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Sennheiser HD 518

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1006 reviews of Sennheiser HD 518. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and bass quality. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, and the noise isolation and portability get critical views.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

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 85/100 = 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 129 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 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the bass quality and usability are generally positive. The price and comfort also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the portability. Many are negative about the noise isolation and reliability.

sound, comfort, price, usability, bass quality

reliability, noise isolation

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

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 518

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 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. Views about the durability and bass quality are generally positive. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the noise isolation and size, while there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, durability

portability, size, noise isolation

94% 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 Headphones (Black)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sennheiser HD 518

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 518 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the durability and bass quality. The comfort and sound also get good reviews, whereas many are negative about the portability. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

price, sound, comfort, bass quality, durability

portability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2016

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

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

Sennheiser HD518 Headphones - Comfort Listening - Tech2

 

The HD518s hope to hold the door open for aspiring audiophiles.

In the end though, the HD518s end up being more of a luxury buy at that price rather than the entry-level audiophile headphones they were intended to be. They perform well enough to fit rather comfortably into either category though, so Sennheiser...

Apr, 2011

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

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

Consumer review by: Andreas D. (newegg.com)

Affordable and wearable

 

I know Sennheiser for decades, mostly in a professional context. 28 years ago I bought a HD540 reference headset, which went the way of all man-made at the end, after many, many years. It is surprising that Sennheiser does not build upon proven and...

Wearing comfort is the 1st. criteria for headphones in my book. Sound reproduction is close second. It does not help if you have the best sounding headphones in the galaxy - when the skin of your skull starts to ache after 15 minutes of wearing them,...

Here the critics: 1- The spring-force on the ear cups is not adjustable, unless you bend the headband with certain force. That can be done, but it may dislodge the inner lining of the headband. That's a make or break scenario. 2- Why on earth is...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Jeremy F. (newegg.com)

Not worth the 150$

 

Why use a clunky output adapter that came out of the stone age?

They play music nicely I guess, not as high quality as a product valued at 150$ should sound

Bulky cord Not wireless Fabric absorbs liquid

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Lowell G. (newegg.com)

Good Headphone- Poor adapter

 

Excellent sound. Comfortable over ear. Good sound stage. Reasonably efficient. Fairly neutral.

Included cable has a 1/4 inch tip. A 1/8 inch adapter is provided. However the use of this adapter is suboptimal with MP3 players and cellphones. Expect to pay another $12 for a better adapter.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Raymond H. (newegg.com)

On my ear HD518

 

Good for the casual listener; not for studio work,

Fits well, Good sound

Bass is strong but not well focused

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Raymond H. (newegg.com)

On my ear HD518

 

Good for the casual listener; not for studio work,

Fits well, Good sound

Bass is strong but not well focused.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Brenan H. (newegg.com)

lasted me almost 4 yrs without issues

 

these were my 1st real expensive headphones, which to me is $100+ (at the time they were $125 to be exact) and I bought this brand because my research indicated they had a good rep for headphones and I wanted something solid that would last me several...

very comfortable, I have big ears and I usually pc game for 3+ hrs at a time and with these my ears never hurt. I bought these for comfort and good quality sound, although Im not a experienced audiophile. I bought these back in September of 2011, and...

the cord is long, so you have to keep the cord tucked away in a safe place when not in use to avoid tripping up on the dangling cord; which my relatives often did. Another issue is these headphones felt fragile, I take very good care of my stuff so...

Aug, 2015

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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