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Sennheiser HD 555



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.

HD 555 cable


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.

HD 555 cable

HD 555 driver


Testing
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.

Conclusion
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.



Sennheiser logo


The Good Stuff
  • Excellent comfort, even after many hours
  • High sound quality
  • Great clarity
  • Sturdy cable
  • Good price/performance
  • User serviceable

    The Bad Stuff
  • Build quality could be better, cracks appear after a while
  • Lacks bass
  • Default stereo jack is 6.3mm

    DV Hardware awards the Sennheiser HD 555 with a 8.5/10 and our Seal of Approval award.

    Seal of Approval


  • Added: May 3rd 2011
    Reviewer:
    Score: 8.5/10
    Related Link: Sennheiser
    Page: 2/2



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