Sennheiser HD 560S

Sennheiser HD 560S – Over-ear headphones for price-sensitive music enthusiasts

Headphones that deliver natural and precise reference sound, from the deepest bass to every detail in the highs, should be paired with the new over-ear headphones from Sennheiser electronics GmbH & Co. KG in the form of the new Sennheiser HD 560S are available, and at a particularly attractive price point.


The German company Sennheiser electronics GmbH & Co. KG has always been considered a manufacturer that is equally dedicated to the consumer and professional segments and therefore knows all about how music should actually sound. After all, microphones from Sennheiser electronics GmbH & Co. KG microphones are used for many recordings, and the manufacturer’s headphones also serve as tools for recording and mastering. The fact that this expertise is also used for solutions in the proven consumer sector has been proven many times over.

With the latest model from Sennheiser electronics GmbH & Co. KG is aimed explicitly at particularly discerning users, music lovers who value maximum fidelity and want to enjoy music for hours on end with headphones. The new Sennheiser HD 560S has therefore been developed as a solution for particularly demanding music listening, but also with an eye to price, because natural and precise reference sound is to be provided at an affordable price.

The new Sennheiser HD 560S are so-called over-ear headphones, i.e. a model that completely encloses the user’s ears. This has several advantages: on the one hand, it gives the developers more room for manoeuvre and, on the other hand, it is clearly the best and most comfortable form of headphones for listening to music for longer periods of time. This also applies to a second design feature of the new Sennheiser HD 560S, which is designed as open headphones.

At the heart of the new Sennheiser HD 560S is a newly developed driver with a polymer diaphragm and an innovative transducer technology with strong magnets for highly linear, controlled deflection. The open design mentioned above allows for unhindered expansion of the sound waves and prevents disturbing reflections. In addition, the developers of the new Sennheiser HD 560S use so-called E.A.R. technology, which stands for Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement and refers to a slight angle of the transducers. This is intended to give almost the same impression as normal loudspeakers, i.e. to prevent the much-cited “listening in the head” and to guarantee a natural, wide stage with localised fine detailing of voices and instruments.

The Sennheiser HD 560S is tuned to deliver a natural, accurate performance over a wide frequency range, so unlike other headphones it does not have its own sound characteristics. The manufacturer even goes so far as to claim that reliable A/B comparisons of mixes, sources and media formats are possible with these headphones, as the Sennheiser HD 560S reproduces exactly what is supplied. The technical specifications are also impressive, as the company specifies a frequency response of 6 Hz up to 38 kHz for the new Sennheiser HD 560S, and this with an impedance of 120 ohms and a sensitivity of 110 dB. This means that the new Sennheiser HD 560S is not only designed for use in the home with an appropriate hi-fi system or headphone amplifier, but can also be used in mobile applications, for example with portable hi-fi players. As there, it reliably delivers detailed sound with expressive dynamics.

“We have developed a new 120 Ohm transducer with a polymer blend diaphragm that offers high linear excursion and brilliance above 10 kHz. This innovation ensures precise reproduction across the entire audible frequency spectrum, even sound nuances are reproduced true to nature.”

Kurt Mich, Team Leader Acoustics and Transducer, Sennheiser electronics GmbH & Co. KG

Another important aspect for relaxed listening to music over a long period of time is of course weight, and this should be comparatively low with the new Sennheiser HD 560S. These headphones weigh 240 g. Ergonomically shaped head cushions made of velour, a padding covered with velour on the inside of the headband, all this helps to ensure that the Sennheiser HD 560S can be used comfortably for hours, the manufacturer is convinced. Once again, the open design comes into play here: this construction ventilates the earcup and keeps it cool so that pleasant long-term hearing is guaranteed.

The developers have also ensured that the new Sennheiser HD 560S can be used flexibly by using a detachable cable with a length of 3 metres, which ends in a 6.3 mm stereo jack plug. A 3.5 mm adapter with a flexible 15 cm cable is included in delivery.

“We are delighted to introduce the HD 560S as an entry-level headphone for music lovers. In terms of value for money, this product represents a paradigm shift in open, dynamic headphones. With linear acoustics tailored for sophisticated music appreciation, listeners discover music unaltered from production to playback.”

Jermo Köhnke, Product Manager at Sennheiser electronics GmbH & Co. KG

The new Sennheiser HD 560S is available in black. It is available immediately at the recommended retail price of € 199,- from specialist retailers and directly from Sennheiser electronics GmbH & Co KG.

Getting to the point

The new Sennheiser HD 560S are so-called over-ear headphones, i.e. a model that completely encloses the user’s ears. This has several advantages: on the one hand, it gives the developers more room for manoeuvre and, on the other hand, it is clearly the best and most comfortable way to listen to music for longer periods of time. This also applies to a second design feature of the new Sennheiser HD 560S, which is designed as open headphones.

Manufacturer:Sennheiser electronics GmbH & Co. KG
Distribution:Sennheiser electronics GmbH & Co. KG
Price:€ 199,-

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