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Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones (Burl Wood Accents)

by Sennheiser
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
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Technical Details

  • HD 598 audiophile headphones inspired by European sport sedans
  • Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement technology
  • Plush Premium metal mesh and sophisticated burl wood accents luxurious velour ear pads for long listening sessions

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Customers buy this item with Zalman ZM-MIC1 Microphone CDN$ 16.91

Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones (Burl Wood Accents) + Zalman ZM-MIC1 Microphone
Price For Both: CDN$ 269.74

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  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Not only are the HD 598 aesthetically pleasing to the eyes but they also provide an impeccable sound quality and unrivalled comfort. These beige-coloured open, circumaural headphones come with high-gloss burl wood parts and matching ear pads for a sophisiticated, premium finish. With Sennheiser's innovative E.A.R. technology, audio signals are directly channelled into your ears. These headphones also incorporate a special diaphragm geometry that minimizes intermodulation distortion while delivering an impressive frequency response range, plus a highly constant compressed cellulose fleece to hold harmonic distortion to less than 0.1%. And to accentuate the already outstanding listening experience even further, their high-quality leatherette headband and velour ear pads provide outstanding wearing comfort, even for long listening sessions.

Sennheiser HD 598
Impeccable sound quality and unrivalled comfort
Sennheiser HD 598
High-end headphones use E.A.R. technology for outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity
Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement (E.A.R.) for High Performance

These high-end open circumaural headphones use E.A.R. technology for outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity. Sennheiser's innovative "Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) design channels audio signals directly into your ears. State-of-the-art, advanced Duofol diaphragms deliver transparency and minimal distortion, while highly optimised, field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet systems yield an excellent dynamic response. A surround reflector creates an extended spatial sound field for the lightweight aluminium voice coils chosen for high efficiency and excellent dynamics. The special diaphragm geometry reduces intermodulation distortion, while highly constant, compressed cellulose fleece reduces total harmonic distortion.

About Sennheiser

For more than 60 years the name Sennheiser has stood for the highest quality products and customised solutions across all areas of sound recording, transmission and reproduction. As one of the world's leading providers of integrated solutions for electro-acoustic products, systems and services, Sennheiser constantly meets the challenges of developing creative answers which satisfy the requests and requirements of customers.

What's in the Box?

Sennheiser HD 598 Audiophile Headphones, 3.5mm plug adapter, warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Transducer type: Dynamic, open
  • Headphone type: Circumaural
  • Frequency response: 12 - 38,500 Hz
  • Total harmonic distortion: < 0.1% (1 kHz/100 dB SPL)
  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 112 dB
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Cable length: 3m
  • Jack plug: 6.3mm
  • Weight: 270g

Product Description

Audiophile-grade high performance headphones Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement technology Plush premium metal mesh and sophisticated burl wood accents Luxurious velour ear pads for long listening sessions Design inspired by European sport sedans HD 598 audiophile headphones inspired by European sport sedans Plush Premium metal mesh and sophisticated burl wood accents luxurious velour ear pads for long listening sessions

Customer Reviews

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Listener Review Dec 12 2013
By Joel
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Sennheiser's HD 598's are great looking headphones that fit well and offer up impressive sound. Whilst many people like to point out all the high points, I want to make a critical analysis and point out some of the other things I have come to find in my time with the Sennheiser HD598. Headphones from this manufacturer are somewhat known for a break-in period of about 100 to 200 hours, the equivalent four to eight days of constant running at slightly higher than normal listening levels. The theory is that this works the outer ring of the driver's diaphragm, and creates a more pliable suspension. I am not sure that I buy the claims, as no other headphone or loudspeaker that I own has ever changed. However, I've had mine breaking-in on a headphone amplifier and stand for approximately fifty hours, and this was my second listen since taking them out of the box. I've been using a couple sources and means of amplification, and I think that solid state headphone amplifiers will work better than tube amplification, unless the output is taken off a cathode follower setup with a sufficiently low output impedance. The HD 598's have an impedance of 50 Ohms, so bare that in mind when seeking a source. With this in mind, I will tell you a bit about what I am experiencing while i uncover some interesting casual observations. Read on...

The gold plated hardware and 3.5-to1/4" gold jack was a nice addition, and will allow the user to get them playing music right out of the box. Each set of headphones features two security authentication codes to ensure you are not buying a fake set. They have a 2-year warranty and the good customer service that Sennheiser is known for.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic headphones Oct. 17 2012
By 0Syn
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From initial use of these headphones, the biggest thing I could notice was how nicely put together they were. The synthetic leather, velour ear pads and burl accents really do give it quite the sophisticated look. I purchased these headphones after coming from the Sennheiser HD 515s and I am incredibly satisfied with the sound quality and the build. When listening to music of all kinds I can hear everything more clearly. The bass and deeper sounds feel more "real" and lossless audio sounds incredible. Audio of all types sounds absolutely great and extremely well defined. Additionally, listening for extended periods of time is considerably comfortable and the headphones are surprisingly lightweight. I would highly recommend these to anyone as an upgrade and I absolutely love them.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly excellent... Oct. 30 2011
By Ed Rose TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I have spent time with many a headphone, including Sennheiser HD 650 and 800s, Denon D5000s, Audio Technica W 1000x, Ultrasone PRO 900s, etc., and these HD 598s, may be, with sound, comfort, aesthetic and price all factored in, the absolute best value I have ever come across. Astonishing comfort, versatile in terms of what you throw at them, with a lovely, balanced sound with little fatigue.. Yes, they are made in China, but if you can get past that, and can find them for about $300- (they are considerably cheaper in the US), they may be the only headphones you ever need - at least for rock/pop, jazz and classical. They are open, so you do get a bit of sound bleed, but they really are a great pair of cans, which benefit from amplification, but perform admirably without it. 1/4 jack with a 1/8 adapter included for iPod use.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing sound and value May 26 2014
By Ornab
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- Great sound
- Easy to drive
- Extremely comfortable

- Not in love with the industrial design (this is a matter of personal preference)
- A bit too big to travel with
- Stock cable is ridiculously long
- 1/4 inch to 3.5mm adapter is inexcusably large

Overall the cons are not really cons and/or easily remedied. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great product excellent sound Aug. 5 2013
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These headphones are some of the best sounding head phones available for the money. The sound that sennheiser makes is phenomenal. These head phones replaced my HD 555 and they are slightly brighter sounding than those were. These headphones dont have a lot of bass so they aren't for the crowd that is looking for that specifically.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Singers breathe!!! Feb. 27 2012
Who knew? I received these Sennheiser HD 598 Audiophile Headphones with High-Gloss Burl Wood Accents moments ago (right on time according to the shipping estimate). The first song I played was Chris Mann singing Because We Believe - downloaded from iTunes at 256 AAC. I can hear instruments I've never heard. I can hear him breathing. The performance is so alive. These are my first open headphones. Previously I've owned Bose AE2 and OE2 and Shure SRH440 with the 840 ear pad modification. I thought those sounded good - and they do, especially the brass instruments in classical music and film soundtracks. But there's no comparison. And the HD598s haven't even been burned in yet, which apparently they need according to reviews and comments on Headfi.org.

By the way, I'm running these off a 2011 iMac - no amp - right from the headphone jack. I'm planning on giving these a good long burn-in before I make any decision about getting a DAC/amp. Right now I'm leaning toward no since my ears are so happy.

Keep in mind I'm not big on bass and I've been looking for a neutral headphone. This is exactly what I've searched for.

I'm listening to Josh Groban (320 MP3). There are things that seem to be happening in the music somewhere behind me I had no idea was there. These headphones are incredible!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 13 days ago by A
5.0 out of 5 stars (Audiophile) Simply Stellar. The Best Headphones at this Price Range.
I've owned top end headphones, including the Audeze LCD-2, 2.2s, Sennheiser HD650, HD800 and several higher end in-ears. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pepper
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent
Great sound and comfortable but zero noise isolation. You can hear everything around you almost as clearly as with nothing on your ears. Cable and adapters aren't the greatest. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dario Iacchelli
5.0 out of 5 stars great
These headphone are so great ! The bass is just perfect and the sound is so clear . Thank you sennheiser :)
Published 2 months ago by joel
5.0 out of 5 stars sounds great.
Can't remember how many headsets I've owned, but this is the best one. Needs some time to warm it up, then it sounds nicely.
Published 5 months ago by Jun Chen
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must have headphone.
Honestly, I was never introduced with audiophile headphone in my life. I actually purchased this because I thought it looked cool (without knowing that it's an OPEN-EAR HEADPHONE). Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kwangho
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Sennheiser deserves the credit it receives, they always put out great quality products. The HD 598 are full-size over the ear headphones, and are really light weight with velvet... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound and very comfortable get during a sale
Bough on sale after being very happy with some SONY V6 cans. After the V6 broke (5 years in) decided to step up a bit and got these. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Hakim Louati
5.0 out of 5 stars The legend lives on
Super comfortable open-design OE headphone. It delivers all the promises as a mid-to-high end headphone. Read more
Published 5 months ago by noname
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for people who like a clean, faithful and open soundstage
I've owned these headphones for several months now and they have proven remarkably precise for pretty much everything that I've put through them. Read more
Published 5 months ago by CreamWeasel
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