Summary: Some of my negative remarks may not be so bad for those who wish to use these for audio playback. I bought these in place of a "gaming headset," which I have had poor experiences with hoping I'd like these more.
Summary: Lovley quality, great bass, very comfy. BUT they leak way to much sound. You can't listen loud at all if people are around you. Its basically like they have speakers on the outside of them. Not well designed in terms of the sound leakage
Sennheiser HD Open Circumaural Headphones with EAR Technology
28 December 2012
Summary: I bought this to cut out noise if I was on the computer, listening to music or watching TV. It doesn't cut out noise but I discovered, with my failing hearing, I could now hear the TV. with them on. Albeit far too loudly so I push them half off.
Summary: I really wanted to like these very well built and I got a really good price but I returned them as I felt after quite a lot of testing against my other headphones that they had a dull and muffled sound.
Summary: Sennheiser make quality gear. I work In the broadcasting industry where their microphones are standard equipment for location sound recording, and their consumer products include a great range of quality headphones - I particular like the lightweight PX100 headphones, perfect for iPods.
The headphones are fine if you want to listen to nice
18 August 2011
Summary: The headphones are fine if you want to listen to nice, heavy music (heavy rock, metal, punk, hip-hop, trance etc.) The bass is quite moving and the overall sound texture is great, especially if want to use to record music.
Excerpt: При прослушивании в магазине сравнивал HD518 с HD215. Выбор пал в пользу 215 за более детальный звук. HD518 удивил глубоким, смачным басом, но разочаровал своей размазанной серединой и шипящими верхами.
Pros: Стильный вид, удобная конструкция, ничего не давит, не сжимает, комфортно сидят, глубокий бас
Cons: Невнятная, бубнящая середина, размазанные верхи, гулкий звук. Все что слушаешь, отчетливо слышно окружающим.