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Sennheiser HD 497

alaTest has collected and analyzed 354 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the bass quality and portability are generally positive. The comfort and value for money also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the soundstage and reliability.

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

reliability, soundstage

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 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 497

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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.

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

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 497

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 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.

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

reliability, soundstage

96% 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)

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Sennheiser HD497

 

Sennheiser's $69 (list price) HD497 headphones deliver extraordinarily well-balanced acoustics. Their silver-plastic construction feels sturdy, and like most Sennheiser designs, the 497s feature easily replaceable cables and ear pads. The headphones...

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.

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Expert review by:

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!

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Sennheiser HD-497 Over-Ear Headphones

 

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"Great all-around headphones for around $45"

 

So far I've had these phones for roughly 2 months now, and they've worked great! No problems at all...makes music actually sound like music... The pads are VERY comfortable. Actually, the headphones are very confortable overall. They are light and dont...

Sounds strong, pretty good base, quality contruction

cord is too long for mp3 or any other portable music player

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"The best headphone value for the money"

 

I honestly don't know how these headphones can be beat for the price. I got a refurbished pair online for $35, and the acoustical range and reproduction are impressive. I use them primarily outside when I'm mowing the lawn, and the full cup design...

Acoustics; weight; comfort; full-cup design

long cord; fairly large

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"Great sound quality, but comfortability is an issue."

 

Like others reviewers are probably more qualified to comment on the sound quality than me. The Sennheiser HD497 pumps out great qaulity audio, and I'm no longer satisfied with just using my TV speakers (which for a Panasonic Tau 20", is pretty decent) to

For me, the Headphones aren't very comfortable for extended uses...like 2-3 hour sessions. After-awhile, it would start to grate against my ears (I don't particularly have wide ears either), forcing me to take it off for a break. Also, the headphones

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"Solid Reputation"

 

Great Sound as expected from Sennheiser. A bit on the expensive side considering you can get the 500 Series for $30 more.

Ears get warm after 15 minute of use; hurts after an hour. I recommend checking out the 500 Series models.

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"REALLY GOOD"

 

GREAT SOUND (I WATCHED THE 2 TOMB RAIDER AND WAS BLOWN AWAY WITH THESE) GREAT FOR HIP HOP,SALSA AND R&B...THESE HEADPHONES ARE REALLY LIGHT AND PRETTY COMFY

GRIPES: NOT GOOD FOR STREET USE BECAUSE EVERYONE CAN HEAR YOUR MUSIC, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO HEAR WHATS GOING ON AROUND YOU, YOU WILL STEP ON THE CORD A LOT IT WAY TO LONG. THE EAR CUPS ARE TOO BIG TO PUT OVER YOU EAR BUT TO SMALL TO FIT YOUR EAR. SO IN OTH

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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...

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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...

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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