Professional all the way to your ears. Sennheiser HD 25 II - Closed Headphone for ENG/DJ Use with Split Headband
I've been producing and mixing music for many years and as the scene has evolved with production being at it's most important for many artists and me wanting to create some the same quality as what I heard, so I needed something a bit special. Well, these definitely are special they didn't look like I'd want to wear them on the street but for me that really wasn't an issue.
The build quality is amazing with not much chance of these getting destroyed in any circumstances I am likely to encounter and with spares available I feel reassured that if anything does happen it won't be a problem.
The sound is the highest quality I've heard with a crisp high end and smooth low bass sandwiching the mid tones to give an overall level I have never experienced in headphones but only studio monitor speakers. I have never been able to distort the rich sound no matter what volume I've thrown at them (not whilst wearing for fear damaging my hearing). They also seem to block out unwanted sounds from around you very well even though that's not a advertised as a big selling point but I don't wear them in noisy public environments so don't quote me fully on that.
They were a little uncomfortable for me at first but they have improved a lot since and I hardly notice them now when I am wearing them. I've owned a pair for nearly 3 years and they are as good now as they were when I plugged them in brand new. I can highly recommend these, so much so that I brought a second pair for travelling. I started seeing producers and presenters on the television and DJ's wearing these about a year after I got mine and understood why they did.
I think for the price, you are getting an incredible product, buy a pair of these for sound and you never want anything less.