When it comes to headphones and crystal clear sound, many audio files will claim that open back headphones are the best choice. But open-back headphones are notoriously expensive. The new Sennheiser HD 560S seems to solve the problem to some extent. At $ 200, they are still cheaper than a real budget. But they cost half as much as other examples.
Open headphones sound better (in theory) because they prevent pressure buildup in the earmuffs that can distort the sound. Instead, they pass air over the earmuffs, and you should get a more natural sound.
They also cost a lot more, often $ 400 or more. Sennheiser says it found a good middle ground between good sound and pricing that more people can afford.
The company describes the HD 560S headphones as “exactly what is required for analytical listening sessions at an affordable price point: natural and accurate reference sound that reveals every detail, complemented by an outstanding low-frequency extension, while providing” barely there “experience on the head and ears.”
The headphones should work well for someone in the recording booth who needs to hear the main song and all the sub-ride details that complement the whole note. And if you’re the type of person who subscribes to a specific streaming service like TIDAL for higher quality sound, these are the headphones you want to pair with your music without breaking the bank.
You can pre-order the HD 560S today on the Sennheiser website, and they will be released on September 29th.