Sennheiser HD 600 650: Mixing, Mastering and Audiophile Quality Listening Headphones

Sennheiser HD 600 & HD 650: Mixing, Mastering and Audiophile Quality Listening Headphones

When you’re in the studio, you want to have the best tools available in order to get your mixes sounding perfect. From microphones to mixers, recording devices and outboard gear. Getting it all in place and tweaking your mix to make it “just right” is important. So when you get to the mixing and mastering phase of your project, having a top-notch set of reference headphones is equally important. You might have the perfect set of studio monitors but having a headphone you know well will play a crucial role in getting the best possible sound.

The Sennheiser HD 600 series is a Reference Class headphone designed for High-Fidelity listening and comfort. This over-the-ear open-back headphone is favorite among audiophiles and the reason is the HD 600 and HD 650 have pristine sound thanks to the excellent frequency range and spatial soundstage.

The ergonomic elliptical design of the earcups and comfortable earpads make the Sennheiser HD 600 and HD 650 perfect for long listening sessions. This open-back headphone features aluminum voice-coils that translate sound with spot-on accuracy. The frequency response of the Sennheiser 600 series is well above industry standard (12Hz – 40.5kHz / HD 600) (10Hz – 41kHz / HD 650). Perfect for full range music listening and referencing. The detachable cables are built with high quality OFC copper to ensure excellent signal from the source to the neodymium drivers.

In addition to the audiophile quality of the HD 600 series, you’ll find that nearly all the parts are replaceable. Everything from the headband, removable balanced high-end audio cable, earpads and even the drivers are simple to remove and replace making this headphone the kind you’ll keep for a lifetime.

What’s The Difference between the HD 600 and HD 650?

The main difference in these two Sennheiser headphone models is sound. Specifically due to slightly different frequency ranges. Listeners tend to agree that the HD 600 headphone has a slightly more “true” and “flat” frequency response. And the HD 650 headphone is equally as good with a tad bit more bass response. Overall, listeners agree that the soundstage for both headphones are very good.

When it comes down to it, the Sennhieser HD 600 and HD 650 are excellent, studio quality headphones that are perfect for mixing, mastering and audiophile listening. In fact, using the Sennheiser HD 600 series headphones for home listening will train your ears to make the best mixes in the studio. They’re an audio engineers best friend because they’re like a set of studio monitors you can take with you. By making the Sennheiser HD 600 or HD 650 headphones a part of your regular mix routine you’re guaranteed to get the best results.


Frequency response (headphones):  12 – 40500 Hz
THD, total harmonic distortion: < 0,05 %
Contact pressure: ca. 2,5 N
Jack: plug 3,5/6,3 mm stereo
Cable length: 3 m
Weight w/o cable: 260 g
Nominal impedance: 300 Ω


Frequency response (headphones):  10 – 41000 Hz
THD, total harmonic distortion:  < 0,05 %
Contact pressure:  ca. 2,5 N
Jack plug:  Jack 6,35 mm stéréo plaqué or
Cable length:  3 m / symétrique /détachable
Transducer: principle dynamic, open
Weight w/o cable: 260 g
Nominal impedance: 300 Ω