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Sennheiser HD 485 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Explore new sound dimensions Headphone

  • 16Hz-24KHz
  • 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector
  • 10 feet Cord Length
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From Sennheiser comes another great set of headphones. The HD485 open back, circumaural headphones combine exceptional sound with outstanding comfort. The top band is padded for increased comfort in long listening sessions. They’ve included a new holder that attaches to a table or shelf so your headphones are always handy.

Lightweight aluminum voice coils provide wide dynamics and high efficiency, so minimum energy is lost reproducing the music. That combined with the latest diaphragm geometry produce an amazing dynamic range of 16Hz to 24kHz at less than 0.2%THD.

  • newegg Powerful Sound The Sennheiser HD 485 utilizes advanced diaphragm geometry to capture even the finest audio detail and features lightweight aluminum voice coils for wide dynamics, delivering an unparalleled audio experience.
  • newegg Maximum Comfort The Sennheiser HD 485’s extra-large high-quality ear pads and cushioned headband deliver maximum comfort perfect for extended listening periods.
  • newegg Jack Adapter With the gold-plated 3.5mm-to-6.3mm jack adapter, connect the Sennheiser HD 485 to the 1/4” (6.3mm) phone jack on your high fidelity system or to the 1/8” (3.5mm) headphone jack on your TV set, VCR or other video devices.
  • newegg Headphone Holder The included headphone holder attaches easily to a table or shelf and can be positioned horizontally or vertically for convenient placement of your Sennheiser HD 485.

Learn more about the Sennheiser Electronic corp. HD 485

Model

Brand
Sennheiser
Type
Headphone
Model
HD 485

General SPEC

Frequency Response
16Hz-24KHz
THD
<0.2%
Input Impedance
32 Ohms
Sensitivity
110dB@(1 kHz, 1 Vrms)
Connector
3.5mm/ 6.3mm
Ear Coupling
Circumaural
Cord Length
10 feet
Weight
7.8 oz. wo/ cable

Features

Features
Detailed sound image, Outstanding comfort for long listening sessions, Convenient, single-sided cable, Latest diaphragm geometry for detail stereo sound

Packaging

Package Contents
HD 485 headphones

Headphone holder

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  • Mark D.
  • 3/24/2008 4:38:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThey Rock!

Pros: Amazing sound, I expect these to last me quite a while. They were a huge upgrade from my Sony MDR-V250's that I had owned for many years (they just broke). Before I couldn't really tell the difference between music ripped at 128kb/s and 256kb/s, but now, with these, it is very easy to tell how much higher quality the 256kb/s ripped one is. Sound is extremely crisp. Treble and mid sounds amazing... and bass sounded great too (though maybe not as good as the Treble and Mid, it's still awesome.) Very comfortable headphones, too. Though they were rather tight at first, after 5-10 hours of use the begin to loosen up and confrom to your head nicely. They also look pretty cool for big, bulky, around ear headphones, and I very much like the metallic green tone. The holder that it comes with for the headphones was exactly what I needed, because my last headphones broke because I set them on my chair and sat on them sadly. Nice and lightweight, which is good.

Cons: After continuous use your ears may rub up against the speaker, and it hurts after rubbing against it for over an hour or so. Be warned people with big ears. Not really a big deal though, and i only noticed it in the first 5 hours of using the headphones (before they loosened up). The cord is also considerably long (3 meters), so this is not a pair of headphones that you will be using with your player in public. I tested it with my Creative ZEN Vision M MP3 Player anyway, and it sounded great with it regardless, and the volume was acceptable aswell. Note that these headphones, because of its open ear design, does not block out any sound at all. In a loud environment these aren't too ideal. The open ear design makes the sound much better then an equivalent closed ear design, so it's worth it in my opinion. If you're in a noisy, populated environment, these headphones aren't for you.

Other Thoughts: I read many other reviews and noticed a lot of people mentioning how the headphones leak sound. Because of its open ear design this is true, however, it's not nearly as bad as people say. Maybe it would be a problem in public, but I don't think many people will be using this while in public much anyway (with the exception of maybe Air travel) because 1: They're bulky. 2. The cord is long. 3. These things are great, but face it, it's pretty embarrassing to be wearing these big things in public. Get a pair of good earbuds (I'm using Sennheiser's CX300-S earbuds. I reccomend them for your player too)

BOSE might have good noise cancelling, but their sound is equivalent to headphones that are a fraction of the price. I own a pair of Bose's QuietComfort 2's and the sound in the HD 485s are far better. I would easily sacrifice the noise cancelling of the BOSE for the sound quality of the HD 485s

Oh, and these headphones get a thumbs up for gaming, too.

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  • Christopher S.
  • 3/20/2008 8:19:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good, let the phones wear in a bit

Pros: Great sound quality and comfortable feel. The headphones are a bit larger but they fit tightly and snug on your ears and head.

I am in the process of wearing these in a bit in terms of sound. Music sounded a bit "muted" at first. I am using a Creative Labs FX series for high-definition sound. I modified the sound card settings to work best with headphones and this meant turning off some of the features that you might normally use for surround sound speakers. This also helped the headphones performance.

Cons: Sound is a bit muted at first - at least that is my experience but I am no audiophile.

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  • John A.
  • 3/5/2008 10:06:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFour Egg rating, ONE reason why.

Pros: Awesome clarity. I've had these for a whopping one day and I'm already in love with them. Very crisp, solid sound. Very comfortable, awesome build quality, detachable cable, replaceable ear covers/muffs. It came with a headphone holder, and I actually like the color of these cans. In games I can hear things I've never heard before, the sound positioning is pretty dang good.

Cons: One con, and one con only. Noise. These are loud. What I mean is, anyone around will have no problem hearing what your hearing. They do not keep sound INSIDE the cans unfortunately. That is the only downside to these.

Other Thoughts: They are the best cans in this price range HANDS DOWN. If your looking for a good gaming headset, pair these with a Logitech USB mic. Perfect combo, its what I use.

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  • Dave M.
  • 2/26/2008 9:34:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThese are GREAT Forget Bose!!

Pros: These are great crystal clear. The price is also very resonable and i would buy these headphones over the $140.00 Bose ones any day. They are very comfortable to lots of padding able to wear them a long time, in fact im wearing them right now. All in all dont waste your money on high end brands like Bose when you can buy Sennheiser, it is truly a great brand.

Cons: No cons i like everything about them

worth every penny

Other Thoughts: The Cord length is great if your going to plug them into your computer and use them only for that. DONT try using them for a ipod the cord is like 10 ft.

These are defiantly media pc Headphones!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/26/2008 3:00:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsjust great!

Pros: I love these things. They're VERY comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The cord is DETACHABLE, so if anything ever happens, you can buy replacements directly from Sennheiser. The sound is very good and won't get too distorted at loud volumes.

Cons: Not very attractive to look at, but comfortable nevertheless. I wanted slightly more bass, but these are just fine.

Other Thoughts: Free shipping, what are you waiting for?

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  • Dale W.
  • 2/25/2008 6:13:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Detachable cable
Comfortable
Great sound for the money
Headphone Holder

Cons: Maybe the color?

Other Thoughts: I owned a pair of HD500's a few years ago. Needless to say I killed them(accident :X) and have been wanted to get another pair of sennheisers.

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  • Jack G.
  • 2/10/2008 10:24:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty Decent

Pros: Comfortable
Audio cable detaches
Overall decent sound
Punchy bass

Cons: overpowering lows, flat highs and midrange
Lacks WOW factor
No carrying case or bag

Other Thoughts: I was expecting a lot from these cans from preious reviews but once I tried them on I'm some what disappointed. They are good enough to keep but I'm not wowwed by them. My high end car stereo sounds much better.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/12/2008 11:39:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSonic Astonishment!!!

Pros: These headphones ROCK! I noticed that a few reviewers have claimed that these headphones are lacking in the treble department. You guys are tone deaf. These headphones have outstanding treble performance. I had a chance to compare these headphones to my
friend's HD 280PRO set. What I noticed in the comparison was, the HD 485s have a much more "warm" sound, but without being "muddy". The HD 485s, impressively, almost reproduce the sound of big floor speakers; something I've been searching for for quite some time. The treble response is very equal and even. For example, the 6kHz range doesn't overpower the 15kHz range. As far as bass goes, the HD 485s have the best bass response out of any open-ear, and better than most closed-ear headphones that I've listened to. The HD 280PROs, however, sounded like a good, yet typical, set of headphones. The midrange and lower treble (approximately from 700Hz - 6kHz) was overly present. Ran outa room. Conitued in Cons...

Cons: PROS Continued: The HD 280PROs produced glass-shattering, ear piercing, and uncomfortable treble, where as the HD 485s
produced more of an overall "clear" sounding treble. *CONS:* There are no significant cons, however, there is one minor thing that should be addressed. These headphones are open-ear, and because of that, others around you can hear whatever you are listening to very easily. For example, I was listening to one of my favorite songs "Meridian", by Sirenia at full blast the other day. I happened to look up and noticed the ol' lady, who was acrossed the room, singing along.

Other Thoughts: These headphones fit tightly, but at the same time, are very comfortable. I've listened to these headphones for hours
at a time, and neither my head nor ears have ever felt soar. It's amazing how Sennheiser has managed to cram so much awesome into one set of headphones! Buy these!

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  • Matthew D.
  • 1/10/2008 6:01:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Headphones

Pros: Owned them for over a year now. Still sound just like they did out of the box. For anybody that knows anything about sound quality, these headphones are a godsend!! They are very comfortable for long periods of time... They make anything sound amazing in the whole range from low lows to high highs!!! Great for music, gaming, anything involving sound!!

Cons: Very big... would have been nice if they were collapsible

Other Thoughts: Great buy, would definitely buy these again.

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  • mary a.
  • 1/10/2008 3:49:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat buy

Pros: Cant be beat, even for a higher priced set. very comfortable. great overall highs lows and midrange even with a mp3,cd player. amped they are even better. very happy, satisfied, and would buy another set when these wear out.

Cons: none at all.

Other Thoughts: they do have a break in period. they seem to achieve a more warm and better sound after about 20 to 30 or so hrs of listening time. love the bracket/holder.

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