Everyone knows an audiophile. He’s the guy who knows the difference between low, mid, and high-ranges and is very particular about the headphones he or she is wearing. That person wants to feel like they are in the front row of a great concert. If you are the kind of person that is looking for amazing sound quality that offers high-definition audio, than you may be very interested in the Sennheiser HD 700 Headphones and won’t mind the expensive price tag. When it comes to enjoying true studio quality audio, price doesn’t matter.
Features and benefits:
First of all, they’re really easy on the eye. The Sennheiser HD 700 promises exceptional sound with and even tone. Comfort, though, is one of the headphones’ best features. With an adjustable headband and microfiber ear pieces that pivot freely and can accommodate any head size. Additionally, the headphones come with a two-year warranty.
The Sennheiser HD 700 model has a noise-cancelling feature but you will not need it. The headphones fits so nicely and sound so big that you’ll hear nothing but the pure intricacies of the music. Constructed with a ventilated magnet system, there is virtually zero distortion no matter the range of the tone. Because they’re so comfortable to wear, you may forget you’re wearing headphones. Even after hours of listening, your ears will not be overheated and sweaty. They fit with just the right amount of pressure to ensure a quality listening experience. If you wear glasses or a hearing aid, there’s plenty of room so that the headphones don’t get in the way of either.
The open-ended design is attractive and plays a role in the quality sound, but don’t expect to wear these in the office or on public transit. They require volume to sound their best and your music will leak from the sides enough to annoy your coworkers or the people sitting near you in public places. This model is best enjoyed at home or in a car. The Sennheiser HD 700’s weigh in at 14.4 ounces. That’s almost like wearing a 16-ounce beer on your head. Even though they’re comfy, they are bit bulky. Audiophiles are picky. They are very sensitive to all things aural and this Sennheiser model takes a lot of flak for their bass reproduction, especially if you’re into heavy metal, hard rock, rap or electronic dance music. In fact, some people complain that the headphones put too much emphasis on treble.
If you’re planning on using these headphones in a recording studio, don’t. The open-end design allows too much sound to leak and a nearby microphone can pick it up. The headphones come with a big, padded case. They are not meant to be portable or used in close proximity to other people. The cord is possibly the biggest flaw in the design of these headphones. It’s really thick and tends to kink. Also, there are no music controls on the cord.