Instead of showing impedance plots, which are hard to ‘read’ when it comes to assessing the tonal balance change in the real world, the HD559 is measured via a few different resistance outputs (0.2Ω, 10Ω, 33Ω and 120Ω). Features. In the middle the 4 holes are covered. Below the step response. The Sennheiser HD 599 do not change much design-wise from the HD 598. The actual 2nd harmonic distortion above 1kHz may well be lower than 0.2% . A different plot is the spectrum plot. Sennheiser headphones have long been characterized by an overall darker sound – with plenty of emphasis on the low end, while the mids and highs often vary from one model to the next. Deviations in different severities at different frequency bands have an effect on the sound character. Cyber Monday dealsView deals. The HD559 is a relatively cheap home usage headphone in the HD5xx range. ALL measurements are made with a good SEAL on a flatbed measurement rig. This basically is a CSD (Waterfall) plot but viewed from above where the level differences are colour coded instead of being in the vertical axis. It will give you an excellent sound experience with a satisfying deep and contoured bass. In electronic products, firmware is usually crippled to omit/hide certain features. On the picture below the modifications are shown. The DT990 also has an emphasis in the lows (U shaped sound) but is lower in frequency so less boomy and not hollow. Mids are overly warm/hollow and sound a bit distant and coarse. Below a picture of the driver with the pads removed. Powered by Sennheiser proprietary transducer technology, these comfortable and attractively designed headphones are the key to unlock the true potential of your home entertainment system. Also the 2nd harmonic distortion is still quite high up to 1kHz. HD 559 The Sennheiser HD 559 comes with the headphone and a detachable 9.9ft (3m) cable with 1/4″ (6.33m) connector for pro-audio gear and mixers. When this headphone came out (nov. 2016) it sold for around € 150 but at the end 2020 the street price dropped to around € 80.- This is the cheaper little brother of the HD599. This headphone is overly ‘bassy’ but not as in deep impressive bass but in bloated/fat/hollow/warm bass with subdued highs and a bit coarse mids and no ‘sparkle’. Read more... As successor to our popular HD 500 series, the Sennheiser HD 5 model range offers high quality and value in any aspect. The same pads are used on the (much better sounding) HD560S. Subjectivist, Objectivist or Inbetweenivist ? Sennheiser HD559. It is time to listen to all that your home entertainment system has to offer. Also the frequency range of the spectrum plot is wider (from 100Hz instead of 500Hz). Powered by Sennheiser’s proprietary transducer technology including the “Ergonomic acoustic refinement” (E.A.R.) 14- 26,000 Hz Downloads. At least from a ‘hi-fi’ standpoint. The sound is now full, well extended, clear with smooth mids and pleasant soft well extended treble. Type: Over ear, open Inner Pad dimensions: depth font = 21mm, rear = 28mm, Width = 40mm, height = 70mm, oval shaped Deviations in different severities at different frequency bands have an effect on the sound character. Powered by Sennheiser proprietary transducer technology, these comfortable and attractively designed headphones are the key to unlock the true potential of your home entertainment system. voltage: 2.5Vrms (7Vpp) To compensate for this the amplifier is cranked up to the same level (10dB for 120Ω at 1kHz in this case). Indeed one can make the centre hole even smaller and flatten the response even more but this will give too much air restriction leading to higher distortion. A real treat for all, who listen to their music with a sense of discovery. Categories. design, which channels the audio signal directly into your ears. It comes with a 3m detachable cable and has a 6.3mm plug. Below some tests with the holes to see how much damping is needed to flatten the response. The headband is soft and comfortable and so are the velours pads. Driver type: dynamic Those that have their ear touch the driver and are annoyed by it in the HD6xx series may be pleased to hear there is more depth in the HD559. What is the difference between Sennheiser HD 558 and Sennheiser HD 559? The bigger the deviation the stronger the effect. To compensate for this the amplifier is cranked up to the same level (. back to measurements Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. power rating: 0.1W frequency response graphs, CSD waterfall plots, subjective gear reviews. Stock HD559 (all holes open), 2 holes shut, 4 holes shut, 4 holes + center hole 4mm and 4 holes + center hole 3mm. Info here. Below the HD559 versus the well DT990-250 Headphone cup connector: Sennheiser locking 2.5mm TRRS jack One does NOT have to worry about seal being essential for excellent bass extension. ). Sennheiser HD 560S. The hump in the lower mids that makes the HD559 sound bloated/hollow/muddy is masking the treble. At the top of this page there is a plot showing sound descriptions and when you look at the 20 Hz to 1kHz range you will notice the following descriptors: fat, muddy, cuppy, honky, hollow and indeed all apply. 2. highest frequency. This indicates that this headphone is primarily intended for home/desktop usage. Thread Starter Post #1 of 10 ... have pretty much flat Frequency v/s Impedance curve, where as HD 558 has a bell like curve peaking all the way up ... otherwise they'd be much quieter and this would be obvious on the frequency response graphs… As this is a dynamic headphone the frequency response can be amplifier output resistance dependent when certain higher output resistance amplifiers are used. Most people prefer to see percentages instead of level differences so below the exact same plot except ‘normalised’ to the actual signal and level differences given in percentages. Below the HD559 versus the DT880 Black Special Edition The HD 439's have a frequency response of 17Hz to 22,500Hz, 32Ohm impedance, 40mm Neodymium drivers and a max SPL (sound pressure level) of 112 dB. Distortion levels in the lowest frequencies are 3rd harmonic dominated pointing to compression alike distortion. 2. highest frequency. To reach impressive levels it needs a bit more voltage than a phone, tablet or USB dongle. Treble is a bit subdued but present with a sharpish ‘edge’ to it and lacks in nuances and ‘air’. The 598’s extend from 12 – 38500 Hz. The locking mechanism seems exclusive for the HD5xx range. The cups can swivel far enough sideways but the vertical tilt is a bit limited. : 121 dB The 4 holes and the rather big magnet hole simply are severely under-damping the driver resulting in the wide resonance around 100-200Hz. The HD559 is fairly insensitive to a seal breach. Cable entry: single sided, left cup. Sep 26, 2014. Aside from a small correction of the microphone itself also some correction in the lowest frequencies is applied to the plots to compensate for the perceived loss of bass when using headphones. Looks and sounds like home With its attractive contemporary design and a detachable 3-m cable with a 6.3-mm plug the Sennheiser HD 559 is perfectly fit for a long and fulfilling life together with you and your home entertainment equipment. The headband has been slightly improved with a better padding and a more premium look and feel. . This requires removing the pads and removing 3 screws on the edge of the baffle. They might not be wireless or have noise cancelling, but that won't hold these headphones back if their sound quality is up to scratch. The cable plug is 1/8″ (3.5mm) and includes a 1/4″ (6.3mm) adapter for pro-audio gear. Below the effect of the filter to the modified driver. Below a comparative measurement of the HD559 and its more expensive bigger brother HD599Bass extension is the same. On the right the front of the driver (for those interested). The bigger the deviation the stronger the effect. The HD559 is darker sounding than the already too boomy sounding DT880 black Special Edition. Of course you also get the DT 880 Pro headphone. Bass is well extended and rolls off very gently below 25Hz. These headphones showed about 6dB of deviation in bass delivery across our 5 human subjects.