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Sennheiser HD569

Closed-back over-ear headphones

2 Reviews


Product Highlights:

  • 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
  • 1/4"-to-miniplug adapter included
  • frequency response: 10-28,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 115dB
  • impedance: 23 ohms
  • weight: 11.7 ounces
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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 HD569 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Sennheiser HD569

Anonymous from Temecula, CA on 3/23/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great isolation.



Great Closed Back Headphones

Jack from Reno, NV on 3/17/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.542" x 4.531"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 10-28k Hz
Sensitivity 115 dB
Impedance 23 Ohms
Weight 11.7 ounces
Cord Length 120" + 51"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


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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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Advice from Doc on brand sound, and online comments and critic writings. I have Sennheiser HD 555s which I like a lot but I need a closed-back headphone for listening in bed. [ DAVID  Nov 16, 2017 ]
Sennheiser reputation. Technical specifications compared to similar products. Price point. [ Jack  Mar 03, 2017 ]