MnG Reviews - Sennheiser HD600 Headphones

I’ve been using these headphones for mixing for the past 5 years and they come everywhere with me.

By Josh TyrrellContributing Author

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General Overview 

The Sennheiser HD-600 New Version 2019’s proved to be very popular as I would see them mentioned a lot in interviews with producers and engineers that I respected. I had heard stories of whole albums being mixed on them and they seemed to deliver great results. I’ve now been using these headphones for mixing for the past 5 years and they come everywhere with me. The first time I used them for a mix I was so impressed that I had to have them on every project since then. 


Performance

The first thing you notice when putting on these headphones is how comfortable they are, the ear pads fit very evenly around the outside of your ear without pressing too close. The semi-open back design feels less fatiguing than other closed back designs and I have no issues with feeling disconnected or claustrophobic in them.

Take the "IS IT GOOD FOR ME" test for "Sennheiser HD-600 New Version 2019", read the reviews and join the community! The frequency response sounds natural and true to the source material. I like that the low-end is not hyped and you know that if you can hear the bass just right on these headphones it will translate well to speaker systems. The mid-range is detailed without being too ‘spiky’ and I find these headphones very effective for carving out space in the mid-range for guitars, vocals, and keyboards. The high end is smooth and natural, I’m always able to hear if there is too much sibilance on a vocal or cymbal. The soundstage is also very clear and wide, I often find myself not panning as far as I need to in order to create width but this is something I have gotten used to over time.


Notable Features and Build Quality

I’ve found that I need to replace the foam padding around each earphone and around the headband as they tend to disintegrate slightly over time. This is relatively cheap to do and makes the headphones feel new again. I have also replaced the cable for a longer more durable one. The build quality of the non perishable components (pads/cable) is excellent and they routinely take a beating from me throwing them into my bag.

 

PROSCONS
Very comfortable to wear for long periods of timeEar pads and cable not as durable as I’d like
Natural sounding frequency response 
Clear soundstage 

 

Rating

Build Quality7/10
Price8/10
Functionality9/10
User Experience8/10
About Josh Tyrrell

Josh Is a recording engineer, producer, and mixer based in London. Starting his career at the iconic Rockfield Studios, Josh has worked alongside many high profile artists and Grammy award-winning producers. Looking to expand his horizons he traveled to work as an assistant engineer at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Moving to London in 2015, Josh was hired in-house at SARM studios, working for Trevor Horn in London and LA. As of 2018, Josh is working in-house at MarkKnopfler's British Grove Studios in London.

Contact Josh Tyrrell at josh.tyrrell@musicngear.com

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