Sennheiser HD515


  • Open-Aire, circumaural, dynamic, stereo headphones
  • Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement (EAR) enables ideal sound channelling for a new kind of listening experience
  • Stats of the Art Duolfol diaphragms
  • Highly optimized, field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet systems
  • Outstanding comfort for long listening sessions

Obviously, the best test for sound quality is to listen to headphones first-hand. With that said, these specs can help add some context to your search.


Impedance and Sensitivity

Impedance and sensitivity go hand in hand and represent the amount of power required to achieve a certain volume level. Lower impedance and higher sensitivities are better with lower power devices such as MP3 players or smartphones. The Sennheiser HD 515 has a high impedance which may require an amp for best use.
Frequency Response

The frequency response indicates the range of pitches the headphones can produce. Considering that the human ear can only hear between 20 Hz – 20 kHz, the Sennheiser HD 515 range of 14 Hz – 26 kHz is a little excessive.
The good low bass range that the Sennheiser HD 515 offers is a pro for bass heavy music listeners, but won’t be as strong as other models with a closed operating principle.
Magnet Material:

This set of headphones produces sound with a neodymium magnet, a very strong commercial magnet, and the most common material for headphone speakers.

A headphone’s weight does not correlate to higher quality as some brands purposely add heavier parts. It’s only a matter of what feels better to the listener. With that said, at 255 grams the Sennheiser HD 515 is average weight for over-ear headphones.

3.5mm is the most common input for headphones and is what you see connecting with MP3 players, smartphones, and laptops.

Weight 0.255 kg
Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1 cm