Sennheiser HD518 - $129.95

 HD518 - Audiophile Open Back Dynamic Over Ear Headphones with E.A.R. Technology
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HD518 - Audiophile Open Back Dynamic Over Ear Headphones with E.A.R. Technology

Item# HD518
Price: $129.95

Availability: In Stock
Average Review: 4 / 5 Stars Click here to read all reviews!

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 Product Specifications
Cable Length:
Connector Type:
1/8" (3.5mm) & 1/4" (6.3mm)
Frequency Range:
14 Hz to 26 kHz
Headphone Fit:
Over Ear
Headphone Type:
Open Back
50 ohms
Usually Ships Within:
Same Day
All Black, Black
2 Year

General Description

The HD 518 open, around-the-ear audiophile headphones prove that quality and affordability can go hand-in-hand. They are fitted with Sennheiser’s innovative E.A.R. technology to ensure accurate channeling of audio signals into your ears while their sophisticated Duofol diaphragms reduce unwanted resonances to an absolute minimum. And to enhance your listening pleasure beyond those generic, unspectactular headphones, the HD 518 Features incredibly comfortable padding for long listening sessions.


  • High-end open circumaural headphones with E.A.R. technology for excellent sound reproduction with deep rich bass
  • Sennheiser's innovative “Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement” (E.A.R.) design channels audio signals directly into your ears
  • State-of-the-art, advanced Duofol diaphragms for transparency and minimal distortion
  • Highly optimized, field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet systems for an excellent dynamic response
  • Lightweight aluminum voice coils for high efficiency and excellent dynamics
  • Soft, crackle-free ear pads and headband cushion provide outstanding listening comfort
  • Distinctive grille-like ear cup casing design
  • Excellent connectivity, also with home Hifi equipment
  • 2-year warranty


  • HD 518
  • 3.5 mm adapter


Transducer principle Dynamic, open
Wearing style Around-the-ear
Frequency response 14-26,000 Hz
Total harmonic distortion (THD) < 0.2%
Impedance 50 Ohms
Cable length 10 ft, detachable (single-sided)
Jack plug 1/4 inch (6.3mm)
Weight 8.6 oz (255 g)
EAN code 4044155056037
UPC code 615104187702
Master carton quantity 6
Dimensions (single) 8.07 x 3.94 x 9.45 in
Weight (single) 1.42 lbs

Superb sound without compromise.

Our headphones have been created with just one objective in mind - to deliver sublime sound with no compromise. For more than 60 years the name Sennheiser has stood for the highest quality products across all areas of sound recording, transmission and reproduction. We create the greatest and most exciting sound experience for people worldwide – whether at home or out and about; on stage or behind the DJ console; in a museum or in a concert hall.

Customer Reviews

My first Sennheiser experience certainly won’t be my last11/7/2012
These headphones are COMFORTABLE (light and well built)
Sound is lifelike
Other Thoughts:
I bought these because I needed headphones for my late night listening. What I didn’t expect though is how much they would outperform my computer speakers, which coincidentally cost double these headphones. I am a truly happy customer. I have a sudden itch for a more expensive Sennheiser headphone...sheesh!! :)

Good Quality12/25/2011
 Good Quality

Excellent Frequency Response12/5/2011
 I use these headphones with a modern Allen church organ headphone output. The organ headphone output level is a little on the low side but these headphones have excellent sensitivity and I have more than enough volume. The lowest pedal note is 32 Hz and it is very strong, as it should be, not rolled off 20 dB like some other headphones. The frequency response is very smooth, not at all "boomy". The sound quality is essentially the same listening through the headphones as it is listening to the organ live in the room. The organ is in a "garage size" room in a residence, not a church. After a disappointing experience with another brand that claimed to have low frequency response but didn’t, I am delighted at the sound of these headphones.

these are great11/20/2011
 about a week ago I purchased these headphones and have been very satisfied. In the past I have only had in ear headphones and thought it was time to buy something a little higher quality. Boy did these deliver! The definition is amazing and I’m hearing parts of my music I have never heard before. In fact I’m listening to them now and heard subtle whispering lyrics I’ve never heard. One great thing about the Sennheiser HD518 is that an ipod can easily power them which is what I typically use. Sometimes to get a little more out of them I plug it into my stereo that I use for my tv. The low end is great and so is the high no matter what. I listen to anything from dubstep to jazz and no matter what it sounds right. Lets talk about the design. These are definitely for private use. I can step on the cord if it isn’t coiled and I’m six feet tall. I like to walk around without having to move the audio source so this is nice at home. The open back design leaks sound very easily no matter the volume. The ear pieces are slightly itchy but still very comfortable and I can wear these headphones for hours. I am very pleased that I chose the HD518 headphones because over all they are amazing the bass definition and comfort are all great. I would encourage you to buy these if you are in the price range.

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