Sennheiser HD515 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Sennheiser Model HD515
Headphone Type Open Circumaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 255 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 0
Impedance (ohms) 50 Cable Length (cm) 300
Frequency Response (Hz) 14 - 26000  
Connector 6.5mm with 3.5mm adaptor Street Price US$70
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 4.0 Bass Impact 4.7
Bass Quality 4.0 Mids Quality 5.0
Highs Quality 5.3 Soundstage 4.7
Detail 5.3 Portability 2.3
Isolation 0.0 Comfort 8.0
Durability 7.0 Improvement With Amplification 5.3
Value for Money 5.7    
Overall Score 5.8 Total Reviews 3

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Review by Senior Member qazwsx on 25 May 07  13:23
Individual review
Bass Extension3
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality3
Mids Quality3
Highs Quality5

I was able to borrow these cans for some time. Here's my quick thoughts on them:

These cans deliever quite an enhanced, fake sound. At first listen, they seem to have a fairly balanced presentation, until I plugged in a pair of eH350's, and all I could say was "I was missing so much mids and detail." These cans offer little bass extension, boomy upper-bass/lower-mids, a cheap, plastic-sounding mid-range, and acceptable highs. Nothing quite terrible when listened to, but once you A-B with a good can, you get the sense that these have an odd sound to them. The boomyness of the bass and the acceptable highs makes these a good classical or hip-hop headphone, but everything else seems to fall into mediocre land. These cans make an acceptable pair for certain needs, but aren't versatile and offer too many flaws for me to recommend them to everyone.

Review by Senior Member lensman on 06 Aug 05  12:23
Individual review
Bass Extension2
Bass Impact2
Bass Quality2
Mids Quality5
Highs Quality5

these are definatly,classical only phones...whilst they have a good level of detail for string based classical,this doesnt extend to other types of music (or \"bassy\" classical) sounds anemic in comparison to other phones,with an over emphasized treble,and a very tinny midrange and zero bass (much like an old shortwave radio with a crystal headset from the 80s :D )on the plus side tho these are very comfortable and can be worn for long periods of time..but other than that i cant realley recommend them.

Review by Member Cylanes on 26 Dec 04  23:00
Individual review
Bass Extension7
Bass Impact7
Bass Quality7
Mids Quality7
Highs Quality6

I bought these cans after listening to it in a store. Immediately I was convinced. It has good bass,mids and highs.

It`s not the perfect headphone, but it has nothing bad either.
I love just the way it is. After 100 hours burn-in it sounded better, not much but better ;)

Sennheiser HD515