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SennheiserHD 600 Headphones
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (17)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (10)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Amateur recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hard to get any better

Before the HD 600 I was used to use an AKG K240, wich is not a great headphone, but is at least a regular one. After listening to the HD 600 I thought...Read complete review

Before the HD 600 I was used to use an AKG K240, wich is not a great headphone, but is at least a regular one. After listening to the HD 600 I thought that the AKG was something like a consumer headphone.
Maybe it's not the "best sounding" headphone, but it is so precise that a good recording sounds good, and a bad recording sounds bad.
It does not make anything better than it is.
If you are looking for a headphone for professional use (audio engeneering) I recommend it very much. If you listen to good recordings I recommend it very much. But... If you have chosen to listen to low quality mp3 audio I don'n recommend, because I think you're going to be disappointed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

sounded great but had busted cable and a

I returned these headphones because, although they sounded great, the arrived with an 1/8'' to 1/4'' adapter that didn't quite fit properly, as well as either a broken or...Read complete review

I returned these headphones because, although they sounded great, the arrived with an 1/8'' to 1/4'' adapter that didn't quite fit properly, as well as either a broken or poorly connected cable into the right headphone. together, the the problems resulted in intermittent and highly degraded audio, similar to the worst of the worst mp3s. for $, i would have hoped that they showed up fully functional.

Reviewed by 38 customers

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5.0

Great product, gotta love my HD-600's !!!

By David

from Tel-Aviv , Israel

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

I use it mainly for tracking and mixing applications,also for listening to music.

 
5.0

Great price for an excellent product!

By Ben-jam-in

from Wingate, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

I use them for mixing and mastering in the studio. I truly can hear the difference and feel the difference in these headphones. This is my first pair of headphones above the $100 price range, and it is obvious why they are superior headphones. These headphones truthfully and accurately allow you to hear what is in the mix, which allows you to make critical mixing decisions. I would still use a reference track when mixing in these headphones. Also don't expect to get as much volume without a good headphone preamp. When I listen to these on my iPhone they don't get ear piercing loud, but it is a little quieter than the earbuds that come with the iPhone. I should also mention that they are very comfortable. I wear glasses and they aren't uncomfortable while I'm wearing them, even for hours at a time. I let my wife listen to them and she could clearly hear the difference in these and the headphones I own that cost $100. I hope this review helps someone who is debating on buying these headphones. If you edit, mix or master music, you can't go wrong with these.

 
5.0

Perfection

By JIm the Runner

from San Jose, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

These are the standard reference headphones for audiophiles. You get them for exactly that reason. No extra bass, no extra treble, just the music as intended

 
5.0

Great Product!

By Mauidan

from Pukalani, Hi

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

I use these headphones for listening from my computer and IOS devise.

 
5.0

amazing

By William

from undisclosed

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

The best sounding headphones I've ever owned. I would also recommend buying the replacement Cable for HD650 that make the HD600 sound better.

 
5.0

Great for tracking and mixing

By Frank

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

I use these with my Adam A7x speakers and they're the first headphones I've bought where it doesn't sound like I'm listening to a different mix when I put my headphones on. I've got Focal, AKG and another pair of Sennheiser's, but these are the best.

 
5.0

Great sound: Perfect all-around headphone

By Alex

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

Have owned these for about half a month now.

Initially purchased the HD700 but quickly returned them after a few days of listening to music, movies/television/video games. The soundstage of the HD 700 was excellent, but the mids were lost in a sea of treble.

In comparison, the HD600 is incredibly neutral. Wonderful mids with enough bass to satisfy and highs that never approach irritating. While I'd recommend something decent to drive these (currently using a Schiit Audio Modi/Magni 2 Uber) I was also able to get adequate sound from my phone.

Headphone clamp is a little intense at first, but lessens over time. I stretched mine out to a comfortable level by placing them on my computer tower when not in use.

 
5.0

Great sound, 2 small gripes

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

Needed to loosen the clamping force.
Sound fantastic.
Very comfortable after adjusting clamping force.
Disappointed that the chord does not come with an adapter to 1/8".

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HD600 - awesome for mixing. HD650 for listening only!

By Bob

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

If you are mixing music, don't second guess yourself and end up returning the HD650's for a pair of the HD600's. The 600 is for mixing on. You cannot mix in the 650's. The 650's have a very wide sound stage that isn't natural and a very enhanced low end and high end and scooped upper midrange which makes them sound too good not very far from accurate or flat. The HD600 is also way better than the Focal Spirit headphones. The HD280 would be my second choice. The HD600 has just a bit more detail and a more accurate sound stage. The HD280 is a little more mono sounding compared to the HD600. They both have a very accurate frequency response and I have had extremely good luck working with both sets of headphones. They are both way better than anything from Sony or AKG or Beyerdynamic or Focal or any of the other companies but do listen to them all for yourself. B&H has a great listening station down in New York and the staff there are very helpful in getting you the chance to hear all the headphones in person. They have most of the really top popular models on their listening station and it's well worth your time to listen to them all like I did before you make your decision.

 
5.0

As Avertised

By Paul G.

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

I currently have the Grado RS1, and the ATH-M50's. The HD 600's have a warmer fuller sound than the RS1's. Wider sound stage. This might be due the RS1's ear pad design, which places the drivers closer to the ear. The RS1's are not known for comfort. Due to the 600's high impedance an amp is needed to really make them sing. I run mine through a Chord Mojo, and Fiio Mont Blanc. I also ordered the upgraded cable from the HD 650's. This cable is a little thicker, and has a 1/4" end plug. A little improvement in sound - maybe? Overall the 600's are very well balanced. I plan on getting the 4 pin balanced cable, and balanced amp to push them to their max. I am very pleased so far. a solid purchase!

 
5.0

Legendary Headphones for the Price

By Roger

from undisclosed

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

While I've only had the Sennheiser 600s for two weeks, I can honestly say that for the price they are a no-brainer purchase and even competes with headphones priced up to $1000. The Sennheiser 600s are very, very response headphones that do need power to drive them properly---I'm using a P5 Parasound preamp. They do not reproduce or accentuate deep, heavy bass; but instead, provide a narrow sound stage with incredible clarity. My only "negatives" are is that I would prefer a wider sound stage, and listening to my favorite Rush tracks, Neal Pert's cymbals were muted and short lived.

 
5.0

I would definitely buy these again

By Stuart

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

I listen to these on a media player that plays lossless formats and through a small amplifier currently, these headphones reproduce the played music perfectly without any coloration. These are an excellent headphone for anyone that would like faithfully reproduced music.

 
5.0

Perfect HD 600.

By Zhe

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

Fantastic headphones. Fast shipping. Perfect shopping experience.

 
5.0

Quick delivery and packaged well.

By ncbond2

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

I use them on my computer, my receiver phone jack and quite supprised that they sounded so well on my iPhone SE without amping.

 
5.0

Outstanding Quality of Sound

By vc225

from Hillsborough, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

I use these for editing a lot of acoustic source material from on-location recordings when I can't be in my studio. They sound very natural and un-hyped. Tonal balance is quite neutral. I've made complete mixes on these that translate very well to other systems although I am using SonarWorks Reference plugin on my mix buss to achieve a flatter frequency response. Either way highly recommended for critical mix or listeenig applications. Great value for the price.

 
5.0

Most neutral natural sounding headphone for the buck

By little labs

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

You can spend 10 x as much but you won't get better.

 
4.0

Balanced

By ProAVL

from Northern California

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

Good soundstage, good frequency response, comfortable fit. There's not much that's lacking, but not any one aspect that's outstanding either. The HD800's with the wider soundstage would be better for classical/symphonic music, but the 600's are better for everything else with their more natural high end.

 
5.0

Classsic pro headphones

By Doc.Manfred.

from Tucson ,Az.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

    Listening to classical music and opera recordings,the Sennheiser HD 600 exhibit superb dynamic range,lack of IM and harmonic distortion,even at high volume levels.Great mid range and realistic string sound.Exceptional value.Light and comfortable.

     
    5.0

    Unbeatable at this price point

    By Erik

    from San Francisco

    Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

    At this price there's no other headphone that can match the Hd600's. They are about as neutral as you can get in this price range. Bass is tight but not boomy. The mids are airy and open. They are quite comfortable too.

     
    5.0

    Superbly balanced & detailed headphones

    By Hush the Audio Engineer

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Comfortable For Long Use
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Trust Worthy Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Not Compact

    Best Uses

    • High Quality Listening
    • Home Studio
    • Mastering
    • Mixing
    • Watching Films Or Tv
    • Watching Filmstv

    Comments about Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones:

    I'm a mixing and recording engineer, and record producer.I've used these headphones for mixing and listening. I also know of mastering engineers that use them for mastering.What's great about them:- Comfortable to wear for extended periods of time Their open back design along with the design of the cushion prevents the ears from getting sweaty or overheated and doesn't press on your head too much. - Doesn't sound as boxy as the average headphones, again because of the open back.- In my comparisons was only beaten (sound wise) by the Sennheisers 800, or the AKG K812, both between X2 to X4 the price.- Because they're about $ I'm not afraid to use them or take them with me. It's not small money but I can confidently use them as I please knowing I'd be able to afford a replacement should something happen.What's not as good about them:- Open back comes with it's own drawbacks - can't use these in the live room as much if at all, they're noisy to the environment (if you're next to someone sleeping or in public) and the environment is nosy back at you (though this can be useful if you need natural sound to come through headphones).- They're not small, for carrying around. But I'd take sound over this comfort any day.These are the best I've heard in this price range, and I've tested a lot of companies thoroughly.

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