Rotary dial enables fine tuned bass response
Sennheiser announced their first closed-back audiophile headphone model, model HD 630VB, which features a rotary bass dial to customize the bass response according to personal preference. The company claims the $550 headphones deliver an impressively spatial sound image, while allowing for the users to enjoy their listening experience without any distractions.
“The HD 630VB is a milestone for Sennheiser: For the first time, we translated our long-standing experience in the field of high-end audio into a closed-back design. Featuring passive noise cancelling, the HD 630VB reliably insulates the user from ambient noise, so he can fully focus on his music”, said Axel Grell, Portfolio Manager Audiophile at Sennheiser.
Specifically developed for the HD 630VB, Sennheiser’s pro-prietary high-performance transducer is the “heart” of this model. It delivers the power for an intense bass experience which can be customized via a rotary bass dial according to the listening environment, the music being played and the user’s individual preferences. With total harmonic distortion of less than 0.08 percent (at 1 kHz and 100 dB sound pressure level) and thanks to a coil wire made from pure aluminium, the HD 630VB achieves an unaltered sound image with a precise reproduction of voices and instruments in the mid-ranges and brilliant trebles.
With an impedance as low as 23 Ω, the HD 630VB is an ideal companion to portable music devices as well. Offering a frequency response of 10 to 42,000 HZ, the headphones are suitable for reproducing high-resolution audio files. Enjoyment of quality audio on the move is effortless thanks to a collapsible design that has been crafted from lightweight materials: Sennheiser used dampened aluminium on the ear cups, headband and sliders.
“We chose these robust materials to ensure maximum durability”, said Axel Grell. “Additionally, we made sure the ear pads are exchangeable and easy to replace.” Featuring a remote control on the right ear cup and a microphone which has been integrated into the high-quality OFC cable, users can comfortably control music and take calls on current smartphone models.
Styled with Sennheiser’s clean, contemporary design ethos, the HD 630VB radiates cool, purpose and performance, combining great comfort with desirable good looks. The adjustable headband lets users achieve the perfect fit, while the soft ear pads give enhanced comfort even over long periods of listening enjoyment. “The HD 630VB impresses with both its exceptional sound performance and its minimalistic modern design,” said Axel Grell.
Price and Availability
Sennheiser HD 630VB will be available this month (June 2015) for $549.95. Two-year warranty included.