Sennheiser HD25-1 II Pro Monitoring HeadphonesStock code: 36234
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- Very lightweight and comfortable, even if used for long periods
- High maximum sound pressure level
- 65 .nominal impedance for universal compatibility
- Tough, detachable steel cable
- Neodymium ferrous magnet systems and lightweight aluminium/copper voice
The closed-back Sennheiser HD 25-1 II is purpose-designed, professional monitoring headphones offering high attenuation of background noise. Capable of handling very high sound pressure levels and of extremely robust construction, these headphones perform exceptionally well in high-noise environments, e.g. ENG, sound reinforcement, studio monitoring and audio equipment testing. The capsule is rotatable for one-ear listening. Ideal monitoring headphones for cameramen and DJs.
|Active / Passive||No|
|Key Stage||Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Sennheiser HD25-1 II Pro Monitoring Headphones|
|Nominal impedance||70 Ohm|
|Load rating||0.2 W|
|Contact pressure||ca. 2.5 N|
|Weight w/o cable||ca. 140 g|
|Jack plug||3,5/6,3 mm stereo|
|Transducer principle||dynamic, closed|
|Cable length||1,5 m|
|Sound pressure level (SPL)||120 dB(SPL)|
|THD, total harmonic distortion||< 0,3 %|
|Frequency response (headphones)||16.....22000 Hz|
An industry standard with good reason.
Posted on 18/10/2012 by Chris Jackson-Jones
As a reference, I have been using these in DJ booths and studios for over 10 years, so feel justified to advise the below!
A solid, no frills design that delivers a crystal clear sound across the genres.
The sound quality of these headphones is second to none. Balanced across the frequency range, the top and the mids bring every nuance to life with the only criticism being that the low end may be a tiny bit on the heavy side. Having said that, these cans are for DJing more so than production, so there is every justification for the balance. The bass is punchy and even at the top volumes, distortion just doesn't happen. There really is no faulting the sound.
Whilst they're not noise cancelling headphones, they really keep the surrounding noise out and your music within your ears. The left arm rotates round allowing you to monitor whats actually going on around you, without them flying off or leaning them on your shoulder. Essential at high volume in any respectable club booth, you'll be able to hear exactly whats going on in the mix and get it spot on every time (they really can help to make you a better DJ).
Sound aside, the design and comfort are a matter of taste. Personally, I've never had any major problems, but they're not for everyone. The lining can get a bit sticky at times in warmer situations and the design of the headband means they can get a little tight on the ears at times after long periods. However, they're super light, the cable doesn't tangle like its cheaper counterparts and they're incredibly durable.
Other points worth noting include the cable being replaceable and the foam ear pads and headband rest being replaceable. Having said that, I've been using these for years and the only replacement I had to make was when someone nicked my last pair.
All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them, they come at a price, but these are a professional product, not a fashion statement. If you want to know what’s going on in your set and you want to nail every mix, these puppies will get you half way there. The other half is down to you!