Sennheiser HD 598SR Headphone Review: Are These the Best Headphones of 2018?

sennheiser 598srProduct: Sennheiser HD 598SR Headphones

Price: £92.99

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon UK

Type of Headphones: Open Back – Over Ear

My Rating: 10/10

Sennheiser HD 598SR Overview

In the past, my choice of sound with computers were always in the form of cheap gaming headsets, and the occasional external speaker set; I never went with headphones because I liked the added microphone that came with headsets… even though I didn’t use them.

That was the case until a friend of mine recommended me to a company who make some excellent sounding headphones called Sennheiser.

And with that, while shopping for Christmas presents for the 2017 season, I bumped into a pair of some of the best valued Sennheiser headphones I could find on Amazon… the HD 598SR headphones.

They had quite a lot of positive reviews on their Amazon page, and were on a discount sale when I found them… they were about £90 when I brought them, but their original price was well over £200…

Naturally, I thought was a very good deal, especially how highly rated they were both in Amazon and in other parts of the internet, so I decided to gift myself with them for Christmas.

Overall, I think these headphones rock, and I would like to share some of the things I adore about them with you in this review.

I also believe you should highly consider these headphones the next time you’re out looking for a new sound device to use with your PC as I think they will vastly improve your audio experience with both music and your PC games.

I shan’t dwell any more… let’s get on with the show with my review of Sennheiser’s 598SR headphones!

Sennheiser Make VERY Durable Headphones, and their 598SR’s Are NO Exception…

Let me start off this review by saying that Sennheiser headphones are perhaps one of the most durable audio peripherals I think I have ever had the pleasure of wearing and using…

For example, my friend has had their Sennheiser headphones for about a few years or so, and they still work as well as the day they brought them second hand… that’s right,
they had a previous owner before my friend got them… and they still work to this day…

While they don’t have the 598SR headphones, this durability characteristic stretches out to all headphones of Sennheiser; I wouldn’t be able to count the amount of times I’ve accidentally dropped my 598s onto the ground, but they still work a charm.

Because of their durability, you won’t have to worry too much about dropping them on the ground or putting them inside your bag while you go travelling. Of course, you should always try and treat your items with tender loving care, but just know that they won’t break as easily as other headphones on the market.

These Headphones Feel like Clouds When You Put Them on Your

sennheiser 598sr 2And I’m not exaggerating when I say it, they really do feel like clouds when you put them on! In all my life, I’ve never worn any audio device as light as these ones, and for the first time my ears don’t ache when I wear them for hours on end (yeah, I use my computer a lot 😉 )

They barely weigh a thing, and are super easy to carry around and readjust on your head if they are lopsided. You will easily be able to carry them around with you whenever you go too, and they won’t make your bag heavier to carry if you happen to place them inside.

They would be perfect headphones for the summer as their ear cups are very light and thinly layered; your ears won’t get hot and stuffy after a while of wearing them. If you’re worried about the winter season, don’t be; these headphones managed to keep my ears warm during the winter season when I brought them, and I’m the type of person with very sensitive ears. 😉

While the Price May Be High, the Sound Quality from These Headphones Are Amazing

These are open back headphones, which means that sound will be more free and open than it would be from closed back headphones; I made a post about this which you can check out here. 😉

But to give you an idea, these headphones will allow you to hear instruments and voices in your favourite songs which you may not have heard with other choices of sound; more specifically with closed-back headphones and/or headsets.

You will also be able to hear stuff in video games that may not be as easily picked up by closed-back devices too…

This may give you an advantage against your enemies, especially if footsteps are an essential part in finding out where your foes are; the 598SR’s will have no problem picking them up, and you will easily have the upper hand… unless they’re wearing Sennheiser headphones as well. 😉

Of course, these headphones come with a very high price, so if you’re looking for a budget-oriented sound device, it’s probably for the best that you don’t side towards these headphones as they’re pretty expensive.

Here Are Some Pros and Cons to Recap

Before we conclude this review, I’m going to simplify what we’ve learnt about the Sennheiser 598SR headphones to help you understand their pros and cons more easily in case my rambling may have confused you in any way. 😉


  • They are very durable and will be hard to break.
  • They are very light in weight and will quite literally feel like clouds on your headphone.
  • Your ears won’t hurt after excessive use of them.
  • They will keep your ears cool in the summer.
  • The sound quality that comes from them is unmatched by many other headphones and headsets on the market.


  • May not keep your ears warm during the winter.
  • These headphones are pretty expensive and absolutely not budget-oriented.
  • If you want a microphone with these headphones, you will need to get an external mic.

In the End, Sennheiser’s 598SRs Are Positively a Great Set of Headphones

While its cost may draw a lot of people away, and the lack of a microphone port may leave others wanting more, the build quality, quality of sound and the feather-like weight of the 598SRs are excellent in my honest opinion, and something I fully recommend you look into if you want a brand new device to listen to music and sound with either on your PC or with your smartphone or tablet.

There are many people who absolutely love their 598SR headphones, and I’m sure you will love them too if you decide to get a pair for yourself.

Thank you so much for reading this little review of mine, and if you have any questions about the 598SR headphones, please feel free to comment down below in the comments section.

Happy gaming!

Jamie – the PC Gaming Nerd


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