Sennheiser HD 598 are a timely update of the older Sennheiser HD 595 over-the-ear headphones and come with a nice designer twist. The cream and brown plastic and leather look is off-set by a nice Burl Wood veneer trim that certainly helps these...

For the money, the sound quality is amazing and visually you may want to show them off in the street but the cable and connection make them a little too impractical. If perfect sound pitch in the home is what you’re after then it’s hard to deny the...

Apr, 2011

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sennheiser HD 598

 

The superb-sounding Sennheiser HD 598 offers some of the best sense of space we've heard from $250 headphones.

Superior audio experience. Excellent balance of the entire frequency range with a strong sense of space. Very comfortable.

Light on accessories. Retro color scheme not for everyone.

The HD 598 isn't the only pair of headphones with an open, airy sound. If you're budget is (extremely) flexible, the Grado GS1000 is legendary. In this price range, if you're looking for a similar sound signature, but want something more...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sennheiser HD 598 review

 

The Sennheiser HD598's high-gloss burled wood accents, thickly padded headband, and ear cushions all lend a luxurious feel to the design. The tan-and-beige color scheme is a nice alternative to Sennheiser's usual gray or black finishes. In addition to...

Lightweight German design is extremely comfortable; highly dynamic and detailed sound; 3.5mm headphone plug adapter.

No storage case included.

The new HD 598's "wow" styling updates the classic Sennheiser look, and the sound has more detail and higher resolution than previous models. We recommend these cans to anyone looking for a pair of headphones with precision sound quality and a...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Marc Henney , Sam Vafaei, Jean-Christophe Lamontag (rtings.com)

Sennheiser HD 598 Cs HEADPHONES

 

The Sennheiser HD 598 Cs are the closed-back variation of the popular . They deliver a good sound quality with a few improvements thanks to the closed-back design but also some drawbacks for more critical listeners. On the upside, they're slightly more...

Great audio reproduction. ; Sturdy build quality.

Below-average isolation. ; Slightly bulky design. ; Bass delivery varies significantly across users. Sensitive to glasses.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney (rtings.com)

Sennheiser HD 598 HEADPHONES

 

The Sennheiser HD 598 are comfortable open-back headphones with good studio quality sound. They're well built and feel durable but offer no control options for your audio. The open back design also leaks a lot of sound and doesn't block any ambient...

Lightweight and comfortable design. ; Sturdy build. ; Good audio reproduction.

Poor noise isolation, by design. ; Leaks a lot of sound, by design.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (headphoneinfo.com)

Sennheiser HD 598

 

We typically scoff and prepare for the worst whenever we see the word “audiophile” in the marketing for any headphone that we see cross our desks, because we've been exposed to some of the crazy things that people will buy simply because it's branded...

Superb frequency response ; Very comfortable

Not at all portable ; Isolation is all but nonexistent

Stunning headphones, another good showing from Sennheiser.

Aug, 2011

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