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Swapped my Sony MDR7509HD for Sennheiser HD215
      11/02/12 10:33 AM
I have to say that my Sony 7509s were one of the worst purchases I ever made. They are very poorly built and sound tubby and vague. The ear cushion required constant attention to keep it attached to the ear cup and the short-ish curly cable was a liability.

They finally gave up the ghost last week when the plastic swivel mount broke, leaving one cup loose. I bought these new and they've only lasted me around 6 months. I feel these served me like a pair of 20-quid cans, but I paid a whole lot more for them. In all I was very dissatisfied with both their sound and build quality.

I know some poeple like these cans, but for me - never, ever again.

I just took delivery of my new Sennheiser HD215 and I'm reasonably impressed. The cups feel a bit thin plastic-y, but they seem solid enough, the cushions look like they'll stay put, and the cable is a decent length.

Like all closed-back phones I've used these sound a little tubby, but no more than the 7509s. In fact I just checked a mix and was alerted to some sub-40Hz activity I needed to address! Not bad at all. There's nothing like the depth and detail of my beloved AKG K701, but I neither expected it, or need it - these are mt cans for monitoring while we're tracking vocals in the control room.

Not an extensive review, but sufficient to help guide anyone who is travelling a similar path. I'll report back in a few weeks to give my impressions of the HD215 after more extensive use.

Hope that helps someone, somewhere!

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