There are few words I can use to express my love of Sennheiser headphones. I have been using my HD25IIs for around 6 or 7 years now and they are definitely beginning to show their age. And hence, I’m definitely in the market for something new because, well, new is always better, right? So imagine my joy when I saw that they were releasing new cans (Sennheiser Sennheiser HD6 MIX, HD7 DJ, and HD8 DJ) in the same HD line I have come to love. I took a few minutes at their booth and just listened to them to see what I thought.
To be honest, they all sound great. It’s hard to discern the differences in use case on the floor of NAMM, but it definitely was a pleasant experience being taken out of the noise of the show for a few minutes. The over-the-ear design is simple and effective. The HDJ8 cut out almost everything going on around me when music was playing and I didn’t need to blast them, either. While I am excited for the review Mark Settle will do, I’m a little sad I won’t be involved in it.
They don’t feel as bendable as some of the competitors, but the joints are chunky and secure. I’m not 100% sure they would withstand the abuse I’ve put my 25s through, but it’s hard to judge that without using them. There is definitely more going on in these models, and they are a little flashier than what I’m used to. I have to say it’s nice having a great pair of DJ headphones that don’t look like DJ headphones. Looking at these, people will definitely know they are Sennheisers, but they will look a little more like DJ headphones.