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Sennheiser HD 560S Review Rundown

SennheiserPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Sennheiser HD 560S Over-Ear Headphones
Neoscore* 56%
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Excellent stereo imaging performance
  • Great for music and single-player wired gaming
  • Poor for commuting and traveling
  • Sub-par for sports and fitness

Summary

Sennheiser HD 560S are an open-back over-ear set of cans sporting a ¼-inch jack (for use with amps) and a 3.5mm converter in the box. The HD 560s's emphasis is on sound quality and comfort, all at a price that won't break the bank.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 22%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The Sennheiser HD 560S are wired open-back headphones meant for neutral listening. They deliver a well-balanced sound profile that should suit most musical genres and deliver audio consistently. They're bulky, don't really isolate you from ambient noise, and leak a lot of audio, so they're a poor fit for office work or commuting. They are an okay choice for wired gaming, as long as you don't plan on using a mic.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent stereo imaging performance with latency-free audio
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good for music and single-player wired gaming
Cons[**]
  • Lacks on-board controls

techradar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Sennheiser HD 560S are a very specific pair of headphones. They're designed to assist in comparative listening, in mixing, in DJing or similarly work-orientated applications. Soundstage is big in all directions, and individual elements of a recording appear on the stage in an absolutely solid area of space. Detail levels – whether concerning instrument timbre or vocal technique – are absolutely sky-high.
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Pros[**]
  • Extremely detailed soundstage
  • Impressive build quality
  • Intuitive controls
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

trustedreviews[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Sennheiser HD 560S are an open-back over-ear set of cans sporting a ¼-inch jack (for use with amps) and a 3.5mm converter in the box. Headband offers a tight and firm grip without applying too much pressure, and with a light weight overall, there isn't much of a “presence” on the head to contend with over long sessions of listening. Comfort is further aided by the velour covering over the cups, which never gets too hot – although it may become a little grubby with extensive, extended usage. Some sound bleed when listening, particularly at higher volumes.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive soundstage and detail
  • Open-back design is comfortable
Cons[**]
  • Not for the commute
  • Some sound bleed at higher volumes

whathifi[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
Sennheiser HD 560S open-back headphones cost less than £200 ($200) Open-back design means they feel ventilated and cool to wear. Headband is plastic and the sliding mechanism clicks when adjusting them to fit. 120ohm drive unit with specialised polymer-blend diaphragm and high-strength magnet.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous open-back design
  • Deep bass and treble
  • Comfortable fit
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Sennheiser HD 560S Headphones Review. Rtings. 2020-11-13. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Sennheiser HD 560S review. Techradar. 2020-10-07. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Sennheiser HD 560S Review. Trustedreviews. 2021-02-05. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ Sennheiser HD 560S review. Whathifi. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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