Sennheiser launches next generation of popular HD 500 headphone range
For those seeking to enhance their experience of home entertainment and unlock the full potential of their home audio equipment, Sennheiser has launched the next generation of its popular HD 500 series headphone range. Powered by the audio specialist’s proprietary transducer technology for excellent sound performance, the new headphones feature enhanced ergonomics for exceptional wearing comfort and contemporary good looks.
The new over-ear headphone range includes three open-back designs, the HD 559, HD 579 and range-topping HD 599, as well as the closed-back HD 569. All four models let the listener enjoy their choice of home entertainment with exceptional wearing comfort assured, thanks to the large ear cups and soft, replaceable ear pads. Created with Sennheiser’s “Ergonomic acoustic refinement” (E.A.R.) technology, the headphones have been designed to more effectively channel the audio signal directly into the ears of the listener for a more satisfying listening experience.
“Our HD 500 series has been an immensely popular choice for those wishing to step into a new world of high-quality home entertainment audio. We are excited to refresh the range with great new designs and enhanced comfort that makes indulging in your favorite music or TV series all the more pleasurable,” said Robin Schweizer, Product Manager Select at Sennheiser. “As increasingly discerning consumers seek out richer formats such as Ultra HD video, Sennheiser is committed to creating audio solutions that make high-quality sound just as easy to enjoy everyday.”
Offering a step into the world of audiophile sound, the HD 599 is a premium headphone for those seeking sophisticated sound, design and build quality. The top-of-the-range model impresses with a natural spatial performance. The HD 579 delivers a similarly high-quality performance, providing a real step up for a smart home audio investment.
The HD 559 and HD 569 are the ideal choice for listeners seeking an optimal blend of all-round performance and quality. The HD 559 serves up a satisfying deep bass sound, while the closed-back HD 569 provides a rich and clear bass, but adds further flexibility by making it possible to enjoy a personal experience of great audio without disturbing others. The HD 569 also includes an optional 1.2m cable with an inline microphone and remote optimized for mobile devices.
Distinctive and refined design
The new HD 500 range has been refreshed with Sennheiser’s elegant contemporary design language, which discretely communicates refinement, purpose and exceptional build quality. The HD 599 and HD 579 feature subtle premium design cues that reveal their superior performance at a glance. The HD 599 combines a timeless ivory color scheme with a headband finished with brown stitching which, with the matte metallic detailing on the ear cups and headband, create an immediate impression of substance and quality. The quality looks of the HD 579, which features matte metallic detailing and a grey color scheme, also work to display the new heights of sound performance it brings to the homes of listeners.
The new HD 559, HD 569, HD 579 and HD 599 will be available from September 2016.