According to the manufacturer, the HD 560S' drivers are specially designed for accurate reproduction and are intended to enable reliable A/B comparisons of mixes, sources and all media formats. The HD 560S is designed to reproduce exactly how a track actually sounds. This is supported by its open back design, which is supposed to allow natural dispersion of sound waves, while the angled drivers create an optimal listening position, similar to that of a carefully designed recording studio.
With a specified frequency response of 6 Hz - 38 kHz, a high sensitivity of 110 dB/1V and the low distortion factor (<0.05% at 90 dB), the aim is to guarantee expressive dynamics and clarity, even at high sound pressure levels.
Extended listening sessions require headphones that are comfortable or – better yet – feel as if they weren't there at all. The open, circumaural design of the ultra-lightweight HD 560S with velour ear cushions allows air to circulate without even touching the ears. This is supposed to prevent build-up of heat and to keep the listener's ears cool and comfortable at all times.
Despite the impedance of 120 Ω, the drivers are said to be extremely efficient, so that the HD 560S can be used with virtually any audio source. For maximum versatility, it is equipped with a detachable 3-meter cable with a 6.3 mm jack and a 3.5 mm adapter with a flexible 15 cm cable.
In Germany, the Sennheiser HD 560S will be available from September 29th for around 200 Euros.