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Sennheiser HD 25-1 II Professional Headphone Reviews

scuttle

Dramatically better!

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Pros: Superb sound; portable

Cons: Unfair UK pricing; sound stage may not match orchestral music

  I'm still burning my 25 in (and I do believe in burn in - partly because NwAvGuy says that he does, partly because I *thought* I noticed a difference with phones I burned in left connected to my PC when I picked them up a week later) but already I'm in love with them.    They're often cited as being a superb rock phone and having a rather Grado-ish signature instead of the laid-back Sennheiser house style. I'm going to eschew words like "forward," "dark, aggressive" etc because they're meaningless, subjective, and subject to change by EQing.    Instead:   - You can make the 25s sound bassy, mid-range dominated or trebleish by using your...
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Thing Fish

amazing

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Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

I bought these puppies just before Christmas and they have been a revelation.   I can't tell you how much they suit my listening tastes. I love close listening with lots of treble and tight bass and these deliver this in abundance.   Never before have I been this sad to take a pair of headphones off.   I used these for traveling to work but have been using them more and more inside as my main headphone. I can appreciate that the sound may not be for everyone (no sound is) but if it is then, sweet baby Buddha are you in for a treat.   The build quality is exceptional and the anti urban styling spot on. I even (unlike most) like the pleather comfort! ...
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jcotteri

Hardy and good value

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Pros: Hardy, highly replaceable, swivel cup, long cord

Cons: uncomfortable after extended use, a bit bulky

Good value for the use I get out of them professionally and personally.. A great all rounder Can and they make my ears happy ;)
dorino

A perfect headphone for home/portable at 200USD, usually less!

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Pros: Affordable price, indestructible, comfy, and fun

Cons: Cable is a steel cable. Not perfect.

Very Grado-y sound signature, but closed. An amazing portable headphone. Very easy to "personalize" with other colored pads and also very easy to disassemble. HD650 cable fits when flipped over. Amazing phone for the price and portability.
amende

Amazing Headphones

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Pros: Great Clear Sound

Cons: Very Tight on My Head

I love these headphones. I just recently got these headphones for Christmas and they are AMAZING. In the past few years I have created a huge love for music and found this site when looking for some really good quality headphones. I love the sound quality of vinyl music and these headphones are great because they work with my record player which uses a 6.3mm headphone input. Hands down the sound quality of these headphones are the best. They don't have too much bass and have a nice clear precise sound. My only complaint is that at first the headphones are really tight. I am an average weight 21 year old girl and even I thought these headphones were tight at first. I do have to mention...
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tds101

I luv 'em!

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Pros: SQ above all else,...

Cons: Kinda tight,...but not too bad.

The above says it all, as well as numerous other reviews. I luv these supra aural cans,...and I'll keep them till I either go deaf or die!
amateriat

A Diamond in a Very Big Rough

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Pros: Tonal balance, light weight, durability/serviceability, low-key aesthetics

Cons: Smaller/shallower soundstage than a good open-back headphone; may require some break-in time for optimum wearing comfort

The problem with having a reference-grade pair of headphones for home listening (in my case, Grado's amazing Prestige Series SR325is) is that when you start looking for 'phones to listen to away from home, just about everything you try inevitably comes up short in one way or another, and the name of the game becomes "which set of compromises am I willing to live with?" For me, the current crop of headphones aimed toward portable listening is, at best, merely acceptable. I could drag out the usual suspects to use as punching bags, but we already know who they are; just think style-over-substance and there's no need to name names. But there are a few seriously-mediocre 'phones out...
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d1v1d

Long-term review

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Pros: Good isolation for trains, buses, great bass, shows up clear differences in source file qualities

Cons: OK, a bit geeky but who cares

Durable - replaced pads after two years - i use case supplied with phones for storage
Danchou

The perfect portable HP

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Pros: Sound quality, impact on bass and drums, detailed and refined yet fun sounding, completely user customizable/ detachable

Cons: 100% plastic, light microphonics, revealing, imaging and soundstage

I bought the Sennheiser HD 25-1 (adidas) after my ATH-M50 had a loose connection and i had to return them. Though I loved the M50's, they made me realize that a headphone is not all about sound quality. Their isolation just didn't do it for me, and the pleather pads got my ears sweaty all the time. The HD 25-1 finally does everything I need it to do. The isolation is top notch, and the velour pads are more comfy then pleather while not getting sweaty. Sound: The sound quality of the HD 25-1 II was horrible out of the box, but they got better after a few minutes. I didnt notice much of a burn-in process after that, and was quite disappointed with their sound, cause the only thing they...
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