Sennheiser is releasing a successor to HD 650 headphones after 14 years


Sennheiser, the famous German audio brand, has finally released the successor to its glorious HD 650 headphones: Sennheiser HD 660 S. The Sennheiser HD 650 headphones, which were the company’s flagship pair when they were released fourteen years ago. The new headphones look very similar to the HD 650s, but they offer improved comfort, sound quality, and versatility.

The Sennheiser HD 660 S use an entirely new transducer that is claimed to have a lower harmonic distortion and is capable of reproducing even more natural sound. Similar to the HD 650, the HD 660 S is aimed at people who like uncoloured sound, so bassheads might not like its sound at all. They’re very comfortable to wear and since they’re hand matched, you can expect both left and right cans to sound near identical (within a tolerance of +/- 1 decibel).

Sennheiser HD 660 S

One more improvement that Sennheiser introduced with the HD 660 S is its impedance. The HD 660 S’ impedance has been reduced to just 150 ohms, which is half of the impedance of the HD 650’s. This means that it can be driven by devices and audio players that don’t have as much amplification power as that of high-end audio systems. Even your smartphones can drive them (if your phone still has a 3.5mm headphone port).

The Sennheiser HD 660 S are priced at $499.95 (about Rs. 32,344) in the US and £429.99 (about Rs. 36,958) in the UK. They can be purchased right away, but the company is still tightlipped about the launch of its new headphones in the Indian market.

Sennheiser HD 660 S

[Source: SennheiserVia: TheVerge]