Only @ Best Buy Listen to your music comfortably with these headphones that feature velour ear cushions and a twist-n-lock cable for easy use. Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement (E.A.R) technology simulates sitting in front of hi-fi speakers without space constrictions.
Good quality for the right price
Posted by: olanmills from: on
While these are not the most expensive headphones out there, they're not exactly cheap either. The quality for the price is very good. If you're interested, watch for sales as these do go on sale from time-to-time.
The headphones are comfortable with a reasonable weight. I feel fine wearing them for a long time, though I sometimes take them after a while as your ears/head start to feel warm after being sealed in by the ear-muff-like design. The padding on the headband and on the ear pads is pretty comfortable.
The over-the-ear style is great for blocking out outside noise to a degree.
The cord is easily removeable so that you can more safely pack the headphones for storage/travel (and it also allows you to buy and use cord if you damage the cord, that way you don't need to replace the whole headphone set).
The sound quality is pretty good with a good range and decent bass production. There are more expensive headphones out there that produce better sound, but chances are that if you are not already used to those, these will sound quite good to you. The main point is that they deliver the right quality for the price.
I have used the lower-tiered HD 280 at work for over a year before I bought these HD 558s. I've had it for a few months. I've never had any problem with either of them breaking or wearing out or anything, but then again, I'm not too rough on my stuff. I do carry this around in my backpack, and they had held up fine so far.
One annoying thing is that the cord has a 6.35 mm jack. This is the larger "studio" kind of audio jack. It won't fit your phone, Nintendo 3DS, etc. However, it does include a 3.5 mm adapter, which will fit pretty much every device you have. The problem is that using the adapter makes the plug at the end of the cord a lot larger which is kind of annoying when you're using it with a protable device, like a phone or 3DS or something; it tends to get in the way. It's not an issue when you use it with something like your laptop. It does look like Sennheiser sells a replacement cord that has the 3.5 mm jack on it for $13 on their website. I'm not sure, because there's just a small picture and the size isn't specified, but I'm going to call and ask about it.
52 out of 56 found this review helpful.
Posted by: bawboh from: Greenville, TX on
I bought these to replace an old pair of on ear Skullcandy headphones that I own. I wanted over the ear headphones for better comfort, and I wanted something that sounded good. Well, these have delivered in SPADES. They are the best pair of headphones I've had, and the best that I even tried out in various stores. I carry them to and from work to ensure that I can use them for anything, whether sitting at my desk at work listening to music, or at home playing some handheld games. I can't stress how great these are.
The only negatives I can see is that some people aren't going to realize they're open back, and portability. Neither of these are an issue for me. Everyone else in my office uses their own headphones to listen to music, and I tend to carry a man-bag with me everywhere, so I have the luxury of portability.
30 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Super headphones, worth every penny
Posted by: ericthemad from: Kansas City, KS on
I had always heard that Sennheiser made good headphones, but I was still surprised. These open-air headphones hardly feel like they are even on your head, and have used them for hours at a time, without any discomfort. I can also have a conversation with someone without taking them off. This can be a negative for some people, though. These headphones do not block noise.
These sound so good, that I could even hear flaws in some of my lower encoded MP3s that I never noticed before. Uncompressed audio just blows me away, though.
22 out of 22 found this review helpful.
The Best Sennheiser Headphones for the Price
Posted by: fc13 from: Nebraska on
Have own over a yr.
Used almost daily.
Good price, comfortable, Great sound quality.
18 out of 18 found this review helpful.
SENNHEISER HD558: PRICED TO DISGUISE HIGH-END
Posted by: GREAT2BHERE from: U.S.A. on
These "Sennheiser" Headphones-model HD558 are amazing. They bring out the best in any form of music, yielding a wide-spectrum of audio (bass, midrange, and treble) to allow the listener a comfortable and entertaining listening session. The pricing of these headphones disguises the fact that they are actually high-end. I would not assert this claim if it was not the absolute truth, as I am an ardent music lover and an audiophile.
36 out of 43 found this review helpful.
Great headphones for anyone.
Posted by: TheMeza from: CA on
If you're looking for great sound quality in an affordable package, these headphones are a good deal.
The HD 558 are surprisingly much better than my HD 280 pair I had previously used. I am actually shocked by just how much better they are. Sound quality and comfort are much improved.
I can't attest to durability yet since they are new, but the head piece looks to use the same construction, so I suspect it may suffer from the same flaws the HD 280 had. Thankfully, Sennheiser has always been very professional and understanding with that defect, and replaces the headphones without any hassle (in my past experience).
Whether you're just a casual listener looking for high quality, or a professional, these headphones are amazing.
31 out of 38 found this review helpful.
Posted by: dieteri14 from: Issaquah on
These are amazing headphones, I used to have beats solos and I thought that those were amazing but after trying these i am just blown away. I wish I would have gone straight to these instead of the solos. the build quality is very good and the headband and ear pads are very comfortable. The only thing that I wish I knew before buying these is that these are open headphones meaning you will get a very spacious feeling to your music but the people around you can hear the music and you can hear them, but to some that isn't a problem at all. all the highs, mids, and lows all sound awesome. Overall I am very pleased with these.
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
High quality at reasonable price
Posted by: from: Austin TX on
Sound: Excellent overall. The base is quite adequate for a more balanced user, not for heavy base users. Points out the lacking COMPARABLE quality of downloaded tunes that one would not notice normally. (example, computer with good sound card, try CD vs song ripped from CD vs purchased download) However the headphones are still quite stellar for downloads.
These are primarily for at home stereo with the long cord and standard larger jack, and the adapter is for computer and portable outputs, rather than the other way around. If one doesn't mind the inconvenience, the hookup for portables still allows an excellent listening experience. The open headphone allows for its speaker mechanisms to resonate more realistically. ( I also prefer to have some contact with my sound environment at home). For many, on the road use is going to be too frustrating and inconvenient and may not make up for the superior sound quality.
The referred to "plastic structures" are more solid and stable than one might think
19 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Great Sound Quality
Posted by: jjk1200 from: Riverhead, NY on
These are replacing a set of Beats audio Solo HDs and the difference in sound quality is significant. I can hear things in music I've never heard before.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great Sound for Audiophiles
Posted by: 633k from: Louisville, KY on
I've read several reviews stating that these didn't fit phones. Well that is true because these are audiophile headphones, they are mean to go into a sound system that can push power to them and use a DAC to produce high quality sound. Using them correctly, the highs are clear and sharp, the lows are deep and solid. no overpowering bass like in Beats. Honestly if you're looking for a Beats experience, you don't know what quality sound is.This being said even as I have not broke in the drivers fully yet as I only have about 15 hours of use in on these(one long session included) More about the headphones, they are comfortable, good for long use, the cable is detachable and long enough to not have you tethered down. The fabric on the ear cups is soft, the ear cups themselves are fairly large. The sound stage produced is very wide and gives you a somewhat open feel. The padding on the top of the band is also quite comfortable.