Budget headphones frequently have flimsy double-side headphone cables but that's not the case with a high-quality product like
the HD 555. This headphone uses a single-side headphone cable that comes out of the left side of the headset. The cable is
relatively thick and shouldn't break too easily.
The cups can rotate a few degrees perpendicular to the headband and can tilt towards your ear. They have the same velvet
padding as the headband and feel very comfortable.
I've been using the HD 555 for well over a year and I'm very pleased with its sound quality. The sound is very neutral, with
great clarity but unfortunately the bass is lacking a bit. Wearing comfort is very high, I can use these headphones for many
hours on end with no discomfort. The headset weighs 260g but feels very light on your head.
One of the downsides I've encountered is that some elements are a little flimsy, the part where the cups are
attached to the headset tends to crack after extended use, but so far it seems to be only an aesthetic issue.
The Sennheiser HD 555 is a real classic that's been on the market for many years. At present it may no longer be the cream of
the crop in its price class, but for the right price this is a very good entry-level "audiophile" headset that you'll be
enjoying for many years to come.
The Good Stuff
Excellent comfort, even after many hours
High sound quality
The Bad Stuff
Build quality could be better, cracks appear after a while
Default stereo jack is 6.3mm
DV Hardware awards the Sennheiser HD 555 with a 8.5/10 and our Seal of Approval award.