Portable Headphones with One Sided Cable
Sep 13, 2009 at 8:46 AM Post #7 of 15

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Uhm, I wonder about those sens hd 228 and 238, they look exactly the same, but the price is like $50 different. And HD 25-1 with 238, which is cost around $120, is it worth it? for a portable headphones.


The HD228 are closed; The HD238 are open. The HD25-1 II are absolutely worth the money. - they are by far the best-sounding portable I own (although the most-convenient award goes to the K81dj).

The one other major single-sided can I can think of it the AKG K181dj.
 
Sep 13, 2009 at 2:10 PM Post #8 of 15

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my K518
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I moded it to have a single sided, detatchable cable
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HD 25-1 II


That model has the cable running down the right side (unlike most other headphones with a single-sided cable which runs down the left side).
 
Sep 13, 2009 at 4:51 PM Post #10 of 15

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That model has the cable running down the right side (unlike most other headphones with a single-sided cable which runs down the left side).


LOL thank you for pointing that out... it feels weird if I imagine the cable is on my right side x_X -- i don't know.

Btw, thanks for the input, I browsed around on youtube about these cans, and I think I narrowed my option for HD25 and K181.

As this will be my first portable headphones, I don't really know about them ^^; (I'm using Denon 1001 now).

I know both of them are on-ear, and will be less comfortable compared with full-sized cans, but which one is more comfortable?

HD25 VS K181 ?

As in sound wise, I believe they both are comparable.
As in size wise, I read in other threads, K181 is a bit too bulky to be portable, is it true?

Other recommendation for one side cable Portable Headphones still welcome.
 
Sep 13, 2009 at 5:09 PM Post #11 of 15

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The HD25-1 II is actually pretty rigid in structure - the earcups don't even rotate told fold them flat, so I'm not sure they're any more portable than the K181dj. I find them extremely comfortable personally, but the optional velour pads are a must-have IMO.
 
Sep 13, 2009 at 5:25 PM Post #12 of 15

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Uhm, I wonder about those sens hd 228 and 238, they look exactly the same, but the price is like $50 different. And HD 25-1 with 238, which is cost around $120, is it worth it? for a portable headphones.


Also keep in mind some of the prices you are quoting are for used/open box items. If you don't mind used items or open box stuff then you are ok.
 
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Also keep in mind some of the prices you are quoting are for used/open box items. If you don't mind used items or open box stuff then you are ok.


Yes I'm aware of that ^^ -- the brand new is like $200, and I'm looking for the used one. Or I might should wait my luck until thanksgiving, they probably have a discount, hahaha.
 
Sep 13, 2009 at 6:03 PM Post #15 of 15

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Where do you buy the optional velor pads?
And btw, is there any significant different from HD25-1 vs HD25-1 II ?



The HD25-1 II are supposed to be the best-sounding of the HD25 models. Haven't tried the others myself. Also, velour pads are available from Sennheiser USA.
 

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