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SennheiserHD 419 Headphones
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (4)

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    (5)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Great sound quality (7)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile device (6)
    • Office computer (5)
    • Home computer (4)
    • Music and movies (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (6), Budget shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (3), PC (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great budget headphones for Bass Lovers

    I am a Bass-Head. I had a pair of Sony on-ear monitors, and they were uncomfortable and didn't sound good, so I decided that it was time to buy new ones. I did...Read complete review

    I am a Bass-Head. I had a pair of Sony on-ear monitors, and they were uncomfortable and didn't sound good, so I decided that it was time to buy new ones. I did some research and decided that I wanted a pair of over/around-ear headphones with thumping bass for under $100. I researched Beats, Bose, Sony, Skullcandy, JVC, Koss, Panasonic, and finally Sennheiser. I decided to go with the HD 419. I found them at B&H and bought them. They came the same week (with free shipping). I opened the box, put them on, and plugged them into my iMac and iPod touch (no external amp used for either). This is my review:

    Design:
    These headphones look and feel AMAZING!! They are very comfortable and light-weight on your head. The only complaint is the thin cable.

    Isolation:
    When I put on the headphones, I couldn't hear much noise from my surroundings (with no music playing)! I turned the volume almost all the way down, played some music, and I couldn't hear ANYTHING other than my music! They also do a good job at keeping music in, unless you have them at high volumes.

    Sound:
    These headphones sound AMAZING!!! The bass is perfect: clean, un-distorted, and punchy! Highs and mids are great too, but these are DEFINITELY bass-centered headphones. They can also go VERY loud.

    Power:
    All my tests were done on a 2008 iMac and an iPod touch 5g, with no external amp used. However, on the iPod, It seemed like the sound won't go as loud, so if you intend to use with an iPod/iPhone, you might want to get a cheap headphone amp.

    Verdict:
    These are VERY good headphones for people who want LOTS of bass for a budget price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Value

    The headphones work as advertised, and they provide great value for the money [$])More base than Mid, not as good as my Bose Quiet Confort 15, but they are not the...Read complete review

    The headphones work as advertised, and they provide great value for the money [$])More base than Mid, not as good as my Bose Quiet Confort 15, but they are not the same price either.

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    5.0

    Easy on the Ears

    By Runhard

    from Berkeley, CA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mobile Device
      • Music and Movies

      Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

      I'm not an audiophile or a musician, but I listen to music regularly on my laptop and cellphone -- sometimes for hours at a time -- mostly jazz, classical, and light rock. Comfort was high on my list in looking for headphones. I bought the Sennheiser HD419 headphones because many of the reviews emphasized how comfortable they are to wear, and I was pleasantly pleased that those reviews turned out to be absolutely correct. They are truly easy on my ears. From my lay person's point of view, I would say the sound quality is also good to excellent -- comparable or perhaps even better than my teenage son's high priced headphones (of a different brand), which he let me try just to compare. My only wish is that the cable would have been longer. But overall, I couldn't be more satisfied. B&H delivered promptly.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      great value, no regrets

      By xsteveman

      from Gainesville, FL

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • High Vol Distortion

      Best Uses

      • Home Computer
      • Mobile Device
      • Office Computer

      Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

      I use the product in my home office environment by connecting the headphones directly to my PC. Comfort is one of the major strengths of these earphones. I could wear them for hours and practically forget I even have them on. The sound is crisp clear and well balanced. While the headphones are on I can barely hear any noise coming from the immediate surroundings. If I were to be very picky I would say that at high volumes the sound gets distorted, but I wouldn't expect anyone to listen to such loud music anyway (unless they wanted to lose hearing). So overall I am very impressed with the headphones and would recommend it to everyone who wants great value headphones that are extremely comfortable and cool looking.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      1.0

      Nice headphones, too hot to wear

      By DMP

      from New York, NY

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

          While the headphones do have a rich tone, I found them too hot to wear on a regular basis.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          3.0

          Great Value

          By Ricky. M

          from Houston Texas

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Computer
            • Mobile Device
            • Music and Movies
            • Office Computer

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

            The headphones work as advertised, and they provide great value for the money [$])More base than Mid, not as good as my Bose Quiet Confort 15, but they are not the same price either.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            muy buen sonido por el valor

            By Pmune

            from Argentina

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Office Computer

              Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

              muy buen sonido por el valor que es e está pagando, es cómodo porque el tamaño excede a la oreja, además que por sus artuculaciones se adapata perfectamente a la forma d ela cara. Un poco calurosos

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              Excellent sound and price

              By Edwiner

              from San Ysidro CA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mobile Device

                Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

                excellent sound and simple yet elegant aesthetic price, a good choice for everyday use

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Other

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                4.0

                Good phones

                By R

                from NJ

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

                    More midrange to high crisp treble tones on small power devices. This should come with a 1/4" adapter. Crisp, clear sound for front row experience.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Other

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                    5.0

                    Great budget headphones for Bass Lovers

                    By ccard3dev

                    from MI

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cool design
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Isolates Noise
                    • Low price
                    • Low Price Cool Design C
                    • Thumping Bass

                    Cons

                    • Leaks Sound High Volume
                    • Thin Cable

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Computer
                    • Mobile Device
                    • Music and Movies
                    • Office Computer

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

                    I am a Bass-Head. I had a pair of Sony on-ear monitors, and they were uncomfortable and didn't sound good, so I decided that it was time to buy new ones. I did some research and decided that I wanted a pair of over/around-ear headphones with thumping bass for under $100. I researched Beats, Bose, Sony, Skullcandy, JVC, Koss, Panasonic, and finally Sennheiser. I decided to go with the HD 419. I found them at B&H and bought them. They came the same week (with free shipping). I opened the box, put them on, and plugged them into my iMac and iPod touch (no external amp used for either). This is my review:

                    Design:
                    These headphones look and feel AMAZING!! They are very comfortable and light-weight on your head. The only complaint is the thin cable.

                    Isolation:
                    When I put on the headphones, I couldn't hear much noise from my surroundings (with no music playing)! I turned the volume almost all the way down, played some music, and I couldn't hear ANYTHING other than my music! They also do a good job at keeping music in, unless you have them at high volumes.

                    Sound:
                    These headphones sound AMAZING!!! The bass is perfect: clean, un-distorted, and punchy! Highs and mids are great too, but these are DEFINITELY bass-centered headphones. They can also go VERY loud.

                    Power:
                    All my tests were done on a 2008 iMac and an iPod touch 5g, with no external amp used. However, on the iPod, It seemed like the sound won't go as loud, so if you intend to use with an iPod/iPhone, you might want to get a cheap headphone amp.

                    Verdict:
                    These are VERY good headphones for people who want LOTS of bass for a budget price.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Great Sound! Deep Bass

                    By jsbachsc

                    from Colombia

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Computer
                    • Mobile Device
                    • Music and Movies
                    • Office Computer

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

                    Pros: I use this headphones whit my ipod, phone and laptop.

                    deep, powerful bass without sacrificing the frequency ranges midrange and treble.

                    Cons: pads tired after a while.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    4.0

                    A Tiny Bit Muddy, but Overall Good

                    By Noel Kline

                    from York, PA

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Bass
                    • Good Value
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Frail Cord

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Relaxing
                    • With My Computer

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

                    As a fan of Sennheiser, this headphone does hold up to the brand quality. It works very well with my iPod while working at home. Too bulky to wear during running or workouts. The sound is a bit muddy in the lower frequencies, but overall good.

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Listening to iPod
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Excellent product!

                    By John the sound

                    from Argentina

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Working

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones:

                    Great sound, fast delivery!

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