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Sennheiser HD 590

Stereo headphones

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Sennheiser knows audiophile sound — and they've pulled out all the stops to produce the remarkable HD 590 Prestige headphones. These 'phones are a great way to enjoy high-end sound, for only a fraction of the cost of an audiophile-quality speaker system.

Sennheiser knows audiophile sound — and they've pulled out all the stops to produce the remarkable HD 590 Prestige headphones. These 'phones are a great way to enjoy high-end sound, for only a fraction of the cost of an audiophile-quality speaker system.

A computer-optimized neodymium ferrous magnet system minimizes harmonic distortion. Lightweight aluminium voice coils ensure the highest transient response. And the large-surface Duofol drivers eliminate standing waves. It all adds up to first-rate, unadulterated listening — you'll thrill to the outstanding spaciousness and accuracy! You'll also love the silky-smooth velour earcups, which feel great even during long listening sessions.

The HD 590 includes a single-sided headphone cord that's detachable, so it's a cinch to untangle. Plus, if the cord gets damaged you can easily replace it instead of shelling out for a whole new pair of headphones.


  • around-the-ear design with cotton velour earcups
  • adjustable padded headband
  • open earcups
  • large-surface Duofol driver eliminates standing waves for accurate sound
  • computer-optimized neodymium ferrous magnet system
  • lightweight 18 mm aluminium voice coils
  • mini stereo headphone jack with full-size jack adapter
  • frequency response: 12-38,000 Hz
  • 9.8-foot, detachable single-sided cord made from Kevlar-reinforced oxygen-free copper (replacement cord available from the manufacturer)
  • impedance: 120 ohms
  • weight: 9.4 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years

What's in the Box:

  • Headphones
  • Detachable 116" cord with mini-jack plug
  • Gold-plated mini to standard plug adapter
  • Warranty Card
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Technical Information Booklet

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Design: These headphones feature an around-the-ear design, with cotton velour covered ear cups.

BioNetic Design: Sennheiser headphones adjust to the shape of your head, with their joints, flexible materials and extendable arms. Comfortable cushions provide optimum comfort in those places where sturdy material would rest on your head.

Optimized Transducer Orientation: These headphones provide superbly natural sound reproduction and better localization of sounds due to new transducer orientation (patent pending).

Diaphragms: The diaphragms of dynamic headphones consists of a very thin film that is caused to move by an attached coil. The less intrinsic oscillation this causes, the purer the sound reproduction will be. Sennheiser diaphragms are made of Duofol, a material specially developed by Sennheiser. As the diaphragm shape is optimized by computer, intrinsic oscillation is avoided to a very large extent.

Double-wound Aluminum Voice Coils: The HD 590 headphones have voice coils made of aluminum, an ultra-lightweight and very durable material. But Sennheiser takes this a step further and only double-winds these voice coils. Such a low-mass coil, together with an ultra-thin diaphragm, creates a part that can change direction very quickly, allowing more of the electrical music signal to be converted into sound waves.

Magnet System: These headphones use computer-optimized neodymium-ferrous driver magnets for deep bass and clear, crisp trebles. 

Sintered Damping Elements: Sennheiser's high-quality headphones use a specially developed (patent pending) sintered bass damping element, which consists of semi-melted plastic pellets. This design reduces unwanted resonance for a cleaner sound.

Cable: Sennheiser connection cables are made of oxygen-free copper with Kevlar strands wound around the metal for added durability. The contacts are gold-coated for greater conductivity. The connecting cable is detachable.

Replaceable Parts: Sennheiser headphones are modular for long service life. Ear cushions, headbands, cables, and sometimes even driver elements are easily snapped out so new ones can take their place.



  • Frequency Response: 12-38,000 Hz
  • Power Handling Capacity: 200 mW 
  • Impedance: 120 ohm
  • Sensitivity: 97 dB
  • THD: <0.1%
  • Weight: 9.4 oz
  • Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack plug (gold-plated) with 1/4" adapter (gold-plated)

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