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post #61 of 132

I thinks these are the best natural sounding phones I listened to.

Nothing is over sold, the instruments, vocals etc are very natural and sound really great.

Very easy to listen to these, they became my favorites already

post #62 of 132
Have you listened to any of the other iems? And that's what I keep hearing. Haha there's a reason why so many people like them and I might have to jump on the band wagon also:p
post #63 of 132

I don't have any high end iems.

Most expensive one is Shure SE215s, and of course HD25-1 ii's sound better. Similar sound signature, but better.

 

I also have the Brainwavz M2s which are excellent for their price range, but are not HD25s :)

 

i got the HD25s from Amazon for 130, and great price for sure.

post #64 of 132

Hmm, where did you manage to nab these cans in the Philippines? I've been looking for a decent pair of closed-backs for home/portable use, I've been curious about the 25-1s for quite some time now.

 

Did you nab them online, or is there a retail shop in Metro Manila that sell these for a decent price? Speaking of price, how much did they set you back?

 

Salamat :P

post #65 of 132

Got this beauty today and I can say it's awesome.

 

I'm not a "pro" listener but I can certainly tell a 320kbps song and those are much more clear in this one.

 

I read somewhere that these are very recommended to heavy music such as rock, metal, hardrock etc so I got them.

Since I want to listen inside, traveling, street.

 

My only complaint so far is the sound isolation. It's really not as good as I'd have hoped.

Listened to loud music and somebody beside me will be able to hear the 'bzz bzz bzz" of the song.

 

However when it comes to sound isolation these do a GREAT job and they are not even "full ear" (the ones that make your ear stay inside, is that the word for it?).

 

Overall I'm very impressed.

 

Can get a lot of details in the music with these and listening to loud music with these is really really good.

 

They also seem to be very durable.

post #66 of 132

Great review. I completely agree, these cans are indestructible. They have served me well over the years and will continue too into the future.

 

Most suitable can for DJ'n as well.

post #67 of 132
Thinking of picking up a pair of HD25-1 II's. From what I have heard the isolation is very good in terms of keeping sound out and in. However, how would these fair on a plane? I am going to be doing some traveling soon and don't wish to bring my CIEM's or anything too bulky. My Shure's are indefinitely out of commission until I bother to resolder the cable... and I have always wanted to try the Hd25's. Can somebody provide some insight into isolation?
post #68 of 132

Have to say on a design front, they aren't really that striking considering their price, but why'd they have to go and plaster "made in Ireland" everywhere? Completely spoils the look of the product.

post #69 of 132
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Originally Posted by RayleighSilvers View Post

Have to say on a design front, they aren't really that striking considering their price, but why'd they have to go and plaster "made in Ireland" everywhere? Completely spoils the look of the product.



You clearly need the new HD25 Amperior.

post #70 of 132
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You clearly need the new HD25 Amperior.



Didn't realise they showed the next HD 25 at CES. Does look slightly better than the current one, but it's bound to be very expensive. 

post #71 of 132
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Originally Posted by seaskimmer View Post

Thinking of picking up a pair of HD25-1 II's. From what I have heard the isolation is very good in terms of keeping sound out and in. However, how would these fair on a plane? I am going to be doing some traveling soon and don't wish to bring my CIEM's or anything too bulky. My Shure's are indefinitely out of commission until I bother to resolder the cable... and I have always wanted to try the Hd25's. Can somebody provide some insight into isolation?


In my opinion these would be fabulous on a plane. They have excellent sound insulation. On my train journey each day I sometimes forget where I am and drift into another musical world...lol

post #72 of 132

 



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Originally Posted by seaskimmer View Post

Thinking of picking up a pair of HD25-1 II's. From what I have heard the isolation is very good in terms of keeping sound out and in. However, how would these fair on a plane? I am going to be doing some traveling soon and don't wish to bring my CIEM's or anything too bulky. My Shure's are indefinitely out of commission until I bother to resolder the cable... and I have always wanted to try the Hd25's. Can somebody provide some insight into isolation?


 

Yeah I think they are good for sound isolation, but of course there are much better options out there. I would consider an in ear for isolation on a plane/train before these purely because they are bulky. Something small and nondescript like the etymotic er6i woud be perfect, unfortunately very hard to come by now. In fact I need another pair and can't find any at a non inflated price :| 


Edited by jcotteri - 2/12/12 at 8:14pm
post #73 of 132

 

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Originally Posted by RayleighSilvers View Post

Have to say on a design front, they aren't really that striking considering their price, but why'd they have to go and plaster "made in Ireland" everywhere? Completely spoils the look of the product.



Really... Really? Does it even matter? It's just on the top band on each side along with the Sennheiser and logo.. Much better than saying made in China..

post #74 of 132
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You clearly need the new HD25 Amperior.



These look horrible though. Unless a flat black colour is made available I'm not interested, that said my HD25's still have a good 5 years left or more in them I reckon.

post #75 of 132

I purchased mine at Christmas and they don't have made in Ireland anywhere on them?

 

You could always run over it with a marker pen if it bothered you that much...!

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