In the 1980s, the Sennheiser HD 25 was originally distributed to airline passengers on Concorde flights, to help combat the loud engine noise. This only shows that the Sennheiser HD 25 was already highly regarded in the industry of professional audio, aside from being the preferred choice of DJs and studio owners.

2020 is a significant year for Sennheiser, marking the brand’s 75th year in the industry. In celebration, Sennheiser actually released 25,000 pairs of limited edition Sennheiser HD 25 DJ headphones, in its yellow, resplendent earpad glory.

Sennheiser HD 25 Build Quality

Sennheiser is one of the brands in the market that has set a standard when it comes to build quality. Such is the case with the Sennheiser HD 25, with the headphones specifically designed to withstand DJing and monitoring. In short, the Sennheiser HD 25 is built to be tougher than a regular consumer headphone. This product has been proven to be legendary and we still know people who still own a working set 20 years after its purchase – that’s how durable the Sennheiser HD 25 is.

The updated version of the Sennheiser HD 25 has received a number of significant refinements such as a more solid headband and more adaptable sizing. The Sennheiser HD 25 is so strong that even if you contort them, they easily spring back in place as if nothing happened. You can also throw this pair into a bag without a case and they won’t show a sign of frailty. The ear cups are made of high density plastic that is made for the long haul. It also has a textured finish that doesn’t show any scratches or other sign of usage unlike painted headphones.

One of the features that DJs love about the Sennheiser HD 25 is the fact that it can perform well even in noisy environments, deliver above average sound exclusion and provide high quality sound while handling SPLs like a pro. Plus, the swiveling ear cup design also allows DJs (or practically anyone in the recording industry) to do it with style. Location recordists and studio owners also love the Sennheiser HD 25 because of its modular and rugged design, lightness and all around durability. The ear pads, headband padding and clamp are also replaceable.

Sennheiser HD 25 Design Icon

The Sennheiser HD 25 belongs to the supra aural, closed back range which means that the ear cups sit on the outer portion of the ear rather than enclosing and surrounding them completely like other circumaural designs. Because of the unique design of the Sennheiser HD 25, the product has a super light weight and the ear cups are also relatively compact. There’s also a firm headband tension going on which makes the ear pads sit tightly on the side of the head with a contact pressure of about 2.5N to ensure that there is zero to minimal sound leakage. The respectable spill performance and the resulting isolation from external noise make the Sennheiser HD 25 an excellent candidate for mixing in the recording booth.

Is the Sennheiser HD 25 comfortable to wear?

One of the standard features that a customer must know before making payment for a certain headphone is to know the level of comfort it provides. If you are used to using conventional designs, the Sennheiser HD 25 might take some time to get used to. Listening to music or watching TV or YouTube videos for long periods of time is a pleasure with the Sennheiser HD 25.

Another novel feature of this item is the split headband, which allows a fair amount of adjustment and some level of tension relief on the top of the head. This is an accurate feature that can make users happy, especially those who are planning to have a listening marathon. If you are wearing glasses, the on-ear design of the Sennheiser HD 25 is a big bonus because the arms of the bins won’t get in the way of the headphones.

Sennheiser HD 25 Sound Quality Reviews

It’s not really big news in the audio production industry that Sennheiser produces top tier performance. Of course, it comes with a cost higher than regular headphones, but the price is really worth it. With the Sennheiser HD 25, the sound quality has gotten the thumbs up of musicians, audiophiles and even sound engineers. This headphone produces very detailed and accurate audio with a balanced response. In short, the sales of this headphone can survive without intensive marketing – pure word of mouth and product recommendation already serves as marketing for the Sennheiser HD 25.

It is worth noting though, that the Sennheiser needs a suitable power source for it to be at its best. This is mainly because of the 70 ohm resistance of the product. The balanced and flat response of the Sennheiser HD 25 means that there’s no mixing of any other element in the sound, making it really pure and accurate. If a listener is used to hearing enhanced bass response and warmth across the midrange frequency spectrum, they might think that the Sennheiser HD 25 sounds jarringly lifeless. However, this is the result of the accurate sound production of the Sennheiser HD 25 – think of it as a raw photo that’s purely unedited.

Sennheiser HD 25 Soundstage

Professional music producers regard soundstage as another important aspect or requirement to produce awesome tunes. With the Sennheiser HD 25, the soundstage is really nothing special, but it has a distinctive head experience that has equal placement in depth and width. The detail retrieval and articulation across the spectrum is decent enough with no shortness of treble. Imaging is also impressive, offering easy to position and distinguish instrumentation even in complex tracks.