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Sennheiser HD 518
8.2 out of 10

Sennheiser HD 518

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2011
  • Summary: They are a very good option. The sound is natural, they are comfortable to use. The only con I have with it is the included cable that is too long and bulky (if you want to listen them connected to a computer).
  • Pros: Nice natural sound and also very very comfortable to wear even on long periods
  • Cons: Long cable and the adapter
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2011
  • Summary: I bought these from Amazon about 2 weeks ago, and felt buyer's remorse when I wasn't blown away by the sound. They aren't bad, but they do lack bass and the feel is cheap. They were somewhat comfortable, though, and the overall sound stage was alright.
  • Pros: Good overall sound.
  • Cons: Lack of bass, no isolation.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2011
  • Summary: So I was recently in the market for a pair of open back headphones, and after hearing praise of Sennheiser for their offerings, i decided to purchase the HD 518 with my budget of about 100 dollars. I think that the design is something you love or hate, and personally i love it.
  • Pros: Really comfortable after a bit of a headband stretch, rich sound, natural vocals, above average design.
  • Cons: Stock cable is quite long, 3.5mm adapter is oversized and clumsy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
31 August 2011
  • Summary: Everyone here said everything that could be said about these cans. My contribution is about overall experience.. You can get good to very good performance with standard devices according to their hardwares.
  • Pros: good at all but stellar about mids&vocals
  • Cons: needs good amp/dac for real performance, slightly dark-muted soundstage, can be hot, cord is too long to use practically, too much sound leak,
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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 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 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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