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post #1 of 8
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Hey i'd bought  a pair of Sennheiser HD 518.. So these were my 1st buy in the higher range.. I'd read reviews of great booming bass  and it being the best part of them...

I'd used them for 2 months.. n did'nt find anything great about the bass(which i was expecting to blow me away :P) but the smoothness, clarity and soundstage in Games, movies, music.. are appreciable and enjoyable. and  made me forget the bass part ...

 

Not until recently though i bought Soundmagic E10's for portable use.. ANd i've noticed that the bass is far more felt than 518's. Its like 518 dont have any bass at all. Btw the Soundmagic E10's aren't even known for their bass..

So, i've wanted to know if this is the signature of the 518's or is there maybe any prob with the Headphones.

 

Much appreciate ur views..

post #2 of 8

Booming is usually not a word described for a good quality bass.

post #3 of 8

In general headphone amps tend to enhance the quality and pronunciation of the bass tones
over the mids or highs which is probobly what you're hearing.
 

post #4 of 8

I own them, and is not booming. even amping them, you wont get booming bass. these aren't basshead cans, they're an attempt at neutrality under $150

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

I understand it may not be booming, but it must be felt right? THe sound seems very flat even on the bassiest of songs..  But i guess this is their signature.. And the definition of excellent bass..

post #6 of 8
Mine are felt. I actually tend to eq them down a bit. Mess with your equalizer until you get a sound you like.
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

I own them, and is not booming. even amping them, you wont get booming bass. these aren't basshead cans, they're an attempt at neutrality under $150

 

In that case Sennheiser failed utterly. A good attempt at neutrality under $150 is Sony MDR 7506. HD 518 is over-bassed and lacks clarity (muddy).

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Originally Posted by shtldr View Post

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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

I own them, and is not booming. even amping them, you wont get booming bass. these aren't basshead cans, they're an attempt at neutrality under $150

In that case Sennheiser failed utterly. A good attempt at neutrality under $150 is Sony MDR 7506. HD 518 is over-bassed and lacks clarity (muddy).
I will respect your opinion but choose to disagree entirely. I liked the bass on the HD518 quite a lot, and I didnt find it muddy at all.
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