Pros Design, stylish & ear cups are comfortable for long use.
Cons Bass could have been better!
Summary I got my pair of headphones today and tried them on my 30GB ipod to start with. I would say the sound output is good but lacks consistency over different genre. If you reduce volume on your ipod, there is a sharp dip in sound quality.Rock lovers would be disappointed!
As far as the design is concerned, they are comfortable to wear and fits perfectly which makes them suitable for long periods of use.
Bass is good but nothing that would force you to call out wow!! Treble at times gets a little too sharp.
All in all a good package for the price tag is owns. I got my set for 100 Euros.
"great headphones"on by joe saint
Pros Good resonate bass, very clear sound
Cons open acoustics. It's a fair trade though.
Summary I love listening with these! The violins are clear. Heavily distorted guitars are buttery, warm, and sweet. The bass resonates! Everything is crisp and natural sounding. You can even hear the quality of the mics used in the recording sessions (especially when listening to solo violin and other tracks with "space"), and how well the recordings compare to each other on the cd.
For the price range, these headphones are perfect. There's nothing lacking.
Pros Price, for $110 these senns are a good deal, clear mids and highs, works well when paired with both portable electronics and receivers
Cons When pushed to the limit there is quite a bit of distortion, treble can be a bit too sharp especially when playing rock, the large head bands also screw with your hair, not good when youre in school
Summary Overall I think these are good set of headphones. I think the best feature of these headphones is there amazing comfortability. They don't squeeze your head like the old HD570s did. I wore these on a nine hour flight to Kansai Int in Osaka and I never once got fatigued however, it was a bit hard too sleep since they are quite large. Which brings up its biggest weakness, its size, since it is made of plastic it is very light and is easily packable but these cans are huge! Big phones are pretty popular at my school right now so I don't look out of place but out in public people just stare at you as if youre crazy. Being open air they also have no noise isolating properties at all, everyone within a five mile radius will here what you are listening to. The sound quality is decent but by far not the best I have ever heard. Being fair my expectations are really high, before these I had gotten used to listening to my dads HD650s which he let me use when my 570s blew out but he would not let me take them out of the house so I bought these. Compared to other headphones in this price range It has the best sound quality. Its bass drums a clear deep note and does not bottom out like many other cheaper headsets however I found that the mids and highs while extremely clear were a bit too sharp when playing songs like City Pavement by The Subways. When playing rap and alternative the treble rings clear and true like mentioned before but when you play rock the 515s struggle and muddy up the guitars on jimi hendrix's purple haze. You also do not want to pair these with a cheap receiver or mp3 player as you will hear a lot of feedback and noise. If you have a creative your golden. I use these with my Zen vision and with its 97db snr these sound brilliant. If you want a reasonably priced set of cans these senns I think sound better than the similarly priced grados, but if you have the money go for the either the 600 or the 650s.
Pros Clear highs and solid low frequency.
Cons not enclosed
Pros Light weight,Great sound,works well with mixer boards I use. Durable they don't distort and stay cool and comfy.
Cons Cord is on the wrong side for me.
Summary I will purchase another set maybe higher end I spend hours at the mixers and also use them in practice sessions, good reproduction of sound and I cannot seem to make them distort low end great mids are great and lots of bass.what more could you ask for, execpt maybe a way to change the cord from one side to the other or a way to hold it in the middle. it sticks to my neck and is bothersome.