Sennheiser HD Updated Drivers


This article is an update to the original one that I wrote: Sennheiser HD650, 600, and 580 Updated Drivers. Please read that if you haven’t.

I just want to update with more pictures of the old and new versions side by side. I managed to take photos of the HD580 and HD650 versions, but I couldn’t find an old driver HD600, so the HD600 is not here.

Sennheiser HD Updated Drivers
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  • […] What was Sennheiser thinking when they use the same driver on the HD580 and the higher priced HD600? The HD600 does use a more expensive, more rigid material for their housing, and that may affect the sound somewhat. But most of the time, people cannot tell the difference between the HD580 and the HD600. Provided that they uses the same version of drivers. (Please read the article on the driver versions here: […]

  • Reply September 21, 2010


    The 580 and 600 drivers are identical so there is no need for the extra pictures.
    After speaking with Sennheiser I have come to understand that there are no significant differences between any of the diaphragms as the “tuning” is done elsewhere in the respective headphones.
    The 650 elements apparently have their own manufacture/assembly line in Ireland.

    • Reply September 21, 2010


      That makes sense. I probably need to add that the screen color is just an indication of what version you’re getting, but the difference may not necessarily be from the different material.

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