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Exceptional listening experience on a mobile device
on December 18, 2010
Occasionally a product changes how you experience something you use almost every day. This is one of those products. I have been listening non-stop to my Iphone since receiving this. These headphones provide an almost being at a concert like experience. They are especially good with vocals but have a great blend of lows, mids, and highs. The bass will not blow you away but is, to me, as it should be, there but blending in to the rest of the music.
I have been going through almost all my Pandora stations with it, and my Ipod music library. Classical sounds great, pop, folk, rock, etc. A couple of things about this model choice. I would go for the regular HD 238. I can not find a difference on the Sennheiser website and if you look at the brand new HD 238 it is also labeled precision on the headphone. This one you get a 90 day warranty and the bag, brand new you get 2 years. I got this during a lightning deal, though, so very pleased.
I have gone between ear bud headphones and over the ear headphones and I am now not going back to ear bud headphones. They simply do not, no matter how expensive, allow the type of listening experience that over the ear headphones do. There is music leakage from these. In a work environment that might be a problem. And I do keep the volume level a little higher with these compared to ear buds but there is zero distortion at any volume level. You will be very thankful if you get this product, but unless on sale I would buy new if the prices are similar or even check if there are refurbished ones being sold on the new listing. GREAT product, well done Sennheiser.