Sennheiser presented three new 500 Series headphones with EAR (Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement) technology:
Bad puns aside – earganomic, really? – the 500 series does have some top-end specs, including the use of neodymium magnets and Duofol diaphragms to guarantee natural reproduction, a gold-plated 6.3 mm audio jack and a frequency response of 12 to 38,500 Hertz.
The 500 Series comes in three flavours: HD598 (padded with a compressed cellulose fleece and hits 38,500 Hertz), HD558 (built with soft velour ear pads and reaches 28,000 Hertz) and the HD518 (comes complete with anthracite finish and can reproduce up to 26,000 Hertz).
These cans are expected to be available later this month, but pricing is still unknown.
Additionally, Sennheiser also announced the PX 90 and PMX 90, two new mini headphones designed for mobile use. The PX 90 has a traditional headband while the PMX 90 features a neckband, both models have a frequency response of 20-22,000 Hertz and should be available later this month.