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Sennheiser hd439

A Review On: Sennheiser HD 439 Headphones

Sennheiser HD 439 Headphones

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Pros: sound, and comfort are awesome

Cons: doesn't do my laundry

This review is of the hd439 before using with an amp, i will post an amped one as well

These headphones are simply awesome, first off, i want to talk about the comfort, they are EASILY, the most comfortable headphones i've ever worn, they have absolutely no clamping force (and i have a big head), and the earpads are velour, so they feel like pillows they completely enclose your ear (my ears are also big), the earcups pivot around enough to fit any head and the headband is very flexible, with a velour pad on top.
These headphones were designed nicely, on the website it says they are closed headphones, and they look like open headphones, but the truth is they are semi open, but don't leak sound too much, except at higher volumes, the design looks professional, and not at all gawky like beats or soul (but those headphones shouldn't even be mentioned on this site), these cans will get compliments if worn to school or in public, but they don't make a statement, it is classy looking, simplistic and cool. i would have liked different colors, but the color is not bad enough to take a whole star off

Now to the most important part, sound quality, i used these unamped with laptops and mp3 players, after 20 hours of burn in, and i can say that the biggest problem is the volume, these have a 32 ohm impedance, but they need an amp to become loud enough, otherwise it will be very quite and you will not be pleased, the mids and highs blow me away unamped, and vocals really stand out. The only other quarrel i have with these headphones is that the bass has no thump to it... at all, unamped anyways.But. when you plug in a low end amp though like a jds labs cmoybb or even a fiio e6, it will hold its own in bass, not making your head rattle, but enough bass to listen to dubstep or heavy electronic music, those are the reasons I had to take one star off for sound.

the verdict; I love these headphones even more than the sr80i's and even the m50's in some cases, if you like the classic sennheiser's dark sound, then get these headphones and any cheap amp with bass boost to get a sense of what these can do.

here are some specs;
Transducer principle Dynamic, closed
Frequency response 17 – 22500 Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL) 112 dB (1 kHz / 1 Vrms)
Impedance 32 Ω
THD, total harmonic distortion < 0.1 % (1 kHz / 100 dB)
Jack plug 3.5 mm gold / 6.3 mm gold adaptor
Cable length 1.4 m and 3 m single-sided detachable OFC cables


Good review and " I had to take one star off for sound, because mids and highs blow me away even unamped." dont you mean "because the mids and highs DIDNT blow you away unamped "?
LOL yeah thanks for catching that
what amp would you suggest?
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