Pros: Great for modern music (hip-hop, rap, dubstep, electronic, metal), excellent isolation, the color!
Cons: Comfort could be a problem, sound signature might not be for every genre, a bit expensive considering the HD25-1 II can be had for $100 less
This is my review of the Sennheiser HD25-1 II Adidas Original headphone.
First of all, if I have to give a reward to the best looking headphone, I would grant the HD25-1 II Adidas Originals the award. They just look absolutely fantastic with the blue and black color combination!
Aside from the great looks, these are great sounding headphones for modern style of music where vocals are not the focus. With a good emphasis in the treble and bass region, these sounded really well with electronic music, hip-hop, rap, and even metal or hard rock. However, as I have mentioned in the video, these headphones are not so great for classical or soft pop due to their nature of being a closed back headphone with the speakers so close to the ears. What this results in is a very small soundstage, and decent instrument separation. Furthermore, strings instruments in general just does not sound very good on this headphone; there's something in the mid-range just took a lot away from classical music.
However, this headphone is famous in the DJ community for a reason, and it is the energetic sound signature, and in combination with the sound isolation that makes this headphone one of the best in the business; if not the best.
This is a definite recommended headphone for those looking for a very energetic and fun sound signature.
And if you don't dig the color scheme, Sennheiser will let you own one of these headphones for $100 less. Great deal
For a more detailed review, please see my video review located here: