Introduced in 1988, Sennheiser’s HD 25 headphones have attained iconic status as the choice of DJs and music professionals the world over.
Introduced in 1988, Sennheiser’s HD 25 headphones have attained iconic status as the choice of DJs and music professionals the world over. Audio specialist Sennheiser is celebrating the 25th birthday of its HD 25 headphones with the launch of the HD 25 ALUMINIUM, a new version featuring a unique aluminium finish. Built to withstand even the most demanding professional use, the HD 25 ALUMINIUM delivers peerless sound quality in headphones that are durable, comfortable and now even more desirable.
The HD 25 is one of the headphones most requested by live sound engineers and has become an icon of electronic music and a fixture in DJ booths around the world. Delivering the ultimate in performance, durability and comfort, the HD 25s are THE choice of the most demanding professionals, continuing to set the gold standard for monitoring headphones and evolving to meet the needs of new generations of professionals. DJ fans include superstars such as DJ Bob Sinclar, QBert and Luciano.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the HD25, Sennheiser has created the new HD 25 ALUMINIUM. Improving on the best, Sennheiser has combined the longstanding sound signature of the HD 25 with a distinctive premium aluminium finish. Individually lathed from single blocks of aluminium, the metal earcups give the headphones a unique appearance while taking the clear sound to new heights by further minimizing the resonances in audible range.
Describing the history of the HD 25, Paul Whiting, President Global Sales explains: “This headphone initially conceived for professional broadcasters was also championed by top DJs for its incredible sound and durability – a performance that has scarcely been equalled in 25 years as the HD 25 has continued to evolve and set the standard. Meanwhile, the story of the HD 25 also mirrors that of club culture: over a quarter of a century, the world has seen the rise of the superstar DJ, as the technical skills and artistry needed to bring music to life took centre stage. The HD 25s have travelled on this journey: they have accompanied many of the world’s leading DJs throughout their careers – from the small venues where legends were born, to the world’s biggest arenas. With the HD 25 ALUMINIUM, the journey continues as we honour that heritage with a new look for the future.”
Just like the original model, the HD 25 ALUMINIUM is built to satisfy even the most demanding professional. The sound performance offers tightly controlled bass and detailed treble while handling high sound pressure levels. The rotatable capsules are perfect for one-ear monitoring and offer impressive attenuation of background noise, while staying comfortable for long periods of use. And the guaranteed Sennheiser serviceability, robust build quality and features like the tough replaceable steel cable make the HD 25 ALUMINIUM more than a match for even the most intense performances – ready for life on tour.
The history of the legendary HD 25: