Sennheiser HD 555 Over-Ear Headphones

4.17/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $170.00


Product Description

The HD 555 open, dynamic stereo headphones feature a special internal surround reflector. It generates an extended, spatial sound field, making this model the ideal headphones for home cinema as well as music. Many innovative features such as E.A.R. technology and optimised Duofol diaphragms deliver a whole new level of audio reproduction.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by gregori a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Clear, well-defined and balanced sound; loud enough; comfortable;
affords quite relaxed listening not punchy, or harsh in any way.

Worth the few extra dollars? Definitely.
I recommend these headphones.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by anshuljain2k8 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Pros :
1) COmfortable
2)Very Good Bass
3)Surround Effect
4) You can listen each and every instrument sound
5)Crisp melodious voice
6) Perfect for music listening and movie watching

Cons :
1) only price is high

I purchased it yesterday and didnt regret coz these headphones are awesome , ultimately after 10 days research between sony MDR 7506 and seinhesser HD 555 i purchased seinhesser and i found it best headphone company , previously i had sony MDR XD 200 but thats bass is very week

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Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Garth a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Ecellent headphones overall, but the mid bass boost is too much for me. (The HD-595 is better in this aspect)

The spatial sound field is incredible .... it's like the music is in your brain (I can't say it in a better way).

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Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joey_v a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Solid highs, never fatiguing. Solid mids, no apparent dips or peaks (atleast to my ears). Solid bass extension and impact - perhaps not subwoofer-like, but good enough in the world of headphones.

For the price, it is hard to beat the HD555. The HD595 are about $100 more, but the performance difference between the two is almost neglegible. The HD555 are a solid contender in the sub-$200 arena with a warm, balanced sound that can be somewhat forgiving to bad soundtracks.

Although this may not be the most neutral phone, it certainly is warm, lush, and inviting. The HD555 are truly musical.

One word - make sure to amp the sucker. Or atleast run ir from a receiver's headphone out to get the most out of it.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $115.00

Purchased At:   eBay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by spilner a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2004

Bottom Line:   
OK, so here's what they give you after over 200 hours of intensive burning in: Generally speaking, it's a nice, detailed and pretty well balanced sounding headphone.

Now to be more specific. The harshness of the treble is pretty much gone. The highs got clear and crisp, they give you a lot of detail. They are not as smooth and natural as in the HD590, but then again - comparing the HD555 with high-end phones is a little unfair, considering the price.

The bass. Surprisingly, it got a hell of a lot better after some 50 hours. It is very powerful, yet still natural. Almost. I doesn't reach as deep as I would like, but still blows away all floorstanding speakers under 700$.

The mids got louder in time, causing the overall sound to be quite well balanced. They still lack the warmth of some higher class Sennheisers, however. But there's one important thing - the HD555's feature a new invention called the Surround Reflector. I have absolutely no idea what it is exactly, but it's something with the positioning of the drivers that causes the sound to be much more upfront. It's amazing how three-dimensional some recordings sound - you just think the singer is right there in front of you, with the band behind him. I have never heard an effect like this in any headphones without a 3D headphone amp like the Sennheiser Lucas/DSP Pro.

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Product model year:   2003




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