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Sennheiser HD 700 Review – The Best Premium DJ Headphones

The Sennheiser HD 700 headphones sound ‘effortless’ without aggressive edge, harshness, or strain. The bass, mid-range, and treble balance are smooth and the stereo sound stage comes with excellent spaciousness. You’ll not come across any over-exaggerated frequencies whatsoever. Therefore, the headphones are great for professionals, especially DJs, and popular too!

From crispiness of the high notes to the aesthetically appealing and dynamic open-back design, everything about the Sennheiser HD 700 headphones is ‘premium.’ While our experts were testing the headphones, the only issue they could spot is that at times they leak the sound, which can be somewhat distracting.

In the Sennheiser HD 700 review, we’ll discuss the headphones in detail. We’ll list their features, pros and cons, and so on. Let’s jump to the detailed review and see if the headphones can be a good buy.

Sound Quality and Noise Isolation

The Sennheiser HD 700 headphones have a sound quality worth boasting about.  Being open-back headphones, you can expect an impressive sound stage. In fact, the sound stage is so good that you tend to forget you’re wearing headphones at all. For all the bass-lovers out there, these headphones are just for you. Both the mid-range performance and treble are good.

Our experts simply admired the crisp detail. Each beat is heard crystal clear, without any distortion. The clarity remains unmatched by other headphones falling under a similar price range. However, the feedback has been received by some users saying that the headphones tend to sound ‘too sharp.’

While the overall frequency response and total harmonic distortion are good, we weren’t as impressed by the noise isolation. Since the Sennheiser HD 700 are open-back headphones, they were not primarily designed to block out ambient noise. Due to the open ear cup design, exterior noise seeps in and at the same time, your music will ‘leak’ out. Hence, these headphones aren’t ones you can wear to public areas, like the library, for example.

Design and Features

Compared to headphones of similar price range and offering resembling features, the ear cups of the Sennheiser HD 700 have a more comfortable and snug fit, and are also slightly smaller in size.

Our team has noticed that with headphones with smaller ear cup sizes, the level of discomfort is high. Fortunately, that’s not the case with these banger headphones. Thanks to the soft cushioning lining both of the ear cups as well as the headband, the headphones can be worn for extended periods without the user experiencing any discomfort.

While the headphones are quite lightweight, they feel bulky. Unfortunately, unlike many headphones, the Sennheiser HD 700 DJ headphones are not collapsible or foldable. This means that they aren’t portable and are not travel-friendly. Due to this, users will have to be careful when placing them in bags or carrying cases. Nothing’s worse than investing a good amount of money into headphones only for them to snap into two pieces!

Taking into consideration the budget, we were expecting Bluetooth and microphone connectivity. Unfortunately, the brand has not provided users with either of these features.

Sennheiser HD 700 — Conclusion

The Sennheiser HD 700 DJ headphones have been in the market for a long time, and we’re sure it’ll remain that way. Not only is the brand well known, but it also provides tough competition to other high-end brands on the market. Its features are comparable to those of more expensive brands, while the price tags read much less.

These headphones are surely rugged and will last you a long time. They are durable and you won’t face any issues in their performance over time and are definitely worth the buy.

If you have any questions, doubts, or queries, feel free to drop a comment in our comment section below, and our experts will get back to you with an answer in no time. If there are any products you have in mind that you would like for us to review and compare, do write to us!

Emma Williams has been covering headphones and related technologies for over a decade now. The product reviews and other informative articles around headphones and music are results of her market analysis and research. She's also a certified headphones expert.

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