Usually I tend to review fresh new products on the market. But many times, I want to go back to the evergreen products that have endured the challenges of being able to sell in large quantities. On this occasion, the classic product I’m reviewing is the Sennheiser HD25 DJ headphones.
These headphones are a very good seller, and as part of a recent agreement to license Sennheiser’s consumer products to Sonova AG, Sennheiser is a professional kit that holds the product rather than taking over it. ..
The Sennheiser HD 25 is a super-auditory headphone with a split headband. One of the earcups can be rotated upwards so that the user can hear when someone is talking or know the noise level in the room. Supra-aural is a fantasy way to say that these are headphones that catch the listener’s ears rather than being completely enclosed.
Earpad cushions and pencil-thin headband pads are made of synthetic materials that can sometimes sweat a bit, but these are durable with replaceable components from earpads to 1.5m single-sided cables. Headphones with sex. Use DJ.
These headphones are designed to be subject to considerable punishment, even if they feel incredibly light. They are built to last a long time and can reliably handle long sessions on the deck. Not only is the Sennheiser HD 25 suitable for DJs, it’s also great for broadcasting, shooting on location, and monitoring sound during audio capture. They are direct competitors of V-MODA’s Crossfade M100s and Audio-Technica’s M50x. The big advantage of the HD 25 is the amount of separation provided given its weight and unique signature sound.
Each HD25 earcup has a very sensitive aluminum voice coil. With an impedance of 70Ω, it can handle very high sound pressure levels. There are three variations available. Starting with the HD25Light, it’s a basic model without a single headband, side cables, or rotating earcups. This variant is great for occasional use, but it’s worth a little more money to launch the next model.
The next variation is Standard HD25. This version has a rotating ear cup, a single-sided cable, and a split headband. This version is the perfect balance between the cheaper Light model and the more expensive top-of-the-line HD25 Plus. This deluxe version is the same as the middle model, but comes with additional cables, spare earpads, and a pouch for storing headphones. For most people, the middle version is probably the best price.
The sound produced by the HD 25 is best described as lively. It’s a very open and accurate sound with a surprisingly low frequency range starting at 16Hz and continuing to 22kHz. Unlike headphones designed for mixing, the HD 25 doesn’t have a flat response, thanks to the striking midrange boost that pushes the sound forward and gives it extra punch. The result is a very tight bass and a much louder, more energetic sound than a compact driver suggests.
Not only are these headphones clear, they also have real energy with a powerful drive that emphasizes the rhythm of the music. The relatively low level of distortion allowed me to listen to the HD25 for a long time without tired ears.
verdict: Classic Sennheiser HD 25 headphones are a true flagship product. It’s rugged and most parts are replaceable, making it an ideal DJ headphone. The light fit is especially good for long sessions. In addition, the closed-back design makes these headphones ideal for broadcast and podcasting. Compared to the V-Moda Crossfade and Audio-Technica M50x, the HD 25 is incredibly light, energetic and fun to listen to. I strongly recommend it.
Price and availability: Sennheiser HD25 Standard headphones cost $ 149 / £ 125 / € 149.
More information: sennheiser.com
- Frequency response: 16 – 22,000Hz
- Total harmonic distortion: <0.3%
- Ear Coupling: Super Hearing
- Jack connection: 3.5 / 6.3mm stereo
- Cable length: 1.5 m (HD 25 Plus: 1-3 m)
- Transducer Principle: Dynamic, Closed
- Weight (without cable): 140g
- Nominal impedance: 70Ω
- Rated load: 200mW
- Maximum sound pressure level (active): 120 dB