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HD 598SR

Sennheiser’s open backed HD 598SR are around ear headphones for serious music lovers – available exclusively from Amazon or direct from Sennheiser. Powered by the audio specialist’s transducer technology, they deliver exceptional sound quality with unrivaled comfort for even the longest of listening sessions.
£ 203.00
incl. VAT
Article No. 507365
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If great musicality is what you are looking for in headphones, don’t look any further: The Sennheiser HD 598SR is just what you want. A special version of the acclaimed HD 598, it offers excellent performance and value. Featuring Sennheiser’s E.A.R. technology and an open-backed acoustic design, it delivers the incredibly natural, detailed and tonally balanced sound so coveted by sound connoisseurs.

The Sennheiser HD 598SR lets you enjoy your favorite tracks in exceptional sound quality and unrivalled comfort. Its open-backed, full-sized around-ear design with comfortably soft ear pads ensures pleasant hearing sessions for hours on end. With enough room to breathe, not only for your music but also for your ears.

High-quality Sennheiser sound has never been more comfortable.

No matter what “your sound” is, it will be terrific

Real musical talent does not depend on a certain style or genre. Thus, no matter what kind of music you prefer, you will enjoy it even more with the HD 598SR connected to your home entertainment system or mobile gear. Its full-sized open-backed, circum-aural design provides just the right environment for a wide and transparent soundscape to unfold. Giving every detail the attention and the room they deserve.

Quality ingredients teamed up for listening pleasure

Ever since its foundation more than 70 years ago, Sennheiser has been an innovative force in high-class audio. In professional studios, as well in home entertainment. Outstanding experience that was built into in the HD 598SR, for you to enjoy. Its proprietary transducers, for example, use aluminum voice coils that deliver high efficiency, excellent dynamics and extremely low distortion.

Quality ingredients teamed up for listening pleasure

The E.A.R. that provides better sound

The “secret” behind the immersive sound of the HD 598SR is a special Sennheiser invention called ’Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement' technology – or E.A.R. It stands for specially positioned transducers inside the ear cups that channel audio signals directly into your ears. Resulting in a more realistic, spatial or ‘in room’ listening experience.

The E.A.R. that provides better sound

All you’ll feel is the sound

Despite the strong and durable build of HD 598SR, you will hardly notice wearing it. Exceptionally light, equipped with a high-quality padded leatherette headband and luxuriously soft fabric ear pads, the breathable open-backed HD 598SR will virtually dissolve, leaving only your favorite music to surround you.

All you’ll feel is the sound

From headphones to headset in seconds

Ready for home and portable gear, the HD 598SR not only comes with a 6.3-mm-to-3.5-mm adaptor but also with two detachable cables. One is a 3-m cable with a 6.3-mm jack to connect to your home entertainment system. The other is a 1.2-m cable with a 3.5 mm plug for use with portable devices, which also features an in-line remote and microphone for managing your music and making phone calls – turning your HD 598SR into a headset.

From headphones to headset in seconds

What's in the box?

  • HD 598SR headphones
  • 3 m cable / 6.3 mm straight plug
  • 1.2 m inline PTT remote cable / 3.5 mm straight plug
  • 6.3 mm to 3.5 mm adaptor


  • Is there a shorter cable available for the HD 500 Series (HD 518, HD 558, HD 598) headphones?

    A shorter (approximately 4 foot) straight cable with a 3.5 mm connection is available for our HD 500 Series (HD 518, HD 558, HD 598) headphones. 

    The shorter cable is part number #505638 and can be ordered from our Sales Department on 1-(877)-736-6434 Ext: 1.

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  • What headphones can connect directly into a optical audio output?

    The number of wireless headphones (regardless of manufacturer) that will connect directly to a optical audio output is actually quite limited. The Sennheiser RS 175, RS 185 and RS 195 Wireless Headphones have the ability to connect directly to a digital optical output that is outputting a PCM signal.

    The alternate way to connect to a digital output is to use a digital to analog decoder which will take the digital signal and change it into an analog signal. When using a digital to analog decoder any analog headphones have the ability to be connected to a digital output.

    NOTE: The Digital to Analog Decoder we recommend is the OREI DA 34 as it is a good quality component that not too expensive but does not compromise the audio quality.

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Technical Data

  • Impedance
    50 ohm
  • Frequency response
    12- 38,500 Hz
  • Sound pressure level (SPL)
    112dBSPL (1kHz/1Vrms)
  • THD, total harmonic distortion
    <0.1% (1kHz, 100dBSPL)
  • Cable length
    3m / 1.2m


  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of Conformity HD 500 series (330 KB) Download

    • EU Declaration of Conformity HD 500 Series (510 KB) Download