The open back HD 599 delivers impressively natural spatial performance. Topping Sennheiser’s 500 series, the full sized premium headphone offers near-audiophile levels of sound quality and exceptional wearing comfort thanks to the large ear cups and soft replaceable ear pads.
The flagship model in Sennheiser’s highly regarded HD 500 series, the HD 599 takes home audio enjoyment to an entirely new level. Innovative transducer technology and the open-back, around-ear design make for a listening experience nothing short of breathtaking. You’ll hear all of the subtle details of your favorite music in total clarity thanks to the unbelievably precise sound reproduction capabilities of the HD 599, but that’s not all. Their comfortable fit and classic aesthetics are sure to make these headphones a welcome addition to your listening room as well. High-end listening pleasure has never been this affordable. Sennheiser’s HD 599: a touch of audiophile sound without an audiophile price tag.
Enter the room of listening pleasure
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.
|Frequency response||12- 38,500 Hz|
|Sound pressure level (SPL)||106dBSPL (1kHz/1Vrms)|
|THD, total harmonic distortion||<0.1% (1kHz, 100dBSPL)|
What's in the Box
My only complaint is that im not a fan of the fabric of the ear cushions. A minor complaint which is just personal preference.
Other than that, everything is 10/10
I have tested several over-ear headphones in terms of wearing comfort and sound. The HD 569 (which I already had) and the HD 599 were by far the best in this regard. The headphones reproduce any music whether classical, rock or pop with equal transparency and neutrality. The optics and workmanship of the HD 599 are very valuable and reflect the good quality of the headphone. For on-the-go use it might be better if the 1.2m cable comes with a 3.5mm right-angle plug. Definitely five stars!
I have mm400 that sounds better. The 599 lacks bass & highs are somewhat tinny. EQ doesn't help much. Guess I'll keep the old pair until I find something better.
Lows come through well, but highs are muddy. Fit was too tight for my wide head.