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Cons After 5 minutes of testing I had to stop using those headphones as they are extremely uncomfortable.
Summary Absolutely do not buy. Sennheiser HD205 feels like Chinese water torture - after few minutes, it is not big deal at all, but such discomfort becomes true torture after 20-30 minutes. Those headphones are designed to clamp around your head with significant force for few reasons: claim to have great sound isolation, and good sound overall. Well, let me demonstrate how they managed both of those. Buy any mediocre headphones with poor isolation and not very great sound. Now, push those headphones as hard as you can against your ears, and you will see noticeable "improvement". Suddenly you can hear much more bass, and the rest of frequencies somehow become more vivid! But, it hurts after few moments. Sennheiser used this idea for their design concept. Not only that, they wanted to make sure your ears will be fully compressed, so they created oval shape which instead of hugging the ear around, it actually pushes against the cartilage. Perfect torture device if you ask me.
Pros sound quality is good
Cons uncomfortable u can only use it for 10 min the ur ears starts to hurt
Summary uncomfortable at all i used this for 2 weeks and cant stand it anymore am throwing this
Pros Great price for what they give
Great Bass, Good Midtone and Trebel response
Comfortable once a set in period has occured
Rotatable right earcup
Comes with leather styled case
Extra long cable for home amp usage or DJ usage
Durable plastic outer layer
Cons Don't fold up
Needs a minor set in period
Long cable (3 Meters) may be an annoyance (but this can be resolved by binding and tying the cable)
Summary Firstly, these are a great set of headphones.
After my Dre Studio's broke, I needed a new pair for everyday bus/train usage, as well as time at home when I chill on the laptop. I tried these alongside the Sony MDR-V55's and XB600's as well as the Dre Solo HD's.
Sound quality wise, these came out on top, with a strong bass paired with equally crystal clear trebels and midtones. Plus, they looked much better than the Sony's, fit better and didn't constantly swivel. They also stayed firmly on my head, unlike the XB600's which slipped straight off.
After I bought them, I tried them out on my laptop and found they were extremely stiff. However, after sticking two equally lengthed pens to stretch the earcups for 30 minutes, and adjusting the headband so it opened after 3 clicks, these fit perfectly; sitting comfortably and not crushing my skull (like other reviewers have said), producing fantastic bass and overall music response.
As someone who listens to Trap, Rap/Hip-Hop, RNB, light Rock and Instrumentals, these are amazing and at such a low price, they are superb. Durable, comfortable and amazing at functioning correctly, these are a must buy.
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Pros - Great Fidelity
- Phenomenal Bass Output
- Above-Average Sound-Canceling
- >GREAT VALUE<
Cons - Does NOT pass the aggressive usage test (I quite literally went through 2 pairs in 6 months)
- Long chord makes for awkward and irksome listening at times (if you try to listen on-the-go you will HAVE to bind the chord [which doesn't end well])
Summary These are glorious headphones. I myself am an avid music listener (4-8+ hours on a daily basis) of genres from Hardstyle Techno to Melodic Death Metal, and from the "Pop Top 100" to Orchestral Movie Soundtrack songs. These headphones handle them all and do so with a flair that is worth well over $70. They are one of the few headphones I've found that can truly do justice to the raw earth-shaking bass lines of Hardstyle, but also handle the delicate and refined violin pieces off of the Lord of the Rings Soundtrack. Additionally, they produce sound canceling well beyond most headphones in their price range. I swim competitively, and believe me, the ruckus that occurs on the bus to practice can be likened to nothing short of a war zone. These headphones silenced it all.
Unfortunately however, these headphones are not all upside. They are in all respects a DJ or Home listening headphone. Any attempt to listen to these headphones while mobile will result in a "Death-Match" with the astonishingly irritating 3-meter cable. In my attempts to use these headphones as a semi-mobile headphone (using them with my Ipod, etc.) I was forced to bind the chord (wind it up and bind it with twist ties). After shortening the chord, the bindings stressed the internal wirings of the cable and ultimately frayed them, totaling the headphones. The same process repeated itself when I replaced my original set with another pair.
So, in finality, these are great headphones. If you are a DJ or an audiophile who is looking for a high-fidelity cost-effective headphone, look no further. However, If you think you're more the type to want to use them as a more universal multi-purpose headphone my suggestion is: look elsewhere. These are great home-listening headphones and are well worth the investment but, they will not survive usage beyond a stage or a computer desk.
I give them a 4/5 for the "normal" casual listener,
I give them a 5/5 for the cost-aware/aspiring DJ or the (only) at-home listener.