Excerpt: Sennheiser's managed to impress us yet again. This time with the HD415, last seen at CES 2006. Now we can tell you if the hype was worth the deal. To introduce the headphones briefly, let's start with the supra-aural form factor. For non-audiophiles, there's a simple term used by the uninitiated: open-air. The earcups are placed on the ear, and since it doesn't have active noise cancellation, there's no need to have the whole ear covered.
Summary: Sennheiser’s HD 415’s offer true and accurate sound production at a reasonable price. Although they look hip enough for the street, the open air configuration makes them more at home in quieter places. Sennheiser’s HD 415’s are recommended for music enthusiasts looking for a quality replacement for their stock headsets. BFR Breakdown Design: Stylish design and comfortable cloth covered cans make these headphones easy on the eyes and ears.