The humble Sennheiser HD-25.

Beloved by sound-engineers, DJs, musicians and audio-enthusiasts worldwide. It’s probably one of our favourite bits of equipment at Rubadub. They are insanely durable, every part is user-replaceable, they provide almost unparalleled isolation from outside noise and they sound tremendous. I think almost 90% (or more) of Rubadub staff own a pair, which speaks volumes, and if you only ever want to buy one pair of headphones for mixing records, for production, for the daily commute or, well, whatever really, then you need to own a pair of these.

This little polemic was inspired by the fact that my HD-25s are now coming up for their fifteenth year and I thought it would be worth writing a wee tribute as a result.

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