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Seinheisser HD 25 ii Question!

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by headfimaniac, Jun 26, 2012.
  1. HeadFiManiac
    These cans are on amazon for $200. Are they worth the money for a good quality isolating headphone for someone who enjoys all genres of music? 
    The lack of soundstage also concerns me...
     
  2. extrabigmehdi
    I personally  think you can get both better isolation, and sound quality with iem.
    But if you want absolutely that kind of isolation/ "comfort"...

    Lacks of soundstage doesn't matter too much if you listen to pop , rock, hip hop.
     
  3. HeadFiManiac
    What kind of iems would you suggest?
     
  4. extrabigmehdi
    Well,  I  like the senn IE7 better (much richer bass and better clarity )  , but these are discontinued. Anyway I'm getting very soon the yamaha eph-100, because clarity is my top priority.
    Some claimed the eph-100 sound even better than the ie8 / ie80. I'll have to wait end of week, to see if I  reach eargasm with them.
     
  5. Crazy Sam
    Hey. I just bought these cans (via b&h, check them out, adidas version is same $200 pricetag as solid black). I must say they are very versatile, in that they will spit out pretty much what they are fed. When I say this, I mean if u feed them hip-hop, rap, and pop, they put out punchy, tight and detailed bass, and allow you to do what beats say they can, hear those things you just couldn't b4. For example, I can hear Snoop's voice on Dre's Chronic 2001, commenting in the background, that I could never hear, even with similar senn cans, hd228. Very durable, and the isolation is really incredible for on-ears. Back to my statement that they spit out what they are fed. I literally had them arrive 5 mins ago, however I've managed to get into some of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and I must say the detail is superb. You expressed concerns about soundstage, and I must admit as much as I am eargasming right now, the instruments are a tad cramped. It's not horrible, but its noticeable. When I say that, I mean I have no trouble imaging and feel as though I am surrounded by the strings, or sitting in the studio, however you can't really take an 'audience' or '3rd person' seat with these cans. If I had to recommend them to you based on one spec, it would be isolation. It really is astonishing, can't hear TV, or the road, or the house right now. 100% Value, I must add, and Sennheiser is excellent about their replacement policy. Those hd228s i mentioned are my second batch from Sennheiser, the first had a cable problem, and they were replaced without question. Sorry about the lengthy post; I will be writing a review soon, and this sort of became a rough draft.
     
  6. fabio-fi
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    They are a great all rounder headphone. But you cant have it all..
    i got open back headphones because of their small soundstage, for home listening mainly. 
     
  7. HeadFiManiac
    I can't choose between the 25's and the Shure SRH840's.
    Anybody have any opinions on the matter...
     
  8. extrabigmehdi
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    Lot of resonances in the tiny cups of the hd25.  Probably the reason of the congested soundstage.
    I'm sure it won't be hard to outrank the hd25, with lot of a full size headphone, and at a similar price.
    These are not audiophile headphone, merely a headphone that offer a "convenience" factor, with good isolation, and built quality.
     
  9. OrbitingCow
    I would honestly say no. I think these are way overrated headphones with absolutely very little of that audiophile quality. It is why I am debating just getting a high end pair. No more monies for cheaper phones because they all seem to lack something. I really did not like these but they were pretty comfy.
     
  10. HeadFiManiac
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    ugh....  Should I get them
     

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