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,
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
Summary: The Sennheiser HD518s are priced at Rs. 6,490, which I would say is a little on the steep side considering they need burning in to be rid of the muddiness. A thousand or two lower and these would be an absolutely fantastic buy – but I’d still recommend them to those who prioritize comfort when using...