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Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones

You Pay: $199.95

The HD 25-1 II headphones from Sennheiser offer great sound quality in a rugged design. Ideal for high-noise environments, the headphones have an adjustable, padded split-style headband and cushioned earcups for great comfort and noise isolation. Large neodymium magnet drivers provide and extra-wide frequency response. If desired, the capsule can be rotated for single-ear monitoring.

The headphones also have a detachable steel cable, for terrific durability. Great for use by cameramen and DJs, the HD 25-1 II is a great option where top-quality audio in a tough, lightweight package is needed.

Lightweight, rugged design
Padded headband and cushioned earcups for great comfort
Great for high-noise environments
Neodymium drivers provide an extra wide frequency response and are capable of producing high sound pressure levels
Detachable steel cable
Rotatable capsule for single-ear monitoring
Type Closed-Back, On-Ear
Frequency Range 16Hz - 22kHz
Impedance 70 Ohms
Sensitivity 120dB
Maximum Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Connectors 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug
Cable Length 4.95' (1.5 m)
Weight 4.9 oz (139g)
Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones
  • Spare Earpads
  • Carry Pouch
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    SennheiserHD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones
     
    4.8

    (based on 83 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (70)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (58)
    • Good audio (55)
    • Durable (43)
    • Compact (35)
    • Easy to use (34)

    Cons

    • Cord too short (4)
    • Uncomfortable (4)
    • Not durable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (32)
    • Professional recording (28)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (26)
    • Amateur recording (21)
    • Performances (18)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (11), Personal (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (33), Professional musician (12), Audiophile (11), Novice (10), Gear head (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Step Up From The HD 25-SP II

    I had acquired the Sennheiser HD 25-SP II headphones a few years ago and I can easily say they have been THE best phones I have ever used (and I've gone through...Read complete review

    I had acquired the Sennheiser HD 25-SP II headphones a few years ago and I can easily say they have been THE best phones I have ever used (and I've gone through plenty). I recently visited a friend of mine who was in need of a computer (he's starting over financially) and I had one to give him. I really wanted him to be able to listen to music as well so I decided to pass on my HD25-sp phones to him and I would upgrade to the HD 25-1 II's. My only complaints about my old Senn's is that the headband was starting to lose some of its "tightness" due to the fact that they only had one band. The HD 25-1 II's have two and seem to be more rigid. They have incredible isolation and a better frequency response than my other Senn's. I personally like the fact that they are really snug on my head and that the cord is shorter than my other ones (The 25-sp's cord was way to long for me). These are super light weight, have interchangeable parts, have extra set of ear pads... the list goes on and on. I use them for listening to (mostly electronic) music, for music recording/production/DJ'ing and for a little bit of audio field recording. BOTTOM LINE - If you can't afford these headphones, get the HD25-sp's but if you can swing the extra dough, well, you will not be disappointed!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Exceptional Sound, Uncomfortable

    The sound is excellent. Bass is a LITTLE understated, but that's okay. I would rather closed-ear, but I wanted to try something new. I wear glasses, and the cans press hard against...Read complete review

    The sound is excellent. Bass is a LITTLE understated, but that's okay. I would rather closed-ear, but I wanted to try something new. I wear glasses, and the cans press hard against my head, so I don't much care for that either. It's also expensive, so be on the lookout for that.But the sound really is exceptional. I do enjoy it.

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    5.0

    Top of the food chain

    By Michael Anthony

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • They Do Not Compact

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

    Very well built professional ENG head phones. I compared these side by side with my beats on ear head phones and there is no comparison especially with voice. Playing music the sound is very crisp.I would highly recommend these. I really like the fact that the cable has steel in it as these have been pulled of my head more than once.

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    5.0

    My favorite headphones hands down!

    By Ms. Mada

    from Miami Beach, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

    The quality of these are perfect for every show I play. Have never had an issue other than losing them on my accord. Always impeccable sound. Wiring is somewhat delicate, but that depends on the user. I treat mine like it was my own child. :)

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    5.0

    Impressive

    By Paul

    from Sonoma County CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

      Excellent dynamic range and bass extension. Good detail and efficient enough for use with portable devises or pre-amps.Very fast attach on transients and drum beats as well as good detail for more subtle content.Volume levels are impressive.

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      3.0

      Exceptional Sound, Uncomfortable

      By joeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      from Irvine, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

        The sound is excellent. Bass is a LITTLE understated, but that's okay. I would rather closed-ear, but I wanted to try something new. I wear glasses, and the cans press hard against my head, so I don't much care for that either. It's also expensive, so be on the lookout for that.But the sound really is exceptional. I do enjoy it.

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        5.0

        very good product

        By ulysson88

        from Alajuela, Costa Rica

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

          video editing

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          5.0

          Excellent!

          By bdub baker

          from california

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

          Headphones arrived quickly & sound amazing!

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          5.0

          Great choice!

          By Techcolor

          from Brooklyn

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

          These are amazing headphones and for the price they will not be surpassed. They look and feel great for extended listening. I researched many pairs of studio headphones and finally bought this pair. The sounds are all very crisp and balanced. Very clean and not overbearing lows, mids are very clear and nice crisp highs. They are great for DJing and studio monitoring.

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          5.0

          I see why they are legends!

          By K.Walton

          from East Orange, NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

            Crystal clear music!!! You'll hear instruments you've never heard before. They are extremely light and feel very well made. One of the biggest selling points for me besides the sound was the fact that the company sells replacement parts. These cans are the real deal!

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            5.0

            A must !

            By Boji

            from Nyc

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

            Unbelievable sound quality! Excelent for studio work and light enough for everyday use

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            5.0

            Exactly what I needed

            By VashonRick

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Sound
            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • On Camera Use
              • Professional Recording
              • Video editing

              Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

              I'm a videographer and sound is very important to me. I often sync using the audio tracks so it is very important that the sound be accurate. The bonus is they're lightweight!

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              5.0

              Well made, great sound.

              By Patrick of the Northwest

              from Prescott, AZ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                When recording a vocalist he reported he could hear every little thing he was doing. When mixing they provide great clarity and depth. They are very sturdy and welll made.

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                5.0

                Excellent for listening to music.

                By no nickname

                from Southern Nevada

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                    I had a chance to listen to some music on my iphone with a different pair of Sennheisers and I liked how they sounded. I then decided to treat myself to some headphones in the $200 range and settled on the HD 25s.
                    I listen to music at work sometimes and I really like these headphones for that. I have an ipod and listen to rap, rock, country and acoustic music and it all sounds excellent.
                    The way these headphones are built, they really do eliminate a ton of outside noise. So much so that I switched the pads to the foam style because I couldn't hear my press running the way I need to when I had the leather type pads on.

                    Bottom line is this: Digital music sounds great with these Sennheisers.

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                    5.0

                    Great Headphones

                    By Sidjer

                    from Philly, PA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                        Great Headphones. Clear sound, accurate headphone without boosted bass or fancy design . Very Durable.

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                        4.0

                        Great Headphone for a great price.

                        By tomtumb

                        from Ireland

                        Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                        Bought these headphones recently after reviewing alot of similar headphones. I do alot of ENG sound and found them extremely good on in the field, be it in the countryside or a city centre location. Had over ear earphones before these so was wary of using on ear earphones but I've found the phones for me . Yes i would recommend them.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Noise Cancellation, Great Soud

                        By Ranjith

                        from Rio Dell, CA, USA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                          I use these headphones for multi-media production. I have found that the noise cancellation is a rather unexpected bonus! I like the ability to use with one ear, and the size is easy to travel with. I would buy this product again.

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                          5.0

                          Awesome Headphones

                          By Ado

                          from Pereira, Colombia

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                            I've used the MDR-V700 as my DJ'favorite best performing headphones. Until now. The HD-25 headphones surpass any headphone that i have come in contact with. Amazing sound, great reputation and a comfortable feel makes these headphones perfect for the PRO DJ

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                            4.0

                            Nice but pricey

                            By Farley

                            from Deeeetroit

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                            These are very nice but for that much money the cord just seems cheap, they do sound nice and the brand name is the king of course so, I'm sure ill love them in the long run but I give them 4stars out f the box.

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                            5.0

                            I don't know why I wanted this long!

                            By munichdobe

                            from Orlando, FL

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                              I absolutely love these headphones. It's true what everyone says about it's appearance and that pictures don't do it justice. They seem pretty ugly and plain until you're actually holding them in your hands. The on-ear design does provide excellent isolation without being uncomfortable and the construction on these badboys is top notch. These headphones are practically indestructible and if you do manage to break something (this is what I really love) you can replace any part, by yourself, without sending them in or having a professional repair them.

                              My only gripe would be that the included cable is a bit thin an pretty short, but you can purchase the same replacement cable meant for the HD600/650 and they will fit on these.

                              Oh, and the sound is phenomenal. Maybe not as neutral as HD600's, but they also don't cost as much.

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                              5.0

                              Bought for my son. He is very happy.

                              By St Egg

                              from Istanbul, Turkey

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Mobile DJ

                                Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                                My son use it with traktor and Apple macbook Pro. Adviced that best match

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                                4.0

                                consistant cable problems

                                By david

                                from Amsterdam

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Closed-Back Stereo Headphones:

                                    Bought these headphones to use in my gym to filter out noise pollution that apparently is popular. Sound is great and the "closed" system filters out external sound just fine.
                                    Reasonably comfortable
                                    4 days a week I play in an orchestra pit where we use these headphones.
                                    Every single musician has had problems with the cable connection at the shells themselves. After jiggling them for a while, you'll get them to work again. In theory a great idea to just pull out the plug and replace the cable. In practice this is a manufacturing flaw as everyone I know who has these has the same problem.
                                    So once again, they sound very good. Good isolation, generally sturdily built but a serious plug problem near the earshells.

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