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Comment: If you want to look cool and have features such as enhanced bass then DON'T buy these, stick to Dre. If you are a pro/semi pro DJ/Audio Engineer that wants the cleanest, neutral sounding monitoring headphones then accept no substitute. I have abused a pair of
HD25's since 2006 and they are still as good as the day i bought them.
Good: Sound quality, all round frequency response at low volume, clarity without distortion at high volume
Bad: Virtually nothing
Comment: I own these headphones and after having Sony MDR V700's for 5 years which where literally falling to pieces, my HD25's have taken 10x the beating and are still going strong.
Another plus which wasn't mentioned in the review is the fact that you can get every spare part from Sennheiser if anything does go wrong it. From cables, to ear pads, to drivers and clamps.
These are the industry standard from DJ's to sound techs.
Pity the comparison to Dr Dre Monster Beats - pretty shameful.
Buy them you won’t regret it.
Comment: 2. It is industry standard, both for DJs and for media at large, for example, watch sky sports any day, any time and look for what headphones all their pundits use.
Good: Incredible sound quality, fully replaceable parts, good build quality and cheap.
Comment: Poor review: you clearly don't know what you are talking about what-s0-ever.
1. These headphones have incredible sound quality at a very low price; the fact you reccomend spending the extra for beats is embarrassing because they fall far behind in-terms of sound quality - they are the equivalent of iPhone to Nexus, i.e. no competition, style over function.
Bad: Discomfort after long periods
Comment: Reading this review, I had to comment. These headphones are the best in their class for what they are designed for. There is a reason all serious DJs use these. They're not for long train journeys.
I have yet to hear a pair of headphones that sound as good as these. Or any Sennheiser HD 25s.
And the fact that Dr. Dre Beats were suggested, really does mean that you don't know what you are talking about.
I DJ and i produce and i've had mine for almost 4 years now and the only thing that could make them better was if they could be worn for long periods of time. But then you'd be sacrificing the excellent sound cancelling they have. When using them on the tube on my commute, i can’t hear anything other than my music. So not being able to focus on the music? Don’t think so.
And on the notion of build quality, they’ve lasted 4 years of being thrown around, squashed into bags and crushed. Yet they have not broken.
Sort these reviews out!
Good: Noise Reduction, Bass Response at low volumes, clarity, flat(true)-sound
Good: Build quality, Controlled soundstage, Tight bass
Bad: Ok, maybe the clamping force is a touch too much for me...
Comment: Ive owned these for just over a year now and They are the best cans in my collection!
They sound even better balanced, But thats another topic...
They are well worth the money, Although the adidas branding is a touch expensive, Depends on what you want really.
To say the Beats by dre are a better choice just screams of someone who hasn't got a clue, the HD25 is a workhorse in both the clubs, And the studios etc, Ild go as far as to say they're up there with the good old Technics 1200's and 1210 turntables When it comes to robust build quality and workhorse stats.
Good: Robust. Comfy. Amazing sound quality.
Bad: Coiled cable should be standard, but I'm being picky here.
Comment: Your reviewer doesn't know what he's talking about. I've owned these headphones (though not the Adidas branded versions) for about 5 years. I'm a nightclub DJ and producer and have put this product through its paces, believe me. They've been thrown around, stuffed in bags, sat on and I don't know what.
What your amateur reviewer interprets as cheap and plasticky is the most robust headphone design I've yet to use. Perhaps he would prefer something a little more slick looking? Well I've had headphones like that before and let me tell you they don't last five minutes when used in anger. Beats by Dr.Dre might get good reviews by fashionistas but any DJ turning up in a club wearing them would be laughed off the stage. Almost every other DJ I know uses these cans, that has to say something. Wearing them for the best part of an evening is a dream too. They're light and comfortable and knowing which way round is simple; the cord is on the right :)
As for the sound quality - amazing for the price. Sure, you can get better and audiophiles might sniff at them, but 16Hz at the bottom end means crushing bass and 22KHz at the top is plenty enough to key into those high hats. Not just that, but 70 ? impedance means they're nice and loud, just what you want when you're in the sweet spot between 1kw of monitor.
So to round it off - if you're a DJ? You need these headphones. If you're a poser? Get something else :)
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