Excerpt: As a fan of Sennheiser, this headphone does hold up to the brand quality. It works very well with my iPod while working at home. Too bulky to wear during running or workouts. The sound is a bit muddy in the lower frequencies, but overall good.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Bass, Good Value, Lightweight, Stylish
Summary: When I got the headphones I wasn't too impressed with the sound. The bass was there but the mids and highs just sounded warm and fuzzy. I left them playing music upstairs for 24 hours or so to burn them in and they then sounded much better with the mids and highs a lot clearer and sharper. Comfort wise they fit nicely around my ear and haven't fallen off yet.
Comfortable headphones with excellent sound-insulating properties
Melanie Pratt, Amazon
18 April 2012
Summary: These Sennheiser HD419 headphones fit the bill nicely for me. I am by no means an audiophile, but have great difficulty finding over-ear headphones which don't hurt my ears (a fault of my ears rather than other headphones, to be fair, they stick out. No, you may not call me Dumbo...), and these are REALLY comfortable. They are nicely padded, and not too tight. The sound quality is very good, a vast improvement on my usual in-ear Sony headphones.
Summary: It's obvious where the money went in these speakers, and it wasn't in the build. They are plasticky, light, wobbly and rather insubstantial. Is that a problem? Only perceptually. Despite this initial feel, it's apparent that they are rather tough, with a screw-together rather than a cheaper snap-together construction, which I think tends to lead to less creaks and squeaks.