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Sennheiser Announces HD408, HD418, HD428, HD438, and HD448

post #1 of 52
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Sennheiser announced yet another line of headphones, the HD4*8 series. The company claims that the new line is optimized for use with both portable devices and home systems, while offering some interesting designs. The HD438 and 448 are said to be more balanced and detailed, while the lower-end models are more bass oriented. All headphones in the range are closed-back with the exception of the open entry-level HD408. Sennheiser says the line will be released worldwide beginning from the end of May.


From left to right: HD448, HD438, HD428, HD418

Press Release: Sennheiser Worldwide: Microphones, Headphones and Wireless Systems


Strangely, there is no photo of the HD408. Hopefully it isn't as "eye-catching" as the Skullheisers: the wave-patterned HD418 or the chromed-out HD438.
post #2 of 52
Interesting! I'd love to try these out! Are there pricing for these yet? I could really use a pair for my ipod.
post #3 of 52
I wonder if these are in competition with Shure's new models.
post #4 of 52
New hype begin soon.....

"I think HD 448 is better than HD 650 or at least in the same level in terms of bass"
post #5 of 52
Ooh, Sennheiser's getting competitive in the designing department now!!! Look at the spiral and flame designs on some of those babies!!!
post #6 of 52
I see Amazon doesn't even carry any of these for pre-order/sale. Does anyone know where any of these are being sold/available for pre-order?
post #7 of 52
already june now. never heard any news?
post #8 of 52
Looking for closed cans, a step above entry-level. These could be it.
post #9 of 52
Great for portable use in the winter; if they fit well, sound good and have the right price.
post #10 of 52
Thread Starter 
Infomation on the HD4*8 series is now up on Sennheiser's website.

Also, here's a pic of the HD408. Looks very familiar...



Now, here's the HD457:



I'm aware that Sennheiser has used this modular design with many other phones, including the eH series and the HD202/212, but the HD408 and 457 seem to be very similar both in appearance and specifications.

Sennheiser Worldwide - HD 408

Sennheiser Worldwide - HD 457
post #11 of 52
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I wonder if these are in competition with Shure's new models.
shure headphones??
post #12 of 52
the HD438 & HD418 look like skullcandy alternatives! whacky, but cheap looking design.
post #13 of 52
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shure headphones??
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/lea...srh840-420561/

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Originally Posted by captian73 View Post
the HD438 & HD418 look like skullcandy alternatives! whacky, but cheap looking design.
Wasn't there a thread several weeks ago where some posters were suggesting that the big headphone companies started using "interesting" designs for their products? Sometimes people need to be careful of what they wish for.

I really do think that the HD428 and HD448 look great though with their understated design.
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thanks for the link.
post #15 of 52
The new low ends are skullheisers indeed
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