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Sennheiser HD 518

alaTest has collected and analyzed 969 reviews of Sennheiser HD 518. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and bass quality. The price and comfort are also appreciated. Many are critical about the noise isolation and portability. Views are divided on the size.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

portability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 518 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 518

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 272 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 518 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and bass quality. The price and comfort are also appreciated, whereas the noise isolation and portability get critical comments.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, durability

portability, noise isolation

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sennheiser HD 518

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 518 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the durability and bass quality. The comfort and sound are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the reliability. Many are negative about the size and portability.

price, sound, comfort, bass quality, durability

portability, size

93% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sennheiser HD 518

 

The cheapest Sennheiser circumaural HD-series model is a winner.

Great value ; Wonderful warm and detailed sound ; Detachable cable

Speaker grille an acquired taste

Boasting true high-end audio quality at a price that won't make your wife leave you or necessitate cancelling your kids' Christmas for a year, the Sennheiser HD 518 are an absolute bargain. They sound warm, detailed and easy-going, and should please...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Rob Mead-Green (techradar.com)

Sennheiser HD 518 review

 

Want audiophile-quality sound for your Mac, iPad or iPod?

Comfortable, lightweight design ; Excellent sound quality

No inline mic for iPhone users ; Not great with low bit rate MP3s

May, 2011

Expert review by : Sriram Gurunathan (tech.firstpost.com)

Sennheiser HD518 Headphones - Comfort Listening

 

The HD518s hope to hold the door open for aspiring audiophiles.

The Sennheiser HD518s are priced at Rs. 6,490, which I would say is a little on the steep side considering they need burning in to be rid of the muddiness. A thousand or two lower and these would be an absolutely fantastic buy – but I’d still recommend...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Jean-Christophe Lamontag (rtings.com)

Sennheiser HD 518 HEADPHONES

 

The Sennheiser HD 518 are a good, low-budget pair of critical listening headphones. They deliver a decently balanced and open sound quality. They're comfortable and somewhat sturdy but are a bit bulky and tight on the head. However, they're not casual...

Good and open audio reproduction. ; Comfortable fit.

Sensitive to ambient noise, by design. ; High leakage by design, can be distracting to others. ; Slightly bulky and cumbersome design.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sennheiser HD518

 

Great fit, you forget you're wearing them. Clear sound.

Not really a bad point, but could have a little more bass for my liking. Very clear sound, and I know these headphones are for general listening but when it comes to dance music, I like a bit more bottom end.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

best headphones ive had

 

" If u love music like I do these are a must buy sound quality is amazing really comfortable to wear and wire is really long more an indoors headphones "

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Good listening

 

" I've always used Sennheiser equipment and have never been disappointed yet. These headphones do an excellent job involving any genre of music and are exceptionally comfortable for long periods of use, the cable is an excellent length and being single...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Good listening

 

I've always used Sennheiser equipment and have never been disappointed yet. These headphones do an excellent job involving any genre of music and are exceptionally comfortable for long periods of use, the cable is an excellent length and being single...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sennheiser HD518

 

Great sound quality, not bass heavy, very comfortable

the 3.5 mm jack adapter is very bulky

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sennheiser HD518

 

Sound quality - decent

leak so much sound. don't get me wrong I knew that before i purchased them but its like having speakers on your ears.

Nov, 2012