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post #121 of 2338
anyone fancy showing a pic from a few angles of the HD25's being worn?
post #122 of 2338
I've been using my HD-25s for a month or so now, and I like them a lot. They sound good, are quick to put on, have good isolation, and are quite comfortable for my typical one-hour listening sessions. I could go longer but that's about the time I start falling asleep.

I've found them to work well on all the different music I have. I'll grant that they're not the best sounding headphones in the world but, as a previous poster noted, they're an excellent compromise of hard-to-balance traits. I really think anyone would like these unless they're going for all-out sound quality and are willing to downplay traits such as small size in favor of the sound.
post #123 of 2338
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anyone fancy showing a pic from a few angles of the HD25's being worn?
I'll post a few pictures in a minute.
post #124 of 2338
I am so getting one when I head back to the States this late April.
post #125 of 2338
Ah what the heck, I don't mind making a prat of myself. I've recabled these HD25s with an HD600 cable, and also replaced the pads with velour ones.

Those with a nervous disposition, look away now...















post #126 of 2338
Anyone got one for sale
post #127 of 2338
Thanks a lot pedalhead!

Really great pictures. Capture everything one has to know how they look like when using them.
post #128 of 2338
Thanks pedalhead, can I ask where you got them from and how much you paid?
post #129 of 2338
For any one who owns both the HD25 and AKG K81, swap the pads. The 81's pads are far more comfortable than the stock HD25 pads. I even find them more comfortable than the velour pads. You'll need to remove the foam (behind the stock pads), though, as the 81 pads have foam attached to them, and combined, the sound is far too muddy and bass bloated. Removing the foam from the 25 gives it the same sound as stock and adds comfort.
post #130 of 2338
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Thanks pedalhead, can I ask where you got them from and how much you paid?
I got mine from www.decks.co.uk & got a free carry case as well. I was impressed with their quality of service too. I paid about £120 iirc.
post #131 of 2338
I paid €184 when I got them. That must be 3 years ago, I don't remember exactly. They were my first step into the land of real audio. I started to plug it in in whatever equipment I could and discovered the huge differences in sound quality. That got the ball rolling..!

It's such a great headphone. I'll never sell it.
post #132 of 2338
Thanks again mate.

A couple more things

Does everyone use these headphones amped? Or are they good to do straight from an iPod?

How easy is the cable replacement procedure and where do I ger the Senn cables from in the UK?

Thanks.
post #133 of 2338
Wow.. you guys in Europe get the HD25-1 for quite a good price comparatively (it's sometimes the other way around for other audio products).

I can never seem to find them for under ~$180.. hell, even a BOX for one of them is going for ~$100 on ebay right now.
post #134 of 2338
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Thanks again mate.

A couple more things

Does everyone use these headphones amped? Or are they good to do straight from an iPod?

How easy is the cable replacement procedure and where do I ger the Senn cables from in the UK?

Thanks.
Personally, I don't use a portable amp (yet), although I may pick up a Tomahawk or similar in the near future. Cable replacement is pretty simple, just a little fiddly when you have to wind the cable around the cup thingamibob to take up the slack.

A quick google brought up this standard Senn replacement cable...http://www.mveducation.com/invt/29755/
post #135 of 2338
650's died so I'm using my HD25-1's with a cmoy amp hooked up to an Entech 203.2 - sound is much better than I expected once I got used to it. I could definately live with this.
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