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How long is the stock cable again? 2m? It's hard to quantify how annoying something is, but I found it annoying enough to make re-cabling a necessity for portable use. Others may differ.
2m steel straight plug with 1/8 screw one adapter
Yeah, I've heard similar - makes no sense to me either. I just don't understand how a headphone can sound 'dated'. If it can, then why are much older headphones like the R10 held in such high esteem? Surely it's not just down to rarity. I've compared the HD 25 with newer Senn models such as Urbanite XL and still prefer it by some margin.
I've directly compared the Alu to M50X a couple of times, but fairly briefly due to quite an uncomfortable demo setting! The latter has a more V-shaped signature which isn't really to my taste. I'm not as down on the M50X as some seem to be, but the HD 25 (regular or Alu) is a better headphone IMO if you value balance + clarity yet still want something that packs a punch.
I am really saddened that these are cancelled. I might start collecting them actually, they are that good. The sound separation, the speed, the detail, the tonality, the bass presence. Minus it's on-ear headstage(which is best in it's class anyways) I have a hard time recalling a closed over-ear headphone that outclassed the HD25 Alu's. Even my Soundmagic's HP100/150's do not give me the same intimate feeling as the Alu's do.
Always preferred silver to blue personally. Anodized black would have been nice tho. I'm a bit out of the loop right now - any ideas whether Senn plan to release a successor to the Alu in the HD-25 range, or whether it's just back to the old HD-25-1 II now?