The HD 560S from Sennheiser are reference-grade stereo headphones designed to deliver a true audiophile experience with an open, natural sound. These headphones combine elements of several famous Sennheiser headphones to give you something new: a neutral sound for critical listening in a comfortable form factor.
Usage: Home, studio, transportable.
Wearing style: Over-ear (Circumaural)
Earpiece design: Over-Ear, Open-Back
Earpiece connection / Wearing Style: Wired
Pads: Replaceable, velours
Inner pad dimensions: depth font = 21mm, rear = 28mm, Width = 40mm, height = 70mm, oval-shaped
Drivers: 1 X Dynamic driver, 40mm
Transducer principle: dynamic, open
Frequency response: 6 Hz - 38,000 Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL): 110 dB (1kHz, 1 Vrms)
Total harmonic distortion (THD): < 0.05 % (1kHz/90 dB SPL)
Impedance (Ohm): 120 ohm
Efficiency: 99 dB @ 1mW
Max. power rating: 0.2W
Max. voltage: 5Vrms (14Vpp)
Max. current: 42mA
Max. S.P.L.: 121dB
Removable cable: Y
Connectivity: 3.5 / 6.3 mm straight
Audio connection: Cup/Shell Jack: 3.5 / Source Jack: 6.3mm
Weight: 8.5oz / 240g (without cable)
Dimensions: 198 x 111 x 300mm
- Good build quality (despite the plastic construction)
- Easy to drive
- Near-reference tuning with a bright tilt
- Good staging
- End-to-end extension for a pair of budget open-backs
- Natural and accurate reference sound
- All-new transducer with high-strength magnet effortlessly reproduces deep, defined bass and brilliant treble
- New polymer-blend transducer membrane offers highly-linear excursion for superb control
- Angled transducers recreate the optimal listening position every time, without the need for acoustic room treatment
- Open ear cups facilitate the natural expansion of sound waves
- Superb detail retrieval with fast, clear bass response
Although the HD 560S sound is rooted in the reference-level DNA of the beloved HD 660S, its comfort mechanics are based on the chassis of Sennheiser's HD 599. The headphones deliver a barely-there feel. Even the velour earpads have been carefully considered to keep all contact points soft to the touch. The open, around-the-ear design offers benefits beyond natural sound–the ventilated cups remain cool without ever needing to touch the wearer's ears.
Due to the newly developed 120 Ohm drivers with a polymer membrane and a more powerful magnet, these competitively priced headphones offer a significant leap in sound quality. This HD 560S delivers better bass response and a tighter control between 6Hz and 38Hz and above 10kHz it plays with more openness, detail and a more pleasing character. These headphones offer a more linear frequency response and deliver a more realistic sound that will also appeal to demanding audiophiles.
Whether you're a technical listener that demands an audiophile-correct playback down to the last detail, or just want to immerse yourself in your favourite music, this Sennheiser HD 560S allows you to listen to your favourite playlists in an incredible sound quality wherever you like, regardless of the age that is printed on your identity card.
Open ear cups for open minds:
The HD 560S features an open-back design that provides natural propagation of sound waves.
Reveal the truth in your music:
Today’s audiophiles monitor their music with measured purpose on a wide range of devices from headphone amplifiers, audio interfaces, computers, and more.
Because audiophiles frequent a variety of sources, we developed the HD 560S to provide an exceptional experience regardless of the playback system.
The detachable 9.8' cable provides the freedom to access your gear, no matter how it may be oriented within your setup. The 1/4" plug lets you connect to headphone amplifiers, audio interfaces, and most hi-fi sources, while a flexible 3.5mm adapter ensures you can extract the most out of your reference material on portable digital audio players and countless other audio devices.
Awards & Reviews:
EISA Award Beste Value headphones 2021-2022
"Sennheiser has long had an enviable position in the audio market, from its excellent headphones to its role as a supplier of microphones for everything from recording to live performances. And in the HD 560S, Sennheiser brings together all that knowledge in a design able to deliver a wide-open sound with exceptional detail and fast clean bass, plus a realistic impression of the soundstage. The new drivers use a polymer blend for linear response and an airy treble, while the angled drivers combine with the open-backed design to create a real sense of presence."
"Sennheiser made a near-perfect pair of studio monitors with the HD 560S. The flat bass response? Check. Neutral and uncoloured midrange? Check. Extended treble with a bit of lower-treble emphasis to highlight mastering flaws? Check. Fairly easy to drive? Check. Good soundstage and imaging? Check, and check. The only real issue is that the retail price of the HD 560S is too close to the venerable HD 650 (especially the HD 6XX version), and it’s hard to ignore such a giant looming shadow."
What's in the box:
1 x Sennheiser HD 560S headphones
1 x 3 m straight cable
1 x 6.35mm to 3.5mm adapter