Well, i probably should have responded to this thread ages ago.. this video inspired me to purchase a pair of DT1350s when I went to Japan a couple months back. was happy with the purchase. Just rewatched the video and I noticed that Jude wears the HD25s around the wrong way at 6:20 (the cable being on the left, when they should be on the right). If I had picked that up before, I may have been less likely to follow the guidance of someone who wears his headphones around the wrong way! heh. Anyway, I listened to the P5, the HD25 and the DT1350 over there (love Japan) and I have to say that with a bit of wiggling, the DT1350s do sound better to me than the other two, but the HD25s sound great just putting them on. No adjustments needed.
Even if Jude did have the cable on the wrong side, he might have chosen the most convenient cord placement over imaging (as crucial as the latter might be). Sometimes cable flex on the fly is even more important than correct stereo imaging. You can listen correctly once you're home, but destroying a cable or dragging your headphones off your head with an ill-considered tilt is a Brad more hazardous ultimately.
I still think placing the cable on the right for the Amperior/HD25 was the least explainable thing Sennheiser did with that model. How many people own a shirt with one right pocket, and how many DJs and portable listening rigs involve adjusting a source on the right?
Edited by scrypt - 4/12/13 at 2:07am