Sennheiser HD 650 Open-Back Headphones


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Sennheiser HD 650 Open-Back Headphones

Gearank Recommended

The HD 650 first appeared on our recommended list for Open-Back Headphones in June 2017 and it remains on that list today.

It was also on our recommended list for Studio Headphones from February 2018 until February 2020.


Sennheiser HD 650 are based on the HD 600, along with improved features.

Aside from their lightweight aluminum voice coils made for smooth transient response and magnet systems for minimizing distortion, they have elliptical designed ear cups that fit comfortably on ears.

These also have a detachable cable that's made from highly conductive oxygen-free copper made for low handling noise.

These are a great investment if you are looking for high-resolution headphones for referencing, mixing or high fidelity equipment.


  • Type: Open-back
  • Driver Size: 40 mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 10 - 41,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power: 500 mW
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB
  • Impedance: 300 Ohms
  • Weight: 9.12 oz
  • Cable and Connectivity: 9.8 ft. Connection cable oxygen-free copper cable (OFC), 1/4" stereo jack plug, 1/4" adapter stereo jack plug to 1/8" stereo jack plug
The Sennheiser HD 650 Open-Back Headphones are currently on our recommended list for Mixing Headphones where you can see recording engineer Raphael Pulgar's analysis.

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