Summary: I'll give a quick overview of my thoughts on the 449's here, but if you want a full review, you can check out a complete breakdown here:
HD 449 Review
My quick thoughts on the HD 449 is that it has a decent sound in that it's tonally accurate as it has a very neutral sound.
Summary: Just got the headphones. It took me a great deal to settle with them as these are my first headphones in this price-range.Till now I was using the HD201 headphones from Sennheiser, but wore off the last pair so decided to try out something new.
Pros: Good isolation. Extension cable and pouch are nice touch
Summary: I'm not experienced in this field so I will mostly talk about the characteristics of the headphones that don't have to do with sound. But I will still talk about the sound as best to my abilities.
Pros: Great detailed sound, very modern looking, good isolation, feel solid in the hands
Cons: So far not good with all genres (especially ones with electric sounding instruments), padding feels stiff
Summary: I just bought them (89€) and compared with my 50€ Wireless Philips... so dissapointed. With these 449 the high ferquencies hurt my ears, and the techno songs I had on my youtube playlists seem so flat. I try back with the half-of-their-price Philips and the exciting and uplifting sound comes back.
Pros: Light weight (compared with previous, with batteries).
Cons: High frequency/ techno vocals hurt my ears; flat/unexciting sound (missing low and mid-range?)
Summary: The Sennheiser HD 449 stereo headphones are comfortable and great sounding. Although there is no noise cancelling beyond the closed earpad design covering your ears, their lightweight design makes them comfortable to use for extended listening sessions.
Summary: There is no shortage of headphones in the market today and it’s hard to find a good performing one at an affordable price. The HD449 are actually a very decent set of headphones. Sure, they aren’t built with the best quality and most exotic materials, but they aren’t trying to be fancy.
Excerpt: Der Sennheiser betont Bässe und Hochtöne mitunter etwas zu stark, die Mitten minimal zu schwach. Allerdings kann bereits der Equalizer in einem MP3-Player für die nötigen Korrekturen sorgen – wenn das überhaupt gewünscht sein sollte.
Pros: Erstklassige Verarbeitung, Großer Lieferumfang, Extrem gute Abschirmung, Optimal an eigenen Kopf anpassbar, Ausgewogenes Klangbild, Detailreiches Klangbild, Abnehmbares Kabel
Cons: Mikrofon fehlt, Fernbedienung nicht vorhanden, Keine Farbauswahl verfügbar