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Sennheiser HD 559 vs Sennheiser HD 599

Sennheiser HD 559 Headphones
Sennheiser HD 559
Sennheiser HD 599 Headphones
Sennheiser HD 599
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Editiorial reviews
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2 editorial reviews
The Sennheiser HD 599 are over-ear headphones intended for audiophiles. Their sound profile is slightly warm and smooth but well-balanced overall. By design, the...Read more
When I sit down to test out a pair of headphones, I'll usually do some A-B testing between a couple different pairs of headphones to make sure I'm hearing what I think I'm hearing. With the HD559 open-back, over-ear headphoness from Sennheiser, though, I knew immediately that something was off, even before I sat down to compare. They're not bad per se, but I'm confused about who...Read more
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4 editorial reviews
A while back, I posted a Sennheiser HD 559 review. I left a little bit… cold. They felt muffled. I was disappointed with them, to say the least. But now we're back. We've raised the stakes by a couple model numbers and a few dollars for a sort of rematch. We're looking at the open-back, over-ear Sennheiser 599s. The sticker on these is $199 – about double that of the 559s. The 559s (...Read more
In 1960 Sennheiser presented the MD421 to the world and it put the Sennheiser name on the world wide map. Now there is the Sennheiser HD599, a new classic?Read more
Let the music flow. Sennheiser’s always been in the forefront of audio peripherals for several years, and their current flagship, the HD 599 is no exception. The Sennheiser HD 599 is mostly plastic, though its sturdy build is something that should make survive everyday usage. The padded headband also helps you wear the headphones for …Read more
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User rating
45
4.1 out of 5
45 user ratings
5 stars
42 %
4 stars
31 %
3 stars
17 %
2 stars
8 %
1 stars
0 %
53
4.3 out of 5
53 user ratings
5 stars
54 %
4 stars
26 %
3 stars
13 %
2 stars
1 %
1 stars
3 %

Full Comparison

Technical details

Sennheiser HD 559Sennheiser HD 559
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Sound outputStereoStereo
StyleOver-EarOver-Ear
Connectivity technologyWiredWired
Headset (integrated/enclosed microphone)nono

Design

Sennheiser HD 559Sennheiser HD 559
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Colour of productBlackBrown,Ivory
Acoustic designOpenOpen
Attachment typeHeadbandHeadband

Sound

Sennheiser HD 559Sennheiser HD 559
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Impedance50.0 Ω50.0 Ω
Frequency range14 - 2600012 - 38500
Driver technologyDynamicDynamic
Driver size1.5 in1.5 in

Connectivity

Sennheiser HD 559Sennheiser HD 559
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Cable length31.2
3.5 mm/6.3 mm adapter includednoyes
Type of connector6.3mm
  • 3.5mm
  • 6.3mm
USBnono
Detachable cableyesyes

Power

Sennheiser HD 559Sennheiser HD 559
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Battery operatednono

Pros & Cons

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          Sennheiser HD 559 vs Sennheiser HD 599 - User Opinions

          • nerissa_oberbrunner
            6 months ago
            Though they offer good clarity, the sound quality in both the headphones is not the same. HD 559 tend to score better on bass as they output it with some measure of punch while HD 599 scores high on treble quality.
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