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A Review On: Sennheiser HD 449 Headphones

Sennheiser HD 449 Headphones

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Pros: Lightweight, Neutral, Balanced, Stylish

Cons: Cheap build quality, Flat/unexciting sound, Low sensitivity, Narrow ear pads

I'll give a quick overview of my thoughts on the 449's here, but if you want a full review, you can check out a complete breakdown here:


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My quick thoughts on the HD 449 is that it has a decent sound in that it's tonally accurate as it has a very neutral sound.  The bass, midrange and treble are all well balanced throughout the volume range but overall the sound just lacks that level of detail that gets you tapping your feet and nodding your head.  The one huge plus of the HD 449's is they are super lightweight.  You'll barely notice these things on your head.  To get more detailed information check out the review above, and for more headphone reviews check out my main site:


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-Amazing Mids( RIP ATH-M50)
-Great soundstage for a closed back at this price (where you at ATH-M50?)
-Very Balanced sound
-Comfort and sound signature match for long listening sessions (Grado and ATH-M50?) (though this one is faster than the HD 448 and more agressive)
I disagree on the "amazing mids" - while they are definitely not recessed like the M50's (slightly recessed) - they definitely don't have the resolution or the detail the M50's have (I had both and did SEVERAL back to backs).
- Soundstage was good, but I felt the M50's were about on par
- Yes, very balanced sound
- Comfort - no question (if your ears are small enough, which mine are). Grado's - no question, some of the most uncomfy headphones out there. M50's heavier and hotter.
M50 on par with soundstage ? have you tested it with games and movies? m50 has the narrowest sound stage at this price point
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