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Sennheiser HD 518

alaTest has collected and analyzed 554 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and bass quality. The value for money and comfort are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the noise isolation and size.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

size, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 518

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 97 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 518 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, comfort, value for money, usability, bass quality

size

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

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser HD 518 Open Circumaural Headphones with E.A.R. Technology

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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.

sound, comfort, value for money, 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)

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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...

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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

Recommended!

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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...

Reddot design award winner 2010!

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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....

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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Great headphones

 

Flat response, odd plug combination. I would have recommended a 1\/8 to 1\/4 conversion. Very comfy and my favorite for classical music.

Comfortable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","I have both the Sony V600","Lightweight

Odd plug combo lg to sm

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Great pair of cans

 

All around great pair of headphones and I've used them for about three months ; The Sennheiser 518's are a great buy for the price ; they fit comfortably on your ears for long hours of use ; They have good highs, mids, and lows. They arent going to be...

The headphones original jack is a 6.3 mm and with the adapter the length of the jack can be annoying ; I had to shave off some of the rubber around the jack to make it fit in some of my speaker or PC plugins

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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