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Sennheiser HD 559

Open-back over-ear headphones

Item # 143HD559

Item # 143HD559

In stock
C$129.99

About the Sennheiser HD 559

Learned from the best

When I spoke to Sennheiser's legendary headphone designer Axel Grell, he told me that the company uses their super-premium models (like the flagship HD 800 S headphones) to inform the design of all of their headphones. You can certainly hear it with the HD 559 open-back headphones. They deliver the company's familiar wide-open soundstage and detailed, yet-smooth mids and highs. There's also quite a bit of bass for a set of open-back headphones — a category that Sennheiser popularized decades ago, and an area where they continue to innovate.

Product highlights:

  • over-the-ear, open-back design for spacious sound
  • 38mm drivers tuned to deliver deep bass
    • Sennheiser's "Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) design sends audio signals directly to your ears
  • padded headband and large, soft velour earcups
  • detachable 10-foot cable with 1/4" connector
  • frequency response: 14-26,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 108dB
  • impedance: 50 ohms
  • weight: 9.9 ounces
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 506828

Fit FactorsSM

  • Snug fit
  • Firm padding (earcups)
  • Good for focused listening

What's in the box:

  • Over-ear headphones (black)
  • 10' Cable with 1/4" (6.3mm) plug (attached to headphones)
  • Safety Guide

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Features & specs

General
Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Open
Earcup Width x Height 3.542" x 4.531"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
Voice Assistant Access
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant No
Siri No
Connectors
3.5mm No
1/4" Yes
Lightning No
4.4mm balanced No
XLR4 balanced No
2.5mm No
Other None
Specs
Frequency Response 14-26k Hz
Sensitivity 108 dB
Impedance 50 Ohms
Weight 9.9 ounces
Cord Length 120"
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research

Features

Overview: The new Sennheiser HD 5 series of headphones feature a contemporary design with a soft, padded headband and ear cups. Featuring Sennheiser's proprietary transducer technology and E.A.R. (Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement) design, the HD 5 series headphones deliver excellent sound quality from your home stereo system. The HD 559 model has a detachable 10' cable with a 1/4" (6.3mm) plug.

Open Back Design: The HD 559 headphones feature an open back design that lets you be a part of your listening environment. Sennheiser's E.A.R. technology directs the sound directly to your ears to give you a natural sounding listening experience, similar to listening to well-placed loudspeakers. The high-end transducers used in the HD 5 series delivers deep, satisfying bass with clean, smooth mids and highs.

Stylish: The elegant look of the HD 559 is highlighted by the large soft padded detachable ear pads with comfortable black velour. The wide padded headband adds to the overall comfort.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 14Hz - 26kHz
  • Impedance: 50Ω
  • Sound Pressure Level (1 kHz/1 Vrms): 108dB
  • THD (1 kHz/100dB): <0.2%
  • Weight: 9.9 ounces

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Price and excellent reviews [ Paul  May 18, 2020 ]
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good reviews [ james  May 15, 2020 ]
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Have bought Sennheiser headphones before always good quality and durable [ Robert  May 05, 2020 ]
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My decision was based on reviews I read on some evil labor-exploiting online shopping site that I try not to shop at, and my prior experience with Sennheiser and Crutchfield. [ Nick  Apr 19, 2020 ]
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I gave my old pair to my Son, need some new ones! [ Don  Apr 17, 2020 ]
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I reviewed many sets of headphones, and chose these for the reviews and the price point. [ Rosanne  Nov 27, 2019 ]
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love Sennheiser headphones and all the positive revues. [ john  Jul 04, 2019 ]
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I have a bad ear and thought it would help over tv speakers. [ JACK  Jan 01, 2019 ]
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Quality of the sound and comfort. [ James  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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have had other like products, good quality & reliable devices. [ william  Jun 24, 2017 ]
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present for sons [ Coleen Butler  Jun 19, 2017 ]
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2 questions already asked

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Is there a shorter caable for the hd559 headphones?
[ Douglas  Jul 07, 2017 ]
1 answer
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There is no mention of a shorter or secondary cable for these headphones anywhere. I cannot find information on the plug that connects to the headphones. I don't think one is offered and that they don't encourage you to use a different cable with them. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Jul 10, 2017 ]  Staff
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My HD559 has a 10ft cable. is there a 3ft cable with 2,5mm to 3.5mm male ends that will work on them ?
[ Douglas  Jul 06, 2017 ]
1 answer
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I'm afraid we don't offer a replacement cable that would work with the Sennheiser HD559 headphones at this time. You may want to try checking Sennheiser's parts & accessories store directly; you can find that on their website here: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/accessories Hope that helps!
[ Larry  Jul 11, 2017 ]  Staff

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