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HD 485

alaTest has collected and analyzed 915 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and bass quality. The comfort and price also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, usability

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the HD 485 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HD 485

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 67 user reviews of HD 485 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, usability

reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser HD485 Open Headphone

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Amazon.com review summary for HD 485

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 701 user reviews of HD 485 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, price, comfort, usability, bass quality

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser Classic Stereo HeadphonesSennheiser HD 485 Open Air Over-Ear Headphones

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Sennheiser HD 485

 

Sennheiser's HD 485s are our new reference headphones for iPod listening, and their remarkably clear sound also clicks with DVDs and CDs.

21st-century styling; light-as-a-feather design; comfortable; rich tonal balance; cleverly designed holder/wall bracket

10-foot cord is problematically long when traveling; open-back design may not be ideal for private listening

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Sennheiser HD485 Headphones

 

Appearance-wise, at least, they're not very similar to the 650s

Comfortable, Good sound quality for the price

A hint of sibilance

Their levels of transparency and resolution are on a par with what one expects from speakers costing a king's ransom, and the extended bass and treble are fabulous too. The sibilance will only bother the most picky

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Sennheiser HD 485

 

Sennheiser's range of headphones covers every base imaginable, but it seems to have been a while since we looked at any of its cheaper hi-fi models. Do these HD 485 phones offer a bargain approximation of the performance of the rather wonderful HD 650s?

Comfortable, Good sound quality for the price

A hint of sibilance

Great all-round headphones for the occasional (or frankly even heavy) user, refined in sound and comfortable in use

Expert review by:

Sennheiser HD 485 review

 

A cheaper hi-fi set of headphones

p>Comfortable Good sound quality for the price</p

p>A hint of sibilance</p

Expert review by:

Sennheiser HD485 review

 

Remember the first time you heard music through headphones? Wasn't it amazing? These days we're all used to using headphones with our iPods and portable CD players, but we seldom use with our Macs because there is little ambient noise in the home

Suerb sound ; Very comfy ; Handy stand

They're quite big

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"Easy to wear headphones with good sound"

 

Very good phones for the price asked

Light, easy to wear, good sound, but a bit bass-heavy. Easy to drive from portable devices. Good quality with a possibility to get spares.

Headphones like the HD250, HD540 have a more detailed and balanced sound.

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"Brilliant headphones!"

 

I went into HMV (music store) on sunday and bought these For £40!

Good modern design, brilliant sound, exellent bass, perfectly balanced , detachable cable, comes with hook!

Slighly long cable for ipod, although would be useful on my mixing desk.

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"High bass, weak mids and highs"

 

I got those a few days ago and I'm not very pleased with the sound. I listen them on my Marantz CD 5003 or through HK 3380 for all kind of music - from Cafe Del Mar - Arias to Trance and R'n'R. For my taste, it has too strong bass, and undefined and...

Good for watching films, or playing games.

Strong bass, weak mids/highs, boxy sound. Costs too much for this sound qualty.

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Sennheiser HD 485

 

I went into HMV (music store) on sunday and bought these For �40!

Good modern design, brilliant sound, exellent bass, perfectly balanced , detachable cable, comes with hook

Slighly long cable for ipod, although would be useful on my mixing desk

Consumer review by:

Sennheiser HD 485

 

I got those a few days ago and I'm not very pleased with the sound. I listen them on my Marantz CD 5003 or through HK 3380 for all kind of music - from Cafe Del Mar - Arias to Trance and R'n'R. For my taste, it has too strong bass, and undefined and...

Good for watching films, or playing games

Strong bass, weak mids/highs, boxy sound. Costs too much for this sound qualty

Product Specifications

The HD 485 are open, circumaural stereo headphones with exceptional sound characteristics and outstanding comfort. The HD 485 include a headphone holder that easily attaches to a table or shelf, making certain that the headphones are always at hand.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:16 - 24000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:7.8oz

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Manufacturer:Sennheiser
Model:485
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD
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