Sennheiser HD 599 Headphones
$200

Sennheiser HD 599 Headphones

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rbivgq1734
77
May 17, 2022
Well I just want everyone to know you can get the 599SE for 180 on amazon or the tan color for 150 so please don't pay 200. The 599SE is an amazon exclusive and it's all black that is the only difference. I got my 599s on Cyber Monday for 100.
RayF
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Dec 17, 2021
Just bought two pair of these as Xmas presents for my siblings (neither of whom are into headphones, audio gear, or fancy-pants HiRes music). I also sent each of them a FiiO Q3 Headphone Amp and a 1-year subscription to Qobuz so they'd have a source of good music and a way to power the 599s. So far my brother (the youngest) is up and running and "hears" the difference. My sister won't get her's until tomorrow. That will be a different story... And no, incase you're curios, I didn't buy any of that kit here. Not that I've never purchased anything here (or perhaps because I have), it's just that when it comes to something as crucial as a Christmas present to one's family, I couldn't risk the chance of becoming one of those pitiful customer service stories one reads about from time to time on these pages. Pity too, because I have made numerous purchase here in the past (and no, not any bloody keyboard purchases). But I digress. The price for the cans on Amazon was the same as it is here. If you buy them here, you get points. If you buy them on Amazon you get next day delivery or at least the day after, with ZERO risk and a ton of tracking updates. But I digress again--my brother (who had nothing to compare these cans to except the Bose QC IIs I sent him last year) reports a significant improvement over the Bose ;- ) Wouldn't it be a pisser if he didn't?! He's a homebuilt Windoze guy with an off-brand phone and did say the connection dongles shipped with the Fiio weren't a match for that phone. He found something in a drawer that finally let him do it, and ultimately was able to download and install the driver for his computer. Fortunately, my sister uses current era Apple gear (as do I). My brother did say the cord (on the 599s) would take some getting used to. I told him he was lucky he only had to deal with one side. Here's a shot of my Mother and brother from a few years back (he's the one on the right).
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trunks55
11
Nov 14, 2021
I unno about cost or whatever, but i daily drived these for like 3 years or so, was rough as hell with them as well, threw them loose into my bag, changed the cable from stationary setup at my desk to the shorter wire for going out to school or whatever multiple times a day, they were cracked, ear pads were falling apart, but hell if they still didn't work like day 1 even after all that. They are also 50 ohms, so they could easily run out of my phone or pretty much whatever i plugged them into no problem. I recently moved to some 770 pro cause, as mentioned, 599s were falling apart, but i still miss and prefer the sound of them sometimes. (im also a very casual user btw, I like good sound a lot but not much audiophile at all in me, mostly cause im too poor and not invested enough :j )
HouseHusky
3
Nov 25, 2021
There is no such thing as a rich audiophile.
AlexAltorfer
3
Nov 10, 2021
Are the HD 560s better than these? They are lower in the line. LOL.
I would say that the sound in these is relatively warm-neutral, good for classical/old music and movies/games. If you are using these for techno stuff or rock music there are better options at lower prices I would dare say. Any other entry in the 500 series will sound less warm than these and likely have a bit stronger bass.
danieljohnsonrn
10
Jun 26, 2022
Thank you! Much appreciated 👍
FFearFFul
0
Aug 2, 2020
No any update?
Kyo9999
99
Jun 11, 2020
I bought it 99€... -_-
VALAISE
84
Jun 10, 2020
Zerviscos
34
Jun 10, 2020
Who would buy these when the 6xx exists? *sees 2 ppl buy it* oh....
6foutz4
14
Jun 10, 2020
This is a horrible deal, buy the hd58X! What a misstep by drop, they seem oblivious & deaf to their community with this drop.
verifonix
1176
Jun 11, 2020
I think the 'bonus' is the drop points you earn. But, yeah....
YJX94
16
Jun 9, 2020
Why on God's green earth with the blue water and the white clouds and the moon and the sunshine would you get these when the HD 58X exist for $170 and the 6XX for $220......................
JJDeviloper
192
Jun 11, 2020
Yes, or I would prefer the T1 Gen 2, as it is higher end and I believe leather free. They're $650 on Amazon, so Drop would have to make them cheaper, like $450 or less, which suggests the DT177X is priced too high.
VALAISE
84
Dec 17, 2021
The overall visual construction is distinctly different, and as someone who has Sennheisers that use the construction style of the 599, I prefer wearing that type over the 58x/6xx type. (I also have the 58x'es, and never use them because I hate the connectors and the overall build is uncomfortable and way too stiff.) This style is a lot more nice to wear overall is what I'm saying, I guess. Different sound signature between 58x and 6xx compared to the 599s I'd assume. I like the beige, too, but many people don't, I guess
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Pictured: left: HD 579; middle: HD 58x (Jubilee); right: HD 598SE. [note: I had to repair the 598's headband with some leather added on and some extra sticky pads underneath, usually it's just hard plastic with foam inside though]
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