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Sennheiser HD560S Headphones + iFi Audio ZEN DAC

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Sennheiser HD560S Headphones

Today’s audiophiles monitor their music with measured purpose on a wide range of devices from headphone amplifiers, audio interfaces, computers, and more. The HD 560S delivers the linear performance required by analytical audio enthusiasts at a breakthrough value, allowing the listener to have an honest look inside their music whether for pleasure or productivity.

-Natural and accurate reference sound-

- All-new transducer with high-strength magnet effortlessly reproduces deep, defined bass and brilliant treble -

- New polymer-blend transducer membrane offers highly-linear excursion for superb control -

- Angled transducers recreate the optimal listening position every time - 

- Open earcups facilitate the natural expansion of sound waves -

The HD 560S features an open-back design that provides natural propagation of sound waves. The E.A.R. (Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement) angled driver alignment recreates the optimal triangular listening position you would find in hi-fi loudspeaker setups and high-end recording studios. This combination creates a wide, articulate soundstage without the need for room treatment, letting you hear the neutral version of your music unaffected by the artifacts of a confined space.

The HD 560S transducers are specifically tuned for accuracy, offering dependable A/B comparisons of components, mixes, and media formats. The entire frequency range is honest, complemented by smooth, deep bass extension that reveals what nearfield loudspeakers often struggle to reproduce—especially between 20 and 50 Hz. The 120 ohm transducer is all-new, featuring a specialized polymer blend in its membrane for linear excursion and improved brilliance above 10 kHz. The drive magnet offers highly efficient power while its sophisticated damping system manages ventilation—this combination yields deeper bass while mitigating the distortion that otherwise impacts clarity—a difference only the most discerning listeners can appreciate. Whether grading a new hi-resolution master or revisiting a vintage audiophile preamp the HD 560S offers a fatigue-free listen that you can depend on.

Although the HD 560S sound is rooted in the reference-level DNA of the beloved HD 660S, its comfort mechanics are based on the chassis of our ultralight HD 599. A headphone this neutral deserves a distraction-free fit and a “barely there” feel on the listener’s head. Even the velour earpads have been carefully considered to keep all contact points soft to the touch. The open, around-the-ear design offers benefits beyond natural sound—the ventilated cup remains cool without ever needing to touch the wearer’s ears.

Because audiophiles frequent a variety of sources, Sennheiser developed the HD 560S to provide an exceptional experience regardless of the playback system. The detachable 3 meter cable (9.8 feet) provides the perfect amount of freedom to access your gear, no matter how it may be oriented within your setup. The 6.3mm / ¼-inch plug lets you connect to headphone amplifiers, audio interfaces, and most hi-fi sources while a flexible 3.5mm / ⅛-inch adapter ensures you can extract the most out of your reference material on portable digital audio players and countless other audio devices.

iFi Audio ZEN DAC V2

Key Features:

- Updated 16 XMOS Chip -
- Supports PCM / DXD to 32-bit/384kHz, DSD256 and MQA -
- Super Low Noise Performance -
- TrueBass Technology To Enhance Bass -
- Variable and Fix Switch -

PLEASE NOTE: This DAC is powered by the USB cable provided, there is no mains plug included

This ZEN DAC V2 is the same award-winning hi-res USB DAC/headphone amp as before but with added oomph! We’ve upgraded its digital engine from an 8 core XMOS chip to a 16 core chip. It’s ultra-capable while still being super-affordable. Compact enough to use as a USB DAC/amp on your work desk and stylish enough to use at home with your favourite active speakers or amp, it delivers a level of specification and performance that punches above its super-affordable price tag. The ZEN DAC V2 supports PCM and DXD to 32-bit/384kHz, DSD256 and MQA. DSD remains ‘bit-perfect thanks to the True Native Burr-Brown chip design.


Thanks to the 16 core tech, the ZEN DAC V2 is now an MQA Decoder rather than a Renderer only. This enables you to playback MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The LED glows green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It glows blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

MQA rendering technology (used in the original ZEN DAC among other iFi products) connects to an MQA Core signal (such as TIDAL) and completes the final unfold of an MQA file. Usually, the computer has carried out the decoding.

A new and improved low jitter, crystal clock means >20dB better performance. The super-low noise performance means the ZEN DAC V2 will remain quiet even in noisy situations such as yachts or RVs. The balanced design for the analogue stage – rare and not found at this price point – makes it pretty special and delivers the best sound quality, normally found in higher priced models. The ZEN DAC V2 sports Pentaconn 4.4mm balanced outputs at both the front and back. On the front, there’s also the popular 6.3mm headphone socket

Sennheiser HD560s

What's in the box?

  • HD 560S headphones
  • 3 m cable with 6.3 mm plug
  • 6.3 to 3.5 mm adapter
Impedance  120 Ω 
Frequency Response  6- 38,000 Hz  
 SPL 110dB (1kHz/1Vrms) 
 THD <0.05% (1kHz, 90dB) 
Transducer Dynamic, Open

iFi Audio ZEN DAC V2

Input USB3.0 B Socket (USB2.0 compatible)
Formats  DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD DXD(384/352.8kHz), PCM(384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz) MQA
DAC  Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr-Brown

Line Section

 
 
Output  Audio RCA (UnBAL) - 2.1V fixed, 1V / 3.3V max. (variable) // 4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL) - 4.2V fixed, 2V / 6.2V max. (variable)
Zout  <= 100 Ohm (UnBAL), <= 200 Ohm (BAL)
SNR  < -116dB(A) @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)
 DNR > 116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)
 THD+N < 0.0015% @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)

Headphone Section

 
 
Output  6.3mm (UnBAL) - 1V / 3.3V max,12 Ohm - 300 Ohm Headphone // 4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL) - 2V / 6.2V max, 12 Ohm - 600 Ohm Headphone
Output Power UnBAL > 280mW @ 32R, > 36mW @ 300R // BAL > 380mW @ 50R, > 70mW @ 600R
Output Impedance < 1 Ω (UnBAL/BAL)
THD & N < 0.005% (125mW @ 32R)
Dimensions 160(l) x 117(w) x 35(h)mm
Weight 800g (1.8 lbs)

 

 

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