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“I ordered a brand new pair of Sennheiser HD 25 SP...”

Written on: 16/08/2006 by Pauly1984 (3 reviews written)

Good Points
Great sound
Build quality
Replaceable parts

Bad Points
The bass could be a little more deep and more 'in your face', but that's just a personal thing (being a DJ headphone, this is actually a good thing).
Wearing them for a while will fatigue you, but most, if not all headphones with the same ear cups will do it eventually.

General Comments
I ordered a brand new pair of Sennheiser HD 25 SP headphones for a really good price. I would mainly use them for DJ-ing, but I like to listen to the iPod when I'm on the move. The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was that the design is SO simple. It would be next to impossible to really break them beyond repair! This is one of the reasons I bought these. Being a student, the kind of money that this kind of quality demands doesn't come around that much, so having to replace a whole set of headphones because of minor damage was NOT on the books. I expect these things to last me years, even if I manage to go through a headband or an ear-cup. Much cheaper than shelling out for a new set!

I also find the simple design is a benefit on the road! Not only can they just be thrown in the record bag, but if you're listening at a bus station, you don't look like a rich kid with 'da bling bling' headphones. Where I'm from especially, people will rob you for something decent, so the fact that it looks 'cheap' from afar will hopefully draw less attention.

While I'm still breaking them in as I write this review, the sound is really really good! The highs are clean and don't feel like your head is going to explode during a guitar riff! The bass is fast and punchy, which for my mixing is perfect. The bass isn't heaped on like its vanilla ice-cream, but it's definitely there. The mids are as you would expect - brilliant!! As a result, even when the music is cranking and the crowd is screaming, these things would make live mixing a breeze! The outside noise practically disappears when you have the music playing, and when the beat is even slightly out of time, you will have picked up through the headphones before the crowd ever knows!

If I had to whinge about something, it would be the comfort levels. While you can't have your cake and eat it too, with this style of 'pad on ear' headphone, I find that the HD25SP1's are pretty comfortable for a while. Then the inevitable fatigue kicks in and they start to hurt. But that takes a few hours, and you don't really have a choice with anything similar to these. The double-sided cord is a little annoying at times, because you will find that one cup will spin around, and you're left with a confusing mess, with one cable twisted and the other one near perfect. In that situation, it usually gets a lot worse before you eventually figure it out, and then it's all good. It might be a bit embarassing at a gig to be seen having a violent argument with your headphones, but it is manageable with a little care.

Overall though, I'm quite satisfied with the purchase. I was going to buy the Sony V700's, but it all came back to the build quality. The reality is, most, if not all headphones in this price range are going to sound 'good'. Some just sound better than others, but by no means are the lesser headphones bad (mostly)! I chose these because I don't plan on paying this much for another set, so I wanted it to last. Replaceable parts have probably more than doubled the life of my Senns!

Bottom line... Great for those who plan to shell out for a decent set, but who don't plan on upgrading. If I had to buy one set and one set only, I would gladly take these any day! Sound, strength, durability and versatility! If I wanted to (which I don't), I could throw out every other set of cans except these, and I would still be able to listen to my iPod, DJ at home, DJ live, produce, monitor and just listen! Just fantastic!

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