Summary: I have owned alot of headphones and I compare these to my OE1's. Sound production is crisp and clear. I drive these with my hand built tube amp made for headphones. I run a single Elektro Harmonics 6922 with 1002 MOSFETs. The amp will pull 2 watts per channel.
Pros: Good sound color Great bass reproduction Equal dispersion of the sound spectrum (20 - 20,000 Hz ) Get really loud but stay clear when driven hard Easy wearing for hours
Summary: I honestly wasn't sure what headphones to buy as I'm switching from my standard use of in-ear headphones to over head headphones. However I didn't want anything too large or bulky. I thought about Dr Dre's headphones, the cheaper ones at £115 or similar.
Impressively clear, accurate sound - but they are for very specific needs
1 June 2012
Summary: I was under the impression that these HD239s were just a cosmetic update of the , but having got on the 'phone to the good folks at Sennheiser, they have informed me that these have a higher frequency response - in practise, the difference will be very hard to notice, and the 238s are a lot cheaper...
Summary: These headphones are very comfortable to wear and the sound quality is very good. The only disadvantage is that they leak sound a lot! I had the volume at its minimum and still other people could hear it. Apart from that, a good set of headphones.
These headphones are not as sturdy as the industry standard Sennheiser turquoise blue pair (15 ...
14 May 2012
Summary: These headphones are not as sturdy as the industry standard Sennheiser turquoise blue pair (15 years old) that they replaced - but they fit the bill - and are a considerable step up from many of their Far East rivals.
Summary: I found these really comfortable to wear and I have used them on an hour's walk in city traffic and windy weather. They stayed 'put' during the walk, with an occasional tendency to slip slightly towards the back of the head, but nothing that would cause me an issue.
Summary: These are on ear headphones. A style that I have come to enjoy since listening to the However I wasn't too keen on the closed back design of the HD229's. Preferring to hear what is going on around me as well as the music.
Summary: These are subtle in appearance, light in weight and comfortable to wear Testing They were burnt-in for several hours beforehand and the initial over-softness disappeared (piano chords lacked dynamics).
Summary: To start with, these headphones when broken in for a couple of hours have bags of clarity, great, but not overpowering bass and effective mids. They can cater from hard rock to metal, with the bass quality suiting house very well.