For music lovers listening in a wide array of places and seeking just one headphone that can do it all with aplomb, look no further than the Sennheiser HD 569. The HD-569 sealed earcup construction allows for listening privacy at the office cubicle, while traveling, at the library or jamming late at night without sound 'leaking' out from the headphones and potentially disturbing others nearby.
The non-vented, sealed earcup design also minimizes ambient environmental noises from creeping into your music, which can often result in having to turn up the volume to overcome external sounds when using open-back headphones - perhaps not the best thing to do for your long-term hearing acumen.
The Sennheiser HD 569 earcup design has a cool grill-like outer earcup look that makes it almost appear like the grill of an open-back headphone. But don't judge a book by its cover.
The HD 569 is indeed a totally sealed/closed-back headphone type with a very lightweight, non-clamping headband frame. The wide padded headband and comfortable fit ergonomics are extra sweet for long listening sessions, like when you're finishing that big project at work or burning the midnight oil at school. Yet the fit remains secure enough to maintain the all-important seal between earpad and earlobes for the best possible sound quality performance.
As a great plus, the Sennheiser HD569 is efficient enough to be used with your smartphone of choice or from a laptop, computer or tablet with a mini-plug [3.5 mm] connection. The 1-button mic'd cable provided in the HD-569 package will enable full voice communication with any modern phone.
The Sennheiser HD 569 packaging includes two detachable cables, one measuring about 3m terminating to 1/4" stereo plug and a shorter 1.2m cable with the 1-button smartphone-compatible feature and a small 3.5 mm 'mini' plug termination.