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Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones
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- Audiophile-grade over-ear, open-back headphones
- Twist and lock single-sided cable eliminates tangles and simplifies exchanges
- Gold-plated 1/4" plug with 1/8" adapter
- Highly optimized, field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet system
- Internal Sound Reflector immerses the listener in rich audio
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|Item Dimensions||9.15 x 3.94 x 8.07 in||4.33 x 6.69 x 7.48 in||5 x 11 x 88 in||9.45 x 3.94 x 8.07 in||0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 in||7.4 x 4.17 x 7.87 in|
|Item Weight||1.42 lbs||0.66 lb||0.58 lb||1.2 lbs||0.57 lb||7.8 ounces|
|Additional Features||lightweight, tangle-free-cord||50mm neodymium Drivers Deliver Full Spectrum of Sound, 3m cable gives you freedom of movement for indoor use||lightweight||Dj-Style||lightweight||ios-phone-control|
Featuring an internal surround reflector, the HD 558 audiophile headphones are able to generate an extended spatial sound field for a listening experience that immerses the wearer during music and movies. They are outfitted with Sennheiser’s innovative E.A.R. technology which ensures accurate channeling of audio signals into your ears, as well as sophisticated Duofol diaphragms which reduce unwanted resonances to an absolute minimum. The HD 558 come with plush, luxurious velour ear pads and headband cushion which provide outstanding wearing comfort, even for long listening sessions.
From the Manufacturer
Featuring an internal surround reflector, the HD 558 audiophile headphones are able to generate an extended spatial sound field for a listening experience that immerses the wearer during music and movies. They are outfitted with Sennheiser's innovative E.A.R. technology which ensures accurate channeling of audio signals into your ears, as well as sophisticated Duofol diaphragms which reduce unwanted resonances to an absolute minimum. The HD 558 come with plush, luxurious velour ear pads and headband cushion which provide outstanding wearing comfort, even for long listening sessions.
Movie and music aficionados will definitely appreciate what the new HD 558 has to offer. Not only does it feature Sennheiser's E.A.R. technology and optimized Duofol diaphragms, but also a Surround Reflector that generates an extended spatial sound field for an enhanced audio experience.
Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement (E.A.R.) for High Performance
These high-end open circumaural headphones use E.A.R. technology for outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity. Sennheiser's innovative "Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) design channels audio signals directly into your ears. State-of-the-art, advanced Duofol diaphragms deliver transparency and minimal distortion, while highly optimized, field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet systems yield an excellent dynamic response. A surround reflector creates an extended spatial sound field for the lightweight aluminum voice coils chosen for high efficiency and excellent dynamics. The special diaphragm geometry reduces intermodulation distortion, while highly constant, compressed cellulose fleece reduces total harmonic distortion.
For more than 60 years the name Sennheiser has stood for the highest quality products and customized solutions across all areas of sound recording, transmission and reproduction. As one of the world's leading providers of integrated solutions for electro-acoustic products, systems and services, Sennheiser constantly meets the challenges of developing creative answers which satisfy the requests and requirements of customers.
What's in the Box?
Sennheiser HD 558 Audiophile Headphones, 3.5mm plug adapter, warranty.
- Transducer type: Dynamic, open
- Headphone type: Circumaural
- Frequency response: 15 - 28,000 Hz
- Total harmonic distortion: < 0.1% (1 kHz/100 dB SPL)
- Sound pressure level (SPL): 112 dB
- Impedance: 50 Ohms
- Cable length: 3m
- Jack plug: 6.3mm
- Weight: 270g
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The ear buds falling out every few seconds was ruining the immersion of the Vive for me..also sharing the headset with family and friends is pretty gross with in ear buds. After searching for reddit and forums i came across these.
They are super light weight but without feeling cheap. They fit snug and the soft material makes them really comfortable. They fit perfectly over the vibe head strap with no interference. They fit my big ol head and fit just as cozy on my 7 year olds kid sized noggin.
They sound excellent...they do not block oit sound so you can still hear people talking to you or the doorbell but still hold a very distinct level of sound that still sounds directional. Used for hours in both slow paced and fast paced games and you literally forget that they are even on! Be sure to also purchase the shorter 1m cable as the detachable cable that comes with it is too long for vive use. I found one for 15 bucs on amazon.
I loved this purchase so much i can't believe it wasnt included with the headset as it seems to be made specifically for the Vive!
Cons: base could be a little deeper. That's it really.
I had a pair of sony headphones before these that littered material all over me for years from the ear cups but sounded good. They were comfortable as anything [I'm at the computer all day and wear headphones a LOT] and had the smaller size connector on the end which fit my input.
This pair of Sennheiser HD 558 headphones has the larger jack, like I used to have on all my stereos, but not the computer stuff.. It DOES come with an adapter, but it makes the entire connection point pretty long and if your speakers are light weight, it might tip them over.
The headphones sound pretty great. Kind of what I expect any headphones to sound like, I want to hear the music as it is... I feel these do that well. They are reasonably comfortable, but have a little bit of "squeeze" to them on my head - I'm 6' tall and not terribly skinny, so maybe it's me. It's not a comfort issue really.. it doesn't compress my ears or anything, just more squeezy then I'm used to from headphones.
They are incredible as far as audio goes. I'm no audiophile, but these sound better than anything else I've ever used. I bought a pair new (for cheaper than the refurbished pair from before) as a gift, mostly because these are the only headphones I would ever recommend to anyone.
As for comfort, these feel great, they breath well and don't get sweaty. I often forget I'm wearing them because they just float there on your head with no discomfort. Perhaps head size would change this, but for me they are incredibly comfortable.
The price/quality ratio is very fair, in my humble opinion. If you spend more you are likely going to hit diminishing returns pretty quickly.
I would recommend getting a cheap sound card with an amp to drive these, though they sound good regardless. I got a Xonar DGX and have had a good experience with the headphones, though not necessarily with the sound card. I would say these are not very mobile at all, considering the massive cord and relatively large adapter required to plug into a 3.5mm jack (included with the headphones). But for anything stationary they are great.
I have used them on PS4 as well as on my PC. They plug into the controller just fine, but the included 3.5mm adapter is somewhat annoying, given its size, although easily forgotten once immersed in gameplay.
I highly recommend these, five stars, and so on. The quality is there, and I was not at all disappointed with my purchase then, or now.
The two issues I have with them that cost it a star are:
The cord it comes with is really, really long and ends in a 1/4" plug. Which means if you want to plug into your laptop/tablet/phone you'll have a ton of cord in your lap and a 2" adapter dongle sticking out of your device. I ended up ordering a short 1/8" knock-off cord from China that did the trick.
At 50 ohms impedance you shouldn't need a headphone amp, but you really need a headphone amp. I found I literally couldn't hear a movie on these suckers while on an airplane because my Nexus 7 couldn't drive the speakers enough. The sound quality difference is also very noticeable. You can use these without a headphone amp, but I wouldn't recommend it.