HD 558

The HD558 is equipped with high-end open circumaural headphones with E.A.R. technology for outstanding bass and vocal projection. Premium comfort, universal fit and affordability are some of the other advantages.
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22 Reviews


With their special internal Surround Reflector, the HD 558 open, circumaural headphones are able to generate an extended spatial sound field, making them ideal for listening to music and also for use in your preferred home cinema set up.

They are fitted with Sennheiser’s innovative E.A.R. technology which ensures accurate channeling of audio signals into your ears, as well as sophisticated Duofol diaphragms which reduces unwanted resonances to an absolute minimum.

The HD 558 comes with skin-caressing velour earpads and a headband cushion which provides outstanding wearing comfort, even for long listening sessions.

Get the full movie and music experience now.

The HD 558 open, circumaural headphones prove that quality and affordability can go hand in hand.


  • High-end open circumaural headphones with E.A.R. technology for outstanding bass and vocal projection

  • Sennheiser's innovative "Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) design channels audio signals directly into your ears

  • State-of-the-art, advanced Duofol diaphragms for transparency and minimal distortion

  • Highly optimised, field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet systems for an excellent dynamic response

  • Surround reflector for extended spatial sound field

  • Lightweight aluminium voice coils for high efficiency and excellent dynamics

  • Elegantly layered honeycomb finish on ear cup casings

  • Extremely comfortable velour ear pads and headband

  • Excellent connectivity, also with home Hifi equipment

  • 2-year warranty

What's in the box?

  • 1 HD 558
  • 1 3.5 mm adapter

Technical Data

  • Wearing style
  • Color
  • Impedance
    50 Ω
  • Frequency response
    15 - 28000 Hz
  • Sound pressure level (SPL)
    112 dB (1 kHz/1 Vrms)
  • THD, total harmonic distortion
    < 0.2 % (1 kHz/100 dB SPL)
  • Ear coupling
  • Jack plug
    6.3 mm
  • Cable length
    3 m OFC single -sided, exchangeable
  • Transducer principle
    Dynamic, open
  • Weight
    260 g
Reviews (22)
4.9 of 5 ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Griggzor
    Great headphones

    No comment


    Awesome sound, really comfy, affordable (on black friday) got them for 70 euros.


    It's not 3.5 mm so you need a big adapter on your computer, i accidentally bumped it a little and the whole 3.5 mm connector got bent and my port on my computer got destroyed because the adapter and 4.3 connector is big.




    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • sennmeister
    san pablo, california
    very impressive used it for 3 years now

    love it overall just wish the sounds was louder


    love the sounds wish it could be louder other than that its impressive


    nothing really


    gaming or movies


    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Vincent
    Absolutely Fantastic.

    Definitely consider investing in a cheap audio interface to route these bad boys through, it will improve your experience tenfold.


    Incredible range for listening to all types of music, reaches that high end that other headphones just can't hit. Very good for voice work as well. Picks up on subtle fluctuations in the voice and background audio.


    Bass is a bit light compared to closed back headphones and more bass-centric headphones. Don't pick these up if you're looking for a heavy bass music experience


    Audio engineering work, home studios, casual listening.


    I would recommend this to a friend.


  • Is there a shorter cable available for the HD 500 Series (HD 518, HD 558, HD 598) headphones?

    A shorter (approximately 4 foot) straight cable with a 3.5 mm connection is available for our HD 500 Series (HD 518, HD 558, HD 598) headphones. 

    The shorter cable is part number #505638 and can be ordered from our Sales Department on 1-(877)-736-6434 Ext: 1.

    HD 558 ( #504631 )
  • What amplifiers are recommended for Sennheiser headphones?

    Other than recommending the Sennheiser HDVD 800 and HDVA 600 amplifiers for our high end audiophile headphones we do not provide amplifier recommendations because there are simply too many factors (including cost, features, etc) that need to be accounted for when choosing an amplifier.

    For amplifier recommendations Sennheiser suggests that our customers check out this headphone forum (www.head-fi.org) where the moderators and member test a variety of different amplifiers of varying costs and features and can provide feedback on how the different amplifiers perform under different circumstances.

    HD 558 ( #504631 )
  • What is Sennheiser's stance on "Burn In" Theory?

    At Sennheiser we do not have an official stance regarding the theory that headphones need a "burn in" period. Sennheiser headphones are designed to sound great from the first moment they are plugged in.

    Some argue that over period of time a user will become more accustomed to the particular headphones.  With this, they will start to notice more of the frequency response range and nuances that the headphones are capable of producing. This argument suggests that over time a user will develop a greater appreciation of the headphones and what they are capable of.

    For additional information regarding the theory of "burn in" there is plenty of discussion at Head-Fi.org (http://www.head-fi.org).

    HD 558 ( #504631 )
  • What is the difference between "open" and "closed" ear cups on headphones?

    With Sennheiser headphones the audio will always be accurate and responsive and is sure to please no matter what situation you need it for.

    An open (sometimes referred to as "open aire" headphone is one that uses some external airspace to reproduce life-like audio within the ear-cup. Think of it as having premium speakers next to your ears that you can control the volume for with extreme precision. The trade-off is that at extreme volumes some sound will leak out. Some of our "open aire" models include the HD 800, HD 700, HD 650, HD 600, HD 598, HD 558 and HD 518.  

    A closed headphone isolates you from your environment and vice-versa (ie: the sound is contained within the headphones). This is perfect for critical listening or a situation where you do not want to disturb/be disturbed. Some of our "closed" models include the MOMENTUM, Urbanite XL, HD 380 PRO, HD 280 PRO, HD 449 and HD 439.

    HD 558 ( #504631 )


  • Spec Sheets
    • 542504_Audiophile_Spec_GB.pdf (860 KB) Download

  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of Conformity HD 500 Series (510 KB) Download

    • EC Declaration of Conformity (330 KB) Download