Sennheiser Hd 558 Headphone Review 2021: Is It Worth a Buy?

Sennheiser Hd 558 Headphone Review 2021

With the advent of technology, headphones have become a more critical part of life. Sennheiser is a well-known brand in the headphone industry. Their HD 558 headphone is a product that will provide deep bass, natural sound reproduction, and maximum comfort.

Sennheiser HD 558 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for comfort, outstanding bass, natural sound reproduction. If you are one of them, this is a perfect place for you; in this Sennheiser HD 558 headphone review, Hooke Audio will explain why is it for you?

Sennheiser HD558 Reviews

Sennheiser HD558 Reviews

  • Wearing style: Headband
  • Color: titan
  • Impedance: 50 Ω
  • Frequency response: 15 – 28000 Hz
  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 112 dB (1 kHz/1 Vrms)
  • THD, total harmonic distortion: < 0.2 % (1 kHz/100 dB SPL)
  • Ear coupling: Circumaural
  • Jack plug: 6.3 mm
  • Cable length: 3 m OFC single-sided, exchangeable
  • Transducer principle: Dynamic, open
  • Weight: 260 g

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Refined, detailed sound
  • Detachable cable
  • Extremely comfortable for long listening sessions
  • Rich sound Punchy and dynamic forgiving

Cons:

  • Need more attack and excitement
  • Not as agile, subtle, or open as rivals

What is in the box?

  • Sennheiser HD 558 Audiophile Headphone
  • Sennheiser offers A 3.5mm plug adapter

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Sennheiser HD headphones are renowned for their legendary HD 650 and HD 800 models. Now, they have a brother. The HD 558 is a mid-range model that retails for about PS130. Let’s see if these models are worthy of being compared to the big boys.

The Sennheiser HD558 looks like other Sennheiser new-breed headphones such as the HD 518 or HD 598. They are somewhere in the middle between HD 518 and HD 598, although they aren’t entirely made of luxury materials. However, they provide the essential elements: comfort and better sound quality.

Design and Build Quality (2)

Design and Build Quality

The 558s are very similar to headphones from the 5xx series. These headphones are made from high-quality plastic materials. We have not found any flaws in the build quality or comfort.

These headphones are lightweight and highly comfortable. They’re great for after a long day at the office. In just a few moments, you will forget you’re wearing them. They are open-backed headphones to allow air to flow freely between your ears and prevent them from becoming too hot or too sweaty.

Sennheiser HD558 Over-Ear Headphones allow you to take the cable out and replace it with a different one. This is especially important because the single-sided cable comes with a desktop stereo system and stationary amplifiers.

Sennheiser HD headphones are renowned for their legendary HD 650 and HD 800 models. Now, they have a brother. The HD 558 is a mid-range model that retails for about PS130. Let’s see if these models are worthy of being compared to the big boys.

The Sennheiser HD558 looks like other Sennheiser new-breed headphones such as the HD 518 or HD 598. They are somewhere in the middle between HD 518 and HD 598, although they aren’t entirely made of luxury materials. However, they provide the essential elements: comfort and audio quality.

Although the back grille may flex slightly under pressure, it is otherwise of excellent quality. The headphones are durable and virtually scratch-free, aside from the padding.

The cable is easily removed from the left cup. The rubber-coated 2.5mm jack locks in place and can be removed if it is damaged. Lines are available for as low as PS15.

The 3m cable terminates in a full-size, 6.3mm jack. However, a 3.5mm adapter is included as part of the package. This jack housing adds a lot of bulk to the box, indicating that it is intended for home and not travel.

The Sennheiser HD558 headphones are open-backed, so anyone passing by will be able to hear what you’re hearing. Each cup has a perforated back grille that leaks audio.

They also provide little isolation from outside noise. Unless you want to be annoying, they are almost inapplicable on public transport.

Sennheiser has some analog acoustic trickery going on to achieve all this. The first is their special angled driver, part of what they call Eargonomic acoustic refinement (cringe), and the second is what they call a “Surround Reflector.”

Sound Quality

These headphones can be described as entry-level audiophile headphones. You can expect excellent audio clarity and detail as well as exceptional acoustic performance across the frequency range.

The sound is natural and neutral. The audio is sincere and impartial, with no one frequency dominating over the others. This makes it a relaxing and non-fatiguing listening experience. If you prefer more bass, the HD 558 open headphone can be adjusted to provide it.

A wide soundstage is expected from an open-back headphone. We were nonetheless amazed by the audio positioning and openness. Gaming was as immersive as complex instrumental pieces.

Sub-bass was the only thing that was missing. These headphones can’t produce sub-bass that can shake your head. The Sennheiser HD558 open back headphone is not a top choice for bass lovers and hip hop.

Isolation

These open-back design headphones offer no isolation because they are open headphones. Open headphones are not my favorite as I use them a lot when I’m on the go and need to be isolated from the outside world.

The external audio will be heard, but the 558’s won’t let in as much. These could be used in a room with someone else unless they are loud.

Storage

These are not foldable and have large ear cups that make them a bit bulky. These are not intended to be carried around in a bag. To store them when not in use, you will need a shelf or hook for your headphones.

Customer Feedbacks hd558

Customer Feedbacks

“I bought these headphones to replace my Sony MDR-EX71AP, which were nine years old and heavily used. I was not disappointed: in fact, I think they’re better, The HD 558s have a sleek and sturdy design with incredibly soft earcups and headband cushion.

The detail, the naturalness of the bass are awe-inspiring. The treble is fantastic, making instruments shine out of nowhere; it’s not fatiguing at all even after several hours of listening. The midrange is also excellent, tools are quickly identified, and vocals sound fantastic. The bass is tight, deep but not overwhelming. The mids are smooth and nicely balanced sound. I haven’t had any issues with sibilance or harshness either.”

” I have had the 558’s for about two weeks now. I am happy with them so far. They seem to have more mid-type audio, which is suitable to hear for a long period. It is evident and detailed. they will also work great out of your mobile device. Great Soundstage

I don’t listen to a lot of music, but the 558’s have been a delight. I’m not a fan of bass-heavy headphones as I find it overpowers other aspects of the audio, although the 558 Audiophile Headphones are not as bass-heavy as I thought they would be.

The Sennheiser HD 558 are not lacking in any other part of the audio; even when listening to bass response music, the Sennheiser HD 558 deliver without compromising anything else. The treble is crisp and clean, the mids are clear, the bass is tight and fast, it’s all there at your fingertips.”

“The Sennheiser HD 558 are better than the 559’s in every way. The highs are clearer; the bass is tighter; the mids are more forward. I don’t think there are any negative points to mention. They’re easily as good as my HD650s and better than most headphones I’ve heard at this reasonable price point.”

“The soundstage is as wide as the 559’s, but the details are a bit more apparent. I prefer the bass on the 559’s, but I also enjoy the wider sound stage of the 530s. The mids are closer on the 530 than on the 559. The 540s don’t have as much presence in the mid-region as the 559’s, but they still a great headphone with an excellent dynamic response.”

FAQs

What amplifiers are recommended for Sennheiser headphones

Sennheiser headphones have a variety of functions and sizes available. Regardless of their size or shape, one question that needs to be addressed is an amplifier. In short, Sennheiser headphones require an amplifier to maximize sound quality.

Headphones without an amplifier are overpowering or harsh. Headphones with an amplifier that’s not designed for the headphone sound are also ineffective. Headphones with an amp too weak (low power) may damage headphones, requiring them to be replaced.

In the past, two issues were resolved by Sennheiser headphones requiring an amplifier: a low signal-to-noise ratio and a small dynamic range. A low signal-to-noise ratio is due to a power supply that cannot provide enough voltage to drive an amplifier with a sufficiently high output.

What is Sennheiser’s stance on the Burn-In Theory?

The theory of burn-in dictates that a newly purchased piece of equipment’s sound improves after being used for many hours, no matter how it is being used, as long as it is played through speakers. Sennheiser, the company that produces some of the finest audio products on the market, has no stance on burn-in theory.

What is the difference between open and closed ear cups on headphones?

Sound leakage is a problem that can plague even the best in-ear earbuds. Fortunately, wearers of over-ear headphones can enjoy uninterrupted listening thanks to their closed ear cup. Having your music heard by your neighbors could be a significant annoyance, and you’ll also want to protect your hearing when it comes to quality sound.

Conclusion

These are phenomenal headphones with a brilliant sense of imaging, depth, clarity, and excellent value. They sound great and are certainly amongst the best in-ear options around. We hope that our review on Sennheiser HD 558 headphones will help you find the right product that better meets your expectations.

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