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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 :)
Good: Everything. They're built to last, they sound terrific, they're comfortable for long periods, the sound is excellent from the lowest bass to the lightest hats.
Bad: The Adidas branding makes you look like an idiot
Comment: This review is crazy. These are the industry standard for a reason.
After a lot of research. I bought a pair of these when they first came out. The sound is amazing. If you're looking for huge bass that'll make the whole cup vibrate, go somewhere else. These are for those of us in the recording industry where sound reproduction is key and these do it perfectly.
But the real benefit is that they are unbreakable. Sure this reviewer might have seen they are made of thin plastic but these things are built to last. I have been throwing mine around, cramming them into a laptop case, spilling drinks on them, my dog's had a chew on the cable and they're still working fine.
These things just bounce off the floor and continue working to perfection.
This review called the headphones uncomfortable. This couldn't be further from the truth. As a DJ, I wear thse for a few hours at a time while moviing around and bouncing a bit and they stay on my head with light weith and no feeling like they're clamping my head from each side. They're also very comfortable for the producing side of things when I'm sitting at a desk for 7-8 hours at a time.
Bottom line. Buy these. They will give you much enjoyment for many years.
Good: Almost everything
Bad: Could have had a better soundstage, but not really necessary
Comment: This review really makes me go straight to a local store and purchase the Adidas Originals pair of HD25s, and my purchasing clearly show how stupid the reviewer is.
The HD25s are considers to be a legendary through years based on incredible built and nearly perfect SQ, and Adidas just help them to look more stunning.
Worth the money, without a doubt
Good: sound quality, user repairable, ruggedness, good design
Bad: top end rarely
Comment: Your reviewer is a complete idiot. industry standard monitoring headphones for a very good reason: the sound quality, isolation, ruggedness, and should something need replacing... straight to coil cable anyone? its easily done. The fact that your guy on here missed that the design has been around for many years also missed out on what these headphones are for. Headphones for DJs not joe public. Clown, C-net reviewer - 5 stars
Good: Clear and powerful sound, modular design, durability, flexibility
Bad: Frequency spectrum tails off a bit at the bottom end
Comment: The CNET reviewer is completely missing the point of these headphones. These are not hi-fi headphones. These are not for listening to music for extended periods on your generic MP3 player or other music source. This particular 'branded' model is a fashion statement yes, but still not for the music bod on the street and certainly not for the 'sporty bunch'. These are professional DJ monitors, nothing more, nothing less.
I certainly am not a member of the 'sporty bunch' but have been a professional club DJ for 22 years and a qualified (and accredited) Sound Engineer for 3 years so think I might just be slightly more qualified to pass judgement.
I own the standard 'unbranded' HD25s and have done for 17 years. I bought them second hand as 'flood damaged' for £25 and all I needed to do was replace the pads. In those 17 years they have been on the road with me every week (with the exception of three, yes three, holidays in that time) and have been dropped, kicked and stood-on more times that I can possibly remember.
They are still going strong and sounding as good as they did when I bought them nearly two decade ago. Enough said.
Good: Build Quality, sound quality, comfort, looks.... uuuh, everything?
Comment: The nitwhit that wrote this review is clearly being paid alot of money by other headphone manufacturors or.... has got his head up his ***
These are the best headphones I've had so far, especially in built quality and comfort. I'm not as carefull with my equippment as I should be but these headphones just don't care.
I know people who've had these for years and years, still working like a charm!
I'd love to quote Jeremy Clarkson on what to do with people like this, but I'll save me the sue ;)
Good: Sound quality, loudness, accuracy
Bad: Sometimes replacing the cable results in too much cable slack
Comment: CNET please ask this DOUCHBAGGINS reviewer to apologise to the audiophile community for this most ridiculous review of what are industry standard heavyweight DJ and monitoring headphones!
Comment: What mutant headed fool created this review? Is he Dr Dre's gimp? These cans (apart from the naff Adidas branding) are best in class. Get a grip you star trek alien headed mong.
Good: The Build Quality is its main feature!!!!
Bad: Not a lot.
Comment: Just wanted to add that these HD-25s are famous for their build quality, it is a special plastic that does not break , they are ised by British Airways for goodness sake! Also the BBC.
If you are going to do a review , at least use somebody who as a slight clue.
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