"We've listened carefully to our customers' demands for neutral reference headphones and have delivered on all fronts: accurate bass response, clarity above 10kHz, and a natural soundstage. Combined with an accessible price, the HD 560S represents a paradigm shift for open, dynamic headphones and invites you to discover the audiophile world."
Jermo Köhnke, Product Manager Audiophile
Natural and accurate reference sound.
With linear acoustics tailored to extended listening sessions and smooth, gratifying bass performance, the HD 560S was crafted for the analytical audio enthusiast.
• Natural and accurate reference sound
• All-new transducer with high-strength magnet
• Effortlessly reproduces deep, defined bass and brilliant treble
• Superb detail retrieval with fast, clear bass response
• New polymer-blend transducer membranes feature superb control
• Ergonomic acoustic refinement (E.A.R.) angled transducers alignment recreate the optimal listening position
• Open earcups facilitate the natural expansion of sound waves
• Industry-leading warranty
"We have developed an all-new 120 ohm transducer, featuring a specialized polymer blend in its diaphragm for linear excursion and improved brilliance above 10 kHz. This makes the HD 560S accurate across the entire frequency spectrum, to reveal every detail in your music."
- Kurt Mick, Team Leader Acoustics and Transducer
Today’s audiophiles monitor their music with measured purpose on a wide range of devices from headphone amplifiers, audio interfaces, computers, and more.
The HD 560S delivers the linear performance required by analytical audio enthusiasts at a breakthrough value, allowing the listener to have an honest look inside their music.
The HD 560S features an open-back design that provides the natural propagation of sound waves.
The E.A.R. (Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement) angled driver alignment recreates the optimal triangular listening position you regularly find in hi-fi loudspeaker setups. 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.
The HD 560S transducers are specifically tuned for accuracy, offering dependable A/B comparisons of components, remasters, and media formats.
The entire frequency range is honest, complemented by smooth, deep bass extension that reveals what nearfield loudspeakers often struggle to reproduce—especially between 20 and 50 Hz. The 120-ohm transducer is all-new, featuring a specialized polymer blend in its membrane for linear excursion and improved brilliance above 10 kHz. The drive magnet offers highly efficient power while its sophisticated damping system manages ventilation—this combination yields deeper bass while mitigating the distortion that otherwise impacts clarity—a difference only the most discerning listeners can appreciate. Whether you are exploring the catalogue of an undiscovered artist or revisiting a vintage audiophile preamp the HD 560S offers a fatigue-free listen that you can depend on.
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 our ultralight HD 599.
A headphone this neutral deserves a distraction-free fit and a “barely there” feel on the listener’s head. 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 cup remains cool without ever needing to touch the wearer’s ears.
Because audiophiles frequent a variety of sources, we developed the HD 560S to provide an exceptional experience regardless of the playback system.
The detachable 3-metre cable (9.8 feet) provides the perfect amount of freedom to access your gear, no matter how it may be oriented within your setup. The 6.3mm / ¼-inch plug lets you connect to headphone amplifiers and most hi-fi sources while a flexible 3.5mm / ⅛-inch adapter ensures you can extract the most out of your reference material on portable digital audio players and countless other audio devices.
As the successor to Sennheiser's popular HD 500 series, the HD 5 range offers high quality and value in any aspect.
Powered by Sennheiser’s proprietary transducer technology including the “Ergonomic acoustic refinement” (E.A.R.) design, which channels the audio signal directly into your ears. Featuring a contemporary design that is both attractive and ergonomic. A real treat for all, who listen to their music with a sense of discovery.
Your audio companion for every need. Crafted from high-quality materials, the robust and stylish HD models offer an exceptional combination of versatility and superior sound. At home while listening to a podcast or on the go with your favourite song, you can count on the new HD series to be your ultimate companion for on-the-go audio – whatever you listen to.
• HD 560S headphones
• 3 m cable with 6.3 mm plug
• 6.3 to 3.5 mm adapter
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