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Sennheiser HD 448 High Quality Closed Back Circumaural Headphones


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  • Headphones with circumaural design - blocks outside noise for pure audio enjoyment
  • Ergonomic design for a comfort fit and a superb listening experience
  • Gold-plated plugs and 6.3 mm adapter
  • Includes carrying pouch and extension cable
  • Optimised for iPod, iPhone, MP3 and CD players

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 9.4 x 23.6 cm ; 195 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: HD448
  • ASIN: B002DGTGO0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Jun 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

Product Description

Whether at home or while travelling, HD 448 captivates in every surrounding by its excellent, natural stereo sound. Due to the ergonomic design, the HD 448 fits like a glove on the ears and provides ultimate wearing comfort.

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By William Percival on 4 Aug 2011
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After purchasing these headphones I cannot stress enough how pleased I was with the sound quality. After you leave them for an approximate 50 hour "burn-in" period they sound heavenly. I cannot speak for everyone but personally I do not think that they require an amplifier. I do not listen to my iPod loudly and so don't feel that these headphones are lacking at all although others may feel differently. One thing that I failed to mention in my video was the noise isolation - these headphones block some noise but not everything. If someone is speaking you will most likely be able to make out what they are saying whilst wearing these headphones.

The padding around the cups is incredibly comfortable and feel like cushions surrounding your ears! The surround of the headphones feels a bit tacky but they do not feel like they are going to break. Also, they twist to a certain extent meaning that you can wear them over one ear if you wish.

My only criticism would be that they look slightly bulky. These headphones were designed to sound good and not to look good. Overall though, they are a great sounding pair of headphones and the best I have come across in the mid-range market.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Jonny on 3 April 2011
Right this is the first review of a product I have ever done but though that these headphones deserved it. I'm not an audiophile by any means but I do appreciate sound quality more than the average person. I already own a pair of Westone UM-1 in ear monitors but I wanted a set of over ear headphones as I wanted to experience the higher levels of bass and much larger soundstage that they tend to offer over in ear headphones. I was not sure what to expect from these headphones as the many reviews I had read prior to purchasing these, seemed to all agree that they are a little underwhelming before they undergo the initial (50 or so hours) of the Burn In process. There is a lot of talk about them being very quiet, with iPod's struggling to drive/power them to their full potential so I thought I'd share my views and clear a few things up. Before I expand I'll point out that I have only had these two days so far and they've had around 15 or so hours of burn in. I've used them with my iPod 2nd Gen (both with and without a FiiO E5 headphone amplifier), and my laptop (through an external soundcard). My music taste is wide, but mostly modern rock and pop. All my music is at 320kbps, but I have also tried these with some FLAC files too.

1. Comfort - The first thing I noticed was just quite how comfortable these headphones are. My house mate got a set of Sennheiser HD 205's two days before me and the first thing I noticed was how tight they were (I have quite a small head too). These however do not "clamp" the head with much force at all, yet still have enough 'grab' to prevent them falling off. Although I wouldn't want to use them while exercising (then again who buys these kind of headphones for running with??).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Illingsworth on 30 Oct 2011
this is my second pair of sennheiser closed back headphones, my son has conveniently borrowed the others for his i-pod and i haven't seen them since so i went a little upmarket and bought this pair i use them for my i phone and when i use my laptop, sound range is great quite bassy cos i listen to a lot of jazz-funk music, crystal clear sound they also keep out a lot of outside noise good for when your traveling plane or tube, have used these on both and keeps your sounds in as well without you disturbing any one else. these have been knocked down to £52 from £100 and belive me they are well worth the money without breaking the bank, you get a bag to keep them in and an extension wire if you want to hook up the headphones to your tv or hi-fi and they are across the other side of the room. all in all a great pair of headphones to suit anyone and their tastes in music, oh yes and they have only one wire coming out of the side instead of two which is good.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Szymon O. on 11 April 2010
These headphones are truly amazing. I have bought them a month ago and they really sound great. Before these I have tested ATH-SJ5, which were very good as well, but also caused my ears pain due to their design. In these headphones I do not have such issue since they are full-sized headphones and were made from better material. I did not like Sennheiser brand before I bouth these headphones - I thought they are massively overrated. However, now I have to say I was so wrong. The sound is much better than in case of the ATH-SJ5, which I truly loved until I bought these.

Build quality is very good. Everything from padding to the plastic used for 'cans' is above an average. I think they could look nicer, but the whole design seems to be made for people, who value comfort over attractive look. They are tight but due to the soft earpads, they do not cause pain. What is more they feel very secure on the head (unlike HD595, which I have tested) and allow you to run wearing them so they are perfect for people, who like to listen to music while jogging.;) Also you can use them when traveling; however, bear in mind that some people might be suprised by your look - these are big 'phones. On the other hand they fir well for people with medium-sized head so you do not look like alien.

Sound is the reason why you should go for this product. These headphones sound very good for the price and offer extremely good bass. While these 'phones are not as bassy as HD438 or HD418, they are still very bassy indeed. If you do not like huge bass then you probably should be interested in something like HD555, but... HD555 are something for an audiophile and require proper high class AMP to sound at their best. Another important information on sound is that big bass does not mean other sounds are bad.
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