Sennheiser HD 560S


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Sennheiser HD 560S
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Review highlights
  • Great for music
  • Comfortable
  • Clamping is good
  • Not as comfortable as the SHP9500
  • Neutral tonality


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A real bargain for the money

Comparing these to my reference HD 600 headphones. I feel the 560 has a better deep bass response than the 600. Great mid-range and high end without being annoying. I can't see anybody being disappointed in the HD-560, especially at this price point.

M. Kraft
2 years ago

I got the same dac/amp fiio k5 pro paired with my beyerdynamic dt990 pro 250 ohms headphones and my Philips x2hr and my sennheiser hd 560s they pair lovely enjoy


The 1000XM4 are well known for being really bad for the price, they’re badly tuned. Best thing you can do is EQ them so they sound better but tbh I would rather sell them and get a pair of Sennheiser HD 560s instead


New $200 Reference Headphones? | HD560S Review

It's not a very warm headphone, but it's it's a relatively flat headphone from like 100, maybe even 80, 70 hertz and up it's a very, very flat, seemingly even headphone, and it comes across pretty neutral, especially given the price tag. So, for me, this is an easy recommendation for somebody who wants to get into what would be kind of typically described as an audiophile, sound signature. It's a very neutral, sound, it's a very clear, sound

Joshua Valour
1 month ago

I love my Sennheiser HD 560S. Replaceable cable, great for both music and gaming on both PC and console. Sennheiser makes some of the most comfortable headphones I've owned.

Wireless mod&Comparison with HD650/K701/DT990/Ultrasone/KOSS

For reference: about me -20yrs + audio enthusiast with both cans/IEMs -over 100IEMs / 50 headphone personal inventory, including UM MEST MKII, Thieaudio Monarch, Moondrop Blessing2, Sennheiser HD650, AKG K701, K340, beyerdynamic DT990 Verdict: Well-worth the value, compared to HD560S rivals HD6XX, K...

1 year ago

I finally got my first pair of affordable good headphones. Sennheiser 560S. But in was also money conscious I got the free delivery. Thursday can't get here soon enough.


​. Edit: After doing some research I think I've decided on the Sennheiser 560s. From what I've read they have the most "standard" sound which I feel would be best for gaming, and they seem like they'd be pretty comfortable.


FIRST LOOK at the BRAND NEW HD560S! | First Impressions

he 5 8 x and the 6x, and i think The answer is yesnt in some ways it is actually legitimately better like. I actually think that the quantifiable information from the 6xx to the 560s, the 560 actually has more. It's got a little bit more detail in the top end and it's a little bit better

Joshua Valour
1 month ago

​. For open-backs, I would recommend the Phillips Fidelio X2HR, the AKG K702 if you want a wider soundstage, or the Sennheiser HD 560s for a nice all-rounder headphone.



8.46 oz

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