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Sennheiser HD 518

alaTest has collected and analyzed 689 reviews of Sennheiser HD 518. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and bass quality. The price and comfort are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the noise isolation.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, portability

noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 518 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 518

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 518 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the bass quality and price are on the whole positive. The portability and comfort also get good feedback.

sound, comfort, portability, price, bass quality

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser HD 558 High-End Open Circumaural Headphones

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 518

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 518 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and bass quality. The price and comfort also get good feedback. Many are critical about the noise isolation.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, portability

noise isolation

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD 518 Headphones (Black)Sennheiser HD 518 Around-The-Ear Audiophile Headphones (Black)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Sriram Gurunathan (tech.firstpost.com)

Sennheiser HD518 Headphones - Comfort Listening

 

Sennheiser launched three new HD headphone models in India a couple of months ago, of which the HD518 is the entry-level variant. These headphones hope to hold the door open for aspiring audiophiles to take a small step inside. Let's see if they are a...

The Sennheiser HD518s are priced at Rs. 6,490, which I would say is a little on the steep side considering they need burning in to be rid of the muddiness. A thousand or two lower and these would be an absolutely fantastic buy – but I’d still recommend...

Apr, 2011
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Expert review by: Rob Mead-Green (techradar.com)

Sennheiser HD 518 review

 

Want audiophile-quality sound for your Mac, iPad or iPod?

Comfortable, lightweight design ; Excellent sound quality

No inline mic for iPhone users ; Not great with low bit rate MP3s

May, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sennheiser HD 518

 

The cheapest Sennheiser circumaural HD-series model is a winner.

Great value ; Wonderful warm and detailed sound ; Detachable cable

Speaker grille an acquired taste

Boasting true high-end audio quality at a price that won't make your wife leave you or necessitate cancelling your kids' Christmas for a year, the Sennheiser HD 518 are an absolute bargain. They sound warm, detailed and easy-going, and should please...

Jul, 2011

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by: reddot (red-dot.de(UK))

HD 518 High-End Headphones

 

The open, dynamic HD 518 high-end headphones are equipped with E.A.R. technology developed by Sennheiser: acoustic baffles inclined at a slight angle guide the audio signal directly to the ears. In this way, the excellent sound is optimally channelled....

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

Bought another

 

This review is supplemental to one below

Waited months for them to go on sale again and bought a second HD518

At this price ; NONE

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: ssa-ed (newegg.com)

Mostly dissapointed

 

These are cheap construction, cheap sounding and feel cheap.

They are over the ear (large). The cable is long and thick

These are NOT comfortable, they don't sound right and the outside noise is amplified, not reduced. I have a $30 pair of on ear Sony's that are at much, much better. The "vented" design means 100% of outside noise bleeds through and can't imagine anyone...

Feb, 2015

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

Sennheiser HD 518

 

If you want noise cancelling qualities, do not get these. People can hear what you're listening to (and vice versa) if they sit nearby. However, this is the price you pay for the open ear design. They will beat noise cancelling headphones any day when...

Awesome highs and mids, accurate and responsive lows. I love the open ended ear design, it lets my ears breathe and helps acoustically just like it's more expensive cousins, HD 555 and HD 598 offer. These are definitely audiophile headphones

The 3.5mm/6.3mm adapter is way too large. Maybe a problem in certain situations

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Eddie (newegg.com)

Audiophile Headphones at an affordable price

 

These headphones are very good for their price. They perform great at reproducing highs, mids, and lows. I really think they are great headphones.

High quality drivers, and a very well built construction based design. Clear Highs, and very enjoyable mids and lows. The soundstage is great. Detachable cable

The headphones leak, but that is how they get their great soundstage. The hinges feel a little flimsy, but the headphones are very durable. The headphone comes with a built in 1/4 adapter, with a 3.5 mm adapter, but is quite large, and might not fit...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: sj (jr.com)

Solid choice

 

I bought these as a cheaper replacement for my HD595\'s that need repair (after 3 years of flawless, constant use.) Another reason for buying these aside from the price is that I wanted a pair of open-backed cans that had a little stronger bass...

Comfortable","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight

Quarter inch straight plu

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: pogo (jr.com)

headphones for multi-track recording

 

Hear a click track, and the WORLD of your own playing while multi-track recording.

Comfortable","Good Bass","Great Sound

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Indoor
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Traditional Headphone
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