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Sennheiser HD 558 On-ear Headphone Review

The Sennheiser HD 558s are impressive mid-range headphones.

$119.00 at Amazon
8.3 score Tested by Experts
  • The Sennheiser HD 558 is better than 34% of the headphones we tested.
  • It is better than 38% of the headphones we have tested under $200.
  • It is better than 36% of the over-ear headphones we have tested.
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Introduction

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2012 Best Open-Back Headphones

Meet the HD 558, Sennheiser's successor to its successful HD 555 open-backed headphones. While it doesn't appear at first glance that Sennheiser changed much in the HD 558, it does provide a decent performance bump from the older headphones, and users who liked the older cans will definitely like the new ones.

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Before you buy the Sennheiser HD 558, take a look at these other headphones.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Sound Quality
  4. Isolation
  5. Comfort
  6. Usability
  7. Sennheiser HD 598 Comparison
  8. V-Moda Crossfade LP-2 Comparison
  9. Bose AE2 Comparison
  10. Conclusion