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post #76 of 203
I find on most days I am torn between the HD448, HD595 and the IE7. The HD448's detail is great, but overall the HD595 is a stronger design (except for their flimsy headband design), because of their better power handling and more cohesive presentation. The IE7's, while bass heavy are very fast and detailed, almost as much as the HD448's, without the tendency to distort like the HD448's do with poorly recorded music. For well-recorded music that doesn't heavily depend on bass, the HD448's are wonderful, but sometimes the HD595's have their place. The HD448's reminded me of how much I missed my HD580's, so much that I finally have ordered the parts to fix them (new drivers and earpads to be specific--and one of Cable Pro's new EarCandy V3 Sennheiser replacement cables). For the price, the HD448 is an awesome pair of headphones, especially since they hold their own among headphones twice their price or more.
post #77 of 203
violeta88, I have to extend a extra thank you on your reviews, observations and thoughts on the HD448s. Like anything I buy I research and re-research and much of the info I read was posts you made here on the Senn HD448s. A lot of the reviews I read on Amazon and such are people who buy them and review them before burn in or truly getting a idea what they are capable of, you on the other hand kept reporting back as they evolved from out of the box to they're present burned in state.
You have put a lot of time and effort into telling us your feelings and views on these headphones, for that Thank You!!
I did order them last week and eagerly await they're arrival. zmd was also a huge help in my decision making by sharing and telling me his personal experiences with his HD448s, actually he was my main man on my decision you guys here are the best!!
post #78 of 203
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Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
violeta88, I have to extend a extra thank you on your reviews, observations and thoughts on the HD448s. Like anything I buy I research and re-research and much of the info I read was posts you made here on the Senn HD448s. A lot of the reviews I read on Amazon and such are people who buy them and review them before burn in or truly getting a idea what they are capable of, you on the other hand kept reporting back as they evolved from out of the box to they're present burned in state.
You have put a lot of time and effort into telling us your feelings and views on these headphones, for that Thank You!!
Eric rocks.
post #79 of 203
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Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
violeta88, I have to extend a extra thank you on your reviews, observations and thoughts on the HD448s. Like anything I buy I research and re-research and much of the info I read was posts you made here on the Senn HD448s. A lot of the reviews I read on Amazon and such are people who buy them and review them before burn in or truly getting a idea what they are capable of, you on the other hand kept reporting back as they evolved from out of the box to they're present burned in state.
You have put a lot of time and effort into telling us your feelings and views on these headphones, for that Thank You!!
I did order them last week and eagerly await they're arrival. zmd was also a huge help in my decision making by sharing and telling me his personal experiences with his HD448s, actually he was my main man on my decision you guys here are the best!!

I'm glad to have been a help in your decision-making process. I have been really busy lately with school, so that's why I haven't been online here much, but I'm glad my reviews and comments are still useful to people.

--Eric
post #80 of 203
Have any of you actually compared the 485 and the 448 side by side? Lol...

485 > 448, 595,

<3
post #81 of 203
It's been about a week with the HD 448s. They are really good and getting better each day... The mids, the highs, and the huge soundstage on these cans are amazing. And the bass has improved quite a bit too. I'm hoping with time the bass will get even tighter. I've been thinking about getting different pads for them, but I'm not so sure if I should. Any thoughts on this?
post #82 of 203
The velour pads make the bass lighter, not tighter. I'd stick to the stock pads and let them break in if I were you.
post #83 of 203
I have started to appreciate the HD448 again much more than I had previously. I listened to them with some new music (namely Acix's Rabbit Dream album), and the HD448 handled the complex textures, including the bass, just as well as the HD595, and the bass didn't seem very subdued in comparison with the HD595's, as I had originally thought they would. Additionally, the sense of space and soundstaging was convincingly three dimensional, maybe even a touch more so than the HD595. The bass issues I had found with the HD448's (and the HD238's as well) were most likely due to the bad mastering of the commercial music I had been listening to previously (namely the clipping and distorted bass lines present in most modern commercial music). With the Acix album, the bass was very present, yet never clipped once. I guess the HD448 just was begging for better music than what I had been feeding it.

--Eric
post #84 of 203
I received my HD448s yesterday and out of the box I found them very nice, I'm happy to say I have no volume handling problems with my iPod at all(never a need to go over 3/4 volume), bass was better then I expected(bass reports on the 448s were sketchy). Out of the box they were edgy and burn in was definitely needed, after 24 hours of burn in the edgyness was practically gone and the sound-stage opened up nicely. Bass had also tightened up and for no better word find it quite accurate, not over-exaggerated or understated. Mids and highs are excellent, much crisper and cleaner then my HD25BAs. I'm going to let these burn in for the next few days for just with the 24 hours of burn-in the difference has been amazing. I am totally satisfied and know with time they are going to get better and better. I am thrilled with these headphones and again have to thank you guys(especially violeta88 & zmd) for you thoughts, experiance and opinions on the HD448s.
post #85 of 203

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Hi i am kinda new to all this, but does anyone have pics of someone wearing the sennheiser HD 448? I wana get them but am worried they might be too big... and all the demo pictures online don't show how big they are in real life. Thanks!
post #86 of 203
They're actually smaller than I expected. The fit around the ear is pretty tight since it's not really a big headphone.
post #87 of 203
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Originally Posted by CLYJ View Post
Hi i am kinda new to all this, but does anyone have pics of someone wearing the sennheiser HD 448? I wana get them but am worried they might be too big... and all the demo pictures online don't show how big they are in real life. Thanks!
The pictures on the HeadRoom mannequin give a pretty accurate representation. To me, they are the perfect compromise between a portable and a home model.
post #88 of 203
Could anyone advise me on how they compare to the bose on-ear headphones?
post #89 of 203
Do you mean by size? They're certainly bigger, but not very big. Just enough to go around some mid-sized ears.
If it's the sound you're talking about, I'd imagine they're much more detailed in the mids with slightly less bass, FWIR about the Bose pair.
post #90 of 203
I just ordered these from musicianstoybox.com the other day. They're on backorder there, just like everywhere else. Gotta wait til early april. I did tons of research on my first "real" pair of cans, and now I gotta wait even longer. Kinda sucks, but oh well.
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