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Sennheiser HD555 Professional Headphones with Sound Channeling (Old Model)

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  • A comfortable, high-quality headphone system
  • Extended spatial field surrounds you with sound; ergonomic Acoustic Refinement enables ideal sound channeling for a new kind of listening experience
  • Features State of the Art Duolfol diaphragms
  • Velour ear pads let you keep glasses on while listening
  • Comes with manufacturer's 2-year warranty
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  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8 x 4 inches ; 9.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0001FTVDQ
  • Item model number: HD555
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (609 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Sennheiser HD 555 Stereo Headphone HD555 Headphones & Earphones

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Customer Reviews

The sound quality is amazing.
hiv0ltg
What I do know is which headphones sound good for listening to music, playing video games, and just casual listening to movies and videos.
Nicholas S.
These are easily the best headphones you can buy at 100 dollars.
R.B

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

201 of 216 people found the following review helpful By Bucherwurm on July 7, 2006
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This is an excellent pair of headphones for those (few) of us who like classical music. I've used these headphones with a player that has no bass/treble controls, and found that the headphone sound is well balanced throughout the spectrum. The bass does not boom, something that you don't want in classical music. It is there, but balanced as it should be.

I've noted that when playing something like Haydn's Cello Concerto, the solo instrument hits you right in the middle of your head -which is where it shoud be -, and the orchestra surrounds it from far left to right.

Other reviewers have mentioned that the open format of these headphones results in large sound leakage into the air around you. I've found that the leakage is quite small, and not noticeable a couple feet away. Then again I don't crank the sound up to 100 decibels.

As for the complaint about the plug, I've had no problems in this regard. It fits snugly into phone jack, and seems well made.

My only very trivial complaint is that I sometimes use these on my portable DVD player while lying in bed, in which case the very long cord is a bit of a nuisance. My personal preference would have been a short cord plus a detachable cord extension.

These headphones are great for just about any kind of music.
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412 of 454 people found the following review helpful By Research & Review on June 10, 2005
For anyone new to audiophile headphones, you may be surprised to learn that Sennheiser is THE name in the audiophile headphone business, and have been for some time now.

In case evidence would help you:

1)Ask the pros - HD600s are popular in serious studio recording, where sound quality is all-important.

2)More expensive is not necessarily better - other companies use their names or unnecessary and expensive materials to bump up the price....

3)Sennheiser is interested in "true sound", and, accordingly, puts into their products the right materials and excellent acoustical engineering. Everything in the 555s is for sound quality and comfort and durability. (Some headphones use wooden shells, fancy materials, and other such gimmicky things...that's just plain stupidity if you consider the sound, but it gets buyers that don't know audiophile headphones.)

4)Open vs closed - sound is vibrations. The air needs to vibrate if you want good sound. Closed headphones may help cut out noise in some situations, but it will dampen the sound in all situations. (Sennheiser's audiophile line are all open.)

5)Look at the stats! - the stats alone are better than most...the 555s are, essentially, standard for audiophile headphones...595s, 600s, and 650s are better, but other brands have a tough time matching even some of the lower ones, such as the 515s.

6)Noise cancelling vs pure quality - I have tried Bose noise cancelling headphones, which attempt to advertise good quality, but in fact, the noise-cancelling mechanism calls for the "closed" type and, furthermore, functions by running a sort of noise-dampening frequency, which, sadly but inevitably, dampens the sound (and puts pressure on your ears). Nice feature for noisy situations.
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88 of 95 people found the following review helpful By baligathi on October 19, 2006
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Sennheiser definitely makes quality headphones, and prior to buying this, I owned Sennheiser HD-202, which seem to be the most popular Sennheiser model on Amazon. The only complaint I had with the 202's was that they hurt my ears after a while. Plus, I had some extra cash to burn and I wanted awesome headphones that would last me a very, very long time. Here s where the 555 comes in.

Simply put, this is the best audio investment I have ever made. These will definitely last at least 10-15 years. I'm sure you've all read about the awesome sound, so I won't waste your time with that. The comfort level, however, is incredible! I can wear these all day (really!) without even noticing them.

I live in the dorms at school, so I bought these headphones to give my roommates privacy. Don't worry about the sounds leaking. The only leak slightly more than other headphones. Also, the sound only leaks within your immediate space. So my roommate on the other side of the room doesn't even hear my music even at a relatively loud volume.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By R.B on July 4, 2008
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Almost everything that can be said about these headphones, has been said, so I'll keep this mostly to physical pros and cons

Pros:
The most accurate sound you can get for 100 dollars. Not up to par with my Beyerdynamic DT880's, but at one third the cost, you are getting atleast 3/4th's the sound (if that makes sense) so they are an excellent bargain. These are easily the best headphones you can buy at 100 dollars.

The velour ear cups mean that the pressure applied to your head is very minimal, and these are indeed the second most comfortable headphones I've ever worn, next to the DT880's (I've had Grado's, AKG's, other Sennheisers etc) and the inclusion of a velour (I believe) head cushion means that the top of your head won't hurt even after hours of use.

These cans are also very easy to drive from a PC soundcard, and even on my integrated sound card, they'll go to ear splitting volumes if I am so inclined. I bought these specifically because my beyer's can't be driven by my computer, and I got sick of having to move my headphone amp between devices (Between Ipod, computer, etc).

The Bad:

An all plastic frame makes me think that one good drop might be the end of these headphones. The ear pieces are attached to a swivel joint (for comfort, which does help) but the joint is plastic as well, so it's not hard to imagine it popping off.
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