Welcome to my review of the Sennheiser HD 579 headphones with a comparison to the Sennheiser HD 598.
The HD 579 is part of the new HD 500 Series. The HD 579 is a headphone that provides premium performance and great value. They are powered by Sennheiser proprietary transducer technology and feature the ‘Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement’ design.
Using the HD 579 was a great experience. For a fraction of the price compared to high end audiophile headphones, The HD 579 was approaching high end audiophile sound reproduction. The open back, around ear headphone design delivers a lovely natural tonal balance with a wide soundstage and spatial performance. Comfort is one of the best with proper large ear cups fitted with plush velour ear cushions. Treble and mid range is detailed and not tiring. Speed and timing is excellent with a decent amount of bass.
As these are open back headphones, they let all the music leak from them and at the same time you can hear everything going on in the outside world. Sennheiser do have a range of closed back and noise cancelling headphones for those days when you need no disturbances! So for commuting, these are not the headphones to use. At home and in quiet environments they are ideal. They are also easy to drive. Tested with the Google Pixel 2 XL using the USB C dongle and also with the LG V30+. The pairing with the LG V30+ was exceptional.
So how do these compare with the older HD 598. They are pretty much identical. The HD 598 are marginally easier to drive and have a slightly wider frequency range. In real life its hard to tell them apart. I felt the bass on the HD 579 was marginally better.
The Sennheiser HD 579 headphones are highly recommended and represent great value for money.
8 thoughts on “Sennheiser HD 579 Headphone Review vs Sennheiser HD 598”
you said nothing about the 598’s…..
hi… i am confused between hd 598, hd 579,hd 559, phillips sph 9500..
good bass and not tiring highs are prefered.
I’ve not heard the Philips. Just get the 598s. Better across whole sound spectrum. Easiest to drive too. Between the other 2 Sennheisers, not much difference really ..
but the lack of pinch in the bass is what bothering me about 598..heared 579 amd 559 has more punch in the low end.
My 598 have bass. Look at the specs. The 598 go lower on bass.
I have all 3 of the Headphones btw ..
thank you for the quick answers….
i watched a bunch of your videos..audio reviews..phone reviews etc.