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Sennheiser HD 518

Over-the-ear headphones

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Item # 143HD518

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Overview

Our take on the Sennheiser HD 518

Hear what you've been missing
No matter what you listen to, if you want to get the most enjoyment from your music, quality headphones are a must. They allow you to hear so much deeper into the mix on every recording. Sennheiser's HD 518 represents an outstanding headphone value that delivers clear, powerful sound from your home and portable audio sources. Pick up on all the exciting details in your tunes that you may not have noticed before.

Hear what you've been missing
No matter what you listen to, if you want to get the most enjoyment from your music, quality headphones are a must. They allow you to hear so much deeper into the mix on every recording. Sennheiser's HD 518 represents an outstanding headphone value that delivers clear, powerful sound from your home and portable audio sources. Pick up on all the exciting details in your tunes that you may not have noticed before.

The delivery is in the details
The HD 518's open, over-the-ear design features generously padded cups that softly cover your ears for hours of listening comfort. Their sophisticated drivers combine lightweight aluminum voice coils and a powerful magnet structure to deliver exceptional transparency, high efficiency, and excellent dynamic response. Your music runs wide open, with extended bass that energizes everything from rock to Bach. The grilles on the back of the earcups keep the drivers open to the outside to prevent unwanted vibrations from coloring the sound. And Sennheiser's "Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) technology uses an advanced earcup shape to guide sound waves more directly into your ears for even greater levels of detail.

Great looks and a long life
The distinctive grille-like earcup casings gives them a cool, minimalist look. The headphone cord attaches to just one earcup, so you won't have to deal with tangles. Plus, both the earpads and cable are replaceable, which means you can simply swap them out if needed instead of having to buy a whole new pair of headphones.

didn't rate Noise Reduction because that's not what they're for. I use these to plug into my amp so I can play along with iTunes with my electric bass rather than blasting it loud and playing along with my acoustic. These really handle the lows and I like the overall sound and comfort of them.

Tom M, SF Bay Area

What's in the Box:

  • Over-the-ear headphones
  • 10' Detachable cord terminated with a standard 1/4" connector
  • 1/4" to 1/8" Adapter
  • Specifications on box

Product Highlights:

  • open, over-the-ear design with replaceable padded earcups
  • padded adjustable headband for a comfortable, custom fit
  • Sennheiser "Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement" (E.A.R.) design channels audio signals directly into your ears for greater detail
  • dynamic drivers with powerful neodymium magnets provides high efficiency and excellent dynamics
  • advanced Duofol diaphragms for transparency and minimal distortion
  • frequency response: 14-26,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 108 dB (1kHz/1Vrms)
  • impedance: 50 ohms
  • 10-foot detachable oxygen-free copper cable with full-sized headphone plug
  • includes stereo mini plug adapter
  • weight: 8.6 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Open
Earcup Width x Height 3.5" x 4.5"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control ---
Lightning Connector No
Android Control ---
Frequency Response 14-26k Hz
Sensitivity 108 dB
Impedance 50 Ohms
Weight 8.6 ounces
Cord Length 120"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research

Features

Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement (E.A.R.): Sennheiser's E.A.R. technology enables ideal sound channeling for an exceptional listening experience. Additionally, sound is optimized using angled acoustic baffles parallel to the listener's ear.

Elliptical Circumaural Ear Cups: The HD 558 headphones feature an around the ear design; the velour covered ear cups are adjustable on multiple axes and the headband extends to optimize fit.

Advanced Duofol Diaphragm: The diaphragms of dynamic headphones typically consist of a very thin film, moved by an attached coil. Sennheiser's Advanced Duofol diaphragm technology effectively eliminates standing waves inside the capsule by using a computer optimized diaphragm shape for purer sound reproduction.

Aluminum Voice Coils: The HD 558s utilize extremely lightweight aluminum voice coils to improve efficiency and ensure excellent transient response.

Detachable Cable: The included detachable cable features a 1/4" connector; a 1/4" to 1/8" (3.5mm) adapter is also included.

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