Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Sennheiser HD 419/429/439
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sennheiser HD 419/429/439

post #1 of 51
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 I'm planning to buy a new headphone. I hear to a lot of music, all kinds of. I like bass, not too much, but bass should be thumby and tight. This headphone is for movies as well. Which among the HD 4xx series would be best for me. I have tried HD 449, i didn't like it (bass was too low).  I hear a lot of good review about HD 439, But will it be good for my requirements?  I will be using the headphone in laptop/mobile.. pls help me choose one..

post #2 of 51

In general, all HD4xx-series headphones are not very competitive at their prices. They're just not good headphones. I wouldn't limit yourself to a Sennheiser at your price range.

post #3 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

In general, all HD4xx-series headphones are not very competitive at their prices. They're just not good headphones. I wouldn't limit yourself to a Sennheiser at your price range.

 

I agree.  But if (for some strange reason) you just absolutely had to get one of the ones you mentioned, then the HD 419 would be your best bet.

post #4 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

In general, all HD4xx-series headphones are not very competitive at their prices. They're just not good headphones. I wouldn't limit yourself to a Sennheiser at your price range.

I had the 439 and hated it. I preferred the Koss ProDJ100 over it. triportsad.gif You can do way better for the price anyways.

post #5 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

I had the 439 and hated it. I preferred the Koss ProDJ100 over it. triportsad.gif You can do way better for the price anyways.

 

 

I'm from india Koss headphones are not available here.. Some of the available brands are SONY/Sennheiser/JVC/Skullcandy/denon/bose etc

Quote:
Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

I agree.  But if (for some strange reason) you just absolutely had to get one of the ones you mentioned, then the HD 419 would be your best bet.

 

HD 419? are you sure.. In reviews I found they make too much bass and sound quality is not worth.

post #6 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by nithin2e View Post

HD 419? are you sure.. In reviews I found they make too much bass and sound quality is not worth.

 

Well, since you found the HD 449 to be bass-light (your main complaint), you might not like the others that much either, with the exception of the 419 which tends to have more bass than the others.  So in the sense that I think you want more bass, yes I'm sure.  Personally I prefer the 429, and I would be okay with the 449 myself, but that's just me. 

 

Here's the thing.  I think you actually want a lot of bass.  I know you mentioned that you don't want too much bass... but I think that what you really mean to say is that you don't want overly recessed mids.  People that are new to the hobby tend to have a hard time expressing what they want because they still need time to learn all the mumbo jumbo terminology we use.  Nothing wrong with that at all.

 

But from experience, I've come to understand that - more often than not - when someone says that they "want bass, but not too much bass", they're really trying to say that they want all the bass they can handle, as long as it's not bloated and mids aren't too recessed.  Does that make sense?

 

However, more than anything else, I'd like to stress that ssrock was right.  If you can stay from the entire HD 4XX series, you'll be better off as they just don't seem right for you.  If you tell us what type of music you listen to and what your budget is, we may be able to find something much better for you.  smile.gif

post #7 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

Well, since you found the HD 449 to be bass-light (your main complaint), you might not like the others that much either, with the exception of the 419 which tends to have more bass than the others.  So in the sense that I think you want more bass, yes I'm sure.  Personally I prefer the 429, and I would be okay with the 449 myself, but that's just me. 

 

Here's the thing.  I think you actually want a lot of bass.  I know you mentioned that you don't want too much bass... but I think that what you really mean to say is that you don't want overly recessed mids.  People that are new to the hobby tend to have a hard time expressing what they want because they still need time to learn all the mumbo jumbo terminology we use.  Nothing wrong with that at all.

 

But from experience, I've come to understand that - more often than not - when someone says that they "want bass, but not too much bass", they're really trying to say that they want all the bass they can handle, as long as it's not bloated and mids aren't too recessed.  Does that make sense?

 

However, more than anything else, I'd like to stress that ssrock was right.  If you can stay from the entire HD 4XX series, you'll be better off as they just don't seem right for you.  If you tell us what type of music you listen to and what your budget is, we may be able to find something much better for you.  smile.gif

 

This headphone is for music as well as movies. And i expect a theater like sound from it. Music mostly to Rock, Hip-Hop, pop, indian songs etc..

 

My budget is around $100, (for your comparison HD 449 is avaialbe in india for $80).. Please suggest me a best-pick

 

P.S.I got a chance to hear HD 202 II, liked the bass level in that.. but mids are not great in that..

post #8 of 51

These will not be used outside of the house right?  So we don't have to stick with "closed" headphones?

post #9 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

These will not be used outside of the house right?  So we don't have to stick with "closed" headphones?

 



yup. will not be used outside house

post #10 of 51

AKG 240 Studio.

 

Bass, but not too much bass.  Nice clarity and details.  Light and comfortable even for long periods of wear.  And cheap (under $80 from Amazon in the U.S.) but you'll want to check on prices in India to make sure.

 

EDIT:  And an excellent soundstage for movies!

post #11 of 51
Thread Starter 

AKG headphones are not directly available in india. :( Imported versions cost around $200


Edited by nithin2e - 9/3/12 at 9:49pm
post #12 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by nithin2e View Post

AKG headphones are not available in india. :(

 

Dammit!  mad.gif

 

Okay, but lots of Sennheisers right?

post #13 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

Dammit!  mad.gif

 

Okay, but lots of Sennheisers right?

 

Yeah, tons of them
 

post #14 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by nithin2e View Post

Yeah, tons of them

 

Wow that's kind of tough for me... as I don't want to recommend anything I haven't owned or otherwise extensively heard.  Maybe the HD 439 might be right for you after all (given the circumstances).  But I'm hoping someone here can recommend something better.  C'mon guys, anyone out there that can help out here?

post #15 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

Wow that's kind of tough for me... as I don't want to recommend anything I haven't owned or otherwise extensively heard.  Maybe the HD 439 might be right for you after all (given the circumstances).  But I'm hoping someone here can recommend something better.  C'mon guys, anyone out there that can help out here?


Thank you warrenpchi , i hope the same

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Sennheiser HD 419/429/439