While wireless earbuds are quite trendy at the moment, for the greatest sound-per-pound quality, nothing beats a corded set. Thus, Sennheiser brings the newest pair: the IE 600. They lie between the company’s premium IE 900 and the more affordable IE 300, and they seem to be an intriguing offer.
The IE 600’s housings are made of ZR01 amorphous zirconium, a metal with a glass-like atomic structure that has three times the toughness and bends resistance of high-performance steel. Apart from ultra-high-end items such as the IE 600, the only other use of ZR01 amorphous zirconium is in the aerospace sector, such as the drilling head of the NASA Mars Rover, where ultimate durability in harsh environments is needed.
Multiple intricate treatment procedures result in a stunning surface finish that is very resistant to corrosion and scratches. This excellent durability enables the IE 600 to be enjoyed for many years while maintaining its unique superb aesthetics.
Additionally, the IE 600 benefits from Sennheiser’s IE audiophile earphone family’s rigorous production process. They are designed in Germany and produced to the highest standards at Sonova Consumer Hearing’s state-of-the-art transducer manufacturing facilities in Ireland. This manufacturing facility, one of the most modern of its kind in the world, exists for a single purpose: to surpass audiophile expectations via the use of the highest manufacturing standards, such as industry-leading channel matching.
With extreme corrosion and wear resistance, the IE 600 was built to continue offering immaculate acoustics and visuals – a pleasure for decades. IE 600’s remarkable sound performance is equally unique, thanks to a revolutionary acoustic back volume and precision-molded resonator chambers. This voicing imparts a sense of presence and closeness to the music, enabling listeners to discover new accents and subtleties. The nozzle incorporates two resonator chambers that contribute to the high-fidelity sound of the earphones.
The IE 600 earphones reproduce music very well and are almost distortion-free owing to Sennheiser’s TrueResponse transducer, a single 7 mm driver that contributes to the earphones’ extra-wide frequency range and ultra-low distortion. This technology, together with the acoustic back volume, has been calibrated for a tonally balanced, intimate, and emotive sound inside the IE 600.
This results in a natural-sounding voice that is particularly expressive for vocal performances. Additionally, the acoustic system has been adjusted to provide a steep bass slope, which results in a strong but precise low-end response.
The IE 600 is a powerful speaker housed in a tiny, ergonomic design. For further stability and direction, the gold-plated MMCX connections are recessed into the shell. They accept cables with a diameter of 4.8 mm or less, enabling listeners to connect to a variety of audio sources and hi-fi components with balanced outputs.
The IE 600 model has both 3.5 mm and 4.4 mm diameters of para-aramid reinforced unbalanced and balanced wires. Two distinct varieties of earbud tips — silicone and memory foam — available in three sizes provide a secure fit in every ear, while flexible, adjustable ear hooks add additional comfort for longer listening sessions.
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