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
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.
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)
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
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
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
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