Wednesday, October 18, 2017 when Sennheiser announced the new gold standard, the HD 660 S.  Offering even greater versatility, these reference-class headphones are equally suited for pairing with both stationary and mobile HiRes players.  According to the respective product pages, the suggested retail prices are $ 499.95 US and $ 529.95 CDN.  Given that the Canadian Dollar is currently worth around 80 cents US, the Canadian price is a real bargain.  We're looking to put them to the test for ourselves.

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A New Reference For Today's Audiophile Listening by Sennheiser Press Release
Sennheiser News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM171024DYNAMIC
Date: 24 October 2017

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Until now, the legendary Sennheiser HD 650 headphones were the company's flagship open dynamic headphones for audiophiles.  All that changed on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 when Sennheiser announced the new gold standard, the HD 660 S.  Offering even greater versatility, these reference-class headphones are equally suited for pairing with both stationary and mobile HiRes players.  According to the respective product pages, the suggested retail prices are $ 499.95 US and $ 529.95 CDN.  Given that the Canadian Dollar is currently worth around 80 cents US, the Canadian price is a real bargain.  We're looking to put them to the test for ourselves.

From release/information:

Sennheiser's new HD 660 S delivers even better sound, comfort, and versatility

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -- Wedemark, Germany -- Audio specialist Sennheiser has launched a new open dynamic headphone for the passionate audiophile -- the HD 660 S.  The new model builds on the legacy of the HD 650, surpassing the exceptional performance of its predecessor with a new and improved transducer design that delivers lower harmonic distortion for an even more natural, lifelike audio experience.  With a lower impedance of 150 ohms, the HD 660 S offers even greater versatility, allowing listeners to enjoy the headphones' reference-class fidelity with both stationary and mobile HiRes players.

"The HD 660 S reflects and enriches today's increasingly multifaceted audiophile experience.  It frees listeners to enjoy music to the fullest -- whether digital or analog, on a mobile device or on a home HiFi system", said Axel Grell, Head of Portfolio Management Audiophile at Sennheiser.  "The headphones deliver an exceptionally accurate and transparent sound that also has an expressiveness that immerses you in every emotion and nuance of music."

The improved acoustic design ensures low harmonic distortion, while Sennheiser's proprietary transducer offers improved control of the diaphragm movements thanks to a specially manufactured precision stainless steel fabric, which is adapted to the contour of the diaphragm.  The transducers are carefully selected and paired by hand to guarantee consistently narrow (± 1 dB) tolerances, while their extremely light aluminum voice coils ensure the highest impulse fidelity.  Together, these refinements achieve the authentic, lifelike sound of the HD 660 S -- with crisp bass, excellent mid frequency response, and a gentle, pleasantly natural treble.

Crafted for a lifetime of listening enjoyment In the HD 660 S, leading-edge technology meets a long tradition of uncompromising German audio and build quality.  This combination of craftsmanship and breakthrough innovation is reflected in their new matt black and anthracite design -- a high-end aesthetic that embraces both contemporary style and timeless elegance.

(Source: Sennheiser)

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