Audiophiles, listen up. I know that when it comes to headphones (or as you guys would call ‘em, “cans”), y’all can be very picky. You require a pair with crisp highs and mids, generous bass, flawless soundstage, and other technobabble aspects that us mere laymans can’t really tell the difference between. Well, if you’re in the market for a new pair, I’m here to offer you an exclusive deal on a pair of headphones that would make both audiophiles and audio- phools (hah, get it?) happy.
Right now, you can use our exclusive discount to save $20 on the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones, and get them for just $200. If you know your tech, you’ve probably heard of Sennheiser, but if you’re unfamiliar, let me clue you in. This German company is up there with Audio-Technica as one of the most innovative, trusted brands of audio equipment. And these particular headphones, which are based off the cult-favorite Sennheiser HD 650 over-ear headphones, more than meet the high precedent Sennheiser is known for. At least the 2,000 reviewers who gave them a 5-star rating would say so, and we agree.
The first thing to know about the HD 6XXs is that they are open back headphones. For those who might not know, this means that they will leak sound and don’t offer noise cancellation, but that also means they provide a much higher sound quality than their closed back and noise-canceling counterparts. This is because manufacturers often invest more into noise-cancelling technology rather than well-made audio components, whereas the 6XXs were solely designed to provide the most accurate listening experience. So, if you like to feel as if you’re watching a musician play live in the front row, and you don’t mind a little sound leakage, than these cans are for you.
The construction of the HD 6XXs is sturdy yet lightweight, so they’re great for traveling and storing in your bag. They come with plush earpads made out of “acoustic silk” instead of pleather, which makes them incredibly comfortable to wear, even after extended use.
One of the key improvements that these made over the 650s was swapping out the 10-foot cable (that reviewers complained tangled too easily) for a more manageable 6-foot cable. And like all headphones in Sennheiser’s HD 600 line, all parts of this model, including the cable, can be easily disassembled and replaced, so you can benefit from the long-term support that Sennheiser lives up to, as well as Drop’s extended 3-year warranty.
Our executive editor, TJ Donegan, owns these and loves to use at home or in the office. He confirmed their glowing reviews, stating, “the Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones are simply some of the best open-back headphones I've ever used, especially since the price is so reasonable. They're also extremely well-built, with a design that is easily repaired if you ever run into any issues.”
To access this deal, all you have to do is follow our link and make sure you’re signed up for an account with Drop. You have until this Saturday, July 27 to save $20, so if you’re looking for a new headphone with spectacular sound quality or just want to get your hands on an incredible audiophile deal, look no further.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.