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Sennheiser HD 598 Special Edition Over-Ear Headphones, Black
- Premium, audiophile-grade over-ear, open back headphones
- Padded leatherette headband and luxurious velour covered ear pads perfect for long listening sessions
- Compatible with virtually every audio device including phones, tablets, computers and stereo components
- Two cable options (3m and 1.2m) Included along with 3.5mm Adapter plug
- 2-Year limited warranty only when purchased from an authorized dealer
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Color Name: Black
The HD 598 Special Edition headphones are an open back, over ear, audiophile grade headphone that combines exceptional sound quality with extreme wearing comfort. This premium headphone features a padded leatherette headband and luxurious velour covered ear pads perfect for long listening sessions.
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The HD 598 se headphones is an open back, over ear, audiophile grade headphone that combines exceptional sound quality with extreme wearing comfort. This premium headphone features a padded leatherette headband and luxurious velour covered ear pads perfect for long listening sessions.
From the Manufacturer
At Sennheiser, we are on the pursuit of perfect sound. This is the aim and ambition of every single person working here. The quest for perfect sound focuses us on the dreams and needs of our customers all around the globe. Through our products and our ideas, we give them a unique sound experience or help them to create pristine sound for their audiences. We have done this for 70 years, and we are not ready to stop. Because we have a vision: to shape the future of audio, based on our history, our culture of innovation and our passion for excellence.
Meet HD 598 Special Edition
The HD 598 Special Edition headphone combines impeccable sound quality with unrivaled comfort. Innovative acoustic engineering delivers incredibly natural, detailed and balanced sound.
A high-quality leatherette headband and velour covered ear cushions provide outstanding wearing comfort for long listening sessions.
The HD 598 offers unrivaled performance and value. Crafted with precision using premium materials, they exude luxury and quality while delivering exceptional sound quality.
- Did you know? Sennheiser invented the open back headphone design in 1968. This design, used in the HD 598 Special Edition, is industry renowned for producing exceptionally natural sound quality.
Open back design contributes to outstanding tonal balance, detail and definition.
Sennheiser engineered transducers use aluminum voice coils delivering high efficiency, excellent dynamics and extremely low distortion.
'Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement' design channels audio directly into your ears producing a more 'in room' listening experience.
Lightweight yet robust with luxurious velour covered ear cushions and padded leatherette headband.
Sennheiser recommends this headphone for music lovers who are passionate about sound quality wanting extreme comfort during long listening sessions.
Compatible with virtually every audio device including phones, tablets, computers and stereo components. Packaged with the optional 'short cable' (1.2 meter) terminated with a 3.5 millimeter plug for use with portable devices.
|HD 598SE||HD 598|
|Transducer Principle||Open Back||Open Back|
|Impedance||50 Ω||50 Ω|
|Frequency Response||12 – 38,500 Hz||12 – 38,500 Hz|
|Sound Pressure Level (SPL)||112 dB (1kHz / 1Vrms)||112 dB (1kHz / 1Vrms)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||<0.1% (1kHz, 100dB)||<0.1% (1kHz, 100dB)|
|Weight (with cable)||11.1 oz. (315g)||10.3 oz. (294g)|
|In the Box||HD 598 Special Edition headphone / Cable 1: 3m copper cable (OFC) / 6.3mm straight plug / Cable 2: 1.2m audio cable / 3.5mm adapter plug||HD 598 headphone / 3m copper cable (OFC) / 6.3mm straight plug / 3.5mm adapter plug|
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The first time I put these headphones on I have noticed that the headphones provided the optimum clamping force. I think I have a medium sized head, and the headphones only moved slightly when I shook my head, and they never fell off. Some people have complained that the headphones are a bit too tight, an easy solution to loosen them is to stretch them over a pile of books or a pillowcase. I have used headphones that are too tight, like the V-Modas, and some that are too loose, but I think Sennheiser did a great job with these headphones. Now let's move onto the sound quality of these headphones, the bass, mids, and highs.
The bass was something I was not expecting to impress me. But I think Sennheiser has done it again. The bass on these headphones are not meant to create a big thump, but rather and naturally gently support the entire song. The bass on these headphones also extend very deeply towards the sub-bass, but does not overwhelm you with it. The bass smoothly extends the mids, and creates a very sonorous atmosphere for classical and instrumental music. This is especially true from drums in big orchestral pieces of music that support the entire song. This is very notable in: Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 In G Major, BWV 1048: Allegro, Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance, Op.Read more ›
Great build from Sennheiser, solid and sturdy, although hinges on the ear cups do not have much room for rotation. The headband is build so that its not foldable, so portability might be an issue if carrying the headphones around on the move might be an issue. Extremely soft headband and ear cups, I can go on for a full day without feeling it on the head. As someone who wears glasses, the pinch of the headphones is just right where I can't feel my glasses pressed up on my head. I have left these in my backpack without a carrying case (definitely do not recommend doing this) for a few times over the past few years and have no issues. I personally love the burl wood design as it comes off as a less childish and more of a mature look for me.
The sound stage is crazy for a headphone of this price range. It's an eye-opening experience hearing the mids and the airiness of a high quality open back headphones. The accuracy of the mids is second to none compared to any other headphones within this price range. As an avid listener of rock and acoustic music, the guitar is extremely crisp and the airiness opens it up as if it is a live performance. The high range is also extremely accurate with the tiniest almost unnoticeable leaking occasionally. The bass of the headphones are just a bit lacking without an amp even for a balanced pair. When paired with an amp, the bass can definitely be brought up if that is something to be looked at. Overall, amazing sound stage and airiness plus top notch sound accuracy.
The 598s comes with a 3-meter long non-coiled cable, which can be bothersome for individuals to carry around.Read more ›
These are very easy to get along with and a great intro into open headphones for most people. There's lots of room to improve but when these go on sale, they're a great value.
The sound is clear and very comfortable to listen to. I love hearing all the little details in music.
My favourite set of headphones but I only use these indoors since they're open headphones and leak sound quite a bit.
I would say these were absolutely worth the price, and at the usual sale price; Everybody should own a pair of these.
Whether you are listening to music on your computer,phone or high end stereo system, the HD 598 headphones sound great.
I would advise that certain cell phones may not have enough power to properly drive these.
I recommend these for anyone and everyone looking for an extremely comfortable, great sounding headphone.
Most recent customer reviews
Absolutely amazing headphones. In order to really feel the true power of these, an DAC/amp is suggested but using my note 5 and old s3, the sound was still great.Published 8 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I have worn these 7 hours a day for the past 2 weeks and they incredible. No pressure points, stock earpads are pretty nice, just all around great headphones. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Joe S.
The sound is amazing, keep in mind that a DAC is highly recommended with these! The comfort is A+++Published 17 hours ago by Guillaume Gagnon
Nice sound, not crazy bass, but very nice. I would describe them as probably being entry level audiophile. They are really nice. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Darrin Fry
Excellent sound quality, most comfortable headphones I've ever used. Got it on prime day for $109, would easily recommend at that price point to anyone looking to get into open... Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Melina
Sound is good, although voices seem a little muffled. Definitely worth the $109 paid, but not the $300+ retail. Still prefer my nearly 30yr old MDR V6Published 22 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing sound! It's an "open" headset though, so don't plan on using it at the office.Published 23 hours ago by Jean-Philippe Bouchard
I got these during the prime lightening sale, have had them for about two weeks now. Finding it hard to carry them around (I go frequently between campus and res), so they end up... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer