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Sennheiser HD598 Special Edition Over-Ear, £99.00 Amazon lightning deal
Sennheiser HD598 Special Edition Over-Ear, £99.00  Amazon lightning deal

Sennheiser HD598 Special Edition Over-Ear, £99.00 Amazon lightning deal

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Amazon deal of today, not the lowest price in the history but still good.

Product Description

The HD 598 headphones combine impeccable sound quality with unrivaled comfort. This elegantly styled over-ear, open back headphone features ear cups with high-gloss burl wood detail complementing premium metal mesh. Innovative acoustic engineering delivers incredibly natural, detailed and balanced sound. A high-quality leatherette headband and velour covered ear cushions provide outstanding wearing comfort for long listening sessions.

Sennheiser's innovative E.A.R. technology is featured in the HD 598. This positions the transducers inside the ear cups to channel audio signals directly into your ears producing a more realistic, spatial listening experience. The transducers employ a special diaphragm geometry that minimizes intermodulation and harmonic distortion while delivering high output and impressive frequency response.

Box Contains

HD 598 Special Edition headphones

Cable 1: 3 m copper cable (OFC)/ 6.3mm straight plug

Cable 2: 1.2m audio cable/3.5mm straight plug;3.5mm adaptor plug

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Edited by: "leebad" 31st Oct 2016

I have some of these and they sound really good to my ears.

Worth noting that they are the open back style, so you will be sharing your music with anyone near you.

looking at that chart it seems they were on offer last Black Friday, maybe the same this year as they do tend to repeat the same stock items.

got the non se version. damn good .. but not as good as my 650s

powerbrick

looking at that chart it seems they were on offer last Black Friday, … looking at that chart it seems they were on offer last Black Friday, maybe the same this year as they do tend to repeat the same stock items.



​I hope you are right.
I can't really justify spending £99 on a spare set of cans, but if they got closer to the £80 mark I'd struggle to say no.

On the other hand, I'd be surprised if they are going to be heavily reduced twice in 1 month.

got the cream ones and the sound is exceptional but they do leak a lot of sound due to the open back design
heat added though

Not as good as your HD650s? Not 250 quid either.

Perfect thanks OP. Just what I was after!

TALON1973

got the non se version. damn good .. but not as good as my 650s



oO

TALON1973

got the non se version. damn good .. but not as good as my 650s



I should hope not considering the 650's are 250 notes.

Great pair of cans. And the se looks so much better:)

I opted for beyerdynamic dt770 over these. Love them.

Bought the HD 201 for £17 last week, happy with the sound quality.

djh1975

Bought the HD 201 for £17 last week, happy with the sound quality.



These would blow you away compared

sprite127594

I opted for beyerdynamic dt770 over these. Love them.



Yours are much more V shaped, probably more "fun" sounding. I like the DT770's.

shaky1910

got the cream ones and the sound is exceptional but they do leak a lot of … got the cream ones and the sound is exceptional but they do leak a lot of sound due to the open back designheat added though



I have these and they're great and surprisingly the sound doesn't leak out as much as I thought it would. If you use them in a quiet room at a sensible volume nobody else can hear them much. But if you use them outside or on a bus or whatever you'll need them loud to cancel out the incoming noise which will annoy people and damage your ears. Get closed headphones for that!

Paid £80 for a used pair of creams so this is pretty good for new.

Edited by: "Aradria" 31st Oct 2016

Thanks for share, had posted the same just moments ago.
Looking at sold listings elsewhere you can get them for about the same price or certainly £130-ish year around.
For anyone that was already in the market this is a great find!

Aradria

I have these and they're great and surprisingly the sound doesn't leak … I have these and they're great and surprisingly the sound doesn't leak out as much as I thought it would. If you use them in a quiet room at a sensible volume nobody else can hear them much. But if you use them outside or on a bus or whatever you'll need them loud to cancel out the incoming noise which will annoy people and damage your ears. Get closed headphones for that!Paid £80 for a used pair of creams so this is pretty good for new.



The AT M40X's are a good choice for closed.

Will these be better than my Bose Quietcomfort 35?

Gage84

Will these be better than my Bose Quietcomfort 35?


If you can get over less bass, yes. Most of the Bose range is rather bass heavy, these are closer to reference.

mercutio98uk

If you can get over less bass, yes. Most of the Bose range is rather bass … If you can get over less bass, yes. Most of the Bose range is rather bass heavy, these are closer to reference.



Aren't they bass light?

rev6

Aren't they bass light?



"No highs, no lows..."

Any good for TV watchin'?

dunno

Any good for TV watchin'?



Sure.

Thanks for posting. Ordered and heat added.

Arcana

​I hope you are right. I can't really justify spending £99 on a spare set … ​I hope you are right. I can't really justify spending £99 on a spare set of cans, but if they got closer to the £80 mark I'd struggle to say no. On the other hand, I'd be surprised if they are going to be heavily reduced twice in 1 month.



I've got a pretty pricey set of headphones. I paid £130 for them. 10 years ago. I'll probably still be using them in 10 years.

£100 sounds like a lot to spring on a single item. But these aren't like your phone that's out of date in 12 months. You're going to use them until something breaks them. I probably spend more in coffee shops a year than I've spent on headphones in the last decade.

BigYoSpeck

I've got a pretty pricey set of headphones. I paid £130 for them. 10 … I've got a pretty pricey set of headphones. I paid £130 for them. 10 years ago. I'll probably still be using them in 10 years.£100 sounds like a lot to spring on a single item. But these aren't like your phone that's out of date in 12 months. You're going to use them until something breaks them. I probably spend more in coffee shops a year than I've spent on headphones in the last decade.


You're preaching to the choir
I mentioned 'spare' as I already have HD650 which I've had for like 7 years now. I love them to bits.
I got them for £100 on Ebay used - they've actually increased in price since then oO
It would nice to have a cheaper pair of cans that I wouldn't worry too much about other people touching.
Edited by: "Arcana" 31st Oct 2016

Missed it! :'S , I too am hoping they have em on sale Black Friday.

Got them last year at £75, if they drop there again am picking another set up for work, they are that good

rev6

These would blow you away compared



I have both the HD201 and the HD 598's (bought last year when £75 in lightning sale) and I wasn't blown away, I was disappointed that there wasn't that much difference and relieved I had't paid any more for them, they are better but not that much better. I guess it's the law of diminishing returns at play or my ears and sources aren't good enough.

sprite127594

I opted for beyerdynamic dt770 over these. Love them.


Why are there 4 models of these (16, 32, 80, 250 ohms) plus 'limited' & 'premium' editions - all for roughly the same price. Which one should I choose please?

toaster

I have both the HD201 and the HD 598's (bought last year when £75 in … I have both the HD201 and the HD 598's (bought last year when £75 in lightning sale) and I wasn't blown away, I was disappointed that there wasn't that much difference and relieved I had't paid any more for them, they are better but not that much better. I guess it's the law of diminishing returns at play or my ears and sources aren't good enough.



What sources are you using and playing from what devices? I've heard the HD 201's and compared them with many low/mid range headphones and the difference was huge. "The law of diminishing returns" might be used for headphones that cost 3 grand but I wouldn't use it here.

Edited by: "rev6" 1st Nov 2016

Crossbow

Why are there 4 models of these (16, 32, 80, 250 ohms) plus 'limited' & … Why are there 4 models of these (16, 32, 80, 250 ohms) plus 'limited' & 'premium' editions - all for roughly the same price. Which one should I choose please?



The lower the ohms rating the louder they are with less amplification. So if you're plugging them straight into a phone or laptop, the lower impedance one's will sound louder. The higher impedance tends to require a headphone amp.

It's not linear either so 80 ohm aren't 3 times louder than 250 ohm. You're best off listening to them plugged into your music source to tell which will suit you. My 250 ohm are perfectly fine plugged straight into a PC or laptop, but are too quiet plugged into a phone and even an 80 ohm set of different headphones I have aren't much better plugged into a phone.

Thanks BigYoSpeck, not everyday does one come across a set of headphones with 4-6 variations to choose from!

P.S. To make it even worse, I have around 50 pairs of headphones in my Amazon wishlist, & as the list grows I'm finding it harder & harder to make up my mind oO

Crossbow

P.S. To make it even worse, I have around 50 pairs of headphones in my … P.S. To make it even worse, I have around 50 pairs of headphones in my Amazon wishlist, & as the list grows I'm finding it harder & harder to make up my mind oO



What you want out of them? So many characteristics.

Get ready for more after watching reviews on this channel

youtube.com/cha…P8Q

Aph3x

Get ready for more after watching reviews on this … Get ready for more after watching reviews on this channelhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3XdYJjWliOdKuZMNaTiP8Q



Good channel. Watch all the time.

rev6

Good channel. Watch all the time.



Have to stay away from amazon for a while after watching... the life of a shinyitus sufferer

rev6

What you want out of them? So many characteristics.



An allrounder please, that'll be reasonably good with music, movies & games (in that order). Noise-cancelling not important. Durability is. I'm coming from an entry-level AKG K 511, so yes, would like to be blown away just a little

I don't have a proper stereo/amp, so will be using it with my PC & TV only.

My PC soundcard is a Creative X-Fi Titanium HD & this is what it has to say about using headphones:

"Superior headphone experience - Enjoy pristine audio in private anywhere with the superlative headphone output featuring an amazing 115dB, 24-bit/96kHz support in High-Definition (HD) quality sound for original playback."

Also realised I might need a couple (but may be constrained by budget) - 1-open & 1-closed-back, so I have the option of wearing either based on the situation & who else is around at the time. I'm not a bass junkie (don't listen to that kind of music either), but if it has a little extra in that department, I'm not opposed to it. Budget for both is £250. If there is one truly good pair (open/closed - B&O H6 perhaps?), then I don't mind spending my entire budget on that one. Sadly missed this recent B&O deal:

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 Second Generation £179.00 (was £239) @ Amazon

I'm quite patient, so don't mind waiting for the right price(s) to return before purchasing any.
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