Sennheiser HD25 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Sennheiser Model HD25
Headphone Type Closed Supraaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 140 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 70 Cable Length (cm) 150
Frequency Response (Hz) 16 - 22000  
Connector 3.5mm with 6.5mm adaptor Street Price US$170
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 7.3 Bass Impact 6.7
Bass Quality 5.0 Mids Quality 6.3
Highs Quality 5.7 Soundstage 4.0
Detail 5.3 Portability 7.3
Isolation 8.0 Comfort 6.3
Durability 9.0 Improvement With Amplification 4.7
Value for Money 7.0    
Overall Score 6.2 Total Reviews 3

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Review by Senior Member KrooLism on 10 Nov 06  17:42
Individual review
Bass Extension8
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality3
Mids Quality6
Highs Quality7
Detail5
Comfort10
Durability10
Value9

Extension - Loads of bass extension... but,
Impact - Slightly lacks impact and,
Quality - Very loose. Does improve with an amp though.
Mids - Good
Highs - Good
Soundstage - Rather good considering they are supraaural and closed
Detail - Not bad

Portability, Isolation and Durability is where these headphones shine. Small enough to fit insude a handbag or laptop bag makes this also idea for travel and people on the go. Indestructable qualities and about 15dB of attenuation makes this IMHO the only choice for the DJ. (I am one)

I find the dual headband extremely comfortable. Can listen to hours without discomfort on the ears.

Review by Senior Member 3lusiv3 on 06 Jan 05  01:44
Individual review
Bass Extension7
Bass Impact7
Bass Quality7
Mids Quality6
Highs Quality5
Detail6
Comfort5
Durability8
Value7

These are the best headphones for portable use that I have found. The detail is not as good as other headphones in itís price range but the overall package of size, sound quality and durability make them the ultimate portable headphones. They have great bass impact, a nice punchy sound and isolate better than most headphones They do exhibit some sibilance at times. They make excellent DJing headphones.

Review by Senior Member walkman666 on 18 Dec 04  09:52
Individual review
Bass Extension7
Bass Impact8
Bass Quality5
Mids Quality7
Highs Quality5
Detail5
Comfort4
Durability9
Value5

I use my Sennheiser HD-25s for commuting. They are bigger than buds and canalphones, but smaller than the usual cans one would use at home or in the office. They are durable for sure, and have a split headband allowing one to adjust to one's head -- and they stay on your head quite well. You can rock with these phones. The HD-25s are a little uncomfy with a high clamping supra-aural factor, but with velour pads and some time, the discomfort is not a great. I enjoy these phones with my rock music quite a bit; they have punch for sure. Detail is good, but not as good as my Grado 225s or ATH-A900s (nor should it be). Bass is good, highs are okay, mids are strong, soundstage is non-existent, separation is good, but there is sibilance. The HD-25s can be considered a little over-priced for their sound quality (average detail at best for their price point), but the overall price to me, includes the package deal of a portable headphone that sounds pretty good, and is very durable. Isolation is quite good. A good compromise for those needing a portable, closed can who do not want to use canalphones.

Sennheiser HD25