Widely considered among the best headphones under $1000, the Sennheiser HD 650 open-back headphones show serious staying power. Praised for their richly detailed, effortlessly enjoyable sound, these over-ear beauties were already a great purchase and now they score a sweet design upgrade thanks to Drop (formerly Massdrop).
Drop replaces the original Sennheiser grey colourway with something darker and more dramatic: a deep midnight blue. The silver nameplates have been swapped for black plates with contrasting silver text—and the Massdrop logo is silk-screened on the inside of the headband, just above the right cup.
So what makes open-back headphones so unique?
- Roomier, auditorium-like acoustics for accurate sound reproduction;
- Sound naturally escapes instead of echoing inside the ear cup; and
- The open design keeps your ears cool for hours on end.
This iteration of the popular Sennheiser HD 650 headphones is also upgraded to a detachable 6-foot cable and a 1/8 inch plug, which is more versatile for everyday laptops and phone use. Of course, the headphones come with a 1/4 inch adapter for those who want it.
So what makes open-back headphones so unique? Well, they can produce auditorium-like acoustics for accurate sound reproduction, and your music will naturally escape out the caseback instead of echoing inside the earcups. Plus, the open design allows air to flow through keeping your ears cool and sweat-free.
The Massdrop x Sennheiser collaboration takes some of the best headphones available and updates the design with an exclusive special edition so you can stand out amongst discerning audiophiles. Best of all, the headphones are available for an incredibly reasonable price that just got better with savings of 11% off the RRP.