SENNHEISER HD 25-SP II Headphones - Black - £79.99 @ Currys / Pc World
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SENNHEISER HD 25-SP II Headphones - Black - £79.99 @ Currys / Pc World

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Found 16th Feb 2013
Industry standard dj headphones for the last 10-15 years or so. Nothing beats them imo.
HMV offer is clearly no longer active but this is the same price.
Great price. Collect or delivery.
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Dual bands tend to be used more than the single band but essentially it's the same headphone. Cracking price.
firstly sennheiser are the way forward there products are great.. (for get beats there for posers)

just be aware these are the SP version rather than HD 25 version

these are the hd25

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/public/i29YCrj1_0UJb5eHWcI3R_2c4ZmyO5I78t-7cszAIfQ4MHfbwX4qw4GPkzGG_CfwCdbkTFWUnfwNW63qg5W3IBkcHeUSZqN4JtcMN5jQm1O4DQlNdGrQVR65ARwzblc=s220-c


voted hot tho because this is still cheap for the sp
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Half the price I guess.
These seem to be £100+ elsewhere.
Edited by: "Badger1980" 16th Feb 2013
Difference between sp and hd? Just the bands?
got the hd25 version... think they cost me 150 a few years ago. as i dj i would never by another pair.... ive had to change the cans once as the foam split.

but i use them alot! and i mean alot!

best quality ever!

not sure about these but voted hot for ya

SENNHEISERS = QUALITY!
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adam5321

Difference between sp and hd? Just the bands?



Uprated drivers, split headband and single sided cable entry.
Prefer the HD as the cans don't spin on them which is highly annoying.

I have to say I use my HD25 all the time DJing and have had to replace them once or twice through sheer use but I didn't bother listening to any other headphones I am that pleased with them. They are very lightweight unlike some others.

This is an amazing deal - As someone said above - Forget Beats or Fanny Wangs, I'd take these every day of the week. I've owned a pair of these for over 20 years and they're still going strong. The best part is that they have serviceable parts. Need new ear pads - no problem... Need to replace the cable because because the dog chewed it - no problem. etc etc... Absolute quality item.
Very good. Thanks.
^^ lol - They are exactly the same as the hd's apart from the headband?!!
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The only major difference I can see from that is that if you have freaky good hearing you can hear over 16000hz and they will go slightly louder + have a shorter chord and the single headband.
Hardly makes them rubbish in anyway. Like calling a BMW 2l rubbish compared to a 2.5l.
If you can afford to buy the others, if not buy these.
Personally ive had mine for yonks, played with the loudest monitors most people would ever use and never had any issues.

You can argue over specs forever, more money = higher specs but if you dont use or need the extra specs then there is no point spending on them.
^^ @ Badger - Agreed 100%. I own both models and you can't tell the difference froma sound perspective. I would advise anyone reading this thread, contemplating one over the other to buy the SP's unless the single cable set up is important for you. The only reason I bought the HD's is for that pupose. For all other features they are essentially the same.
the cord is quite important for the djs

dont really make a difference for ipods
I'm not sure which version HMV have or had (I haven't been back in a few days, so this might not still apply) but the Edinburgh branch on Princes Street had them for £72.
The HMV Oxford street store had these for £79.99 too when I checked 5 mins ago.
JimBob1971

The HMV Oxford street store had these for £79.99 too when I checked 5 … The HMV Oxford street store had these for £79.99 too when I checked 5 mins ago.

Damn, sorry to hear that. I am reading a lot of people expressing frustration that different HMV stores have different price points on the same stock items. I am guessing some of the prices are down to the respective store managers,
Just checked the Edinburgh (Princes Street branch, one of the stores that's closing) and they have four at £72 and four at a penny less(!) at £71.99. They are the version with the solid headband as in the OP's picture, with cables coming off both left and right cups. They also had a display model for £63. This was as of 2pm today, Wed 20th. The smaller branch and Fopp had neither. They also had 20% off some Bose models.
It's a few hours since I was there but I was in today and the Edinburgh Princes Street branch of HMV have six pairs at £72 and the display model (£63.99 on the display model, not £63).
Not bad I guess, for people that need them.
But I ain't gonna wet the bed and rush out to spend £80, just for a saving of £20
Sometimes a bargain is hard to resist, even if I don't really need the deal in question.

This one, at this price, I can take it or leave it.

Still, heat added.
Good lookin' out OP.

Edit:
In addition, if you are only going to use these for listening to your iPod (whatever), the music files (mp3) will most likely be highly compressed (192kbs), and would sound terrible through professional headphones, such as these.

The quality would bottleneck, and you would not be getting the most benefit of having expensive headphones.
That's the beauty of lesser quality/priced headphones, they can be more forgiving with compressed audio.

Edited by: "Relievo" 10th Mar 2013
Not HD 25-1 ii but still hot for the price. Best sub £80 headphones IMHO.
Cheers OP!
Use O2 Priority Moments for another £5 off £50+ spend
anone considering these for portable use ought to note the cable is 3m long
Relievo

Edit: In addition, if you are only going to use these for listening to … Edit: In addition, if you are only going to use these for listening to your iPod (whatever), the music files (mp3) will most likely be highly compressed (192kbs), and would sound terrible through professional headphones, such as these.The quality would bottleneck, and you would not be getting the most benefit of having expensive headphones.That's the beauty of lesser quality/priced headphones, they can be more forgiving with compressed audio.


Nonsense. LAME V0 MP3s at an ABR of ~192Kbps sound great through the HD 25 version of these. Even crappy freesat TV audio sounds better.

Suggest you try a blind ABX test with LAME V0 vs uncompressed WAV or FLAC using decent headphones, it may be quite enlightening.
Damn I thought it was the 70 Ohm HD 25-1 version on sale at first glance, not the 60 ohm sp version.
I certainly wouldn't bother buying them at that sort of price from HMV just now as Amazon do have them at £79.99 every now and then.

The way forward had to laugh when I read that, been using these since getting my first pair back in 96-97. Got to say the build quality has got worse over the years, mine are out of action again due to one of the ears failing within a year, the second pair in a row.

I preferred the sound on the HD-25 but the cord is just too short. With the SP's you could wander out into the crowd, cake someone then crowd surf on a rubber dingy and still wouldn't have to unplug them.
Not Beats, cold
Thanks for the deal! Bought yesterday from pc world. Heat Added!!

I will use these for my video and audio work, 3m cord is a perfect!
Relievo

Not bad I guess, for people that need them. But I ain't gonna wet the bed … Not bad I guess, for people that need them. But I ain't gonna wet the bed and rush out to spend £80, just for a saving of £20Sometimes a bargain is hard to resist, even if I don't really need the deal in question.This one, at this price, I can take it or leave it.Still, heat added.Good lookin' out OP. :{Edit: In addition, if you are only going to use these for listening to your iPod (whatever), the music files (mp3) will most likely be highly compressed (192kbs), and would sound terrible through professional headphones, such as these.The quality would bottleneck, and you would not be getting the most benefit of having expensive headphones.That's the beauty of lesser quality/priced headphones, they can be more forgiving with compressed audio.



Most music I've downloaded is 320kbps?
ssouthall6

The way forward had to laugh when I read that, been using these since … The way forward had to laugh when I read that, been using these since getting my first pair back in 96-97. Got to say the build quality has got worse over the years, mine are out of action again due to one of the ears failing within a year, the second pair in a row.I preferred the sound on the HD-25 but the cord is just too short. With the SP's you could wander out into the crowd, cake someone then crowd surf on a rubber dingy and still wouldn't have to unplug them.



Don't Sennheiser's come with a 2 Year Warranty?
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