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Sennheiser HD 599 review

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Key features
  • On-ear
  • Wired
Expert review

The Sennheiser HD 599 over-ear headphones are one of Sennheiser’s high-end pairs. Here, Sennheiser forgoes many of the latest headphone features such as Bluetooth and noise cancelling in favour of a laser-like focus on pure sound quality. They even have an open-backed design which some claim gives a more natural sound. And for this much money we’re expecting big things. Are you being ripped off paying for a big brand or are these among the best-sounding pairs on the market? Our experts reveal all.

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Last checked by Which?

July 2022

First reviewed by Which?

October 2019

Released

October 2016

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