They have a gray headband and two black over the ear headphones with thick padding that covers the outside of the ear. I use them in recording, listening, and all kinds of activities, because they're the best pair I own. I record through a Tascam US-122L into Cubase 5 for my various bands, in which I play bass and piano. I've been performing for 12 years now as my main source of income, and these headphones have been with me for the last 2 and a half of those 12 years. As for my musical tastes, I will listen to anything twice before I judge it, and I realize more and more every day that nobody can truly claim that they listen to everything. My favorite music is whatever I happen to be playing at the time.
It was a Christmas present, but I know that they were $30 when they were purchased, I believe, from NewEgg. They were purchased because I was tired of shabby quality in headphones and wanted to get into a decent pair. I'm no audiophile, but I do have a discerning ear to be sure. I was also tired of seeing headphones break regularly.
They might as well be noise-cancelling without the extra bulk. The padding covers more than my entire ear very comfortably and shuts out a great deal of excess noise, allowing me to listen comfortably wherever I am. The clarity is what truly attracted me to them, considering how much I can hear on recordings that I have never heard before, until I got these headphones. I figure if I can discover new parts to songs that I never heard before, that's quality.
..........Yeah, I don't have anything here.
Fantastic. The 1/8' jack has a large enough grip that I can actually grab it with my fingers without pulling on the cord and risking shorting the wires inside. Sure the headband is plastic, but I have no idea what you would do to it in anything NEAR the realm of normal use that would break it.
Brilliant audio quality. Near-noise-cancelling level of padding that manages to remain perfectly comfortable on my head. Easy 5 stars for Sennheiser. Great job, my German friends.
I bought these headphones to expand a little my studio without spending a fortune. He joins my Sennheiser HD25 II C, and my old AKG K242 (which allowed me to compare) to be used as part of rehearsals, recording, mixing, and incidentally listening to my favorite albums without waking the house.
This headset is comfortable and lightweight (130g). Tightening is pronounced but less important than the HD25 which generates less insulation, but very correct for a closed-type headphones.
If I can link a hearing with the EH150 just after using the HD25 (which costs 5 times more expensive), I have less detail in the midrange / treble, bass less pronounced (but better because the HD25 has a little too much), a softer and a little deaf. The EH150 is suffering a little in comparison with the HD25 but beware, only the first 10 seconds after exchanging headphones! The ear then quickly gets used to the world of this EH150 I find accurate, balanced, warm and charming. In short, I'm captivated, it perfectly meets my need.
A value for money beyond expectations for this EH150 which is only slightly worse than HD25 to 5 times cheaper. For me, it's a must have if you do not want the luxury of a high-end headphones.