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Sennheiser HD 439 Headphones Black Reviews

luisdent

great value headphone

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Pros: flat response

Cons: extension not the best

I'll post more text review soon.  For now here is my new video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMSjdD_u28A
EuphonicArin

Fantastic but cheaply made and needs the burn-in

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Pros: great SQ, great modding capabillities, comfortable, very light, aesthetics, surprisingly durable

Cons: very plasticky, needs burn-in for full potential, needs modding for full potential, aesthetics

                                                                   Intro Sennheiser has always been well-renowned for their high-end headphones, why in fact their flagships cover most of the top 5 headphones, but what about their low-end headphones? Are they good enough to distinguish themselves? And I'm here to say, after about half a year that they are indeed quite well-rounded headphones.                                   ...
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nc863id

Great Budget Closed-Back Cans

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Pros: Sound quality, comfort, varying cable lengths

Cons: Underwhelming aesthetics, possible build quality issues

I picked these headphones up as a replacement for my years-old Bose TriPorts whose earcups are falling apart. I already own a pair of 558s, but at present my girlfriend and I share a small room and open-back headphones don't work well with our respective sleep schedules.    Packaging Blister pack, nothing to write home about. Same basic packaging as most of their low-end stuff.   Accessories Kudos to Sennheiser here -- included are two different cables (4' and 10') as well as a 1/4" adapter plug, which in my experience is kind of rare for $100 headphones. As a company, they're pretty good about this.    Quick note about the cable: If you decide...
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atarim

Decent closed headphones for home or travel use

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Pros: Very comfy, sound for a price, Bass (modded)

Cons: Build quality feels cheap, maybe female voices

Hello,   Quick thoughts on modded with bass mod sennheiser hd 439.   Build quality   It is a mixed bag really. Headphones it self feels cheap. Well, probably because it is cheap. But they don't feel cheap then you have them on a head. They are very comfy, velour pads fit my ears perfectly. I forget I have headphones on my head the moment I put them on. Although if you have big ears, it could become an on ear headphones, because pads are not very big. Design is nice to my eyes, but you know, it can look bad for you   Audio quality   I'm reviewing modded headphones with bass mod, so keep that in mind. The sound they make is really quite good. Bass goes...
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Avelign

Great Value, True Sound

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Pros: Great Sound Quality, Reasonable Price, Removable Cable, Comfortable

Cons: Itchy Earpads, Possible Build Issues

I got an amazing deal for these on ebay for $50! Only downside is I did not get the original packaging. Build Quality: These are a all plastic designed, open-backed pair of headphones. And because of this, music leaks a lot and doesn't work too well in noisy areas. Fairly stylish, very lightweight, and very comfortable. The earpads however due collect dirt, dust, hair, and other gross things.. Making the earpads itchy after time. The headband adjusts quite a bit, perfect if you have a large head or are wearing a hat. But it looks like it could snap after enough wear and tear. Sound Quality: Out of the box, these headphones sounded outstanding. A little bit distorted at first, but...
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tszhang217

Excellent!

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Pros: Very comfortable, easy for hours, light, great sound (after burn-in), removable cable, variable long cable

Cons: maybe not the best good looking headphone, but not bad

PRO; Very comfortable, easy for hours, light, great sound (after burn-in), removable cable, variable long cable   CON; maybe not the best good looking headphone, but not bad
sagar khichi

the sound is good but they time to burn in...to give its full potential

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Pros: great sound, very comfortable..

Cons: they sound low on low end devices....

i am giving this review after a month use, 30+ hours burning its still improving. at the first use found these a crap they were sounding low on my phone they are not that impact that i was looking for.i started burning it daily for two hour or one then the magic started and i found a great change in sound and its still improving day by day its real potential will be review after its complete burning  over 100 to 150  hours, but ya the sound-stage is getting wider the bass is tightend-up,but ya these are not for bass heads as it has low bass what i felt as compared to may hd 203, but wider sound stage good clarity compared to those i am still waiting to test it on some good amps...
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spittis

Good choice in its pricerange

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Pros: Light, comfortable, detachable cable & comes with two lengths, bass is not dominating

Cons: The sound overall is a bit muddy, plastic design seems quite fragile

I got to try these out when my brother bought them for his casual computer use.   The headphones are very light, and have quite comfortable cloth pads and headband. They are made entirely of plastic, which at least doesn't feel to be of too high quality. I can obviously not comment on long time endurance. Visually they do look quite appealing however.   As my reference pair in this test I used the Beyerdynamic DT-770 80 ohm headphones. Note that I said reference, I didn't directly compare them since that would obviously be unfair considering the DT-770 costs twice as much. Only FLAC files were used, with a Cambridge Dacmagic Plus as source.   Overall the sound...
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Steamedonion

A good expendable pair of cans for private use.

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Pros: Sound Quality (Post Burn-In), Portable device compatibility, Lightweight

Cons: Feels INCREDIBLY plasticy, Maybe too light, Soundstage isn't the best, Isolation

Disclaimer: My review may be rather invalid due to my lack of experience in the audio world. In that case, if you are new to this, it may be very helpful.   The HD 439 was definitely a good buy for its purpose of being my iPod's go to for music.   Sound Quality The sound is great for the price. Very crisp at the mids to highs, and the bass wasn't overpowering. The soundstage however, was a slight let down, being kinda too narrow to enjoy some more closed-off' sounding songs   Build Quality The build quality is terrible, but expected for the price. They are made of a cheap, lightweight plastic that does not feel durable at all (So little that I feel...
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OneRhythm

Outstanding under 100$ budget closed-back headphones with great overall sound quality and premium comfort.

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Pros: great value, very comfortable, velour padding, lightweight, surprisingly durable, detachable cable, best design of the Sennheiser HD 4xx series

Cons: not for bassheads, cheap build, might feel like on-ears to those with large ears, comes with no carrying case, sound isolation is adequate at best

First of all, I am by no means, a critical audiophile with a trained ear, so don't expect this review to have an in-depth breakdown of the sound.  I'm merely a college student that enjoys listening to my music.  I have had the Sennheiser HD 439 for four months and here's my review:   For its price range, the comfort is unmatched.  I have worn them nonstop for 4+hours everyday (well mostly everyday) for the past four months and I always experience no discomfort whatsoever.  I don't even feel the weight of the headphones pressing on my head when I put them on and I have a pretty small head.  These are easily much more comfortable than the other headphones...
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