HD 25-1-II review

These two heavyweight brands have teamed up to create a set of headphones that combine sound and style for the DJ market.

There have been some great duos over the years: Sony and Ericsson; Bang and Olufsen; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid... If the Sennheiser HD 25-1-11 by Originals are anything to go by, Sennheiser and Adidas Originals will be another.

We can say with confidence that they’ve certainly got the style side of things spot on. The flashes of electric blue and the subtle but iconic Adidas Originals logo on these slim and lightweight cans is nothing sort of beautiful. DJs and commuters alike will want to show these off on their heads, and that’s surely a sign that the designers have got something seriously right.

When it comes to sound quality, we don’t exaggerate when we say that the noise coming out of these headphones is as clear and pure as anything this reviewer has heard.

Turn heads with these design originals from Sennheiser and Adidas

The playback is loud and crisp on everything from Simon and Garfunkel to The Vaccines – and that’s a pretty wide spectrum to cover. The bass rumbles down as low as you dare to go, while the highs are clear and crisp: there’s not a hint of distortion in sight. We really can’t praise the sound quality highly enough.

The one down side that we experienced while using these headphones is that after wearing them for about 20 minutes, they become pretty uncomfortable. This may not be a problem for the superstar DJs of the world, but for the average Joe it is a bit of a pain – especially when you’re paying £200 for the privilege of earache. On the plus side, however, the ear cups are rotatable, which allows easier one-ear listening – this will prove to be a massive plus point for the brand’s target audience of professional DJs.

OUR VERDICT

The Sennheiser HD 25-1-11 by Originals is a hugely impressive set of headphones, with brilliant sound quality and matching looks to boot. If you’re serious about audio quality, then you will love these. Similarly, if you’re serious about your DJ-ing then you should seriously consider investing in a pair of these, as the aesthetics are almost as impressive as the sound.

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