Sometimes it happens that you receive advice from a friend who points you out, in this world of hyper-technological and super expensive headphones, the presence of old models capable of returning an unexpected musicality, especially thanks to modern amplifications much more efficient than electronic who then piloted these old ladies.
This is the case of the Sennheiser HD-545 Reference, sister of the HD-565 Ovation, which, once dutifully restored (new pads, new internal grids and new headband), unleashes a spectacular musicality and a three-dimensionality absolutely unespected!!! Sure, it sounds like a headset, without those artifact and dreamy atmospheres of many more recent models (the HD-800 but also many recent magnetoplanars), but it offers a beautiful concreteness and a real natural musical content.
It is not a headphone with a high range of hyper detail, it is not a headphone with a heavy bass range, but it is one of the 4 or more musical headphones I have ever listened to, and I have listened to many over the past 15 years … headphone that never tires and that gives joy to every listening …
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