Sennheiser is a well-known brand in the music industry and here we will see best Sennheiser headphones offerings in 2020.
Plato once said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
There is no denying that no matter what you do, you do love listening to music. But there are many audio peripherals available and sometimes overwhelming to choose a good pair of headphones from them. So in this list, we have compiled 10 best headphones from Sennheiser.
10 Best Sennheiser Headphones
Before starting though, one thing to keep in mind is Sennheiser products are not cheap, but their quality is top-notch. Still, we will try to provide headphones in all the price range.
1. Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional
If you want something good but without spending a lot of cash, Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones should be your first preference. The over-ear headphones have deep and powerful bass. The earpads are also comfortable so you can wear them for a long period.
The headphone is lightweight, 4.59 ounces to be exact and you can remove the airpads if needed. It also comes with a long 10-foot cable. If you are an audio nerd, here are some numbers for you – frequency range of the headphone is 18Hz – 18kHz with 32 Ohm impedance.
Price: $50 (Amazon)
2. Sennheiser HD 4.40 Around-Ear Bluetooth
If you have a newer smartphone which does not come with a headphone jack, or you love to rock wireless, Sennheiser HD 4.40 Around-Ear Bluetooth can be a good option to check out. The first thing I loved about the headphones is the looks. It has a super minimalistic design, which I fall in love with. Sennheiser HD 4.40 is easier to carry on the go as it has a foldable design.
When it comes to sound, it is well balanced and has enhanced bass. With Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX, the headphones also come with NFC so pairing with devices is much easier. The 7.9 ounces weight is a result of a big battery in the headphones, which will provide 25-hour music playback. It also supports wired music playback, so if the battery dies, having the old fashion 3.5mm jack might come handy. The frequency range is 18 – 22k Hz with 18 Ohm impedance.
Price: $160 (Amazon)
3. Sennheiser HD 599 SE Around Open-Back
Sennheiser HD 599 SE Around Open-Back provides best in class sound quality with an over-ear design. The sound is natural and balanced with ‘Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement’ technology. On basic terms, it means the headphones will provide the sound directly into your ears and “more ‘in room’ like listening experience”.
The leatherette headband and velour covered ear cushions will allow you for longer listening experience without any itchiness or discomfort. Two cables are provided in the box, one of which has 6.3 mm jack and a 3-meter cable. The other one comes with a 1.2-meter cable, 3.5 mm jack and a microphone. When it comes to frequency response it has a range of 12 to 38.5k Hertz with 50 Ohm impedance.
Price: $140 (Amazon)
4. Sennheiser HD 650
Are you an audiophile looking for the best audio experience possible while chilling on an armchair? Do not look around and get the Sennheiser HD 650. It has special silk acoustic design to ensure precision damping which brings the total harmonic distortion down to as low as 0.05%. The engineers of Sennheisers ‘hand-selected matched driver elements’ that ‘deliver maximum efficiency’.
It also has an open-back design like HD 599 SE and the cable is Kevlar-reinforced. Overall, it is a really well-made headphone with lasting longevity and great audio experience. 10 to 41k Heartz is the frequency range and impedance is 300 of this device.
Price: $450 (Amazon)
5. Sennheiser HD 4.50 Bluetooth
If you want wireless audio with better performance than something like HD 4.40, Sennheiser offers HD 4.50. The headphone comes with ‘Noise Gard’ which is a fancy name of active noise cancellation. One thing to note is this feature is for low-pitched background noise like engines and traffic.
The audio has good separation and you can enjoy music up to 19 hours wirelessly. Although they provide a cable. The headphone has a foldable design and has a similar look to the HD 4.40. Getting technical, the frequency response range is 18 to 22k Hz with 18 Ohm impedance.
Price: $180 (Amazon)
6. Sennheiser HD 660 S – HiRes Audiophile
The first thing to mention, Sennheiser HD 660 S – HiRes Audiophile has a high price tag. Both the audio quality and comfort were the priority while manufacturing the product. It offers extremely low harmonic distortion and the transducers are hand-selected.
On the box, two cables are included. One of those comes with a 6.35 mm stereo plug and the other one with a 4.4 Pentaconn balanced stereo plug. You will also get a 6.35 mm and a 3.5 mm adaptor so you can interchange those depending on your need. The headphones has a frequency response range of 10 to 41k Hz with 150 Ohm impedance.
Price: $500 (Amazon)
7. Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless
If you are a frequent traveller and want something wireless, you can check out Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless. These have a triple microphone setup in-built for better voice calls and 30 hours of music playback time. ‘Noise Gard’ noise cancellation is also implemented with NFC fast pairing. You have touch controls and voice prompts to play, pause and to control other functions.
Frequency response range of the headphone is 17 to 23 kHz with 46 Ohm (passive) or 490Ohm (active) impedance. It comes with a carrying case which will come handy in many situations.
Price: $300 (Amazon)
8. Sennheiser HD1 Wireless
If you liked the PXC 550 and want something similar with a higher budget and better quality, this is another offering of Sennheiser you can check out. Most of the feature set is same as that but the main difference is the design. This one looks much more stylish, with comfortable memory foam cushions, stainless steel, and real leather. It comes in black or white colours.
The battery life of this device is 22 hours and has a frequency response range of 100 to 8k Hz with 480 Ohm impedance. The provided audio cable has a length of 1.4 meters with a 3.5 mm low-profile angled plug.
Price: $400 (Amazon)
9. Sennheiser HD280 Pro
While we are approaching the end of the list, Sennheiser HD280 Pro is a good option who are looking for Sennheiser product in a budget. There is nothing ‘Pro’ other than it has a folding design.
The audio quality is not comparable to most of the headphones in the list but still holds up to the expectation from the brand. Frequency response range of the headphone is 8 to 25k Hz with 64 Ohm impedance.
Price: $100 (Amazon)
10. Sennheiser Game One
Music is always not the reason people buy headphones and sometimes the reason is to play games. Sennheiser kept that in mind, and here is the Sennheiser Game One. This headphone offers very good sound clarity and accuracy and is compatible with most computers and consoles.
The hardware is well-made and has a gamer aesthetics to it. Gamers spend long sessions at once, so it has an open back design and comes with a noise-cancelling microphone for crystal clear tactical call-outs. 15 – 28k Hz is the frequency range of the device with 50 Ohm impedance.
Price: $120 (Amazon)
Please keep in mind all the price mentioned in the list are subject to change anytime. These were the price while writing the article.
These were all the most notable headphones from Sennheiser and hopefully, it will help you to choose your favourite one. If budget is not a constrain, Sennheiser Game One is the best choice for gamer. On the other hand, if you want absolute best quality audio HD 660 S – HiRes Audiophile is the one to go for. Finally, if you want to go wireless choose Sennheiser HD1 Wireless.
Do you already use Sennheiser headphones? Do let us know how you feel about your unit and if you have any better suggestion let our readers know about it too as manufacturers are producing new products frequently with brand new specifications.