Sennheiser

Family business from Lower Saxony with worldwide success

Audio specialist Sennheiser, headquartered in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission technology with its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA.

The history of audiophile sound begins with the HD 414. The world’s first open headphones revolutionized the headphone market in 1968. To date, the HD 414 remains one of the best-selling headphones in the world with more than 10 million copies sold.

Another milestone followed when Sennheiser’s engineers combined the principle of open headphones with the principle of electrostatic sound converter technology for the first time. In 1977, Sennheiser introduced the Unipolar 2000 and delighted the professional world. The underlying principle was once again an innovation in the audio world.

From a flood of new headphones in 1991, the electrostatic Orpheus HE 90 / HEV 90 truly stands out. With no less a claim than to build the best headphone in the world, the Sennheiser developers had gone back to work and surpassed once again the expectations of the audio industry with this electrostatic headphone and its impressive tube amplifier. Due to its extremely elaborate processing, the Orpheus is limited to 300 copies. To this day, the legendary headphone remains the benchmark for audiophiles in terms of hearing and all high-end models developed by the audio specialist Sennheiser.

The latest reviews: Sennheiser

Hi-Fi by Ulf Kaiser 1 month ago

Sennheiser HD 560S

Wired, open over-ear headphones for sophisticated listening

The Sennheiser HD models have always been synonymous with excellent, well-balanced sound quality and an attractive price-performance ratio. The current HD 560S model marks a shift into the audiophile section in the Sennheiser headphone range. Interestingly, according to the manufacturer, the Sennheiser HD 560S does...

4.5

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 2 months ago

Sennheiser IE 500 Pro

Loud monitoring in-ears with precise mid-range reproduction

The Sennheiser IE 500 Pro are in-ears for monitoring on stage, offering detailed sound and high speech intelligibility.

4.8

Bluetooth by Sven Opitz 3 months ago

Sennheiser CX 400BT True Wireless

True Wireless in-ears with a 20-hour battery life

Sennheiser want to demonstrate that — in addition to their excellent Momentum True Wireless, which are right at the top of the charts both in terms of hit lists and price — they are quite capable of catering to the upper mid-range of the market....

4.3

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Editor's recommendations: Sennheiser

Sennheiser succeeds in creating a masterpiece with the HD 660 S. The headphones deliver true audiophile sound quality that’s perfectly balanced when required. These are best enjoyed with a quality amplifier when listening at home, but holds up well for professional evaluation and editing of material in the studio. For just shy of 500 euros, you can have a headphone model that plays at the same levels of a high-quality loudspeaker and immediately ranks at the top of its class in terms of price.

Ulf Kaiser
Ulf Kaiser 6. February 2018

Sennheiser chooses the approach of evolution instead of revolution: maintaining the overall concept, but introducing improvements in detail. The second generation offers the same high level of choice of materials, workmanship and sound. A clear recommendation to buy!

Ben Seemann
Ben Seemann 1. July 2016

Ergonomic fit, adjustability of the pad depth and the low structure-borne sound transmission of the exchangeable cable are all factors that made me give a thumbs up to these in-ears. And I was also impressed by the contents of the package which includes soft-case, ear pads and cleaning tool.

Sennheiser’s IE 500 Pro In-Ears are really loud monitoring headphones that offer a wide frequency range and reproduce mid-range sounds so precisely that they ensure high speech intelligibility. However, on some productions unpleasant sibilants can be heard. When listening to hi-fi productions with these headphones, the mid-range boost may be too much of a good thing for some users. Aside from this tiny criticism, however, the sound offered is top notch. The Sennheiser IE 500 Pro are impressive monitoring-in-ears, which in my opinion are worth every cent.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 23. September 2020
Sennheiser IE 500 Pro