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4.0 out of 5 stars Audiophile Sound - Great if you like heavy bass, February 20, 2007
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These Sennheiser 555s are indeed audiophile grade headphones. I turn the bass on my stereo up a bit on my Rotel Stereo with Dali floor standing speakers and like it like that. (The 555 & 280s to me outperform the wonderful Dalis - these headphones then are a relatively low cost way to high end audiophile sound). However, to me the bass on these headphones slightly overshadowes the rest of the sound spectrum. In other words, for my taste the bass is a bit too heavy. Although not muddy, the lower mid bass was at a level that I would ordinarily want it when drunk listening to Fleetwood Mac at full volume but not ideal for everyday listening. The bass is on the 555s is apparently optimized for young adults and others who ordinarily like their bass nice and extra heavy. The rest of the spectrum is beautiful.

However, the HD280s to me sounded better with great sound throughout the frequency spectrum with full yet proportionally correct bass. Its an apples and oranges thing. If you normally turn your bass way up on your stereo buy the HD 555s, If you turn the bass up so that it sounds nice and full but not overbearing, then buy the HD 228s. The 228s are not too tight by me and I have a large head. You could put them around a bunched up pillow over night if that is a problem. The 555s seem a little lighter and they don't have the annoying coiled stretch cord like the 228s. Both are comfortable and produce great sound with the edge in comfort going to the lighter 228s and the edge in sound going to the cans with the level of bass you prefer.
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Initial post: Jan 24, 2012 10:00:52 PM PST
Just goes to show how personal listening preferences are. Most people complain these do not have enough bass. I think the bass is perfect.
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