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Sennheiser HD 500

Sennheiser HD 500
alaScore 69

93 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and bass quality. The comfort and value for money are also appreciated. Opinions about the soundstage and mids quality are mixed, and many are critical about the build quality.

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

build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 93 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sennheiser HD 500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

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

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser HD500 Open Fusion Full-Size Headphones (Black)

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Works great


I bought this product and it worked perfectly right out of the box... One thing to note though. I was using it with my laptop some 50 feet away with the dual monitors set at MIRROR.When I hit the menu button I did NOT see the menu on my laptop so that...

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Trouble with setting converter up


I had trouble getting a picture on my HD TV. I was going to return it but phoned Allona to see if they could help. I did get a picture on the TV momentarily. I tried to use the menu feature on the converter but failed. Altona told me how to reset the...


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Short some features


Converts vga to 1080p as advertised, BUT:o-Some features shown in manual not actually there,o-No control of saturation, etc.o-Tech support very poor.If you buy it, you're essentially on your own!

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Exactly does it........


Excellent product little bit over priced but worth it for the quality. Works perfectly all the time with constant changing of inputs.

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Good Scaler for the money


This scaler was bought to replace a cheaper unit to give a Panasonic TV computer capible (VGA) input. The original scaler would not provide a stable or suitable size image on this 52'' plasma. This unit provided all the goods to fill the screen with a...

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SENNHEISER HD 500 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Headphone


These are good headphones the sound is awesome, they fell great on the head and u can wear them for long periods of time. Only thing i dont like about these headphones is even though they cover your whole ear, u can still hear things from the outside,...

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SENNHEISER HD 500 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Headphone


OMG, these headphones are very crisp and clear. Everything sounds wonderful. They are huge. These headphones sound good in bf1942, music, movies, everything compared to my planetronics Audio 90.

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SENNHEISER HD 500 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Headphone


killer phones. I agree with guy below i probably wouldn't have bought at the current price despite how great they are. I would have gone with 497s or gone up to the 580s which also were alot cheaper a while back.

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very pretty


I was one of the lucky few to get these at $50, although i must say that i probably wouldn't buy them at $90... not because they aren't worth it, cause they definitely are, just cause i'm stingy :/ but yeah, these are great headphones. The sound is...


Product Specifications

The HD500 Fusion is causing a buzz among listeners of jazz, funk, rock, and hip-hop. Like its namesake, the HD500 fuses improved audio technology with a new BioNetic headphone design that offers unsurpassed comfort. The HD500's open, dynamic design provides spatial, balanced sound reproduction and more solid bass than preceding models. Its Duofol diaphragm is designed for ultra low distortion, and its innovative damping technology results in wide dynamics and excellent transient response.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:14 - 21000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty