Since its introduction more than 30 years ago, Sennheiser has launched slightly different iterations of the popular on-ear HD 25 headphones, always well praised for the balanced frequency response, excellent passive isolation, and comfort for long periods of usage. From more "Pro" versions, to more dj-oriented models, the HD 25 was always kept in the German's brand catalog and continues to sell. The new redesigned HD 25 LIGHT apparently doesn't change much compared with the original, basically combining the sound of the iconic HD 25 with a minimalist headband design.
“The HD 25s are found in DJ booths the world over. Also, they are the industry standard for field recording engineers and for film and video productions,” says Jannik Schentek, Product Manager at Sennheiser. “Unlike the previous model to bear the name, the new HD 25 LIGHT headphones feature the original HD 25 capsules. The minimalist headband design makes them a great, lower-cost alternative to the standard HD 25 with its split headband and swivel earpiece.”
Capable of handling high sound pressure levels, the closed, supra-aural HD 25 LIGHT are ideal for use in high-noise environments. They feature a dual-sided, 1.5 m long, detachable cable. Delivery includes a screw-on jack adapter (1/8” to 1/4”, 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm). The HD 25 LIGHT retail at EUR 99 (MSRP) / USD $99.95 (MAP).
The HD 25 LIGHT are 70 ohms dynamic, closed-back, supra-aural headphones with a frequency response reaching 22,000 Hz and are able to support 120dB of maximum sound pressure level. They weight nearly nothing (approx. 120 g) and that's one of the main reasons why so many people have learned to appreciate the design, even with its plastic look.
Sennheiser has produced an entertaining video, remind us of the origins and history of the HD 25. See it here.