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Sennheiser HD 598

Sennheiser HD 598

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85 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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"These headphones are great. Not only do they provide a flat frequency response and clear sound, but their open soundstage helps provide a very realistic sound. Though these cans aren't perfect (we're still waiting on that to happen), they do field a strong performance, and should satisfy a large swath of audiophile consumers. They aren't able to go outside, but really, they were never intended to in the first place. Good show, Sennheiser!"
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83
 
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Critic Reviews 6

87
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 7
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Active noise cancellation
No
Connections
6.25mm stereo
Type
Channels
Active noise cancellation
Connections
Over-ear
Stereo
No
6.25mm stereo

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85 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

90
wophound
The HD 598s are my hands down favorites for indoor listening for a variety of...read more
70
Lucca
Sometimes will perform admirably. You have to play with your tone controls in...read more
90
HeadphoneDude
Great, clear, headphones. I've used these for years without issue. The cushion...read more
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