Conclusion: Before buying these, I had 219's for several years and thought that they were very good; but, the 449's are even better. I listen to classical and jazz; and can hear bette depth and detail. They are light and comfortable, even when worn for light exercise at the YMCA.
Conclusion: Purchased headphones in a package with amp and carry case The head have good sound but cannot handle the amp to well Any music with deep base will distort the headphone to the point where I fear they will break Thank you Frisco
Conclusion: Quite balanced, not bass-heavy, very clear and pretty immersive soundstage. Plastic is pretty durable, but feels as if it could break easily after some use. Pads seal well, but wrapping is thin and may break after some use.
Excerpt: Read other reviews and thought, why not. For the price I consider this a more than adequate headphone for my use in listening to TV and am very happy with the comfort of the fit and the excellent sound transmission. Replaced Sony noise cancelling headphone with this and like it much better.
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality
Excerpt: Sennheiser and I have always admired each other. This company creates great products year after year. The HD 449 is no exception. It produces very good sound and is comfortable to wear for long periods. Performance for price is hard to match.
Excerpt: These headphones.are very lightweight and fairly comfortable. I am not savvy about the subject of audiophile matters but I know what sounds are pleasant to me. The HD 449 are excellent but lack base for my taste. Nonetheless, I am satisfied with my purchase and recommend it to others.