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Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones

B&H # SEHD558 Mfr # HD558
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Price: $179.95
Product Highlights
  • E.A.R. Technology
  • Internal Sound Reflectors
  • Duofol Diaphragms
  • Neodymium Magnets
  • Adjustable, Padded Headband
  • Soft Around-Ear Velour Cushions
  • Single-Sided Detachable Cable
  • Gold-Plated 1/4" Plug with Mini Adapter

The HD 558 headphones from Sennheiser provide high-quality audio in a lightweight and stylish design. With premium metal mesh and high-gloss burl wood accents, the headphones have innovative Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement (E.A.R.) technology that channels audio directly into your ears for realistic sound reproduction with deep bass that simulates sitting in front of a set of hi-fi speakers without the expense or space requirements. Internal sound reflectors generate an extended spatial sound field for an immersive audio experience. The headphones have an extremely fast rest/response time for excellent transient response and treble clarity.

Advanced Duofol diaphragms with neodymium magnet systems and aluminum voice coils provide transparent audio with minimal distortion, high dynamic range, and excellent efficiency. Designed for lasting comfort, the headphones have a padded, adjustable headband and extra-thick around-ear velour cushions. The single-sided detachable cable has a twist-n-lock mechanism that minimizes tangles and is easy to replace. The cable has a gold-plated 1/4" stereo plug and includes a 3.5mm mini plug adapter for wide compatibility with a variety of pro and consumer audio devices.

Lightweight and stylish design with premium metal mesh and high-gloss burl wood accents
Innovative Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement (E.A.R.) technology channels audio directly into your ears for realistic sound reproduction with deep bass that simulates sitting in front of a set of hi-fi speakers without the expense or space requirements
Internal sound reflectors generate an extended spatial sound field for an immersive audio experience
The headphones have an extremely fast rest/response time for excellent transient response and treble clarity
Advanced Duofol diaphragms with optimized neodymium magnet systems and aluminum voice coils provide transparent audio with minimal distortion, high dynamic range, and excellent efficiency
Designed for lasting comfort, the headphones have a padded, adjustable headband and extra-thick around-ear velour cushions
The single-sided detachable cable minimizes tangles and is easy to replace. It has a twist-n-lock mechanism for easy connection
The gold-plated 1/4" stereo plug and 3.5mm mini plug adapter provide wide compatibility with a variety of professional and consumer audio devices, including home receivers, hi-fi systems, headphone amplifiers, and more
Type Around-Ear, Open-Back, Dynamic
Frequency Range 15Hz - 28kHz
Impedance 50 Ohms
Sensitivity 112dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.2%
Connectors Gold-Plated 1/4" Stereo Plug with 3.5mm Mini Adapter
Cable Length 10' (3 m)
Weight 9.6 oz (260g)
Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
  • 3.5mm Adapter
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SennheiserHD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
     
    4.9

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (11)
    • Great sound (11)
    • Good value (8)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Good bass (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home audio (8)
      • Music (7)
      • With my computer (7)
      • Relaxing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (3), Gear head (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      Great Headphones

      By Clark

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Gear Head

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

          Perfect fit and perfect sound. Makes location shoots comfortable on the ears. B&H had great deal and fast free shipping on product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          All rounder audiophile headphones

          By Ketmeister

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Build Quality
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Price

          Cons

          • Lacks A Tiny Bit Of Spark

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

          I'm using this set of cans in my bedroom.... running it with a Rega Planet CDP and laptop (USB) source going to Musical Fidelity's VDAC2 and VCAN2, XLO cables. Sounds great with a wide range of music. Enough bass and highs to keep me engaged without the fatigue on long listening sessions. I do wish for a tiny bit more sparkle in the midrange and extreme highs but not much else. Soundstage is excellent: width and depth. Best attribute other than the well rounded sound is comfort. The velour padding is comfortable and head band clamping is just right for me. They are also light weight. Overall a great product from a reputable company.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Multi-Use Headphone

          By Jim56

          from Peoria IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Comfortable
          • Good Sound Stage
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Long Cord

          Cons

          • Audible By Others

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

          I bought the HD 558 to listen to music without disturbing the household but have become more addicted to using them with TV. For example, watching movies when others need quiet for studying, watching music shows with higher volume (and clarity) than others in the room; these are also great for clear articulation and less sound fatigue when watching lecture videos and make shows like "Cosmos" really pop. I think the open back design really places you in the middle of the show or sound stage, which I like. These are also extremely comfortable -- a 2-3 hour movie and you hardly notice you are wearing headphones. Also, the 10' cord works great between the TV receiver any my comfy chair! Great product for my applications and excellent for music with deep bass but not overwhelming (probably other headphones are better if you like a lot of bass). Note these have open backs so others around can hear some noise, which has been zero issue at home. Good value for the price point.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Like Father like Son; HD 558 and HD 598.

          By Larry

          from Longview WA..

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Sound Price Comfort

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

            Are these not what the HD 555 were to the HD 595? I can't tell the difference between the HD 558 and HD 598. They both sound wonderful and have that great open/sound stage. Some say they are "the best in this price range" and PC magazine gave them an "Editors choice" award. Sorry to say they rival my Beyerdynamic DT 880's and AKG 701 's. My loss, but these can easily be the best open phones under $ in my opinion. If you are a "Bass head," just turn the bass control up 5 db. These can go lower/exaggerated too.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Outstanding!

            By Yankel37

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Old fart

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Relaxing
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

              Sounds like you are on the stage with the performers. Very light on the head. Best ever.

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              • No

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              5.0

              A real great buy, very happy!

              By Christy the kid!

              from Nahant,Ma

              Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

              Great sound for the money! Very well balanced sound with smooth highs and bass extenision! Very comfortable and very happy with this purchase!

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              5.0

              A real great buy, very happy!

              By Christy the kid!

              from Nahant,Ma

              Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

              Great sound for the money! Very well balanced sound with smooth highs and bass extenision! Very comfortable and very happy with this purchase!

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              5.0

              Great headphones!

              By Klaas

              from The Netherlands (Holland)

              Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

              I bought this headphones specially for use on a digital piano (Roland HP 505). The dealer of this digital piano recommended this Sennheiser HD 558 and I guess he gave us the right advice! These are very good headphones, with very good music-quality and a very good fit. Made out of luxury materials and feels very soft and comfortable. A digital piano produces difficult tones on various levels and these headphones reproduces very well! Because of the open-back it is still possible to hear other things in the house, like children or a phone... Otherwise, with these headphones on your head you will never disturb someone else with noise! Very nice when studying the piano for hours, now and then late at night or in the early morning. I can't compare these headphones to similar types of other brands, but I'm convinced by its great quality in sound and comfort.

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              4.0

              Nice headphones

              By TBone

              from Seattle,WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • With My Computer

                Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                Great set of headphones. Feel very light on the ears. Sound is pretty good. I wish the connector on the end did like my Audio-Technica's and had a better adapter for going from 1/4 jack to the 3.5mm jack. The Audio-Technicas's you screw off the 1/4 adapter. These come with an adapter that makes the plug bulky.

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                • No

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                5.0

                great fit and sound

                By make it move.

                from atlanta, ga

                About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Motion Media Designer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Music
                  • Video editing
                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                  primary uses are recreational listening connected to iphone or computer and video editing.
                  great sound range i am able to hear the most subtle sounds when editing.
                  very comfortable as well for those marathon edit sessions.
                  the hanging headphone accessory is also very handy ensures protection by safely storing them of any surface.

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                  5.0

                  love um...Gs.

                  By Randy pat

                  from South Texas

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • With My Computer

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                    Great phones...Gs.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Simply among the best

                    By German Kid

                    from Walnut, CA

                    About Me Teenager

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Relaxing
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                      This is the first open back I used, convenience is beyond words. I feel constantly connected to the surroundings but without compromise of the sound quality.

                      The only wish is that the diameter of the jack were the other way around.

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                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      AMAZING AFFORDABLE HEADPHONES

                      By EGS

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Video Editor

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Editing
                        • Working

                        Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                        Perfect headphones for video editing that require professional audio levels

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Amazing in every way possible

                        By Robert

                        from Vancouver, BC

                        About Me College Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • Music
                          • Relaxing
                          • With My Computer

                          Comments about Sennheiser HD 558 Open-Back Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                          These headphones are amazing. They're super comfortable even if you wear glasses. The sound stage is terrific and much improved over the HD 555's. The highs, mids and lows all sound great because these headphones are relatively "neutral". What I mean by this is that some headphones focus on heavy bass or on the higher notes (tweeter) but these are well-rounded with perhaps a bit more juice for the higher end. If you listen to different kids of music and watch a lot of movies and whatnot, you can't go wrong with these.

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