Sennheiser HD 600 Over-Ear Headphones

4.74/5 (143 Reviews) MSRP : $399.99


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Headphones open-back, around-the-ear stereo headphones,dynamic drivers with computer optimized magnets and lightweight aluminum voice coils for fast, powerful transient response,frequency response: 12-39


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dovii a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I am going against the grain I guess. These cans are good, but they don't live up to the hype. The first time I demoed these they were going through a Creek headphone amp and after 20 minutes my ears were ringing. I told the salesman and he thought I was on glue. 6 months later I decided that I must have had a bad day and bought a set. I thought running them through my dedicated tube amp would be magic. Wrong, I don't know, I just find them BORING. I've owned Fostex, AKG 240, Sony's V900, Grado 225s, and Denon AH-D2000's. If you find them for a great price by all means try them out, but don't be so sure they will be the last set of cans you ever buy.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by audio_bidder a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2007

Bottom Line:   
One of my greatest purchases ever!!! These really make me fall in love with the music I listen to. Normally I just plug them straight into my laptop headphone jack and they still sound great. They sound better and better every day and make everything else I listen to sound empty by comparison.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   J&R music world



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Riderstrider a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I bought these based on the reviews here, and paired them with a X-Can headphone amp, an Arcam CD-23 players, and McCormick pre-amp, pure silver sound interconnects. Initially, I was really disappointed. The sound was muffled. I purchased the Cardas replacement cable, which helped, and mounted the X-can amp on ceraballs, which also helped. But most of the improvement in sound came from just letting these break in for a several weeks. Now the sound is outstanding, excellent detail and balance. The phones are very comfortable as well. Great for late night listening after the rest of the house is asleep.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   online



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by snowman1 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I've had enough of all these reviews saying how great these phones are. They aren't. They are not uncomfortable, have a reasonable level of detail, and convey timbre well (you will get the feel of the insrtument) but that is not music. They have poor timing. Despite the detail, they often come across as veiled. They do not convey music. For example, listening to track 6 on Chick Corea's Works, the bass line is completely divorced from what everyone else is playing. On the other instruments, the notes appear to be being played at random instead of as a musical whole that hangs together and makes sense. I rarely listen to them because after a very short time I get bored, as they simply do not play music. Unfortunately 99.9% of hifis are the same, which is why these aspects are rarely reported (and why reviews tend to be of such little use). I cannot see how they could be recommended for jazz, as jazz is a genre that needs these qualities, and is usually very demanding of a system. Perhaps classical may play more to their strengths.

Summary: to the casual listener, or the listener with a system that simply makes sounds and not music, you'll like them. If you are not greatly bothered about PRAT and simply want timbre, you'll probably be ok with them. But otherwise, stay clear.

Used with Naim CDS2/XPS, 82/HiCap, 250, SBLs, Headline

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

Purchased At:   superfi



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by lee parsons a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2006

Bottom Line:   
very overrated headphones, i find them dull,not involving,and somewhat dark sounding,im using them with a creek obh21 headphone amp maybe there not a good match with the creek headphone amp,im playing with the arcam cd 73 and denon 2900 player and they still give the same results,and for some to compair these headphones with 8,000 speakers they got to be on something,i own a pair of b&w 703 speakers($3,000) and they blow these away in every category,i know there different in certain areas namely imaging, soundstage but even with not good acoustics in our room there still alot better.I think grado headphones have a better sound i just dont like the upfront forward sound on them.Maybe im not a heaphone person afterall,overall i much prefure really good speakers. One more thing alot of people say these are good for classical music well let me just say i own over 300 classical cds from london decca to other labels some have very good sound others dont these headphones are not that good with classical music there better suited with pop or jazz mostly because of that lack of seperation and detail.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   ebay




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