The HD-25 has excellent sound quality and good headband versatility which makes the HD-25 a good headphone for active types who enjoy moving around a bit while keeping their headphone securely affixed to their head. The HD-25 sonic signature: Tight & well-defined lows with a cleanly damped sound in the bass; very even-sounding mids, nicely present and quite punchy; and fairly smooth and well-extended highs. The rather unusual split-headband design comes from studio recording/engineering applications where a secure headphone fit is critical. The HD-25 is a highly worthwhile choice for those looking for a high-quality headphone while on the move. The most obvious feature of the HD25 is that unique split headband that allows the band to surround the head like a hat brim. You can actually wear it over a baseball hat or over one of those neat-o HeadRoom beanies with the propeller on top! It’s extremely effective and quite comfortable. The earcup piece also swivels out of the way on the left ear so you can hear outside sounds or perform fast-paced DJ mixing with one ear. The construction is a high-quality plastic composite throughout and feels extremely well-built and durable. The mid-sized supra-aural earpads are a supple pleather-type material and offer respectable ambient noise attenuation. The 4.5-ft single-sided, straight Y-cable is terminated with an 1/8" inch mini-plug and a larger 1/4" adaptor is included in the HD-25 package. General Description The closed-back HD 25's are purpose-designed, professional monitoring headphones offering high attenuation of background noise. Capable of handling very high sound pressure levels and of extremely robust construction, these headphones perform exceptionally well in high-noise environments, e.g. ENG, sound reinforcement, studio monitoring and audio equipment testing. The capsule is rotatable for one-ear listening. Ideal monitoring headphones for cameramen and DJs.