HD 600

These headphones are engineered for the true audiophile. Thanks to an open circumaural design, computer optimized magnets and aluminum voice coils, you won't find cleaner, crisper stereo sound anywhere.
$ 599.95
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Article No. 508824
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 4.5
17 Reviews


The HD 600 Avantgarde are audiophile-quality, open dynamic hi-fi/professional stereo headphones. The advanced diaphragm design eliminates standing waves in the diaphragm material. The HD 600 can be connected directly to hi-fi systems of the highest quality, in particular DAT, DVD, MD and CD players. These headphones are an ideal choice for the professional recording engineer recording classical music.


  • Sophisticated design, elegantly finished in black and grey

  • High-quality, open metal mesh earpiece covers for an extremely transparent sound

  • Computer-optimised magnet systems minimise harmonic and intermodulation distortion

  • Extremely lightweight aluminium voice coils ensure excellent transient response

  • Neodymium ferrous magnet systems for optimum sensitivity and a wide dynamic range

  • Exceptionally natural, spatial and accurate sound

  • Detachable OFC copper cable, with very low handling noise

  • 2-year guarantee

What's in the box?

  • 1 HD 600
  • 1 adaptor to 1/4" (6.3 mm) stereo jack plug

Technical Data

  • Wearing style
  • Color
    steel blue
  • Frequency response (Headphones)
    12 - 40500 Hz
  • Sound pressure level (SPL)
  • THD, total harmonic distortion
    0,1 %
  • Contact pressure
    6.0 N ± 1 N
  • Ear coupling
  • Connector
    3,5 mm stereo jack plug
  • Adapter
    3,5 mm stereo jack plug to 1/4* (6.35mm) stereo jack plug
  • Cable length
    3 m
  • Transducer principle
    open, dynamic
  • Nominal impedance
    300 Ω
  • Weight w/o cable
    260 g
Reviews (17)
4.5 of 5 ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Shawn M.
    Toronto, Ontario
    Gloriously Wonderful Sound

    These headphones are spectacular! If you are considering affordable high-quality headphones for a studio, or just to pamper yourself; You may never need to look farther than these. The sound is wide, warm and wonderful. With a proper audio source, I could hear every detail in every music track I've listed to on these. I'd discovered subtlites in songs I've heard a hundred times before. The HD600s run well on regular audio source, like a computer connection, but excel when paired with a higher quality signal, especially amplified (not to be confused with loud). They aren't in the slighest bit portable, so I can't see myself travelling with them, which is pity considering the clarity they bring.


    Good Value, Great Sound, Good Bass, Comfortable



    Music, Home Audio, Relaxing, Audio Production


    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Jason
    Hialeah, FL
    Absolutely Fantastic!

    Sennhieser NEVER discontinue this headphone! Paired with a good headphone amplifier these are still one of the best I have ever heard!. Even my planar magnetic headphones sometimes struggle to deliver such accurate and beautiful sound quality! The only complaint I have is that sometimes I feel it's a little tight on my head, but that is a MINOR con! Absolutely FANTASTIC!


    Imaging, Great Sound, Good Bass, Soundstage, Detailed, Forgiving, Comfortable


    Feels Tight, Headband Can Crack


    Relaxing, Home Audio, With My Computer, Music


    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • bobterry99
    Henderson, NV
    Terrific value.

    I have owned my HD 600s for more than ten years and have been nothing less then completely satisfied. I Recently decided to treat myself to the current top-of-the-line model, the HD 800. I believe the 600s are nearly indistinguishable from the far more expensive 800s, so they offer reference standard sound reproduction at a bargain price.


    Good Bass, Comfortable, Lightweight, Great Sound, Good Value, Stylish, Durable



    Relaxing, Portable Devices, With My Computer, Music, Home Audio


    I would not recommend this to a friend.


  • What amplifiers are recommended for Sennheiser headphones?

    Other than recommending the Sennheiser HDVD 800 and HDVA 600 amplifiers for our high end audiophile headphones we do not provide amplifier recommendations because there are simply too many factors (including cost, features, etc) that need to be accounted for when choosing an amplifier.

    For amplifier recommendations Sennheiser suggests that our customers check out this headphone forum (www.head-fi.org) where the moderators and member test a variety of different amplifiers of varying costs and features and can provide feedback on how the different amplifiers perform under different circumstances.

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  • What is the difference between "open" and "closed" ear cups on headphones?

    With Sennheiser headphones the audio will always be accurate and responsive and is sure to please no matter what situation you need it for.

    An open (sometimes referred to as "open aire" headphone is one that uses some external airspace to reproduce life-like audio within the ear-cup. Think of it as having premium speakers next to your ears that you can control the volume for with extreme precision. The trade-off is that at extreme volumes some sound will leak out. Some of our "open aire" models include the HD 800, HD 700, HD 650, HD 600, HD 598, HD 558 and HD 518.  

    A closed headphone isolates you from your environment and vice-versa (ie: the sound is contained within the headphones). This is perfect for critical listening or a situation where you do not want to disturb/be disturbed. Some of our "closed" models include the MOMENTUM, Urbanite XL, HD 380 PRO, HD 280 PRO, HD 449 and HD 439.

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  • Instruction Manual
    • Instruction manual HD 600 (3.2 MB) Download

      Version 07/2019

  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of Conformity HD600 (220 KB) Download