Sennheiser HD 25 vs V-MODA XS

Sennheiser HD 25 review
vs
V-MODA XS review

Would you choose headphones with an on-ear or over-ear design? Let me show you the real difference. In the comparison Sennheiser HD 25 vs V-MODA XS the first device is on-ear, while the second one is over-ear. Both of them are wired and closed-back.

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Features

There is quite a big distinction between their technical features. Sennheiser HD 25 has 70 Ohm of impedance, whilst V-MODA XS has only 28 Ohm. The sensitivity rate of the first appliance is undoubtedly higher as it has 120 dB, meanwhile, the other device has 105 dB. When it comes to frequency response, this feature is 16 Hz - 22 kHz in the case with Sennheiser HD 25, whilst V-MODA XS works in a range of 5 Hz - 30 kHz.

Sound

The bass produced by Sennheiser HD 25 is tight and precise which is helpful when you are standing in front of loud monitors but, what's more important are the mids and highs.

It is amazing how such small headphones as V-MODA XS deliver a bass response that is punchy, deep, and extends a little. Vocals provided by this appliance are very natural and detailed and the resolution is barely there.

Comfort and design

The headphones Sennheiser HD 25 are pretty lightweight since they have 140 g. The headband is adjustable in both cases, but the considered devices do not fold. Only V-MODA XS from these two is equipped with an in-line microphone. Another benefit of this appliance is the built-in buttons. Unfortunately, Sennheiser HD 25 does not have any buttons for control.

The wire you get with them is detachable. Sennheiser HD 25 comes with a 150 cm long cable, while V-MODA XS has a 120 cm long wire. V-MODA XS is more portable as you get a carrying bag with it.

Sennheiser HD 25 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 25 pros and cons

Pros

  • Incredibly light which makes the device great for traveling DJs/producers
  • The plastic construction is quite strong, scratch-resistant and takes a couple of drops without damaging the unit
  • Comes with a set of velour ear cushions, which makes the device very comfortable for when you don't need quite as much isolation

Cons

  • Uncomfortable when using the headphones with glasses on

V-MODA XS pros and cons

V-MODA XS pros and cons

Pros

  • The supple, leather-wrapped ear cups are plump and nice on the ear
  • The audio cable can be placed on either left or right ear cup
  • Having the right weight and perfect clamping force
  • The smooth-touch but pretty hard shell feels like it can withstand a beating

Cons

  • Bass may not be powerful enough for bass lovers
  • The ear cups may be a bit small for larger ears

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Sennheiser HD 25
7
6.6
6
7
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6
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Common

Product

Sennheiser HD 25
V-MODA XS

Model

HD 25
XS

Brand

Sennheiser
V-MODA

Reviews

265
243

General

Wearing style

on ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

50/1.9

Impedance, Ohm

70
28

Frequency response, Hz

16Hz-22KHz
5Hz-30KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

120
105

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

140/4.9

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

150/4.9
120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sennheiser HD 25
V-MODA XS
Sennheiser HD 25
V-MODA XS

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 7Sennheiser HD 25
  • 6.6V-MODA XS

The Sennheiser HD 25 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 25 price