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post #2596 of 2605
And this only your second post!

I do however think you'll get more
response next time if you went to say the Grado Appreciation Thread and said something like 'Grados are only suitable for rock music EDIT and leak a lot"
Edited by godbluff - 8/24/15 at 2:32am
post #2597 of 2605
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Originally Posted by davidhall View Post

The HD25-1's are really meant for DJ'ing. I wouldn't suggest they are a great choice for casual listening.

They are very bright by which I mean the top end above about 8kHz is quite accentuated.

 
They are excellent at attenuating outside noise noise when desired but sometimes can leave you so disconnected from the outside world that it's dangerous.

Actually they're not DJ headphones at all. They were originally conceived as a professional on location monitoring solution - News, reporting, event coverage etc. It just so happened that the qualities needed for that role fitted exceptionally well with the requirements of DJing, hence they also became a mainstay in the DJs kit bag.

As for the isolation being dangerous, then I can see where you're coming from, but the level of isolation they offer is not really that much more than a lot of other closed headphones offer, including a lot of in-ears. So you would need to accuse a lot of other headphones of being "dangerous" as well

Personally I don't find them overly bright, at least not in comparison with my AKG Q701s and Beyer DT880s.
Edited by Slaphead - 8/24/15 at 6:36am
post #2598 of 2605
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Originally Posted by Slaphead View Post


Actually they're not DJ headphones at all. They were originally conceived as a professional on location monitoring solution - News, reporting, event coverage etc. It just so happened that the qualities needed for that role fitted exceptionally well with the requirements of DJing, hence they also became a mainstay in the DJs kit bag.

As for the isolation being dangerous, then I can see where you're coming from, but the level of isolation they offer is not really that much more than a lot of other closed headphones offer, including a lot of in-ears. So you would need to accuse a lot of other headphones of being "dangerous" as well

Personally I don't find them overly bright, at least not in comparison with my AKG Q701s and Beyer DT880s.


You're right about them being designed for location recording. The HMD-25 with attached dynamic microphone was also concieved for remote sports broadcasting and became a mainstay in this field. The HD25s offer excellent attenuation of ambient noise which can be excessivlely loud in a large sporting arena. Unfortunately this variation has been discontinued.

 

I am not trying to start a fight. I have a great deal of experience with them and believe they are an excellent professional headphone. But casual hi-fi listening is not what they were meant for. I'm not going to say anything about Grados. I have no experience with them and therefore don't have an opinion on them.

post #2599 of 2605
Well I still think your's is a minority opinion. They have been a audiophile staple for more than quarter of a century fulfilling the role of a great sounding portable phone years before the current crop of headphones which they can still compete with.
They are great for serious or casual musical listening. In my opinion and many others.

There are a few professional phones like the DT100 that I agree might not be best for music but HD25 by luck or design is not one of them.
post #2600 of 2605

These 'phones are just perfect for both casual (and) hi-fi listening. They are especially suitable with Metal records, I can attest to that. True, I won't listen to classical with my HD-25, but other than that they are just perfect for casual listening. Actually, I'd give a pair to each "Beats by Dre" owner to see how much more they can get for the same money they've spent on their trendy headphones.

post #2601 of 2605

I can't disagree with your comments about "Beats by Dr Dre". The HD-25s would probably be good for metal, but then not really a genre I have much knowledge of.

 

I use nothing but the HD-25s for location monitoring (we occasionally are involved in outside broadcasting and the like).

post #2602 of 2605
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Originally Posted by Peti View Post

These 'phones are just perfect for both casual (and) hi-fi listening. They are especially suitable with Metal records, I can attest to that. True, I won't listen to classical with my HD-25, but other than that they are just perfect for casual listening. Actually, I'd give a pair to each "Beats by Dre" owner to see how much more they can get for the same money they've spent on their trendy headphones.

Well I do listen to classical on mine. My amp widens the soundstage a little certainly well beyond confines of my head Not the best by any means but great for small closed phones. It's no DT150!!

Instrument placement and sense of scale pretty good, nice tonal balance and timbre. One of the last words that will spring to mind listening to a HD25 is the word BRIGHT
post #2603 of 2605
Mod it with damping and it'll improve even more!
post #2604 of 2605

To be honest I love the HD25s for what I use them for. At one point they were so important to me that I bought second pair just in case which are still sitting in the box but I don't really do as much of that kind of work as I used to. To me the HD25s do highlight sibillance more than I prefer. This is a subjective preference. Surely I can offer my impartial and unbiased impressions without everyone getting riled up with their backs up against me. It's just that if I were going to grab a pair of headphones to go out and listen to music on my iPod or phone, they would probably not be the first of the many pairs of headphones I own that I would reach for. If you guys have a differing tastes well then I don't have a problem with that.

post #2605 of 2605
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Originally Posted by davidhall View Post

To be honest I love the HD25s for what I use them for. At one point they were so important to me that I bought second pair just in case which are still sitting in the box but I don't really do as much of that kind of work as I used to. To me the HD25s do highlight sibillance more than I prefer. This is a subjective preference. Surely I can offer my impartial and unbiased impressions without everyone getting riled up with their backs up against me. It's just that if I were going to grab a pair of headphones to go out and listen to music on my iPod or phone, they would probably not be the first of the many pairs of headphones I own that I would reach for. If you guys have a differing tastes well then I don't have a problem with that.

The thing is you've actively sought out this thread which is mainly vacated EDIT ! frequented by people who appreciate this phone. You've made a comment mentioning bright Dj without any supporting information about your own experience of the headphones. On that evidence you initially looked a bit of a 'troll' basing your opinion on some graph and making assumptions based on the current commercial Sennheiser trendy branding of these as Dj headphones. What did you expect?

You actually do use the headphones (professionally as well?!?) and I'm sure know what your talking about,

I'm sorry but ou just didn't do yourself any favours and sold yourself short with that initial post IMO
Edited by godbluff - 8/25/15 at 6:08am
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