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Sennheiser HD 558

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Surround yourself with rich sound
Get superb headphone sound from your music and movies with Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones. The HD 558s feature special internal surround reflectors that acoustically enhance spatial imaging, so you'll enjoy more immersive sound with your movie soundtracks. Sennheiser's "Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) system uses an advanced earcup design to deliver a "speaker-like" listening experience with improved levels of detail. These 'phones also include sophisticated driver elements that use lightweight aluminum voice coils and powerful rare-earth magnet structures to deliver exceptional transparency, high efficiency, and excellent dynamic response.

Surround yourself with rich sound
Get superb headphone sound from your music and movies with Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones. The HD 558s feature special internal surround reflectors that acoustically enhance spatial imaging, so you'll enjoy more immersive sound with your movie soundtracks. Sennheiser's "Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) system uses an advanced earcup design to deliver a "speaker-like" listening experience with improved levels of detail. These 'phones also include sophisticated driver elements that use lightweight aluminum voice coils and powerful rare-earth magnet structures to deliver exceptional transparency, high efficiency, and excellent dynamic response.

Built for comfort
The HD 558's open, around-the-ear design features soft velour earpads and headband that let you listen in comfort for hours — even if you're wearing glasses. You also get a single-sided cord that's detachable, so you can easily untangle it. Plus, if the cord gets damaged you can simply replace it instead of having to buy a whole new pair of headphones.

For the money, I am not sure you can find a better headphone. In its price range it seems unbeatable. It does not match the sound performance of an expensive sealed headphone, but in my opinion you would have to pay much more to improve the sound that this headphone produces.

Big E, Millville, UT

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What's in the Box:

  • Over-the-ear headphones
  • 10' Detachable cord terminated with a standard 1/4" connector
  • 1/4" to 1/8" Adapter
  • Specifications on box

Product Highlights:

  • open, around-the-ear design with replaceable velour padded earcups
  • padded adjustable headband for a comfortable, custom fit
  • internal surround reflectors enhance spatial imaging for more immersive listening experience
  • Sennheiser "Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) design channels audio signals directly into your ears for greater detail
  • dynamic drivers with powerful neodymium magnets provides high efficiency and excellent dynamics
  • advanced Duofol diaphragms for transparency and minimal distortion
  • frequency response: 15-28,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 112 dB (1kHz/1Vrms)
  • impedance: 50 ohms
  • 10-foot detachable oxygen-free copper cable with full-sized headphone plug
  • includes stereo mini plug adapter
  • weight (w/o cable): 9.6 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Open
Earcup Width x Height 3.5" x 4.5"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control ---
Lightning Connector No
Android Control ---
Frequency Response 15-28k Hz
Sensitivity 112 dB
Impedance 50 Ohms
Weight 9.6 ounces
Cord Length 120"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement (E.A.R.): Sennheiser's E.A.R. technology enables ideal sound channeling for an exceptional listening experience. Additionally, sound is optimized using angled acoustic baffles parallel to the listener's ear.

Elliptical Circumaural Ear Cups: The HD 558 headphones feature an around the ear design; the velour covered ear cups are adjustable on multiple axes and the headband extends to optimize fit.

Open Sound: The HD 558 headphones feature high-quality metal mesh over the back of the ear cups for open and transparent sound.

Advanced Duofol Diaphragm: The diaphragms of dynamic headphones typically consist of a very thin film, moved by an attached coil. Sennheiser's Advanced Duofol diaphragm technology effectively eliminates standing waves inside the capsule by using a computer optimized diaphragm shape for purer sound reproduction.

Aluminum Voice Coils: The HD 558s utilize extremely lightweight aluminum voice coils to improve efficiency and ensure excellent transient response.

Gold-Plated Connector: The included cable features a gold-plated 1/4" connector; a 1/4" to 1/8" (3.5mm) adapter is also included.

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Thanks, Jeff! Just trying to figure out if the HD 598 is worth the extra cost over the HD 558? Also, how would you rate the following: 1. Audio Technica M50 2. Sony MDR-V6 3. Sony MDR-7506 Thanks for the info!! [ Alton  Dec 26, 2013 ]
These headphones will do a great job of giving you stereo sound from your home theater system. You can check out the reviews tab for some details on what other customers have experienced with these headphones (currently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars). [ Jeff  Dec 26, 2013 ]  Staff
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