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HD 485

HD 485
alaScore 79

879 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 879 reviews of HD 485. 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. Reviewers really like the usability and bass quality. The price and comfort are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the noise isolation and reliability, and there are some mixed views about the portability.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

reliability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the HD 485 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HD 485

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 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. Comments about the bass quality and portability are on the whole positive. The comfort and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, portability, bass quality

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

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HD 485

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 641 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. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and usability. The price and comfort also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the noise isolation and reliability. There are some mixed views about the size and portability.

sound, comfort, price, usability, bass quality

reliability, noise isolation

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

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sennheiser HD 485 review: Sennheiser HD 485

 

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.

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

Apr, 2005
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Expert review by: (hifichoice.co.uk)

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

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sennheiser HD 485 review

 

A cheaper hi-fi set of headphones

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

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: mhoke (cnet.com)

"Best for the price and what you get"

 

Sennheiser's products are always top notch when it comes to sound quality. I picked them up for $80 and you won't find better sound quality for that price. Lows, mids, and highs are balanced nicely. They are for listening. They aren't for background...

Great sound quality

Length of cord (can be a pro depending how you use them)

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: batmang (newegg.com)

Four Egg rating, ONE reason why.

 

They are the best cans in this price range HANDS DOWN. If your looking for a good gaming headset, pair these with a Logitech USB mic. Perfect combo, its what I use.

Awesome clarity. I've had these for a whopping one day and I'm already in love with them. Very crisp, solid sound. Very comfortable, awesome build quality, detachable cable, replaceable ear covers/muffs. It came with a headphone holder, and I actually...

One con, and one con only. Noise. These are loud. What I mean is, anyone around will have no problem hearing what your hearing. They do not keep sound INSIDE the cans unfortunately. That is the only downside to these

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: dan (newegg.com)

just great!

 

Free shipping, what are you waiting for?

I love these things. They're VERY comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The cord is DETACHABLE, so if anything ever happens, you can buy replacements directly from Sennheiser. The sound is very good and won't get too distorted at loud volumes

Not very attractive to look at, but comfortable nevertheless. I wanted slightly more bass, but these are just fine

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Smartone (newegg.com)

These are GREAT Forget Bose!!

 

The Cord length is great if your going to plug them into your computer and use them only for that. DONT try using them for a ipod the cord is like 10 ft. These are defiantly media pc Headphones!

These are great crystal clear. The price is also very resonable and i would buy these headphones over the $140.00 Bose ones any day. They are very comfortable to lots of padding able to wear them a long time, in fact im wearing them right now. All in...

No cons i like everything about them ; worth every penny

Feb, 2008

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

SENNHEISER HD 485 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Explore new sound dimensions Headphone

 

I owned a pair of HD500's a few years ago. Needless to say I killed them(accident :X) and have been wanted to get another pair of sennheisers.

Detachable cable ; Comfortable ; Great sound for the money ; Headphone Holder

Maybe the color

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Sound guru (newegg.com)

Pretty Decent

 

I was expecting a lot from these cans from preious reviews but once I tried them on I'm some what disappointed. They are good enough to keep but I'm not wowwed by them. My high end car stereo sounds much better.

Comfortable ; Audio cable detaches ; Overall decent sound ; Punchy bass

overpowering lows, flat highs and midrange ; Lacks WOW factor ; No carrying case or bag

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Hexadecimal] (newegg.com)

Sonic Astonishment!!!

 

These headphones fit tightly, but at the same time, are very comfortable. I've listened to these headphones for hours at a time, and neither my head nor ears have ever felt soar. It's amazing how Sennheiser has managed to cram so much awesome into one...

These headphones ROCK! I noticed that a few reviewers have claimed that these headphones are lacking in the treble department. You guys are tone deaf. These headphones have outstanding treble performance. I had a chance to compare these headphones to...

PROS Continued: The HD 280PROs produced glass-shattering, ear piercing, and uncomfortable treble, where as the HD 485s ; produced more of an overall "clear" sounding treble. *CONS:* There are no significant cons, however, there is one minor thing that...

Jan, 2008

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

Header

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