With music files played on PCs and Macs or from services like Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music and Tidal, the output of the computer can prove to be a bottleneck that limits the ability to deliver sufficient power and quality to a set of audiophile-grade headphones.
No longer: A new bundle offered by Sennheiser brings together the HD 660 S, Sennheiser’s top-of-the-range, open, dynamic headphones, with the Apogee Groove - a USB DAC and headphone amp. This combination lets the PC or Mac user enjoy the full dynamic range and ultra-low distortion levels of one of Sennheiser’s all time great headphones.
In the new bundle, Sennheiser’s high-end audio expertise is perfectly complemented by Apogee’s 30-year pedigree as an innovator and industry leader in digital audio recording. The world’s most successful artists, producers and audio engineers rely on Apogee products to capture GRAMMY winning performances.
Systems with narrow tolerances (± 1 dB), hand-picked in pairs
Highly optimised magnet systems for minimum harmonic and intermodulation distortion
A specially developed damping element, made from fine acoustic metal mesh, ensures a precise damping over the entire diaphragm surface, highly constant in all climates
Specially modulated connecting cable (detachable) made from highly conductive OFC copper, with very low handling noise, i.e. low structure-borne sound sensitivity
Extremely lightweight aluminium voice coils ensure excellent transient response
Gold plated 1/4" jack plug with adapter lead to 3.5 mm jack plug
Apogee Groove Features below:
USB 2.0 connection to Mac and PC
Up to 24 bit / 192kHz audio
ESS Sabre DAC
Constant Current Drive™ provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
Quad Sum DAC™, 4 DACs per channel for highest dynamic range and lowest distortion, Asynchronous clocking, Powered by USB
Compact and portable (95mm L x 30mm W x 16mm H)
Premium aluminium build quality
HD 660 S
Cable with 6.3 mm plug, balanced cable with 4.4 mm Pentaconn plug
6.3 to 3.5 mm adapter