5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars hd415A
Although I agree with other reviewers that leakage happens with these headphones I think some of you must be listening at really high volumes. I think the sound spread is good and the balance of various instruments is excellent. They handle all genre of music with gentility and feeling and are comfotable to wear and don't push my glasses against my head. I wouldn't say...
Published on 7 Oct 2007 by older chap
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Had two pairs develop the same fault
When I first bought these headphones, they were very comfortable and even kept my head and ears warm. Sound quality was decent although the sound leaks out.
After a period of time though, certain audio levels would cause the headphones to crackle - this was extremely irritating. Eventually not long outside warranty, one ear-piece stopped working. I thought this...
Published on 3 Jan 2011 by Andrew.R
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for what I require,
This review is from: Sennheiser HD415 Open Headphone (Electronics)Ok so after reading the previous reviews I could clearly see that these aren't the kind of headphones you want for when you're travelling on the train....and rightly so considering that I can hear them from the other side of my room quite loudly.
However, I only use them when sitting at my computer, and they really are good.
Quality - I've not owned many expensive head sets, but anyone who just wants to listen to music, videos or have conversations will not be disappointed. The bass is good for what you pay for, which isn't much so don't expect to be blown away. One negative is that any song under 200 kpbs isn't going to sound that good, which I never noticed on my cheaper headphones....but then again maybe it's just that it is a step up from my old headphones and higher quality songs have more potential.
Will it fit your head? - Well I'm quite a tall lad, and I've got a big head....I have it about 95% extended and it fits just fine. In my opinion, your head would have to be gigantic to not fit.
Comfort - The padding is soft, but you might feel a little bit of strain after a while....but it's not enough to put me off. The top rest is nice, my old ones messed up my hair but it's not a problem anymore.
Durability - I wouldn't plan on stepping them, it will probably break it but good enough to shrug off any falls.
Overall - Very much worth the money, it was delivered quickly as well which was a bonus. If you're buying headphones in this price range, I'd definitely go for these.....unless you plan on going out with them on.
5.0 out of 5 stars First Set of Cans - Couldn't be more pleased,
This review is from: Sennheiser HD415 Open Headphone (Electronics)Got these today and couldn't wait to sling them round my neck.
was on the train when i used them first and got a bit of staring because the volume i had my ipod at. turned it down to a pretty respectable level and still drowned out the two yapping girls sat opposite.
had looked at closed ones but these ones seemed just as good nd they're what the hmv man recommended.
the sound quality is awesome, bass is great when it kicks in, i listen to pretty much every type of music and it always sounds brilliant. couldn't believe them when i first put them on!
definately approve, quite big to carry around in your bag but if ur travelling or in bed that doesnt really matter...
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn Good,
This review is from: Sennheiser HD415 Open Headphone (Electronics)Received these beauties 2 days ago, couldn't be more pleased with them. They are great sound quality, which means that you can hear some crackles on some lower quality mp3s, something that I wouldn't have heard on my ear buds; but don't let this put you off, its only the result of my poor quality music. The wire is very long, but it has a little wind up thingy so its all good.
They are very loud, in terms of output outwards of the ear. Its is very easy for others to hear your music, but that doesn't really bother me.
People have described them as 'ghetto' and 'old school' so yeah. I don't know what you think of that, but I think it's awesome! They look great around your neck too!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning sound quality,
This review is from: Sennheiser HD415 Open Headphone (Electronics)I've had these for a couple of weeks now and I have to say the sound quality of these beauties will blow you away. I use them mainly plugged into my guitar amp for practising. The first time I played through them I had to take them off to check that the sound I was hearing was actually coming out of the headphones and not my amplifier - the sound is SO good, rich, creamy thick with great bass. Being an open type design they leak a bit of sound out. Not everyone will like them, but I think they're awesome, especially considering the price. These are easily the best sounding headphones I have ever heard in this price range.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money, but limited performance.,
This review is from: Sennheiser HD415 Open Headphone (Electronics)These 'phones look the part, and sound reasonably good too. I found them to be comfortable to wear, although I don't have them on for extended periods. They provide a decent wide spectrum of tones - from a deep rounded bass to clear treble sounds - ideal for moderate listening to music and films/TV.
Where it starts to go wrong is when the volume is jacked up a bit - and not even close to what might be considered a dangerous level.
I used them to play my guitar over backing tracks - totally unsuitable! The bottom end drops out remarkably quickly, even at very moderate levels, rendering them useless for this sort of activity. Similarly, playing any kind of music that depends on a good bass response, will only result in a 'clicking' sound instead of a decent thump.
I didn't pay much for these headphones, but, judging from previous similarly priced units, I would've expected a better handling capacity than they provide.
In summary, they're absolutely fine up to that critical point. Probably more suited to mp3 listening.
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars okay but too much leakage,
This review is from: Sennheiser HD415 Open Headphone (Electronics)these headphones are comfy and the sound quality is, well, quality! However my big beef with them is that, unlike the self-absorbed reviewer above who isn't bothered about it, the knowledge that others are having to grit their teeth and be aggravated by the perpetual bleat of the music I choose to listen to puts me off a great deal. These cans leak like anything! And if you give even a tiny monkey's about any other members of the human race, you can't listen to anything at a decent volume without forcing everyone within 5 metres to partake in your choice of tunes, which is well bleak for them. So I took mine to the shop and got some that are just as good and don't leak at all! It's a shame, but it's just such a drawback. These headphones would be better off being totally redesigned to exclude leakage.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars headphones,
This review is from: Sennheiser HD415 Open Headphone (Electronics)was pleased with the sound from these headphones despite the reasonable price so happy all round with the purchase and has a long cord also
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but nothing special,
This review is from: Sennheiser HD415 Open Headphone (Electronics)The bass has good impact but the sound is muddy and lacking in detail across the entire frequency range. They are reasonable comfortable but as with all sennhesier headphones that I've tried they exert too much pressure on the ears and become uncomfortable quite quickly. Not bad for under £20 but they DO NOT sound like headphones costing £150 or even £50 for that matter. The old saying "you get what you pay for" definitely applies to these headphones.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars HD415,
This review is from: Sennheiser HD415 Open Headphone (Electronics)I got these today from currys for use on my holiday, primarily when on the long plane ride.
They are bass heavy I can tell from only a few hours use.
The drivers are covered in soft foam which so far feels good against my ears, however this is only from 3 hours continuous use.
They aren't to tight around my head so don't give me a pounding headache.
I'm pleased with them since I only got them for 34 pounds, and I can easily manually reduce the bass frequencies to make the balance normal. Perfect for my usage, however if I were to be using these more I'd definitely take them back and get better ones.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unfit to play music,
This review is from: Sennheiser HD415 Open Headphone (Electronics)"Unfit to play music" is the only definition that comes to my mind. They squeak and crackle even at moderate volume. The bass is too loud and muddy. The treble lacks definition. A waste of money.
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