Sennheiser HD 599 Review and Specs

Sennheiser HD 599 is one of the top models of open back over ear headphones with a great neutral sound for critical and casual listening. It is used with wired connection. German production satisfies most users with the quality and design so I think it worth revising this device.

Sennheiser HD 599 review

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Features

Sennheiser HD 599 specs state 50 Ohm of impedance that is quite enough to use it with a mobile phone and player without an amplifier. They have a wide range of frequency response that makes them hi-end headphones of 12Hz-38KHz. The sensitivity of 106 dB is also its strong point.

Sennheiser HD 599 review

Sound

The sound delivery emphasizes bass and highs. The voices and instruments are very bright and crisp. The bass is strong. That creates a feeling of a V-pitched audio reproduction with a bit drawn mids. The spacy soundstage makes me enjoy the music with its airy feeling and harmonious flow.

Connectivity

The headphones Sennheiser HD 599 are connected to your audio receiver with a wire that is detachable. It is 3 m/9.8 ft long and allows me to move around the studio or to take something near having the headphones on without problems.

Comfort and design

In spite of its cumbersome look and large cups Sennheiser HD 599 is very light. It is just 250g/8.8 oz. The adjustable headband has an ample padding that is super comfy. I love the fit of large and soft ear cups. They allow a great amount of air to keep your ears cool and prevent sweating for long sessions. Their microfiber cushions have a very pleasant touch. I may wear them for hours without any fatigue. They are not foldable but that is not a con for the type of open back headphones as by design they are accounted for studio or in-house use mostly.

Pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Pros

  • Super comfortable design with a light and soft fit and feel
  • Clear sound with a wide soundstage
  • Nice look in brown and beige colors and graceful shape

Cons

  • Lack of controls, no buttons
  • Leaky sound, bulky and unfoldable design to carry with

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Overall
7.5

Common features

Product

Sennheiser HD 599

Model

HD 599

Brand

Sennheiser

Reviews

1550

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

50

Frequency response, Hz

12Hz-38KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.1

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

106

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

250/8.8

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not

Battery life, hrs

has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

has not

Charging cable

has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sennheiser HD 599
Sennheiser HD 599

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