Sennheiser has added the relatively inexpensive HD 560S model to its open-headphone lineup for extended music sessions. According to the manufacturer, the new product will provide a natural and clear sound that audiophiles will definitely like. Particular emphasis was placed on the correct transfer of all details – the headphones should fit well for Hi-Res.
The drivers used in the HD 560S have been calibrated and angled to reproduce the effect of a traditional stereo system with full-size speakers creating a wide and pronounced soundstage. The speaker membranes were made using a new technology using a polymer that added stability. The company also noted that the engineers used powerful magnets. According to Sennheiser, the result is a rich bass sound with bright and effortless highs.
The declared operating range of the headphones extends from 6 Hz to 38 kHz. Sound pressure level (SPL) was 110 dB, THD distortion was 0.05% at 90 dB. This should provide clear, rich sound at high volumes.
Sennheiser paid special attention to comfort: the headphones turned out to be light and “soft”. According to the manufacturer, the large velor ear pads will not create any tension if you listen to music for hours. The headband and bowls are designed to create an enveloping effect.
In terms of source compatibility, the headphones are versatile. An impedance of 120 ohms will allow the model to be used both with serious systems and with portable gadgets. The set includes a 3 meter cable with a 6.3 mm jack and 3.5 mm adapter.