Product Type: Sennheiser headphones
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Sennheiser HD 201
Member Name: beardstew
Sennheiser HD 201
Advantages: Excellent sound, top value for money, very comfortable
Disadvantages: Cable a little too long for me
2 Weeks ago I found myself in the position of having £25 to spend on some headphones - my iPhone earphones just weren't good enough and I needed some headphones quickly to drown out a noisy neighbour. So off I went into town....
The first pair I tried were a Sony model that I had seen good reviews for and I just wasn't impressed so I took them back and got my £24.99 back. I walked into HMV and saw these on the shelf. I really didn't expect much for £15!
I am gobsmacked by the quality of these headphones for the money. I remember a friend having some pretty expensive Sennheisers a few years ago and I loved them but didn't realise I could get something so good for so little cash.
From the top....
The box - flashy graphics, tough box and a nice feel. Wrapped in soft poly-type material covering. No paperwork inside but hey, do we really need instructions. Came with a gold-plated 3.5mm - 7.35mm headphone jack adapter. Oh and a Guarantee for 2 years! Sennheiser are a brand that are proud of their service and quality!
The Design - Very nice padded leather style headband with the famous and stylish Sennhesier logo across the top in silver. Nicely styled leatherette ear pads. The headband is adjustable and clicks nicely into place to fit any size head (I have a large head so this is good) Nice silver design outer with Sennheiser logo.
The Cable - Long and thin - not the strongest of cables but wasn't expecting much. It is a little too long for what I need and out on the streets it involves some serious pocket stuffing. Not that bad though - it measures in at just about 3 meters. The plug on the end is gold-plated and seems pretty tough so should snap off when you fall over!
The feel - Very comfortable to wear. They are also pretty light weighing in at just 165g. They haven't given me the sweaty ear thing either and I can actually fall asleep in them and not wake up when I roll over!
The sound - Awesome. I have never heard a pair of headphones costing under £60 this good let alone under £20! The sound overall is well defined and pretty powerful. The bass response is crisp and deep - the frequency range (21,000 - 18,000Hz) can handle a bass boost from my Hi-fi, although unless you're a bass freak they don't really need it. The highs are very crisp and clear and give you just the right amount of crunch. All in all the sound is fantastic - I have listened to classical, metal, rock, dance, hip-hop, pop and folk through these and they perform well on every test.
Frequency response (headphones): 21.....18000 Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL) 108 dB
Nominal impedance: 24
Weight w/o: cable cable 165 g
Transducer principle: Dynamic, closed
Ear coupling: Circum-aural
Cable length: 3M
Jack plug: 3,5/6,3 mm stereo
THD: <0,7 %
Thanks for reading, and enjoy!
Summary: Unbelievable value for money
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