Excerpt: Amazing quality sound and construction at a fraction of the cost of the nearest competing product. The design is so perfect, it has remained unchanged for nearly 20 years. My first pair finally broke out after about 11 years and a lot of very hard use. The old speakers still worked, but they had been dropped so many times, it was too much for the housing. Not even tape could hold them together.
Pros: Affordable, Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Excerpt: Let's start by saying these headphones are amazingly comfortable. As soon as you put them on, you feel the foam adjust to your head and it sounds like your in a studio. The audio quality...Just wow. I can't get the speakers to clip or even distort. Music and sounds that used to make audio fuzzy and distorted now come in crystal clear. These headphones make even 44.1k audio sound like a beast. Construction...no complaints.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: I bought these for monitoring/mixing in my home studio. The sound is clean, the balance is excellent; it is easy to distinguish each track and hear all the detail I need to add/adjust effects and mix down. In short, I find these excellent for the purpose and don't feel the need to spend significantly more (and you'd have to to get a meaningfully better sound). There's a reason these are an industry standard.
Pros: I honestly cannot recommend these headphones enough. There is nothing anywhere near them for the price in terms of build quality, wearability, and durability. Sound is excellent, I haven't tested many cans since buying these but sound is amazingly good and almost as good as anything I've ever heard (at much higher price points).
Cons: The first pair I received did have a dead ear cup but 6 years on with the replacement pair that Sennheiser sent I've had not a single disappointment despite daily use and tortuous conditions.
Summary: It is kinda sad that it cost almost 1/3rd the price of the set for replacement ear pads.
Pros: These headphones have been with me since Feb 2006. The only thing to ever go wrong with them is the glue holding one of the ear pads finally coming off at this end of last year (dec 1013). I have moved 6 times since then and go to about 10-20 LAN parties a year (almost every weekend in 2006/7. I cannot find any damage to this set at all despite them being crammed into a backpack. They fit perfectly around my ear and seal out most ambient sound and chatter. I can hear ...
Cons: With this set, you won't get that "I'm a victim of really good marketing and ignorantly overpaid for a mediocre product" appearance ever so desired by today's youth when boarding an airplane or bus.
Summary: I am a musician and purchased these headphones mainly to monitor music as I practice. Very comfortable and nice sound quality. I like that they do not totally isolate the sound as I have the music coming through a sound system as well. Allows enough of the sound of the acoustic drums to mix with the music through the phones. These headphones replaced my previous Sennheiser phones that I had for 10 years. Makes playing comfortable and totally enjoyable for long periods.
Pros: Very good sound quality, quality construction, MAXIMUM comfort, as pointed out by others - excellent for monitoring music if you are a musicians, great value!
Cons: Sound spectrum could be a bit wider but for the money - very good!
Choice of the pros, best-kept headphone secret on the market
22 January 2014
Summary: In one sentence: These are the best headphones you can buy at anything close to this price. Let me qualify this review before I start... I'm a professional sound tech/engineer that does everything from setting up large scale concert sound systems and mixing bands on said systems to high profile corporate meetings.
Pros: The pros use them, why shouldn't you? The guy mixing the band you're seeing live on a $500,000 PA thinks they sound good. He/she also uses and abuses them every day, and they ask for more. Relatively light considering the amount of isolation you get.
Cons: Hmm... the screw on 1/8" - 1/4" adapter is hard to replace if you lose it. Pro tip: Don't lose it. Perhaps a bit too bassy for some, I don't mind it, and you appreciate it in a loud environment.