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Sennheiser HD 558 High End Open Over-Ear Headphones with E.A.R. Technology £59.95 (for Prime Members only) @ Amazon
Sennheiser HD 558 High End Open Over-Ear Headphones with E.A.R. Technology £59.95 (for Prime Members only) @ Amazon

Sennheiser HD 558 High End Open Over-Ear Headphones with E.A.R. Technology £59.95 (for Prime Members only) @ Amazon

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ordered. stunning price

Non Amazonians can order it from Richer Sounds for the same price.
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 28th Nov 2016

SUMMONER

Non Amazonians can order it from Richer Sounds for the same price.



​Was going to say, save yourself being blackmailed into Prime by Amazon and go to Richer Sounds.

All gone by the looks of it!

I ordered these in 2011 for £111.11 I remember them been amazing. dog chewed them up on me

damn, missed it...

Original Poster

Ruffuz

damn, missed it...



Back to lower price but in stock December 12

Anyone know how the sound compared to the seinheiser PC 360 SE headset?

TheKaledan

Anyone know how the sound compared to the seinheiser PC 360 SE headset?


I was about to ask. Someone any experience with both?
Edited by: "neiiilers" 29th Nov 2016

Give them a go

Hi would these be ideal for me to use at the gym or should I look elsewhere

optimusprime987

Hi would these be ideal for me to use at the gym or should I look … Hi would these be ideal for me to use at the gym or should I look elsewhere


They are open back so people around you will hear what you're listenening to and there's no noise isolation so you might hear external sounds depending on set volume. Also I'm not sure the velour pads and headband would be best for gym use.

knack

They are open back so people around you will hear what you're listenening … They are open back so people around you will hear what you're listenening to and there's no noise isolation so you might hear external sounds depending on set volume. Also I'm not sure the velour pads and headband would be best for gym use.



Pleather would be worse

Ok thanks

Ordered, thanks.

I've got the 555's and they are NOT for use out of the house. They block zero sound coming in, and leak a lot of sound, but this is because of the open-back design.

When I first got mine I used them on a train journey and couldn't have the volume above half way without it sounding like I was wearing speakers on my head. I could also clearly hear people around me talking while listening to music.
The cable is also massive.
They are designed for use indoors. I connect mine to my amp for watching TV and listening to music when others are in bed.

I've modded my 555's to sound like these, and the audio quality is phenomenal. They are a steal at this price. I paid over £200 for my 555's about 8 years ago.
Edited by: "CHalligan" 29th Nov 2016

How do these compare with the sound of the akg k451? Are these better?

If you are waiting for the 598s to go below £100, I'd say settle for these because you'd be getting nearly as-good headphones.

I am still holding up for HD598.

I had HD598 last year. It is really good.

CHalligan

I've got the 555's and they are NOT for use out of the house. They block … I've got the 555's and they are NOT for use out of the house. They block zero sound coming in, and leak a lot of sound, but this is because of the open-back design. When I first got mine I used them on a train journey and couldn't have the volume above half way without it sounding like I was wearing speakers on my head. I could also clearly hear people around me talking while listening to music. The cable is also massive.They are designed for use indoors. I connect mine to my amp for watching TV and listening to music when others are in bed.I've modded my 555's to sound like these, and the audio quality is phenomenal. They are a steal at this price. I paid over £200 for my 555's about 8 years ago.



For use in public, you need to use close back headphones.


HD555, 558, 598 all open-back. Open back headphones suppose to leak a lot of sound. It is designed that way to give it wider soundstage etc.


Bear in mind, HD598c new version come out few days ago. Now 598 has both open-back and close-back versions.


Edited by: "huangxq2" 29th Nov 2016

huangxq2

I am still holding up for HD598.I had HD598 last year. It is really good.


Reading online, they are in competition with the audio technica m50x. The m50x are amazing, anyone know how these compare? I assume the 558 are the little brother's to 598?

slamukdeals

Reading online, they are in competition with the audio technica m50x. The … Reading online, they are in competition with the audio technica m50x. The m50x are amazing, anyone know how these compare? I assume the 558 are the little brother's to 598?



Headphones are personal.

I know M50x is highly rated.

I tried it last year. I do not like it at all. Its sound is muddier and less comfortable. It has more bass than HD598.


For me, HD598 is way better than M50x. I am not a bass head.

slamukdeals

How do these compare with the sound of the akg k451? Are these better?



Way better (sound quality wise).

They are not at the same level.

They are different type though. 558 is open back and over ear. AKG K451 is close back and on-ear. The opposite of each other.

The AKG I like is K701, K702 and Q702. They are sister versions and sound similar. They have very minimal of bass which a lot of people would not like.

Edited by: "huangxq2" 29th Nov 2016

slamukdeals

Reading online, they are in competition with the audio technica m50x. The … Reading online, they are in competition with the audio technica m50x. The m50x are amazing, anyone know how these compare? I assume the 558 are the little brother's to 598?



The M50X signature emphasizes low-end and could sound less clear compared to these. Not because they have bass its just the way they are. The M40X are less "warm".
Edited by: "rev6" 29th Nov 2016

huangxq2

Way better (sound quality wise).They are not at the same level.They are … Way better (sound quality wise).They are not at the same level.They are different type though. 558 is open back and over ear. AKG K451 is close back and on-ear. The opposite of each other.


Thanks for this. I owned a pair of akg, and thought they were excellent until they got damaged, so was going to purchase another pair or this. I have the m50x and I hardly use them because they are really heavy. So I reckon these 558 might do the trick. I read that the 598 were £90 on black Friday.

slamukdeals

Thanks for this. I owned a pair of akg, and thought they were excellent … Thanks for this. I owned a pair of akg, and thought they were excellent until they got damaged, so was going to purchase another pair or this. I have the m50x and I hardly use them because they are really heavy. So I reckon these 558 might do the trick. I read that the 598 were £90 on black Friday.



The closed version of the 598's yes.
Edited by: "rev6" 29th Nov 2016

Schwarzenegger

If you are waiting for the 598s to go below £100, I'd say settle for … If you are waiting for the 598s to go below £100, I'd say settle for these because you'd be getting nearly as-good headphones.



I think I will give 558 a try, simple because it is amazon and easy to return.

But I already knew that I will regret that I did not hold off for 598se. I had 598se. I know how much I like 598se.


I did not go for 598c for £89 because it is big and not foldable, not easy to take on commute, and I like open-back.

I recommended 598c to a friend, who follow my advice and bought 598c. He said it sounds brilliant.
Edited by: "huangxq2" 29th Nov 2016

slamukdeals

Thanks for this. I owned a pair of akg, and thought they were excellent … Thanks for this. I owned a pair of akg, and thought they were excellent until they got damaged, so was going to purchase another pair or this. I have the m50x and I hardly use them because they are really heavy. So I reckon these 558 might do the trick. I read that the 598 were £90 on black Friday.



Yes, that is the new version - close back version of 598, model no 598c was at £89.

They can be used in public. My friend said they sound very good as well.

I only had 598se. 598se is open back.



A warning, you do not want to use 558 in public. They are open back.

Also those are bigger and heavier than your AKG K451 (These two are not the same type of headphones). They are lighter than M50x.

Edited by: "huangxq2" 29th Nov 2016

huangxq2

I think I will give 558 a try, simple because it is amazon and easy to … I think I will give 558 a try, simple because it is amazon and easy to return.But I already knew that I will regret that I did not hold off for 598se. I had 598se. I know how much I like 598se.I did not go for 598c for £89 because it is big and not foldable, not easy to take on commute, and I like open-back.I recommended 598c to a friend, who follow my advice and bought 598c. He said it sounds brilliant.


Also you sound like you know alot about headphones. In Ear headphones, like the sound magic e10c and the Bose sound sport ones that were on offer a few days ago, can they sound as good as these? Surely not right?

Or anywhere near sounding like the akg. Mainly want the in ears for the gym

slamukdeals

Also you sound like you know alot about headphones. In Ear headphones, … Also you sound like you know alot about headphones. In Ear headphones, like the sound magic e10c and the Bose sound sport ones that were on offer a few days ago, can they sound as good as these? Surely not right?



Do not go for e10. The sound is ok, not amazing. The build quality is not there. Break easily. Read amazon reviews, see the large portion of reviews who had their e10 break. I bought it, and dislike the build quality, and returned it in the past.

I like Sony MDR-EX650, sound and built better than e10. The silver version is on sale at amazon at £25 right this minute. You want to be quick. Never be so cheap before.
Edited by: "huangxq2" 29th Nov 2016

MDR-EX650AP? At £25

Somebody mentioned in another thread the HD598 were £60 on Amz Fr this time of year, & the HD598se were £75 (if you check ccc) at one point - still waiting, still hoping...

huangxq2

Do not go for e10. The sound is ok, not amazing. The build quality is not … Do not go for e10. The sound is ok, not amazing. The build quality is not there. Break easily. Read amazon reviews, see the large portion of reviews who had their e10 break. I bought it, and dislike the build quality, and returned it in the past.I like Sony MDR-EX650, sound and built better than e10. The silver version is on sale at amazon at £25 right this minute. You want to be quick. Never be so cheap before.


Can't see silver? Only black. What does the AP represent on the model?

Crossbow

Somebody mentioned in another thread the HD598 were £60 on Amz Fr this … Somebody mentioned in another thread the HD598 were £60 on Amz Fr this time of year, & the HD598se were £75 (if you check ccc) at one point - still waiting, still hoping...


Prob more expensive now because of the pound weakness, but good all luck.

slamukdeals

Can't see silver? Only black. What does the AP represent on the model?



Gold and silver in the same page. Do not know how do you miss it.
amazon.co.uk/dp/…c=1

Crossbow

Somebody mentioned in another thread the HD598 were £60 on Amz Fr this … Somebody mentioned in another thread the HD598 were £60 on Amz Fr this time of year, & the HD598se were £75 (if you check ccc) at one point - still waiting, still hoping...



​finger's crossed

thanks, just ordered :-)

The 598SE are now up on Amazon France for around 90 quid - EUR 104,86 delivered

huangxq2

I think I will give 558 a try, simple because it is amazon and easy to … I think I will give 558 a try, simple because it is amazon and easy to return.But I already knew that I will regret that I did not hold off for 598se. I had 598se. I know how much I like 598se.I did not go for 598c for £89 because it is big and not foldable, not easy to take on commute, and I like open-back.I recommended 598c to a friend, who follow my advice and bought 598c. He said it sounds brilliant.



​598se now around 90 delivered from Amazon.fr
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