Sennheiser HD600

Sennheiser HD600

Sennheiser HD600

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BEST RATING
Music:
4.8
MUSIC: Excellent9.3/10
CALLS: Poor5.0/10
GAMING: Good7.0/10
TV: Very Good8.9/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.9/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.5/10
AIR TRAVEL: Poor4.2/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor2.5/10
BUILD QUALITY: Excellent9.0/10

The Sennheiser HD600 headphones are known for their best overall sound quality, with specific strengths in music listening and TV and video watching, thanks to their excellent soundstage. They are wired, over-ear headphones with an open enclosure, which contributes to their very good performance in these categories but also means they have poor noise isolation. They are very comfortable and have very good build quality; however, they lack built-in controls and the microphone quality is poor, so they are not ideal for calls and meetings. They require a dedicated amplifier for optimal performance and are capable of balanced audio with the appropriate cables, which are sold separately. They are not suited for exercise or air travel due to their size, lack of portability, and open-back design, which allows sound to leak. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Outstanding overall sound quality
  • Very good soundstage and imaging
  • Excellent comfort
  • Detachable cable provided
  • Robust build quality
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation
  • Not sweat or dust resistant
  • No active noise cancelling
  • Heavy build, not portable

Ratings by Category

Music:
4.8
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.
TV & Video:
4.7
The Sennheiser HD600 headphones are excellent for watching TV and videos because they are wired, ensuring low latency for better lip-sync, and their very good soundstage/imaging offers an immersive experience. Additionally, their high comfort score suggests they can be worn for extended viewing sessions without discomfort.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.4
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Gaming:
4.0
The Sennheiser HD600 is preferred for gaming because it offers a wired connection that ensures low latency, which is crucial for fast-paced games, and has a very good soundstage for accurately pinpointing in-game sounds. However, gamers who need a high-quality built-in mic might find the HD600 less suitable, as it does not excel in mic quality.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$299
Brand
Sennheiser
Release Date
January 1, 1997
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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9.3/10
Phone Calls Score
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5/10
Gaming Score
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7/10
TV and Video Score
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8.9/10
Exercise Score
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4.5/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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2.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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9/10
Comfort score
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8.4/10
Weight
258.5 Grams
Waterproof Rating
0
Dustproof Rating
0

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Jean Mouchet | September 2021
"The HD600 are state-of-the-art headphones with high sound quality and remarkable value, among most of the offerings in today’s time."

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