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HD 515 Headphones

alaTest has collected and analyzed 593 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 usability and portability. The comfort and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

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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 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of HD 515 Headphones from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Views about the durability and usability are generally positive. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the design.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD515 Open HeadphoneSennheiser HD 515 Gaming HeadsetSENNHEISER HD515 HEADPHONES- SENNHEISER HD515

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HD 515 Headphones


alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 user reviews of HD 515 Headphones from 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 Comments about the usability and portability are generally positive. The price and comfort also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, portability, usability


87% of the reviews on 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

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (

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

Staff Recommended

Expert review by: Jammer (

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: Andrew Kliem (

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 (

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 (

"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 (



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


Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: SeanX (

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 (

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. (

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

Consumer review by: Mike (

Awesome sound, long chord


I debated between these and the 428 and ended up getting these because the reviews said the sound quality was better. I really wanted the isolation that a closed can offers, but in the end I didn't want the thin chord and I didn't want to sacrifice...

Sound quality for the price is outstanding. I paid just about the same price for a pair of Skull Candy cans and they can't compare to these. They are very, very comfortable and I can wear them all day with no fatigue. Delicious bass and mids

The chord is very, very long. I have to keep it wrapped with a tie, but it's just an annoyance ; More annoying is the 5 inch plug (incl. adapter) when I plug into my laptop or PC jack. And the adapter is NOT iphone friendly, which is a bummer, but I'm...

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


Dimensions & Weight



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