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Sennheiser HD 515 Stereo Headphones £29.99 @ Play
Sennheiser HD 515 Stereo Headphones £29.99 @ Play

Sennheiser HD 515 Stereo Headphones £29.99 @ Play

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The HD 515 is an open, dynamic stereo headphone suitable for all kinds of music. It features Sennheiser's innovative E.A.R technology creating a new kind of acoustic experience. If you are seeking an audiophile headphone without having to pay the earth this is the perfect model for you. Come and listen for yourself.

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Hmm seems to be £60+ everywhere else. Anyone here recommend them?

They appear to be a 2-3 year old model?

Original Poster

I have both 515 and 595 from top of the range and if you are playing games or listing your mp3 player and do not use amplifier to decode digital sound difference is almost non noticable, but it at least 50-80 pounds of difference so the choice is yours

what are they like for rap/hip hop type of music?

open back so i guess not good for bassy songs in rap, hip hop music.

looks like a old model, it's 120Ω, so you need a amplifier. The new model is 50Ω.

Less than half prize! Already great prize!

If these are anything like the HD595 in terms of characteristics, expect them to be decent value for money. The comment above about open back not suitable for bassy tracks, well, I personally find that there is absolutely no issue at all with my HD595.

Also as above though, you should seriously consider driving these with an amplifier for best results, or they'll sound very flat. I'm fairly certain most people will overlook this 'requirement' and find that they don't like the sound compared to cheaper headphones that have a lower impedance.

Majnu

open back so i guess not good for bassy songs in rap, hip hop music.



Open back is more personal preference, than genre specific.

open back means less distortion not less bass

Banned

OP,do you get a prize with it?

Wonder if these would sound better or be more comfy than white Sennheiser PX 100 or Koss Porta Pro at £18 a shot at Play?

Speaking of shot, is Play's reputation all shot here? Seen some criticism lately.

chrisjackson

Speaking of shot, is Play's reputation all shot here? Seen some criticism … Speaking of shot, is Play's reputation all shot here? Seen some criticism lately.


no more so than usual, Play have always d!cked people around with their sale stuff..

I have a pair of HD555's and I love them, never heard the 515's but this seems like a great price if the 555's are anything to go by!

good find, great price for entry level headphones...

Ordered thanks. Hot.

Bought a pair of these a few months ago and whilst not bass heavy (like my HD 212 pros) they are good for all my music and MW2. Needs an amp and not a portable device. Note that these are large enough to enclose the ear, not sit on them. Recommended.

MajorCockUp

open back means less distortion not less bass



It means no such thing... pure ignorance..

My experience of open back cans, is that they generally provide a better sound stage than closed back cans.

But as above, it's all preference really. It's a bit pointless to say one is better than the other, as it's all down to opinion

thesilverfox

My experience of open back cans, is that they generally provide a better … My experience of open back cans, is that they generally provide a better sound stage than closed back cans. But as above, it's all preference really. It's a bit pointless to say one is better than the other, as it's all down to opinion



I would say you should choose according to where you'll be using them, if it's for outside/on the bus etc then go for a closed back, if it's in your room/home and there isn't much background sound, I'd go for open

Shivers

I would say you should choose according to where you'll be using them, if … I would say you should choose according to where you'll be using them, if it's for outside/on the bus etc then go for a closed back, if it's in your room/home and there isn't much background sound, I'd go for open



I'm with you there, but I find that buying premium headphones for use in public is generally a tricky affair, as noise pollution (rather, general day-to-day noise) always has a detrimental impact on my listening experience.

That's just me though. Can't say I would wear bigger cans outside though, for a few reasons.

1) Not particularly portable for my personal liking.
2) Probably look like a clampet
3) Decent cans would most likely require additional driving, which would mean more baggage

Still, even at home, closed back cans have their place. A lot of people who like to be up late favour them to prevent the other half getting disturbed etc
Edited by: "thesilverfox" 6th Sep 2010

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Agreed, you do look like total bellend unfortunately. I think I can just get away with them at work- although I'm sure at least 50% of my collegues think I look like a tool

Mascherano

Agreed, you do look like total bellend unfortunately. I think I can just … Agreed, you do look like total bellend unfortunately. I think I can just get away with them at work- although I'm sure at least 50% of my collegues think I look like a tool



It *shouldn't* factor in your listening experience, but we're a society that is definitely too concerned with how we appear to everyone else.

Myself included.

I keep the big cans for home, where only the other half and housemate can laugh at me.

**** get over yourselves.
i use the ugliest cans in the world everywhere, because they combine portability with sound quality and i like them. dont care how ghey i look or otherwise

niceguyrichy

**** get over yourselves. i use the ugliest cans in the world everywhere, … **** get over yourselves. i use the ugliest cans in the world everywhere, because they combine portability with sound quality and i like them. dont care how ghey i look or otherwise



Good for you.

Are my HD595 cans portable? No.

Did you read previous comments about quality in the outside world, where most every-day noises essentially "ruin" the perceived quality?

Did you note how most quality bigger cans need something to drive them, thus reduce portability?

Looks is one aspect - portability and practicality are far more relevant.
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