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Sennheiser HD 560S Review Rundown

SennheiserPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • Attractive design
  • Impressive neutral sound signature
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Disappointing noise isolation


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.



Sentiment Score[*] 48%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Sennheiser HD 560S are great for neutral sound. While they're slightly lacking in low-bass, most mixes should still have adequate body and warmth. Vocals and lead instruments are present, detailed, and clear in the mix. They have a decently immersive soundstage, too.
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  • Decently immersive soundstage
  • Great stereo imaging performance
  • Comfortable and stable fit
  • Well-balanced sound profile
  • Bulky and bulky design
  • No on-board controls


Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Sennheiser HD 560S are very carefully tuned to assist in comparative listening, in mixing, in DJing or similarly work-orientated applications. There's a relative lack of dynamism and animation to the sound they make – which renders them, yes, rather analytical. Tonally, the Sennheisers are as balanced as a tightrope walker. Bass is deep and textured, with scant overhang and reasonable momentum. At the opposite end of the frequency range the treble sounds are absolutely loaded with detail.
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  • Impressive sound quality
  • Excellent build quality
  • Comfortable, secure fit
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Sennheiser HD 560S are a very comfortable set of cans. The headband offers a tight and firm grip without applying too much pressure. An unfortunate but unavoidable consequence of the open-back design is some sound bleed when listening, particularly at higher volumes. At 120 ohms, there’s also plenty of room for an amplifier to add some extra oomph to the delivery.
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  • Comfortable fit
  • Excellent detail
  • Some sound bleed at higher volumes
  • Not the most sociable listen


Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
Sennheiser HD 560S are open-back headphones with velour earpads. Headband is plastic and the sliding mechanism clicks when adjusting them to fit, but it isn't noisy during use. 120ohm drive unit with specialised polymer-blend diaphragm aims to reproduce deep bass notes and treble with both clarity and control.
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  • Gorgeous, detailed sound
  • Decent build quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Lacks verve and zeal


1. ^ Sennheiser HD 560S Headphones Review. rtings. 2020-11-13 Retrieved 2021-06-18.
2. ^ Sennheiser HD 560S review. techradar. 2020-10-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Sennheiser HD 560S Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Sennheiser HD 560S review. whathifi. 2021-03-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. 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.
**. 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.
***. 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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