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Sennheiser HD 518
8.1 out of 10

Sennheiser HD 518

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2011
  • Summary: This is my second review on Head-Fi so it won't be the review you'll ever read. I will try to use as much terms that are described in the "describing soung glossary". Please note that English isn't my native tongue, so there will be a few grammar and spelling mistakes.
  • Pros: Comfort, balanced, decent soundstage
  • Cons: long cable, 6.3mm plug (adapter included)
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2011
  • Summary: Hello, I would like to share my impressions of my first a bit more decent headphones - Sennheiser HD-518. I'm no audiophile, so this review will be more for a "normal" people, who want to use it not just for music, but for games and movies too.
  • Pros: Bass, soundstage, comfy, great all-arounders
  • Cons: Vocals in music (fixed with eq)
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2011
  • Summary: First off id like to say i am not an audiophile and this is the second time on this forum that ive wrote a review. Now with that said these headphones are really great and well worth the money i paid for em.
  • Pros: Comfy, Good for long listening sessions, Great sound
  • Cons: long cord
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2011
  • Summary: I purchased the HD518s for a good price lightly used, and have been very satisfied with them. They are darker Sennheisers, and have the signature Senn smooth sound. I have never owned Senns before, so these were my first pair.
  • Pros: dark, smooth treble, strong bass impact, very comfortable, easy to drive, sounds good with cheaper amps, excellent for movies and video games
  • Cons: annoying 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch adapter, bass is a bit obese and undistinguished, not the best transparency in mids, vocals are a little veiled
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2011
  • Summary: I'll keep this review short, im a beginner, and this review are all my own opinions so please bear with me. thank you! This headphone sound so good for its price. For me, its sq is almost excellent that every time i put this on, i always have a smile on my face.
  • Pros: soundstage, amazing bass and mids, non fatiguing, great all- arounder
  • Cons: highs are slightly veiled
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2011
  • Summary: Design - The louvered design is something people will either like or hate. I personally like it since it gives it a very engineered look, just like a German car. The color combination is stylish and gives it a high end feel, very nice use of graphite and black with some silver highlights.
  • Pros: Big step up from HD 515, Mids and Highs are clear and vivid, Bass is more pronounced but still laid back, Comfortable for long listening sessions.
  • Cons: Plastic material (still feels and looks good though)
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
26 August 2011
  • Summary: If you are new to headphones this is the one to get if you also don't want to spend too much!
  • Pros: cheap
  • Cons: not the best sq
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
25 August 2011
  • Summary: First of all, I still didn't have the opportunity of using an HD 598, which is the 500 series flagship. So I can only compare what I know about the 518 with what people talk about the 598.
  • Pros: Embraces all music genres, super comfortable, not so expensive.
  • Cons: After 6 months of use, still haven't found any.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
24 August 2011
  • Summary: I got these on a killer bargain from Fry's late last month. After two weeks I can say that my initial impression of them has improved but, in short, you should get the 558s and do the foam tape mod instead of buying these.
  • Pros: Solid highs, earpads that breathe very well, removable cable
  • Cons: Boomy bass, lacking mids, dumbest cable ever, cups don't turn into the shape of a "V" enough, too closed
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
22 August 2011
  • Summary: I'm standing on the precipice of turning my in rotation headphone collection over and now seems like a good time to write a HD 518 review. My HD 700's and 598's are in the mail and instead of listening to those I'm back on my back up pair the 518s.
  • Pros: Large soundstage, Clear airy sound, Great mids
  • Cons: For the price - none. Fairly anemic bass however
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