Before we get into this review, you can view our testing process guidelines by heading here. It outlines how we test the headphones, and what we typically look for.

The Specifics

Who: Sennheiser.

The product: HD 25 Robin Schulz Edition.

What comes in the packaging: HD 25 Robin Schulz Edition headphones, and one screw on jack adapter 3.5 to 6.3 mm.

What are they selling us: Sennheiser are selling us one "of the world’s most popular monitoring headphones for almost 30 years" with DJ Robin Schulz's branding slapped all over it.

What we liked and didn't like

Reviewing the Robin Schulz Edition of Sennheiser's HD 25 headphones is sort of like reviewing a noir version of a super popular film from the '80s - we all know what we're getting but does the switch in design change the meat of the product? Not really. You could argue that move from colour to noir (or vice versa) can shift the dynamic of a film dramatically - anyone that's seen Nebraska will understand that concept - but with these headphones, it's purely aesthetic.

The move from black to white without the insides changing, is why we've combined our 'What we liked' and 'What we didn't like' sections together. A few of us hated the white colourway, a few of us loved it (we all disliked the Shulz branding on the ears and headband), but ultimately, outside of the price, that's the only thing worth noting about this partnership.

If you're new to the world of HD 25, your money goes towards a light (140 g without cable) pair of comfortable and strong professional monitoring headphones that all your favourite DJs have been using for decades. The specs - a frequency response of 16 to 22,000 Hz, impedance of 70 Ω and a maximum sound pressure level of 120 dB - means the HD 25s provide an even and detailed soundstage worthy of all genres.

Are they worth buying?

Whether you're a seasoned DJ or rising star, it's hard to really fault the HD 25s. They've been a mainstay of clubs for a long time now, and for a reasonable price too. However, making the jump from the classic black design (currently priced at £129.99 on Sennheiser's website) to the Robin Schulz version (currently £149.99, down from £199.99) means slapping down an additional £20. For some, grabbing a limited edition colourway might be worth the hike, but I can't help but feel most people will be fine with the legacy version.

You can purchase these headphones by heading here. They retail for £199.99.