Last year, Massdrop — a crowd-shopping website that is known to specialize in some great headphones — released a limited run of the Sennheiser HD 6XX, a rebranded version of Sennheiser’s legendary HD 650 open-back headphones at a price that my colleague Vlad Savov describes as “less a deal and more a daylight robbery.” And now they’re back at a similar ultra-low price of $249.99. Given the usual price of $500 for a pair of HD 650s, that makes this an incredible deal on some truly excellent headphones. (Although, for the record, the $250 price tag is a bit more than last year’s $200 offer.)
The HD 6XX are virtually identical to the original HD 650s. The only changes are a “midnight blue” color, a shorter five-foot cord (instead of the original 10-foot one), and a more useful 3.5mm headphone jack instead of a 6.35mm connector. I’ll let Vlad wax poetic on the sound quality that the HD 6XX provide, but if you’re looking for great sound and you often use your headphones in a place where you don’t have to worry about bothering colleagues or roommates with sound leaking out, the HD 6XXs will be right up your alley.
There are 7,500 units available on the current drop, with around 2,000 or so already claimed by the time this post when live, so if you’re considering a pair, you’ll want to act quickly.