Sennheiser HD598 SE

I thought I was done with HiFi purchases for this year, but amazon.de sure screwed that up again. The other day, out of the blue, they discounted the Sennheiser HD598 Special Edition (“manly” black instead of that caramel colored fudge design) by exactly 130.- Euro to bring it down to below 100.-, for a few fleeting moments. When I saw that, I couldn’t help that twitching finger and, … well, you know the rest of the story.

If you are interested in an educated summary of what makes this model different from the HD600 I also have, check out the quick take over on Headphonia. I think the HD598 is the more “groovy” pair when compared to the more analytical sound of the HD600. And that’s about it. If you know your Sennheisers, you know what to expect.

This new pair is the one I schlep around from my PC (music, gaming, video) to whatever device (for example smartphone) happens to be within reach. The HD600 (and the Beyerdynamic T90) are mostly exclusive to my main listening rig, especially because I keep them packed away until needed.

HD598 SE?
For 99.- Euro?
Hell YEAH!

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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