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HD 515 Headphones

alaTest has collected and analyzed 658 reviews of HD 515 Headphones. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and portability. The price and comfort also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative comments about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the HD 515 Headphones is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HD 515 Headphones

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of HD 515 Headphones from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and usability. The comfort and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the design.

sound, price, comfort, usability, durability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD515 Open HeadphoneSENNHEISER HD515 HEADPHONES- SENNHEISER HD515Sennheiser HD 515 Gaming Headset

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HD 515 Headphones

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 user reviews of HD 515 Headphones from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, portability, usability

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD515 Dynamic Stereo Sound Audiophile 500 Series Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sennheiser HD515 Dynamic Stereo Sound Audiophile 500 Series HeadphonesSennheiser HD-515 Audiophile 500 Series Headphones

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sennheiser HD515 Dynamic Stereo Sound Audiophile Headphones review: Sennheiser HD515 Dynamic Stereo Sound Audiophile Headphones

 

Editor's note: We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale. Click here to find out more. Sennheiser offers a wide range of headphones, from inexpensive earbuds to full-blown audiophile extravaganzas. Its HD...

High-tech design; rich sound; outstanding comfort.

Not a great match for portables.

Sennheiser's HD 515 headphones don't scrimp on comfort or sound quality.

Jun, 2004
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Expert review by: Jammer (onheadphones.com)

Sennheiser HD 515 Headphones

 

A great headphone for audiophiles

Rich sound which accentuates sound effects can be gained while using these headphones. The headphones are designed for extreme comfort, which allows you to wear it for hours on end

These headphones don't work too well with mp3 players. Since they are quite bulky, they are not the best choice to use while on the move

These headphones are designed to provide great comfort and even greater sound quality. The closed-back ear cups provide noise-isolation, which means that it will cancel out ambient noise. Sound effects on movies sound absolutely stupendous on these...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A headphone that will be a big improvement over most of your cheaper models, but one that is outclassed by many other models in this price range.

Better than stock headphones, great soundstage

Boring sound, lacking mid definition, slightly uncomfortable

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sennheiser HD515

 

The HD515 is one of the lower points in Sennheiser's impressive array of headphones. Outclassed by lower models in the series, as well as cheaper pro...

Better than stock headphones, great soundstage

Boring sound, lacking mid definition, slightly uncomfortable

A headphone that will be a big improvement over most of your cheaper models, but one that is outclassed by many other models in this price range.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Jayesh Limaye (techtree.com)

Sennheiser HD 515

 

They call it high-end headphones on a shoestring budget. Let's find out if it's true.

Excellent for gaming, Excellent soundstage performance, Good treble, 3m long cable, 6.3 mm and 3.5 mm jack

Incomplete mid-range reproduction, Lots of audio leakage to surroundings, Not comfortable to put on for long, Do not work well with many MP3 players

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Renaud Senior (cnet.com)

"Great sound, bass relief excellent"

 

Nice sound, precise in high and good relief for the bass, agréable à porter et adaptable

Comfort, sound quality & response

Jack 6,35, could be better with a 3,5 & adaptor

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Computer_Guy (newegg.com)

Awesome

 

Happy Customer of Newegg and Sennheiser

These hit every range possible. The mids and highs are fantastic quality. The bass is really good. Really Pleased the 60$ spent on these head phones. The are really comfortable, I wore them for a 6 hour plane ride and were totally fine. Happy Customer

Nothin

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: SeanX (newegg.com)

Good as the price

 

To the price of $54.95, the sound quality is way better than I was expecting. Good investment.

Good sound quality and long enough cable

it is too big compared with my BOSE AE2. it is kind of uncomfortable when lay down with it

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Set my expectations too high

 

I like these headphones and would recommend them but don't expect a steal here.

They sound pretty good (see below); comfortable; sturdy

I bought these headphones based on the excellent reviews. I was expecting too much I think because the treble could be a little crisper, and the bass a bit punchier

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Mitchell P. (newegg.com)

Durable, Awesome Quality. Longgg Cord.

 

My girlfriend has some HD555's, these are very comparable. If you compare these with an X-Fi to the HD555's on onboard sound then these are the clear winner. A head to head comparison makes things a little more complicated, but the HD555's are a...

I've had these for somewhere around 3 years now and have never had any problems with the cans or build quality ; They sound great. I've used them daily with an X-Fi, HTC Hero, and laptops and they sound great all around ; The sound is very balanced...

The cord is extremely long. Kind of a pain when you want to wear them with an iPod on a plane or some small devices ; The connector is very big as it goes from 6.3mm to the 3.5mm using an adapter. Could be pretty annoying if you're trying to use with...

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

A classic all-round headphone, the Sennheiser HD 515 delivers open, dynamic sound. Overall listening pleasure and outstanding wearing comfort are the hallmarks of the HD 515 headphones. What makes this possible is Sennheiser's innovative E.A.R technology, which ensures that the sound is accurately channeled into your ears.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:14 - 26000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:9oz

Header

Manufacturer:Apple/Sennheiser
Model:515/HD 515/HD 515 Gaming
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser/Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty