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Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones Review 2017

The Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones are another premium pair of headphones that truly deliver an enhanced sound experience. If noise cancellation is an important factor for you, look no further than Sennheiser HD 8. Already renowned for their sound quality, Sennheiser steps up the quality of these headphones even further with high SPL capability (115db to be exact) and ambient noise isolation. In other words, throw these bad boys on and don’t expect to hear anything but the music.

Marketed as the perfect pair of headphones for DJ’s, the Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones are not just for producers. These headphones are sturdy, with many components machined from metal and reinforced to ensure long term durability. The ear cups also swivel up to 210 degrees, allowing for the user to adjust the wearing position to the most comfortable fit. Between the excellent sound quality, noise cancellation ability, reinforced metal construction, and versatility mixed with comfort, the Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones are a complete package.

Personally, I enjoy using the Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones because I know I will be able to enjoy excellent sound quality while not having to worry about damaging my headphones if I toss them in my bag later when I’m on the run (I’ve broken far too many technological gadgets in my backpack over the years). Enough about the durability however, let’s talk sound a bit more.

The Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones have an immensely rich bass yet still possess clear mid and high tones. The bass itself is very enjoyable; harshness or muddiness is never an issue. Two removable cables are also included with the Sennheiser HD 8, which can be inserted into each ear cup allowing the headphones to work with any DJ or audio equipment. Granted, this feature really doesn’t do much for the casual music listener, though if you do have any kind of sound system it is nice to include. The Sennheiser DJ 8 also ships with two replacement ear pads and a protective hard shell case that can zip up to protect your headphones.

In terms of the negative aspects of the Sennheiser HD 8 Headphones, the only downside I noticed was that the ear pads felt slightly uncomfortable after many hours of prolonged use. However, this is the case with many headphones, and taking a short break or simply readjusting the headphone positioning can usually alleviate any discomfort. For users who really want a lightweight pair of headphones or something with a more slender look, these headphones may also not be for you. However, for any serious music lover or headphone user, the Sennheiser HD 8 is certainly worth the investment.

Why You Should Buy The Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones:

  • Incredibly strong bass while retaining clear high and mid tones

  • Metal reinforced components and a hard shell case mean the HD 8 will last for years

  • Superb ambient noise isolation

  • Overall outstanding performance

  • They come with a two year warranty

Why the Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones Might Not Be For You:

  • Slightly too bulky

  • Can be uncomfortable after extended use

  • You aren’t that hardcore of a music lover/headphone user

Overall Impression:

At first glance, the HD 8 may seem a bit daunting to anyone who isn’t a DJ or music producer. However, for users seeking quality of sound, durability, and overall quality these may be the headphones for you. The fact that the Sennheiser HD 8 Headphones are marketed as producer-quality technology is simply a testament to how well these headphones perform.

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