Sennheiser HD 598 Review, Specs and Information
If you have read my blog some you know that I love Sennheiser headphones and their products. These Sennheiser HD 598 headphones are one of my favorite lately, a sound engineer friend of mine gave me the opportunity to listen to them in the studio and I’m hooked. Some bass heads have complained that they don’t have a lot of bass, but I like a good balance and don’t like the bass to be overwhelming. If you prefer mostly bass than you might want to look at the Audio Technica ATH M50 headphones. If you’re more into a balanced sound I would have a look at these headphones. I think they’re the best headphones under 300 right now, they’re usually in the mid to low $200 range.
If you’re about looks as much as sound, these things look really nice. They have the wood parts with the nice finish, they don’t look cheap like some other headphones in the same price-range (won’t name names).
Sennheiser HD 598 Review - Big Soundstage
These are open-backed headphones which gives it a bigger sound stage. So it sounds like you’re getting a bigger field of sound around you. Great for music, gaming and movies. I borrowed these to play Call of Duty and they are great for picking up footsteps and noise around you. So they’re great for gamers also.
The Sennheiser HD 598 headphones are really comfortable when I used them, they fit around the ear and don’t give the tight annoying feeling that can be painful after awhile. The cushions are also washable and can detach for cleaning.
New Added Technology to the HD 598
One of the reasons I really like Sennheiser is they don’t get lazy just because they’re one of the biggest headphone designers. They designed some new stuff like the use of a new proprietary DuoFol diaphragm and driver geometry that aims to minimize inter-modulation distortion while producing a very fast frequency response extension. Translation, it gives you a smoother more detailed listening experience. These HD 598 headphones also 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.
Just from hearing these myself and looking around at other peoples opinions I think these are the best headphones under $300 right now. These Sennheiser HD 598 headphones are great overall, the only downside I have seen is if you’re more into bass. I think they have great bass and sound good with bass driven music but that’s the only reason I could see someone not being into them. If you want a warm sounding well balanced quality headphone I would recommened these to anyone, you can’t go wrong with these.