Sennheiser Announces HD 560s Open-Back Headphones

Sennheiser is back with a brand new, over-ear model from its line of audiophile headphones. The HD 560s is tailor-made for the audiophile on a budget, with a high-end design for just $199.95.

Though the HD560s is priced at a more consumer-friendly level, Sennheiser promises a gratifying, high-resolution performance for the analytical listener. With linear acoustics and exceptional low-frequency performance, the 560s features a natural and accurate reference sound. Their all-new transducer uses a high strength magnet with a 120 Ohm impedance that makes the HD 560s friendly to use with a good amplifier.

The open-back design of the HD 560s integrates the E.A.R. (Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement) angled driver alignment, which recreates the optimal triangular listening position you would find in hi-fi loudspeaker setups and high-end recording studios. This combination creates a wide, articulate soundstage without the need for room treatment, letting you hear the neutral version of your music unaffected by the artifacts of a confined space.


  • Jack plug: 6.35 mm with 3.5 mm adapter
    Transducer principle: dynamic, open
    Weight w/o cable: 240 g
    Ear pad material: Velour
    THD, total harmonic distortion: < 0.05 % (1 kHz / 90 dB SPL)
    Sound pressure level (SPL): 110 dB (1 kHz / 1 V RMS)
    Frequency response: 6 Hz to 38 kHz (-10 dB)
    Impedance: 120 Ω

Sennhieser HD 560s is available for pre-order at Audio 46

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