There are certain prolific pieces of audio hardware in the DJ and studio realms that have stood as a benchmark-setting industry standard for decades, such as the Technics SL-1200 turntable, Shure M44-7 cartridge, and Sennheiser HD 25 headphones. And this latter iconic item is now being released in a limited run of HD 25 Limited Editions in conjunction with the German brand’s 75th anniversary.
First introduced in 1988, Sennheiser’s HD 25 monitoring and DJ headphones celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2013 — an occasion that was marked with the release of the HD 25 Aluminum — though the company is now producing yet another special edition version of the HD 25. Distinguishing the Limited Edition model from the regular version are yellow earpads, which are a nod to the brand’s HD 414 model — Sennheiser’s very-first open-ear headphone model. Rather than regularly selling the HD 25 Limited Editions, Sennheiser has instead priced the normal HD 25 headphones at $100 (a steep discount from the normal $150 MSRP) and anyone who orders a pair in the month of June is entered to win one of the 25,000 special edition units being produced, albeit you won’t know if you’re one of the lucky 25,000 until opening the box. For more info, check out Sennheiser’s website linked below.