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Sennheiser HD 598 vs Sennheiser HD 599

Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones
Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 599 Headphones
Sennheiser HD 599
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
18
3.9 out of 5
9 user ratings
5 stars
22 %
4 stars
55 %
3 stars
22 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
Read editorial reviews
4
4 editorial reviews
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
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
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
41
4.3 out of 5
41 user ratings
5 stars
48 %
4 stars
31 %
3 stars
17 %
2 stars
2 %
1 stars
0 %
44
4.3 out of 5
44 user ratings
5 stars
54 %
4 stars
25 %
3 stars
15 %
2 stars
2 %
1 stars
2 %

Full Comparison

Technical details

Sennheiser HD 598Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Sound outputStereoStereo
StyleOver-EarOver-Ear
Connectivity technologyWiredWired
Headset (integrated/enclosed microphone)nono

Design

Sennheiser HD 598Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Colour of product
  • Beige
  • Beige,Brown
  • Brown
Brown,Ivory
Acoustic designOpenOpen
Attachment typeHeadbandHeadband

Dimensions

Sennheiser HD 598Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Weight9.52 oz8.82 oz

Sound

Sennheiser HD 598Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Impedance50.0 Ω50.0 Ω
Frequency range12 - 3850012 - 38500
Driver technologyDynamicDynamic
Driver size1.57 in1.5 in
Total harmonic distortion (THD)0.1 %0.1 %

Connectivity

Sennheiser HD 598Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Cable length31.2
3.5 mm/6.3 mm adapter includedyesyes
Type of connector
  • 3.5mm
  • 6.3mm
  • 3.5mm
  • 6.3mm
USBnono
Detachable cablenoyes

Power

Sennheiser HD 598Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Battery operatednono

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