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UE 4000 vs Sennheiser HD 449

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone.

 

Just wondering how the new UE 4000 sounds comapred to the Sennheiser HD 449.

I've been looking at these two headphones for a while and wondering which one I should purchase.

Please don't give me recommendations for others. Where I live, it's hard to find many other brands for a good price.

 

I am currently using UE700, and enjoy them very much. I listen to stuff along the lines of Radiohead and Jeff Buckley, with some heavier stuff like Dream Theater. I'm not a basshead, and I found the most enjoyable part of my UE700s to be the treble, and the soundstage.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 
???
post #3 of 10

Sennheiser hd 449 ftw 

-smooth treble 

-fast pace 

-great mids and soundstage

-tight bass

post #4 of 10

most people say, the hd439 is the better of the bunch.

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

Sennheiser hd 449 ftw 

-smooth treble 

-fast pace 

-great mids and soundstage

-tight bass


Yes, but how does it compare to the UE4000?

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

most people say, the hd439 is the better of the bunch.


Would that only be due to the better bass response?

How does the soundstage compare to the HD449?

 

The important factors to me in relation to sound is the soundstage, and treble.

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by nighthart View Post


Would that only be due to the better bass response?

How does the soundstage compare to the HD449?

 

The important factors to me in relation to sound is the soundstage, and treble.

All of which the hd 449 fit perfectly, also ue4000 is on ear while the hd 449 is over ear (the hd 449 gives better isolation)

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

All of which the hd 449 fit perfectly, also ue4000 is on ear while the hd 449 is over ear (the hd 449 gives better isolation)


I'm sorry, but I don't get how that answers my question.

I'm worried about the sound, not the isolation.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
So, no one else has anything to say?
post #10 of 10
I recently purchased ue 4000 and HD 439.
the ue 4000s have alot of bass that gets pumped into the ear, it almost muddies the mids but can be eq ed out. They are way way louder than the hd439s but lack the comfort and incredible nuanced sound of the sennheisers.
I guess it comes down to what kind of listening you do, if you want to rock out at concert level volume, the ue 4000 if you want nuanced sound with soundstage the HD 439 delivers, albeit without the deep loud bass, but the bass is there,only not being pumped into your head. I can only take the ue's for about an hour before my ears hurt. The senns are very comfortable for prolonged listening. But they don't get near the bass or volume of the ue 4000s.
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