Product Type: Sennheiser headphones
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Great Pair Of Cans
Sennheiser HD 215
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Sennheiser HD 215
Advantages: Great treble, Pretty good base, Fair design, Good price, Warranty
Disadvantages: Seem a bit 'cheap-looking'
Sennheiser produce excellent products to deliver superb sound quality, and these headphones are really great for the price. If you want to hear real quality music, you should really purchase a good pair of headphones to fully appreciate a very full sound where good base can be delivered alongside. These do a great job and come at a fair price with a 2 year guarantee.
They come in a cardboard grey box, which opens up pretty well to reveal the headphones and their wire along with some leaflets, a protective pouch and an adapter for the 6.3mm sockets. The wire is actually detatchable from the headphones, which is a slightly unique selling point as this means you can pack them away nicely and the wire has less chance of being damaged too. The wire is of a pretty good length, which makes it ideal for all kinds of use such as DJing, musical instruments and simply listening to your iPod - although it may be a bit TOO long here.
The cans themselves are black and closed, meaning they don't really leak sound. They have the HD 215 logo up a silver part along the sides of the cans and the rest is black, besides a circular silver part with the Sennheiser logo just below the bridge that goes over your head. They fit my head very well and are adjustable quite easily. The only thing I would say with the design is they don't look to be that classy and look a bit too plastic-y. They feel this way too as although them being light is a bonus, they have a very delicate feel to them although they are actually pretty tough and of fair quality.
The sound is obviously the most important part, and I have to say they produce a pretty full and very clear sound with great treble and base. The base isn't first class, but the treble seems pretty good. The sound could be more full as it's not quite cinematic like some other headphones such as the Sennheiser HD555s, but they are excellent for personal use without sound leakage, meaning you can happily wear them in public places without annoying others!
The headphones are ideal for music but I have listened to movies with them too, and although they aren't terribly cinematic with a surround sound feel to them, they are multiple times better than a pair of earphones for example. You can change the EQ on your iPod and really tell the difference with these cans as they will adjust to different EQs and genres of music. They have an RRP of around £90, which is quite expensive, but not overly bad for such a good quality pair of headphones. I bought mine off Amazon.co.uk, where they still stand at around £65, which is a pretty good price to pay for a good pair of headphones. I have tried the Dr Dre Beats headphones and in all honesty I would say these are very comparable and you'll pay a lot less for them. They don't have superb base but it's pretty good and will make do!
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Summary: An excellent pair of headphones at a very reasonable price
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