Summary: I'd like to say that these are really great-sounding cans, at least as far as quality goes. These weren't exactly up my alley, because they have a huge soundstage and the sound seems to originate from a distant point (they're laid back). They are the most detailed headphones that I've owned, their bass is precise, tight, but it could offer a bit more impact. They improve on every aspect of sonic performance comparing to the HD205, which are pretty good as well.
Summary: HD 215 model was borrowed from Sennheiser and compared with Audio-Technica ATH-M50. Assumed price was about $80 which is not verified. Please see full review and comparison here:
Pros: Solid build, detachable cable, light weight for type, good comfort, clear mids and highs
Cons: Bass response while accurate is lacking in overall quantity
Summary: Full Review here:
Above "Star" ratings are relative to price.
Price paid is approx MSRP, this was lent sample
The big section you have all been waiting for! I am a very universal listener. Not exotic in artists but univeral in genres. I listen to the popular artists or songs of many genres.
Pros: A almost balanced sound, efficent build. Decent comfort and isolation
Cons: Plastic is a bit "bendy" with it being a bit hard to swivel at times, can get uncomfortable.
Summary: After having owned these for a few months, I can say they're great for monitoring sound and have been using them whilst operating a boom mic during film shoots. The sound is nice and clear as well as being comfortable to wear of hours at a time. The only down side was that the cable was faulty and only the left ear would produce sound, however a spare cable can be bought for a reasonable price and is very simple to replace, if this issue should occur to anyone else.
Summary: These headphones have a bright sound with clear highs. They have a fairly large soundstage, even though they are closed. Isolation is good, once on your head, you won't hear anything but the music while noone around will hear what you're listening to. Clarity and resolution is good for the priceclass (Cannot be compared to the much more expensive hd650 though). They are actually good for metal songs but not so very suited for more bassy tunes. Bass is faint and dampened.
A good alternative to Beats or as an upgrade from earphones
BS on parade, Amazon
18 July 2012
Summary: I've been through a few pairs of Sennheiser CX 300 II earphones over the years. Eventually I started to become more critical of the sound quality. And paranoid about one ear piece becoming quieter than the other. And really annoyed with the wire behind my neck as it constantly became tight and needed to be repositioned every twenty or so minutes. I had a glance at Dr Dre Beats headphones.
Excerpt: "Bought these headphones to listen to my metal music whilst at home without interruptions or complaints! My music sounds fantastic on these, the sound is not at all tinny as I have found with other headphones, even when played from my phone. The closed cups fit securely round my ears and are rotatable which is very handy when I do need to have a conversation, should imagine DJ's use this more often than myself. The coiled wire means ...