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Sennheiser HD580DSP Over-Ear Surround Sound Headphone

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  • HD 580 over-ear audiophile-grade headphone
  • DSP Pro digital sound processor module
  • Dolby Pro Logic decoding
  • Simulates three-dimensional listening environments (theater, hall, or club)
  • 12 to 38,000 Hz frequency response
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sennheiser
  • Model Number: HD580DSP

Product Description

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The Sennheiser HD580DSP surround-sound headphone includes the critically acclaimed Sennheiser HD580 full-size, over-ear headphone and Sennheiser's DSP Pro surround processing module. The HD580 headphone uses an advanced Duofol diaphragm to eliminate standing waves and extend the HD580's impressive low- frequency response.

This headset has a frequency response of 12 to 38,000 Hz, and definitely sounds it--the HD580's high- and low-frequency extension exceed those of most other headphones with respect to smoothness and transparency. They can be connected directly to premium hi-fi systems, including DAT, DCC, and CD players. The audiophile-grade components are designed especially for classical music and professional recording.

The Sennheiser HD580DSP has a built-in Dolby Pro Logic decoder and an internal amplifier for two pairs of headphones. The DSP Pro processor creates three-dimensional sound fields with the aid of Toltec virtual sound technology. Essentially, the DSP Pro tricks your ears into thinking they are hearing three-dimensional sound on a pair of traditional headphones or speakers. The Toltec system computes five-channel surround signals for two-channel output, with convincing results. A three-mode digital sound processor re-creates a theater, club, or hall sound environment. Standard controls (volume, bass, and balance) are enhanced by phantom and mute options.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 11 x 10.8 x 7.8 inches
Item Weight 4 pounds
Shipping Weight 4 pounds
Manufacturer Sennheiser
ASIN B00004SY4I
Item model number HD580DSP
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #9,631 in Electronics > Headphones > Over-Ear Headphones
#322,303 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater
#378,401 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com September 4, 1999

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My wife bought these for me with the included Dolby Pro-Logic decoder for my use in a home recording studio. These headphones have truly phenomenal response, from tight kick drums bass to sparkling cymbal hit highs. I can not recommend these headphones any higher. As a home recording hobbyist, as well as an Digital Audio software programmer, I rely on highly accurate representation of audio signals. These phones get the job done with flying colors. The added decoder is great for late night DVD viewing as well. Do yourself a favor and check out what you have been missing when listening to your favorite cd on those cheap headphones you own.... you won't be disappointed.
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By A Customer on June 15, 2000
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These are phenomenal headphones.
First, people who claim that the HD-580 has inferior sound quality to any other headphone made or possible are imagining things. This is understandable if they've either bought substantially more expensive 'phones or believe in mystical powers conferred on audio signals by fancy wires, or whatever. If you do not fall into these categories, you will be as satisfied by the HD-580 as you can hope to be by mere headphones.
They're not particularly sensitive, and those claiming they get noticeable bass distortion at listenable levels are undoubtedly driving them from an underpowered source. With decent amplification, as from a dedicated amp or a good preamplifier, you won't find distortion at noticeable levels before you damage your hearing.
The DSP Pro, which generally comes bundled with the remaining supplies of the HD-580, really is a disappointment. I use it at the office as a simple amplifier to get a bit more volume, but when the effects processing is on sound quality becomes miserable, with the high frequencies particularly drastically affected. This is actually a shame, because the spatial effect is pretty decent. On stereo recordings so poorly mixed that entire instruments are present only in the left or right track, something rather disconcerting to hear over headphones, switching on the effects really smooths out the sound and helps pull it out of your head. The mangling of high frequencies is just too much to bear, though-- it sounds as if the vocals are coming from the bottom of a well.
For video games and so on, where fidelity to the signal is perhaps less important, I don't find it so objectionable, and it does do its job there.
These are one of the true bargains in hi-fi while the leftover stock remains.
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It delivers very good full range of sound. Highs are very crispy and lows are very full and solid. Although I haven't compared it with others in the similar price range, it does sound a par above the headphones that are selling for around $100. One reservation that I have is: the cord is very thin and soft. I think one has to be very careful with the wires in order for this baby to last for long.
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By A Customer on June 15, 2000
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The Sennheiser 580s are accurate, detailed, balanced-- across the board good. The 580s redefined the industry standard for sound and comfort. They have tight bass and present an open, airy, reserved sound that is--well good. These comfortable, durable headphones do require an amp-- at 300ohms they're a bit overwhelming for a portable.
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I have an average size head and love to watch movies late at night at my paper-thin walled apartment and hence needing to find an excellent light headphone. I get one out of two demands from the Sennheiser headphones HD580. The headphones sounds great but after 30 min. with the headphones I'm ready to take the weights off my head, I placed the item back into the box for a return.
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