Good but not great. Probably not good for most gamers. Not NEAR loud enough without amplification.
Trent Ballew, Amazon
16 December 2014
Summary: I bought these primarily because I know Sennheiser makes good headphones and I wanted something with good sound that was comfortable (the leather-like earpads look very comfortable). The sound quality was good, but not very full and definitely not loud enough.
Only purchase if "budget" is what you're going for...
Jeff Record, Amazon
19 November 2014
Summary: I own a pair of HD 428, which off-the-shelf cost was half of what I got these for now. The HD428 have a lower frequency response but also lower impedance. I bought these because I'm tired of switching headset from when I need to communicate to someone vs. just listen to what's going on in the game.
Summary: I guess I am an audiophile if you qualify one based on their acquisition of a few not-so-well-known-but-still-expensive headphone brands like Beyerdynamic, Audiotechnica, and V-moda. I bought this for the purpose of gaming and still being able to enjoy my music.
Summary: Sennheiser tends to make some pretty good headphones so when I saw this on special I didn't think much of it and snatched it up. I've been using a paid of Sennheiser HD555's for about 3 years now and absolutely love them. So when reading keep in mind that this what I'm using for a baseline.
Not terrible but wholly underwhelming for the price.
23 October 2010
Summary: I added these to my amazon wishlist recently after reading the reviews, and the very next day they showed up on woot, so of course I had to buy them there. They're not bad headphones, but they also don't meet the expectations I had.
Disappointing sound quality lets down an otherwise great headset
Mr J, Amazon
1 March 2014
Summary: I had high hopes for these headphones based on other reviews, but ultimately despite my best efforts to set them up to my satisfaction, I couldn't get them to sound natural. I like my headphones to have a fairly flat/consistent response across the entire frequency range, but these seem to tail off...
Summary: I write this review after filing for return. I originally deliberated over a Razer headset or a Sennheiser, a gaming company that does audio, or an audio company that does gaming! I opted for the audio company and I am disappointed. 1.