The Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones make sounds as crisp as Fall leaves


When you’re playing games on your computer, you know you’re going to want to use headphones to get the full impact of the noises in-game. You need to know if enemies are on your left, right, or behind you, and headphones are the best way of getting that information. While two pairs of headphones can definitely be built the same, the quality can vary greatly between different price brackets.

These Sennheiser HD 855 headphones are mainly aimed at music and movie lovers, but they’re built well enough to do any audio experience justice. These are over-ear, open-backed headphones that are plush and lined in velour, which sounds far fancier than it might actually be. There’s also a headband cushion to make sure long listening sessions don’t give you an external pressure headache. Of course, these are all just the physical aspects.

These have an internal surround reflector, and use software that appropriately channels the audio signals into your ears. This is supposed to be the aim of every audio reproducing headset, so hopefully it does this better or more adequately than others. It also uses Duofol diaphragms that will deal with resonance issues. It uses a gold-plated 1/4” plug with an 1/8” adapter, and has a neodymium ferrous magnet system. These are $95 a pop which is pricey, but they seem like decent quality so far as mid-range headphones go.

Available for purchase on Amazon

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