Sennheiser is a very popular brand when it comes to headphones. They make some great headphones that sound, feel and look amazing. That’s why, in this article, we will review the 5 best Sennheiser headphones available in the market this year. We did over 30 hours of research and testing different models, and we summarized all our findings into this article. Let’s not waste any more time and jump straight into it.
1. Sennheiser HD 660 S
The winner of our best sennheiser headphones list is definitely the HD660S. While not being the best headphones for the audiophiles, the Sennheiser HD 660 S are the best sounding headphones in the market. They provide an amazing range of frequencies and have a warmer sound than more technical headphones out there. They will offer a perfect sound for nearly all of the listeners. Even the audiophiles will be extremely pleased with the sound of the open-back Sennheiser HD 660 S.
They may be a high-end headphone but they look very simple. They have a basic look for an open-back design, you can see the drivers under the grille of each cup. They are black all around built with quality materials, and look and feel very durable and sturdy.
The disadvantages of open-back designs are apparent, they leak sound out and leak sound in, and are not good for your commute. However, all the best headphones come in this style, because it promotes an open sound. It is the perfect choice if you buy them for home or studio use.
Comfort wise the HD 660 S grips your head snuggly, but not very securely. The velour cups with thick padding may play a part in that experience. The neoprene-like pads on the headband add a little security to the grip as they do not slide as easily. Overall they are extremely comfortable and very breathable even after a long time.
These can be portable but are not designed for those means. It would suit better for indoor use. The soundstage is wide and expensive and amazing stereo and spatial imaging. The experience is very immersive and you will get an exceptional feel from it.
The headphones sound a little dark on the low ranges, with plenty of power and amazing richness. To balance it out the manufacturers have added brightness and energy to the treble. When it comes to sound they have the best features for all the ranges. They may not be the most technically superior pair of cans but they provide the sweetest sound that you can hear.
If you are not an audiophile or do not need a studio headset, then the Sennheiser HD 660 S is your best bet for warm and amazing sound quality with an immersive experience.
2. Sennheiser Game ONE
Sennheiser has always thrived to produce the best of the best when it comes to headphones and soundbars. Their headset lineup is probably the best in the market, and they have a wide variety of iterations. They have also dived into the gaming world and produced the Game ONE model. This model is very cleverly designed and with lots of comforts and amazing performance, just all the performance seems a little too much for a gaming headset.
The Game ONE comes in an all-black plastic body with some red details poured all over. They have that gamer look but not so over the top as some game peripheral manufacturers. Instead, they have given it a cool look that you can rock even on your commute. On the left ear cup you can find the microphone boom and the volume control on the other side. Unfortunately, the microphone is not removable a disappointment in such a perfect design.
In the comfort department, Game ONE best in its class. The ear cups are very plush and covered with breathable velvet fabric. The headband is also made from the same combination and is fully adjustable. Very comfortable features all around.
There is no customization or ability to tweak the sound of the device, however, in gaming performance, it was the best we have ever heard. It offers high-quality sound across all game genres with clarity and necessary performance. The voices are very clearly and perfectly heard, making communication seamless. The effects were very detailed and gave an immersive experience. All without fancy software or amplification.
When it comes to music the headset sounds very good, but not the usual Sennheiser quality. They were a little soulless, for the lack of better description. Sure you can use them for everyday music listening, but if you are an audiophile you will not like the sound of these.
The microphone is also very good and provides crisp and clear sound. The Sennheiser Game ONE also comes with two swappable 3.5mm audio cables, one for your single jack devices and the second for your separate headset/mic setup on gaming rigs.
It has all the features that make a good gaming headset plus adds a little more, with a corresponding price as well. However, it is a little overkill if you are on a moderate budget.
3. Sennheiser HD1 Wireless
Sennheiser is a fan favorite headset maker with the best in class sound quality. However, because of their specific build and mostly open-back designed headphones, there has been never a nice choice for commuters. Worry not, the Sennheiser HD1 Wireless provides the same sound quality and design that you came to know of, while adding portability and style to the mix.
From the get-go they are designed to look as well as they sound. While they are not the best looking headphones in the market they have a classy and clean look, with an edge. Most of the body is clad with premium genuine leather, located both on the earcups and the headband. A metal frame holds the cups together and is also pretty functional and adjustable. On the right you have the controls and the connectivity ports.
A nice touch was the sturdy case for the headphones that came with the package. They are as comfortable as it gets, they do provide a fair grip. It would be better if they provided a little better grip for better sound insulation. The padding on the cups is perfect, but it would be better if there was some padding on the headband as well.
Considered by most the best sounding Bluetooth headphones in the market, the HD1 Wireless truly delivers an amazing sound performance. The low range was deep and thick, with plenty of power and punch, providing groove. The mids were amazingly well tuned and surprisingly warm. The high and low mids sounded very well too. and there was no bleeding throughout the range. Everything was very clear. The treble was very good, but lacked a little sharpness. Although, not a dealbreaker it could have used a little bite.
The noise cancellation is passable, a good feature to have. Also, they have a pretty wide soundstage for a closed-back headphone. They use a Bluetooth 4.0 connection and will provide a range of up to 10 meters. Furthermore, they last up to 22 hours in a single charge.
Definitely, the best sounding wireless headphone model you can find in the market. The Sennheiser HD1 Wireless will be your companion for a long time.
4. Sennheiser HD 598 SR
The Sennheiser HD 598 SR is a pair of open back headphones that provide an interesting spin on the HD 595. The 595s have been a stable performer in Sennheisers line up for years. The 598 SR brings down an eye-catching design and the expected Sennheiser quality and build.
Yes, they stand out from the rest of the lineup of Sennheisers black and gray headphones, by adding a twist. They come in cream and brown color scheme, a very premium look. Giving the headphones a delicious look.
The ear cups and the main body is made of plastic. The headband has additional foam for comfort and genuine leather to provide more of that premium look. They look a little artificially gloss with some fake wood details, but these headphones are really well built and justify the price in the design and build aspect.
The headband padding and the velour padding on each ear cup, makes these ones of the most comfortable on the market as well. The clamping force was just enough to provide a snug fit without being uncomfortable. The detachable cable is very thick. It will last a long time but even if you manage to destroy it, it is replaceable by another 2.5mm cable. Additionally, the cable is 3 meters long.
Generally speaking, open-back headphones have suffered from a lack of bass. However, in the case of HD 598 SR, they have a punchy bass, not as powerful as the high-end versions, but enough to provide exceptionally low frequencies.
When plugged into headphone amps along with digital to analog converter they seemed to majorly benefit from amplification and high-end resolution enhanced remarkably. However, these pair of cans do not need headphone amplification to prove their worth. They have 50 Ohms of impedance that makes them easier to drive than the high-end models.
The HD 598 SRs sound pretty fun and warm, they aren’t as technical which makes them ideal for enjoying music. You can listen to every genre you can imagine about, and they even sound proper while playing video games.
To conclude, the Sennheiser HD 598 SR is one of the best warmest sounding headphones with Sennheiser build.
5. Sennheiser HD280PRO
The Sennheiser HD280PRO headphones provide high-quality audio for critical-listening with a somewhat hideous but durable design. The audio reproduction is pretty good and has punchy bass. Aside from the design choices, Sennheiser has made a solid pair of headphones here, a great tool for sound engineers and audiophiles alike.
Sennheiser HD280PRO has a black build, designed with functionality in mind, it is mediocre and bland. They are somewhat large and are made for the studio, won’t make a good accessory for your commute. The ear cups are thickly padded and are leather-clad. They are pretty solid and won’t break apart from a few falls, even though they are built through from plastic. The large, thickly padded cups fit into most of the ears, and the headband is right on top of the head.
The clamping force will prove difficult to wear them for long periods of time for people with larger head sizes. The tight grip and leather earcups will provide a good seal and will not let ambient sound interfere with your listening, and the sound leakage will be minimal. However, the downside of that is breathability, as these will not provide any airflow to your ear.
The closed-back design of the Sennheiser HD280PRO makes them a good option for listening in loud ambients and in the recording studio. If I had to choose one word to describe the sound of the Sennheiser HD280PRO it would be ‘accurate’. Every sound is precise and accurate. The sound rendering is perfect and just right every time.
The trebles were sharp and crisp without being uncomfortable, and the mid-range was perfectly rendered. In the bass department, the low-end was punchy at the right amount. Sennheiser HD280PRO have throughout genres presented clean and precise sound. The soundstage was amazingly detailed and wide, which was a nice surprise considering that these are closed-back headphones. The frequency on the low-end goes down to 8Hz, which is pretty uncommon considering the price of the product. The low frequency provides you more accurate bass.
Unless you plan on commuting in these, the Sennheiser HD280PRO make the perfect pair of headphones for analytical listening and for precise and clean music listening experience. Best in the field.