Summary: It is hard to find a pair of isolating headphones that won't rob the bank leaving a bitter after taste, a feeling of being conned, misled or otherwise suckered into filling another segment of that rapidly filling cupboard you so do not want the wife to find out about, you know, the one that is...
Pros: Light weight, comfortable, detailed, balanced, wide frequency response
Cons: Some may think the bass is lacking but, they are remenicent of my old electrostatics
Summary: I have only bought these headphones today, so haven't used them properly to rate yet.
I had been thinking of buying my first pair of quality headphones for around two weeks now. I had narrowed it down to either Bose, Audio-Technica or Sennheiser.
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: 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: This is just an re-post of one of my first head-fi reviews from 2012, I hope Sennheiser is working on a newer version of these HD4X8 series headphones.
Caution:- This article has serious grammatical mistakes, do forgive them.
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.