As the Premium model in Sennheiser's HD 500 series, this model lives up to, and surpasses expectations. With the HD 599 you step into the world of audiophile sound. There you will experience outstanding natural spatial performance, brought to you by high-end proprietary Sennheiser transducers. You may have listened to headphones that are quite good. The HD 599 will show you what lies beyond that. Be warned: there is no turning back.
ALSO THE COMFORT IS SUPERIOR
The HD 599 features an open-back over-ear design. Thanks to the large ear cups with soft replaceable ear pads there is no pressure on your ears, only sound. So nothing will stop you from listening to track after track, discovering what the HD 599 will show you that you haven’t even heard yet.
AUDIOPHILE SOUND CLAD IN BEAUTY
Quality you can hear, see and feel – that’s what the HD 599 is about. Its design is premium. From the brown stitches on the headband to the matte metallic detailing on the ear cups and headband. Combined with its timeless ivory color scheme, these subtle touches contribute to the HD 599’s immediate impression of substance and quality.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
HD 599 headphones
3 m cable / 6.3 mm straight plug
1.2 m cable/ 3.5 mm straight plug
6.3 mm to 3.5 mm adaptor
12- 38,500 Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL)
THD, total harmonic distortion
<0.1% (1kHz, 100dBSPL)
Sennheiser HD 599 Open-Back Over-Ear Headphones
It has been an excellent experience. Coming from cheap headphones, the comfort and audio quality are out of this world. Works for long sessions of gaming and music listening to me.
I had always read and heard sennheiser headphones were some of the best sounding, so I decided to purchase the HD 599's based on reviews and recommendations. When they arrived, I was excited to start listening to them so I threw on a Mofi vinyl version of Dire Straits Brothers in Arms. My turntable is an old Harman Kardon belt drive T-60 (which by the way still sounds great) with an AT A7V cartridge utilizing a Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 SE phono preamp. Needless to say I was a little disappointed in the sound. Yes, they sounded good but not great. The soundstage was decent but the vocals, bass, and highs simply did not meet my expectations. At this price I expected audiophile sound and sad to say, they were average sounding. Bass was not clear and tight and sounded a little boomy. The voices were not close to as clear as I expected and the highs were a little better but not impressive. Overall, I was a little disappointed and expected more at this price level. On a positive note, they are some of the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn.