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Sennheiser has revealed its latest pair of headphones, the HD 560S, which the company says are designed for “analytical listening sessions.”
Geared towards people who are critically listening to another artist’s work, or assessing their own recording, the HD 560S headphones offer natural and accurate reference sound that showcases ever nuance and detail.
The HD 560S headphones aim to show how a track is intended to be heard, rather than delivering an interpretation offered up by a headphone’s sound design, says Sennheiser. The transducers are specifically tuned for accuracy, offering dependable A/B comparisons of mixes, sources, and media formats. The open-back earcups facilitate a natural expansion of sound waves, while their angled alignment recreates the optimal triangular listening position of loudspeakers for a wide, articulate soundstage, without the need for room treatment, claims the company.
Offering a frequency response of 6Hz – 38 Hz, the HD 560S reproduces the entire frequency range with smooth low-frequency extension. Meanwhile, a high 110 dB/1V sensitivity and a ow THD (<0.05% at 90 dB) offer an expressive dynamic range and clarity, even at a high SPL.
Because they will likely be worth for extensive listening sessions, they are designed to be comfortable to wear for long periods of time, featuring an ultralight chassis and open, around-the-ear design. The ventilated cup remains cool without touching the wearer’s ears, while the velour earpads keep all contact points soft to the touch for comfortable long-term listening.
The voice coil was specifically developed to provide a good experience regardless of the playback system, while the 120 Ω impedance allows them to be used with virtually any audio source. They come with a detachable three-metre cable, 6.3mm jack, and a 3.5mm adapter with a flexible 15cm lead.
The Sennheiser HD 560S will be available from September 29 for 199 EUR (MSRP).