Sennheiser HD 598 – Buyer’s Guide

Sennheiser HD 598

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Sennheiser is renowned in the musical world for producing industry-leading sound – this is exemplified by the fact that we have already included them three times in this article. Mainly, these headphones are all about function, but refreshingly, we have found a form to take an equal front seat.

This model comes with both ivory and black styling. Both feature gloss burl wood accents, and ivory model is especially striking with its tan and beige color scheme that contrasts heavily with the more traditional colors of Sennheiser models. Although primarily made from plastic, the model still looks exclusive thanks to the strong color scheme and amply padded headband and luxuriously velvet padded ear cups. Comfortability deserves top marks here, making these cans super perfect for long music sessions.

These headphones produce tremendous sound as well, with the soundstage being the most active element. Indeed, if hearing the spaciousness and depth of a recording is your priority, then you are in safe hands. We can thank Sennheiser’s E.A.R (Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement) technology for this, and it is the same technology used in the much higher end HD 800 S.

Overall, we would say the sound is pretty relaxing and would not cause any fatigue even after long sessions. The highs, mids, and lows are very well represented, but the bass lacks a bit of oomph.

In the Sennheiser 598 HD, we get a refinement of sound that has been exemplary of the 500 series. Combine this with a quirky and solid design; these headphones are a solid mid-budget choice for anyone serious about music.

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Pros

  • Quirky and attractive design
  • Accurate sound production with amazing sound stage
  • Detachable cable
  • Durable and comfortable build with premium materials

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Cons

  • Bass lacks physical impact – not the best for bass heads
  • Does not fold

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