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Sennheiser HD 518
8.0 out of 10

Sennheiser HD 518

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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the 150$

Jeremy F., Newegg
8 March 2016
  • Summary: Why use a clunky output adapter that came out of the stone age?
  • Pros: They play music nicely I guess, not as high quality as a product valued at 150$ should sound. Update: Cord broke down quick, I have to get the headset connection in just the right for sound to come out correctly in even one ear. This set cannot be used when walking or biking or skateboarding beca...
  • Cons: Bulky cord Not wireless Fabric absorbs liquid
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Overall 2
2.0

Looked good & played good at first

Wayne S., Newegg
3 March 2016
  • Summary: The cable connectors are the weakest link in this headset.
  • Pros: Looked like a quality product out of the box but only lasted 2 weeks. I think it's the cables. I sent it back. Thank you Newegg for a painless return.
  • Cons: Did not last a month.
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Overall 10
10

Great sound and very comfortable.

Aaron S., Newegg
26 February 2016
  • Summary: You can order a replacement cord, that is shorter and has the 1.5mm plug, but the vendor should supply the short cord.
  • Pros: -Excellent sound. -nice bass. -loud
  • Cons: The cord is VERY long. I keep tripping over it or getting it caught in my chair. The plug is the large 3.5 mm plug and comes with an adapter for 1.5mm stereo but the length for these put together is about 3-4 inches and the weight of this causes it to sag a little when plugged into front headphon...
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Overall 8
8.0

Look great, sound great, cheap!

Anonymous, Newegg
19 February 2016
  • Summary: I love sennheiser, these look like $500 headphones! I wouldn't pay over $80 for these tbh, they are no audio-technica m50xs but they hold there own for being a fraction of the price.
  • Pros: Sounds good for this pricepoint. Cheaper and better than beats for sure! Everyone who is complaining about "muddy sounds" are probably streaming music off youtube.... Where audio is extremely degraded. Try uncompressed music and they sound great. Only knocking it down to 4 because because of the ...
  • Cons: I cannot tell the difference that these headphones provide by being open backed. Even when I close it up with my hands, it sounds the same. Also, I wish there were a slimmer adapter or an option to outright come as a 3.5mm jack, the one included is bulky. That being said props to them for includi...
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Overall 10
10

Got them for $50, best $50 I have spend on audio equipment

Michael D., Newegg
18 February 2016
  • Pros: - Sound replication is perfect - Open back earphones provide the best acoustics for accurate sound reproduction and different genres - Not just a lot of bass - Perfect for amplified systems - Good to use as monitor headphones - Best-in-class performance
  • Cons: - The plug is a little big so an adapter might be needed for when you use it with a mobile device that has a case on it (I won't hold this against it as the sound performance is that good)
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Overall 10
10

Sennheiser HD518 - good 1st impressions

glenn t., Newegg
17 February 2016
  • Summary: It may be a pro or a con to you, but you can hear ambient noise unless you're ruining your hearing. Not sure I'd pay regular price for them, but definitely a good Shell Shocker value. (Unless they don't age well.)
  • Pros: Ear cups big enough to surround my ears, not press my ears to my head. Inside the ear cup: 3" top to bottom, a tiny bit less than 1.75" front to back. Ear cups extend from the headband much more than necessary for me (Others don't always extend far enough.) Hefty cord to go with the large connect...
  • Cons: No cons that I've found in my few hours of using them.
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Overall 8
8.0

Affordable and wearable

Andreas D., Newegg
23 December 2015
  • Summary: I know Sennheiser for decades, mostly in a professional context. 28 years ago I bought a HD540 reference headset, which went the way of all man-made at the end, after many, many years.
  • Pros: Wearing comfort is the 1st. criteria for headphones in my book. Sound reproduction is close second. It does not help if you have the best sounding headphones in the galaxy - when the skin of your skull starts to ache after 15 minutes of wearing them, making you itch and sweat behind the ears. The...
  • Cons: Here the critics: 1- The spring-force on the ear cups is not adjustable, unless you bend the headband with certain force. That can be done, but it may dislodge the inner lining of the headband. That's a make or break scenario. 2- Why on earth is Sennheiser still using those astronomic 6.3mm Stere...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Headphone- Poor adapter

Lowell G., Newegg
3 December 2015
  • Pros: Excellent sound. Comfortable over ear. Good sound stage. Reasonably efficient. Fairly neutral.
  • Cons: Included cable has a 1/4 inch tip. A 1/8 inch adapter is provided. However the use of this adapter is suboptimal with MP3 players and cellphones. Expect to pay another $12 for a better adapter.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Mark T, Needle Doctor
26 November 2015
  • Excerpt: I love them on sale for less than 100.00 noway%21 Very comfy, sound fantastic. A MUST HAVE.
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Overall 8
8.0

On my ear HD518

Raymond H., Newegg
18 September 2015
  • Summary: Good for the casual listener; not for studio work,
  • Pros: Fits well, Good sound
  • Cons: Bass is strong but not well focused.
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