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Sennheiser HD 598 Over-ear Headphone Review

Though these cans aren't perfect, they should easily satisfy a large swath of audiophile consumers.

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Introduction

We typically scoff and prepare for the worst whenever we see the word "audiophile" in the marketing for any headphone that we see cross our desks, because we've been exposed to some of the crazy things that people will buy simply because it's branded as such. That being said, the Sennheiser HD 598s are actually a very decent set of cans for home use. Their open backed ear cups allow for an open soundstage, and they are certainly easy on the eyes. Their pricetag is a little high, but their performance might be enough to justify the cost for some discerning audiophiles, as many shudders as that word may give us.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Sound Quality
  4. Isolation
  5. Comfort
  6. Usability
  7. Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Comparison
  8. Sennheiser HD 555 Comparison
  9. Etymotic Research mc5 Comparison
  10. Bowers & Wilkins PF-M5I Comparison
  11. Conclusion
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