Sennheiser HD580 Full-Sized Circumaural Headphone

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Digitally compatible open-air, circumaural headphone.

The HD 580 precision is an audiophile-quality open dynamic hi-fi/professional stereo headphone. The advanced diaphragm design eliminates standing waves in the diaphragm material. The HD 580 precision can be connected directly to hi-fi systems of the highest quality, in particular DAT, DCC, and CD players. This headphone is an ideal choice for the professional recording engineer recording classical music.

Computer-optimised magnet systems minimise harmonic and intermodulation distortion

Extremely lightweight aluminium voice coils ensure excellent transient response

Neodymium ferrous magnet systems ensure optimum sensitivity and an excellent dynamic response

Exceptionally natural, spatial, and accurate sound

Detachable OFC copper cable, Kevlar reinforced, with very low handling noise

Frequency response: 12 - 38,000 Hz

Transducer principle: dynamic, open

Frequency characteristic: diffuse field equalised

Nominal impedance: 300 ohms

Characteristic SPL: at 1 kHz 97 dB

Load rating: 0.2 W

THD: < 0.1 %

Ear coupling: circumaural

Contact pressure: 2.5 N, approximately

Weight (without cable): 260 g

Connector: 3.5 mm ø stereo mini jack plug with adapter to 1/4 in. (6.3 mm) stereo jack plug

Connection cable: 3 m, detachable dual-sided OFC copper cable

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 877-736-6434

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (75 ratings)
Submitted May 10, 2006 by a customer from
"Wouldn't record without them!!!!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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It would be very hard to get anything in this legue in any price. Two thumbs up for Sennieser.
I use 12 pairs of these in a pro studio running out of Hear Technologies digital headphone mixing systems. I would never record a session without them. Musicians always ask for them once they have used them once.
Cable could be a little longer, but otherwise pretty good.
Ease of Use
These are comfortable and have really great ergonomics.
These get dropped all the time and are fine.
I love 'em. We are buying 18 more for Studio B, and post rooms A and B.
Manufacturer Support
One had coffee spilt on it and they fixed them quickly and for free.
The Wow Factor
Very good looking. Nice silver and black velvet design.
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