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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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 ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Gering on Corvette Forum
    The Woodlands, TX
    Great Replacement For My HD555!

    These are very comfortable, light, and sound great! I like the long cord as well. I use these to listen to music on my tablet and games on my computer. When I am watching netflix on my computer, I like the fact that I can still hear if some one knocks on the door or calls my cell phone.





    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Ben'sPictures
    Las Vegas, NV
    Awesome Headphones

    Being all for sound quality and considerate on price, this was the best choice I've made for headphones yet! I've had these headphones for three months and a year now and there is not one thing I would happy to complain about it; the only thing that could be improved on is the design and the sound bleeding through the grills. Other than those two cons, there isn't anything else to worry about when buying the Sennheiser 558s.


    looks are good, High quality sound, Easy to clean, Durable


    Sound Bleeds Through, Cushions Get Dusty Fast


    Any Music For Any Device, Movies And Shows


    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • djDTHTRP
    Kingston, PA
    Fantastic Headphones for Anyone

    Sennheiser proves their quality in the audio world, and you can get no finer experience than you do from professional quality, audiophile-grade headphones. Having previously bought the HD 518s in the past and being impressed by the difference I was hearing in my music and movies I enjoyed along with the videos I watch on Youtube and elsewhere, I expected the HD 558s to be that much better. They are actually better than I had expected. The combination of the E.A.R. technology and the surround reflector make the experience much better than that of the HD 518s. When you need to step up your listening experience and pick up on more of the subtle nuances and elements, you unquestionably need to get a set of audiophile-grade headphones. The model you decide to get is entirely up to you, but I would highly recommend that you start low and move up as your needs arise. I think the HD 558s are a very good entry point for anyone looking to get more out of their entertainment.


    Surround Sound-like, Sleek Aestethic, So Much Value For Price, True Sound Reproduction



    Gaming, watching movies, Watching Livestreams, Music Work


    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