Sennheiser HD 600 Review: Open Dynamic Hi-Fi Professional Stereo Headphones


Headphones can generally be put into three different categories: earbuds, cheap and ineffective, or comfortable, made with a high quality, but heavy and a bit uncomfortable. The Sennheiser HD 600 headphones add a fourth category to the equation. Made with lightweight aluminum voice coils and Kevlar reinforced copper cable, these Hi-Fi headphones will provide you with some of the best sounds you’ve ever heard before.


Who Benefits From the Sennheiser HD 600?

These are the perfect headphones for the mastering engineer or anyone who wants to hear authentic sounds from their headphones. The Sennheiser HD 600 stereo headphones are one of the few on the market today that actually live up to the claim of providing sounds that are free of acoustic disturbances and artifacts. Whether you’re in a dedicated listening room or sitting in the studio, the sounds coming through are 100% pure.

One of the nicest features of the Sennheiser HD 600 is the open metal mesh grill on the outside of the headphones. This provides a transparent sound that at first glance, would seem to get lost in the environment. When you put these headphones on and give the sounds a listen, however, the difference is immediate. The average person has never heard their music in the way these headphones can deliver it.

There are some additional features that help make this a solid investment for anyone who takes their music seriously.

  • A ferrous magnet system allows these headphones to provide users with a dynamic response.
  • The magnet system has been computer optimized so that there isn’t as much intermodulation distortion as other headphones tend to provide.
  • A 2 year international warranty is also included to protect the investment.

You Will Need To Burn In These Headphones

When the Sennheiser HD 600’s come out of the box, you’re going to find that the mid-range frequencies are a little tinny and the bass is a little soft. It is going to take awhile to truly burn in these headphones to provide an authentic sound. Many users have noted that the bass frequencies tend to get a bit thicker around the 200 hour mark of use and this helps to fill out the sound and eliminate the brightness that can be a little annoying at first.

The one small annoyance that comes with these headphones is that the earpieces are designed to move just a little bit. This means they create just a bit of a screeching or creaking sound that is momentary, but can be annoying as the headphones start to get broken in. It tends to go away after a few hours of burn in.

If you’ve got a Hi-Fi stereo system, then you need Hi-Fi headphones. The Sennheiser HD 600 are the best solution to meet that need. You may need a headphone amp for other applications, like with your iPod, but in the end, we believe all users are going to agree – these are one of the best headphones that can be found on the market today.

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