Sennheiser HD 569 vs Sennheiser HD 599

Sennheiser HD 569 review
vs
Sennheiser HD 599 review

This time I compared two pairs of over-ear headphones Sennheiser HD 569 vs Sennheiser HD 599. The first one is closed back and the second one is open back. Both of them are wireless.

Article navigation

Features

The impedance of Sennheiser HD 599 is 50 Ohm and this is more than twice higher than the rate of Sennheiser HD 569 — 23 Ohm. Their frequency response is quite different as well. HD 569 has a range of 10 Hz - 28 kHz and its frequency response is balanced and smooth, while the model HD 599 works in a range 12 Hz - 38 kHz. The sensitivity is the first case is 115 dB which is a bit more than 106 dB which Sennheiser HD 599 has.

Sound

Sennheiser HD 569 has clean highs and mids, and substantial bass. You will hear a rich and detailed sound. Especially, I liked the vast and dimensional soundstage.

Now, let's talk about Sennheiser HD 599 vs HD 569. The bass here blends in tightly with the dynamics of the sounds. Mids sound very natural. However, there is sometimes a sense of a booming sound in vocals depending on the source.

Comfort and design

The biggest disadvantage of Sennheiser HD 569 that you realize at first glance is its weight — 755 g. This feature makes the headphones not portable and heavy. In comparison, Sennheiser HD 599 has 250 g. But HD 569 has a great benefit which is an in-line microphone.

An audio cable that comes with the headphones HD 569 is 120cm long and this is much shorter than a wire of Sennheiser HD 599 — 3 m. Since Sennheiser HD 599 is open back, it might be inconvenient to wear it in the office or public transport.

Sennheiser HD 569 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 569 pros and cons

Pros

  • Comfy and ergonomic fit
  • Lightweight yet rugged design
  • Great passive noise isolation
  • Smooth overall sound balance

Cons

  • Volume needs to be increased on your device significantly
  • Some can feel lacks the bass punch

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Pros

  • The satin-textured ear cups are exceptionally comfortable for long wear
  • Good to great performance for most music genres
  • Treble is respectfully restrained but decently detailed

Cons

  • Not the best choice for those who wear glasses
  • Lack of noise-canceling

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser HD 569
7
Sennheiser HD 599
7.5
7
7
6
inapplicable
Sennheiser HD 599

Sennheiser HD 599 review

May 27, 2020

Sennheiser HD 599 is one of the top models of open back over ear headphones with a great neutral sou...

Read More
Add headphones to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

Common

Product

Sennheiser HD 569
Sennheiser HD 599

Model

HD 569
HD 599

Brand

Sennheiser
Sennheiser

Reviews

349
1376

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

38/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

23
50

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-28KHz
12Hz-38KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.2
0.1

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

115
106

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

755/26.6
250/8.8

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

answer/end

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sennheiser HD 569
Sennheiser HD 599
Sennheiser HD 569
Sennheiser HD 599

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 7Sennheiser HD 569
  • 7.5Sennheiser HD 599

The Sennheiser HD 599 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 599 price