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Sennheiser HD 497

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews of Sennheiser HD 497. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the bass quality and portability are generally positive. The comfort and price also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. There are mixed comments on the soundstage and size.

sound, price, comfort, portability, bass quality

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 497 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 497

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 497 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. Reviews about the usability and bass quality are on the whole positive. The sound and comfort also get good comments.

price, comfort, sound, bass quality, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD497 HeadphonesSennheiser HD497 Headphones83379 Replacement Earpads for Sennheiser HD497

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 497

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 497 from Amazon.com. 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.com. Comments about the bass quality and portability are overall positive. The comfort and price also get good comments. Reviews about the soundstage and size are different. Some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, portability, bass quality

reliability

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

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser HD 497 Dynamic Hi-Fi Headphones (Silver)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sennheiser HD497 review: Sennheiser HD497

 

Comfy over-the-ear headphones; lightweight design; excellent high-frequency detail; taut, powerful bass; two-year warranty.

Noncollapsible headband.

This affordable pro-style model sounds great at home and on the go.

Aug, 2003
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Expert review by: (lordpercy.com)

Sennheiser HD497 Headphones

 

These may not be the best looking headphones on the market but bang for buck they are possibly the best sound you'll get out of your MP3 player. And that's what we call Proper Bo!

Consumer review by: freedon (newegg.com)

Size does matter

 

I bought the HD457 some months ago, the cable broke so I bought these instead. I liked the HD457 Better, they don´t "squash" your ears like the HD 497. Though you get used to it, after 2 hours your ears begin to hurt. Must be because the 497 cover...

Aug, 2005

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

Sounds great! Best set of headphones ever!

 

I'm not really an audiophile, but I got sick and tired of an old set of Sony headphones that I used. Got these, and they sound INFINITELY better! Best sound I've heard in a long time... even better than my external speakers (3 piece w/ sub). The bass...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: nitro (newegg.com)

SENNHEISER HD 497 3.5mm/6.3mm Connector OpenAir Dynamic Stereo Headphone

 

I had these headphones for about 6 months, although I didn't get them from NewEgg. They worked well for a while, but then I noticed that their quality (at least hearing walking in cs, cod, and such) was getting worse and worse. Finally, the left...

Sep, 2004

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

sweet sound

 

These headphones are great for the money. All the glowing reviews were right. Music sounds fantastic with clear highs and warm bass. They sound great for games, too.

Mar, 2004

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

SENNHEISER HD 497 3.5mm/6.3mm Connector OpenAir Dynamic Stereo Headphone

 

I got a set of Senn HD497s from NewEgg about a year ago. They have superb sound quality for the cost and are quite comfortable after you let them adjust to your head. If you're looking for open headphones under $100, look no further. This is considered...

Feb, 2004

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

Really good Mid Ranged All Purpose "Cans"

 

I have used the 497's now for about a week and I like them. They have great mid's and good bass. I have been using an old Labtec 3 piece speaker set before I purchased these, using them mainly for gaming and more specifically for starcraft. The first...

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: mystical (newegg.com)

SENNHEISER HD 497 3.5mm/6.3mm Connector OpenAir Dynamic Stereo Headphone

 

best sounding headphones you can buy for $50 that dont need an amp to provide amazing quality. they are open headphones but leak almost no sound at normal volumes. great buy! these are the headphones to buy for your portable player, computer, anything....

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: Essence (newegg.com)

Great sounds needs adjusting to

 

Great sounds. My first pair of cans based on tons of research. only 50$ is great. AT first they were very tight. As you wear them more and stretch them (they can go 180 degrees). I love them, great for games and music in general.

Mar, 2003

Product Specifications

The HD 497 open, dynamic Hi-Fi stereo headphones deliver crystal-clear, well-defined trebles and absolute precision across all audio frequencies. These versatile headphones are especially impressive with jazz and modern, bass-driven music. The HD 497 features rugged design and easily replaceable parts for long life, such as the OFC connection cable or ear pads. The HD 497 is ideal for Hi-Fi systems but also for portable players.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:24 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Portable audio system
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:4.6oz

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sennheiser
Model:497
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty
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