At the iF Design Awards 2016 in Germany, Sennheiser’s HD 630VB headphones have been honored with the prestigious iF Label in the Product Design category. The closed headphones impressed the jury of 58 international design experts with their innovative and premium design. Altogether, the judges considered 5,295 entries by 2,458 participants from 53 countries.
Sennheiser’s HD 630VB headphones were originally introduced at the High End Show 2015 in Munich and were developed in cooperation with Berlin-based design studio, nr21 DESIGN, following the audio specialist’s clean and contemporary design ethos. One of the latest additions to Sennheiser’s family of high-end audiophile headphones, the HD 630VB is a breakthrough product that delivers high quality sound in a circumaural closed-back design, which helps insulate the listener from external noise. Its design reflects the headphones’ ability to deliver the experience of high-end sound virtually anywhere - combining take-anywhere durability with desirable good looks, while radiating cool, purpose and performance.
Powered by Sennheiser’s proprietary transducer technology, the HD 630VB offers a high quality listening experience, with the power to deliver a more intense bass sound via a rotary bass dial – an innovative design feature that makes it effortless for the user to match the intensity of lower frequencies to their exact preference. The adjustable headband also makes it easy to achieve the perfect fit, while soft ear pads make even longer periods of listening comfortable.
“The pure design of the HD 630VB is consistent with Sennheiser’s minimalist modern design language. It unites clear shapes with maximum comfort in a perfect marriage of form and function that speaks to the user even before the first note of music is heard,” said Oliver Berger, Head of Global Design Management at Sennheiser. “As a closed headphone that can still offer audiophile sound, it is a unique creation. It is therefore a true honor to receive the iF Label for a product that we have strived to make truly special in every way.”
The HD 630VB is crafted from premium materials including strong yet lightweight aluminum, which is used on the ear cups, yokes and sliders to give lasting durability and excellent portability for a full-sized headphone. This is complemented by a collapsible design and a hard carry case for convenience when using the headphones on the move.
The iF Design Award is one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world. The iF International Forum Design GmbH annually awards the iF Label for outstanding design achievements. In 2016, the jury of 58 international design experts considered 5,295 entries by 2,458 participants from 53 countries. Submissions from a range of disciplines were entered into categories covering product design, communication design, packaging design, service design, professional concepts and architecture and interior architecture. Outstanding entries were awarded the sought-after iF label.