very good acoustic sound, accurate tones, BUT take advantage of warranty repair
Holly R., Newegg
10 March 2012
Summary: You have to consider your price point. I got these on black friday/cyber monday for $35. I couldn't be happier for the price paid and quality recieved. Sound is excellent and I prefer this over my koss portapros even, for certain sounds.
Pros: Great acoustic sound quality. I love using these with just an ipod, or my computer for the excellent sound reproduction. Bass boost does not interfere with your sound Open air is truly open air and allows the sound to be naturalized -- they aren't kidding when they say this. long cord comfortable...
Cons: luckily, I think I made it in time for warranty repair because the cord started tearing away from the ear cups after about 1.5 years of owning them. It's plastic, so consider that. I've noticed this fraying of a cord is a common problem with some modern electronics.
Summary: I'm an audiophile, meaning I have multiple pairs of headphones and a stereo rack a mile high with tube amps/preamps, ect. I bought these to play my guitar with and monitor the sound.
Pros: I tried a pair of the top rated HD202s from A-zon for $20 and thought they were bad. The bass was waaaay too distorted and cranked. These for $20 more, these are absolutely worth it. Overall, they are very well balanced in comparison and the open air makes a big difference for acoustics in my env...
Cons: These still don't have a high impedance. If these are going to be your best cans you own, look elsewhere. Get some excellent Grados, or check out a few steps higher on the Sennheiser scale of quality. There's a little evidence of that bass emphasis I found in the HD202s, at the expense of some mi...
Summary: These headphones sound great and would be perfect for listening to music in good quality, but they are not soundproof on the outside, so everyone around you can easily hear what you are listening to. I would suggest the Sennheiser HD428.
Pros: These sound great. I only used them to listen to music. While I had them I listened to many different genres, from rap/hip hop, to hard rock, to softer acoustic songs. The sound is very crisp and clean along with nice bass. They pick up so many levels of sound that I've never heard on songs I've ...
Cons: My main complaint is that the outside of the headphones are not soundproof at all. They basically act as speakers for everyone around you to hear. I guess this might be good for someone who wants to wear them around the neck and still listen, but for the average person just wanting to listen to m...
Summary: I recently purchased these headphones and I am very pleased, especially with the audio quality. Not too bassy and the highs are just right. In my opinion, typically what you hear through these headphones is what the audio track is meant to sound like.
Summary: As a drummer and long time music aficionado I've had my share of headphones (cordless, open/closed air, etc.) from many manufacturers. My listening preferences are as varied as the music genre I play through them.
Summary: I wanted to get a higher end model of the senns but the things arent cheap. The 595's have a lot more bass and more spatialness to them. The best sound i am getting from these is setting my audigy 2 to 5.1 setting and turning the cmss on cmss2....seems to have the best affect for my taste.
Pros: Excellent highs and mids. Vocals really shine on these somewhat cheap cans. Im extremely picky with sound and these make my sony earbuds and plantronics headset sound like thrift store brands. They do take time to break in! I been playing them about 18 hours and the bass is still becoming fuller ...
Cons: After they break in you will notice how bad those lower rate mp3's are...Im hearing hiss and pops in the lower bitrates..get 320kb mp3s and it helps.
Summary: I didn't realize just how poor-sounding my old Sxny's were until I got these. Both were $50 and the Sennheiser's are by far the superior headset.
Pros: Light, great sound for the price. Crisp highs, accurate (if a bit soft) lows.
Cons: Not that comfortable if you wear glasses. The pads press a little too hard on the earpieces and that becomes slightly painful after a while. I've had other over the ear headphones w/o this issue. I'm hoping they break in a bit over time.
Summary: For the price, these are good headphones.
Pros: Good sound quality when connected to quality source material. Connected to my Yamaha HTR-5830 surround sound receiver which simulates surround sound through the headphones and DVD movies the sound is quite impressive.
Superb for price, comfy, great tone, but needs to be louder
9 January 2012
Excerpt: I own my own home studio and have been using this model of headphones plugged into my Alesis Firewire mixer (part of the Evolution range) for about 4 years now. They are lightweight and faily robust.