- Aug 3, 2009
Sennheiser HD 25-1 II. Any good for production? [Bought & Reviewed]
Received the cans today and I just thought I'd put a little post up about what I think of them for anyone else who might be thinking about buying a pair.
I won't talk to much about the specs because to be honest I'm not really to hot on all that
There not the most sleek and modern looking headphones out there but I like things simple and that's what they deliver. If your after that I'd take a peak at the Adidas version, if you prepared to pay the extra fifty or so. Anyway, In my situation looks aren't what I personally was going for, more the sound and accuracy.
At first I thought they were a little flimsy. The cans themselves seem to be fairly robust but I can't help but feel the the headband seems to be a little flimsy. I might be being a little pedantic because I've just bought them and scared to push them to far at the moment but yeah, that's my thoughts. If anyone's owned them for longer and hasn't felt that I'd love to hear it.
I like the fact you can flip one phone, that'll come in handy & I was really impressed that you can separate the headband. At first I though they were broken until I realised it was adjustable.
Very comfortable phones. Very impressed. After a short time It felt like I wasn't even wearing them. With the amount of adjust ability for both the headband and the cans I'm sure they will fit any noggin.
The bit I was buying them for.
I'm very impressed. I've listened to a few different genres and felt the phones really did each one justest. At first I felt they did slightly lack In the High end but I listened to a few different tracks and put that down to the track it's self and not the cans.
Mids, sound sexy.
Lows, this was really important for me and anyone else making Bass heavy music. They sound really defined to me and don't overpower anything.
Volume. Usually I have to have my laptop on full volume to listen at the level I like to. These, they sound fine at 3/4's plus there's no bleed what so ever.
In all the whole sound Is very balanced & at the moment I can't fault them.
Putting aside the phones the box also contained a golden plated jack, new ear muffs & a carry bag. The ear muffs aren't a replacement, they are actually a different texture. But the bag, was a little upset about the bag. My £30 205's came with a nicer and more well made bag than the thin plastic bag these came with but I'm sure I'll get over that. They won't be leaving the studio anyway.
In all a great pair of headphones and I'd recommend them to anyone.
Hope this helped.