Sennheiser HD518-RB

Sennheiser HD518 Around the Ear Audiophile Headphones (Refurbished)

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Brand: Sennheiser
Condition: Refurbished
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The Sennheiser HD 518 Audiophile Around-the-Ear Headphones feature impeccable styling with a distinctive grille-like ear cup desin, superior sound detail and bass impact, and crackle-free ear pads and headband cushion for superior listening comfort.

Sennheiser‘s innovative E.A.R. technology allows audio to be channeled directly into your ears. The Sennheiser HD 518 also incorporates a special DuoFol diaphragm geometry that minimizes inter-mode distortion while delivering an impressive frequency response range. An extremely fast rest/response time provides an incredible transient response and treble clarity. A highly optimized neodymium ferrous magnet system, lightweight aluminum voice coils, and excellent connectivity with home Hifi equipment, highlight the HD 518. Treat yourself to a superior sound experience with the Sennheiser HD 518 Audiophile Around-the-Ear Headphones.

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This is a used item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or manufacturer-approved vendor. This means the product will show signs of use, such as scratches and scuffs, but has been inspected and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications and is in the original working condition. This item may or may not be in the original packaging.
  • Manufacturer Refurbished Sennheiser HD 518 Around The Ear Headphones
    • High-end open circumaural headphones with E.A.R. technology for excellent sound reproduction with deep rich bass
    • Sennheiser's innovative “Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement” (E.A.R.) design channels audio signals directly into your ears
    • State-of-the-art, advanced Duofol diaphragms for transparency and minimal distortion
    • Highly optimized, field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet systems for an excellent dynamic response
    • Lightweight aluminum voice coils for high efficiency and excellent dynamics
    • Soft, crackle-free ear pads and headband cushion provide outstanding listening comfort
    • Distinctive grille-like ear cup casing design
    • Excellent connectivity, also with home Hifi equipment
  • Specifications:
    • Transducer principle: Dynamic, open
    • Wearing Style: Around-the-Ear
    • Frequency Response: 14 – 26,000 Hz
    • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.2 %
    • Impedance: 50 Ohms
    • Cable length: 10 ft, detachable (single-sided)
    • Jack plug: 1/4-Inch (6.3 mm)
    • Weight: 8.6 oz (item weight)
    • Weight: 1.42 lbs (shipping weight)
  • Includes:
    • 1 HD 518
    • 1 3.5 mm adapter
  • Product Condition: Manufacturer Refurbished
  • Part Number: HD 518 (HD518)
  • 90 Days Manufacturer Warranty
Written by on Nov 1, 2012
Very good bass-heavy sound

I listen to mainly to classical music (all kinds: opera, baroque, classical, romantic, etc.), West African music (from Mali and Senegal), some blues, some Italian pop/blues (Zucchero, Paolo Conte).  Yesterday, I listened to the whole of Haydn's "The Creation" from a DG double CD using these headphones, and enjoyed the beautiful music by the elder Haydn greatly.  The male voices of Raphael and Uriel (a bass and tenor, respectively) were especially rich and clear.  For the price I paid, these headphones are excellent.  However, for my taste, at least on some symphonic music, the emphasis on the bass is a little too much above the level of the concert hall I am familiar with, so I find it useful to turn down the bass by equalization.  If you prefer a less bass-heavy presentation, you should at least consider the Audio-Technica ATH-AD700, for a similar price. These headphones are very comfortable.  A reminder: they come with a large plug, and a somewhat bulky adaptor for a mini-plug, which you will need to use for mobile applications.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
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