Sennheiser Shows off their Cans

Sennheiser had the largest presence at the constantly buzzing Headzone section at this year's New York Audio Show.

dalethorn's picture

HD800: Very, very good. Didn't use a lot, though.

IE800: Excellent - narrow stage, but amazing realism. Don't use much due to in-ear fit.

HD700: Haven't tried. I expect more for $1000.

HD650: Had the original, same as HD600. New version is supposed to be warmer.

HD600: Good, but bland.

HD580: Bought after rave review in Stereophile. Too distant-sounding.

HD565: Bought to replace HD580. Much better.

Momentum: Exciting at first, but uneven treble could not be compensated on i-devices.

Amperior: Exciting, lush sound, very hard-hitting in upper bass. Tiring after awhile.

PX series: Much better on-ears available from Beyerdynamic (i.e. DTX501p).

From the 1970s: The HD414 was awful, but the 1998 anniversary edition was quite good, although it failed right away. The HD424 circa 1977 was much better.

Ariel Bitran's picture

listening to the 650 -- particularly for its added warmth.