About the Sennheiser HD 569
A sound choice
What do you look for in a set of on-the-go over-ear headphones? If you don't need a lot of bells and whistles, and really just need something that feels nice and sounds good — consider the Sennheiser HD 569 closed-backs. When I spoke to Sennheiser's legendary headphone designer Axel Grell, he told me that the company uses their super-premium models to inform the design of all of their headphones. So when you connect these HD 569 headphones to your phone (or better yet, a portable headphone amp like the Audioquest Dragonfly v1.5 black), you'll enjoy that signature Sennheiser sound — wide soundstage, detailed mids, smooth highs. Also, the generous earpads make a nice, comfortable seal, so sound doesn't leak out, and bass gets extra emphasis.
- over-the-ear, closed-back design helps seal out external sounds and reinforce bass
- 38mm drivers tuned to deliver deep bass
- Sennheiser's "Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) design sends audio signals directly to your ears
- padded headband and large, soft microfiber earcups
- 2 detachable cables:
- 51" miniplug cable with in-line one-button remote/mic for music and phone calls
- 10-foot listening cable with 1/4" connector
- frequency response: 10-28,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 115dB
- impedance: 23 ohms
- weight: 11.7 ounces
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 506829
What's in the box:
- Over-ear headphones (black)
- 10' Cable with 1/4" (6.3mm) plug (attached to headphones)
- 51" Cable with in-line remote/mic (straight 3.5mm plug)
- Safety Guide
Sennheiser HD 569 reviews
Great sound! Great price! Very comfortable! Sennheiser quality! Need I say more; an excellent sounding comfortable pair of headphones that can easily be driven by your cell phone, tablet, or computer because of its low impedance of 18 ohms. Added convenience of included 10 foot cable with 1/4" plug for home stereo listening. This is my third pair of Sennheiser "cans" spanning over 40 years and these HD 569 "cans" keep the legend alive!
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Tried these Sennheiser HD 569's and WOW! Like a breath of fresh air to the ears. Simply nothing but a musical pleasure to hear your favorite tracks in clear pure sound. A must for those who are looking for a perfect pair of closed headphones at a moderate price. You will not be disappointed.
Pros: Great bass Excellent clarity on the highs Lightweight No need for a added increase to amp or receiver volume.
Cons: Would have preferred an adapter for an 3.5mm jack for mobile devices rather than cord exchange. That would have been more convenient.
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Delivered the features and quality I was looking for at this price. Completely satisfied.
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Pleasantly surprised at this price level. Really only use them when another person is in the room for privacy so I am best described as a casual user who much prefers my AM silver 100 speakers to listen to without headphones. Compared to the Audio Technica M50's, I was torn, but I have now listened to classical, jazz, classic rock and even some big band and I can say for certain these are more than adequate, and in fact are a pleasure to listen to.
Pros: Great for casual listening
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Perfect gift for my audiophile husband.
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Very pleased. Using with a Dragonfly & a Jitterbug. Surprised at how much more of the recording space I heard. Fits well.
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I needed wired headphones for TV watching. The Sennheiser HD569 have been great. The headset is comfortable with good padding on ear cups. I have a small head so many sets are too large but these work well. The cups are quite long but fit the ear well. These have "passive noise canceling" and they block out quite a bit of sound while remaining cool even when watching in an 85 degree apartment. Amazing to hear all of the background sounds missed on a recording when watching without them. Good sound but doesn't give you pounding bass with vibrant highs/lows like a set designed for music listening.
Pros: Good isolation, Comfort, Includes optional 3.5 mm cable with mic controls.
Cons: Balanced sound without any level equalizing between voice/sound tracks
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The headphone are pretty good. They are a little on the heavy side, but, they do have a nice sound. Before I purchased the headphones I got advice from one of your specialist. I was told the headphones came with a pouch to store them in, and I later found out that they don't. So, that was not pleasing for me. I wanted to travel with them, and it is easier to carry them in a pouch, so they don't get damage. For the price, I felt like they should come with a pouch, and should be able to fold them up, like some headphones that size, but, you can't.
Pros: They sound pretty good.
Cons: They are little on the heavy side. They fold up. They did not come with pouch, as I was instructed by Crutchfield specialist that they do come with a pouch.
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This review is more of a comparison between my present Sennheiser HD 555 (open back) and the newer HD 569 I purchased and then returned. The 569's are definity more efficient than the 555's. Even while driving these from a Sony MP3 player the Hd 569 never needed the volume over 60% to play as loud as desired. The overall sound was smooth and balanced. The issue I had a problem with was the loss of being able to sense the depth of the musical instruments and their over tones. This may be because of the closed back design of the 569. Female vocals also came across as sounding a little "thin" on the 569's compared to the older 555's. The HD 569's are still a decent headphones but to my 58 year old ears the HD 555's are twice the pleasure to listen to and were the same price as the HD 569. If a person could tolerate an open back pair of headphones that are less efficient I would try the HD 559 which I assume is the newer version of the HD 555. FYI: years ago, I had tried the 595's and actually liked the HD 555's better, so me personally, I would try the newer 559 over the 599. I listen to well recorded soft rock and movie tunes. Hope this helps.
Pros: Very efficient Balanced sound
Cons: Female vocals sound a little thin
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Needed closed back phones so I could listen without disturbing others in our house. In the Sennheiser HD 500 series this is the one closed back choice, so I ordered them, having liked the sound that I heard from the open back Sennheiser models that I have listened to. I have not been disappointed. I really like these cans. The sound is very clear, balanced, defined. Listening with these phones, it is as if the different elements of the music become discrete, concrete features that I might reach out and touch with my hands. I particulary notice this effect when listening to Ravi Shankar. The midrange is terrific, likewise the highs. The bass that these phones are able to provide is very taut and defined, but, needless to say, mere headphones can never compete, in my experience, with the bass that you can get from speakers. I don't know if there exist great headphones for rendering bass, but if there is such a beast, and that is what you are looking for, then I would say that these phones probably would not give you satisfaction. The design and construction are excellent. The fit to the head seems perfect, with the right amount of clamping force and plenty of room to surround the ears. The styling is elegant. These phones are a pleasure to handle, to wear, and, most importantly, to listen with. Finally, the supplied 3 meter cord has a standard 1/4 " jack for plugging into your amp. Also supplied is a shorter cord with the mini-jack if you plug into a device.
Pros: Precise, balanced sound. Great design and construction materials. Super comfortable. Super low impedance and super high sensitivity, which is especially noteworthy for those who might want to plug these into some sort of digital device.
Cons: These phones probably won't rock your world if you are looking for big bass.
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More details on the Sennheiser HD 569
Features & specs
|Earcup Width x Height||3.542" x 4.531"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||10-28k Hz|
|Cord Length||120" + 51"|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The new Sennheiser HD 5 series of headphones feature a contemporary design with a soft, padded headband and ear cups. Featuring Sennheiser's proprietary transducer technology and E.A.R. (Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement) design, the HD 5 series headphones deliver excellent sound quality from your smart device or home stereo system. The HD 569 model comes with two interchangeable cables: a 10' cable with a 1/4" (6.3mm) plug for your home stereo, and a 51" cable with an in-line remote/mic and 3.5mm straight plug for your portables.
Closed Back Design: The HD 569 headphones feature a sound-isolating, closed back design that keeps ambient sound from spoiling your listening experience, while at the same time, keeping the music inside your headphones so it won't disturb others. Sennheiser's E.A.R. technology directs the sound directly to your ears to give you a natural sounding listening experience, similar to listening to well-placed loudspeakers. The high-end transducers used in the HD 5 series delivers deep, satisfying bass with clean, smooth mids and highs.
Stylish: The elegant look of the HD 569 is highlighted by the large soft padded detachable ear pads with comfortable black microfiber covers. The wide padded headband adds to the overall comfort.
Interchangeable Cables: The versatile HD 569 comes with two cables. The high-quality 10' cable has a full-size 1/4" (6.3mm) plug, designed for plugging into your home stereo equipment. You can also use the headphones in the recording studio for mixing or monitoring live performances. The shorter, 51" (1.2m) cable has a 3.5mm plug and an in-line remote/microphone to let you control music and make calls on your smartphone or other portable device. The 1-button remote is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. The single button lets you play/pause your music and skip to the next track, plus accept or reject incoming phone calls. It has additional functionality (fast forward/reverse, and skipping to the previous track) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Frequency Response: 10Hz - 28kHz
- Impedance: 23Ω
- Sound Pressure Level (1 kHz/1 Vrms): 115dB
- THD (1 kHz/100dB): <0.2%
- Weight: 11.7 ounces
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