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HD 485

alaTest has collected and analyzed 813 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and bass quality are on the whole positive. The comfort and value for money are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the HD 485 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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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.

Consumer review by:

"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.

Consumer review by:

"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.

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

"Excellent sound quality and comfort"

 

Given the superb sound quality for the money, I'm not going to make an issue of the plastic construction and Chinese origins. I am satisfied with the value for dollar spent, and perhaps the plastic is one reason the HD 485s are so light and...

Excellent sound quality from highs to low - no complaints with any aspect of the sound.

Long cord is sometimes a nuisance, sometimes an advantage.

Consumer review by:

"A great set of headphones"

 

I use my headphones almost exclusively with my home computer (so I never travel with them).

- sound quality

The cord is long (but high quality). I just used a twisty-tie to shorten it up and have no problems. It also nice to know I can use it to connect to my stereo.

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"I've never heard music sound like this before!!!"

 

I've not given them full marks as I feel that I don't have a true point of reference for them not having owned a pair of really decent headphones before. I am AMAZED by the sound quality and definition. Songs that I've been listening to for years are...

The bass response is unbelievable and the mids and trebble shine through beautifully. The sound is completely epic. What have I been doing!

The ear units are not sealed at the back so there's a considerable mount of noise spilling out around you. I don't really care about that because I'm on the inside but I recon if you were sat next to someone it'd be pretty annoying for them!

Consumer review by:

"the best, no comments"

 

simply sounds great, rocking crystal clear sound,the best...... why shall we go for home theaters.....? i'ii prefer sennheiser hd-485 to enjoy music n movies.........

if u wanna buy headset below 6k go for sennheiser hd-485

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