Sennheiser announce wide new range of headphones

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Sennheiser 500 range.jpgHeadphone specialists Sennheiser have really pushed the boat out this week, announcing five new sets, ranging from top spec models to more casual cans.

First up is the 500 range, comprising the HD 598, HD 558 and HD 518 headphones. The over-ear HD598s have cream and wood style finish with metallic trim and frequency response of 12 to 38,500 Hertz. They also feature a compressed cellulose fleece that should reduce total harmonic distortion to below 0.1 per cent.

The HD 558s are quite similar, but with a black finish instead. Their frequency response range isnt quite as wide though at 15 to 28,000 Hertz. Rounding off the range are the 518s, with a response range of 14 to 26,000 Hertz.

If you’re after a more simpler (and likely cheaper) pair from Sennheiser, take a look at the PX90 and PMX90 sets. They’re both mini stereo models, aimed more at the casual music fan.

The PMX90s weigh just 52g and have a neckband build, whilst the PX90s weigh a little more at 68g and are a headband model. Both have frequency response ranges from 20 to 20,000 Hertz and they have a 108dB SPL.

No pricing available for any sets yet, but they’ll be available from September.

Gerald Lynch