53points

Sennheiser HD 598

44points

Sennheiser HD 660 S

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Sennheiser HD 598 vs Sennheiser HD 660 S

Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 660 S
Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 660 S
53
points
44
points

Why is Sennheiser HD 598 better than Sennheiser HD 660 S?

  • 100 Ohms lower impedance
    50 Ohmsvs150 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector

Why is Sennheiser HD 660 S better than Sennheiser HD 598?

  • 2500Hz higher high-frequency
    41000Hzvs38500Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs12Hz
  • 10g lighter
    260gvs270g

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 660 S

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 660 S

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.has a detachable cable
Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 660 S

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

270g

260g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 660 S

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

For example

Mpow Thor

6.has a straight plug
Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 660 S

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

10Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

38500Hz

41000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.sound pressure level

112dB/mW

104dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.impedance

50 Ohms

150 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 660 S

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 660 S

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Mpow Thor

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 660 S

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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