Sennheiser HD 201
Just. Simply. Amazing! We have no idea how they did it, but the Sennheiser HD201 has blown the lid off all price-to-performance barriers at the extreme bargain end of the scale in the category of 'full-sized' sealed headphones. With a jaw-droppingly well-balanced, excellent sound at this nice price, you'll find the HD201 perfect for all sorts of great listening uses. Want smiles from the back of the minivan or quality sound for patients in the dental chair, students in multi-media classrooms, patrons in the museum or just for some superb music listening? Here's a fantastic all-around headphone.
- Terrifically well balanced sound at this price
- Sealed-back earcup design isolates from outside noise
- Durable construction quality. Great choice for business/educational OR personal listening
- 2-year Sennheiser manufacturer's warranty
What's In The Box:
- 1/4" stereo plug adaptor
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Our HeadRoom jaws smacked the ground when we first heard this headphone. You have to understand just how terrible most 'cheap' sealed-earcup, full-size cans normally sound but (somehow) Sennheiser got it amazingly right with the sonics of the very inexpensive HD201 headphones. Sure, they're perhaps slightly uneven in spots, but that's really a quibble since they still sparkle and sing in an unusually clean way for a product at this very low pricepoint. The Sennheiser HD201 are excellent gift headphones because the recipient will always be amazed at how darn good they sound with any music style. They are also a strong choice for commercial applications like computer labs, audio tours, museums, office cubicles, scholastic A/V applications, multi-media installations, doctors offices & dental chairs: first, because they're inexpensive; second, because of their durability and, third, because your clients will appreciate the soothing, pleasant experience of very high-quality sound. The HD201 are also sized just about right for DVD-playin' kids hanging out in the back of the mini-van too!
Although the Sennheiser HD201 are a reasonably efficient low-impedance design, they are not particularly sensitive headphones. So those seeking to plug these directly into an iPod, iPad, DVD player, laptop computer, MP3 player or other portable audio device might find they have to set the player's volume near maximum to get decent listening levels into the HD201; this trait may be considered perhaps a good thing if using with younger folks who need to save their hearing! Of course, any headphone amp easily overcomes the volume issue while also dramatically upping the detail clarity, musical punch, and dynamic extension of this inexpensive can. The plastic polymer HD201 headphone construction is slightly plain, but beneath its black/grey utilitarian exterior you'll find highly durable build quality to withstand the rigors of being knocked around the home/office/dorm room/ minivan for a long time to come. The black/matte-silver earcups have mid-sized -- not quite "full-size" -- circular pleather earpads that will surround the ears on most wearers. These mid-sized circumaural ("around the ear") earcups attach via a simple system that tilts/swivels slightly and also slides up & down into the connecting headband in order to adjust for sizing and overall fit. The HD201 has a fairly long 9ft [non-detachable] cable that connects in a "Y" to both earcups and terminates in a 1/8" (3.5mm) 'mini' plug jack. An adapter to a full-size 1/4" inch stereo plug is handily included in the Sennheiser package. Free 2 year manufacturer's 'repair or replace' premium warranty included with your HeadRoom 'authorized dealer' purchase receipt!
- Weight: 165 grams w/o cable
- Isolation: -10dB ~ -15dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 24 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: No
- Cord Length: 10 ft. (3 m)
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Coupler Size: Medium
- Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Acoustic Seal: Closed
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Headphone Type: Full Size
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
- Sensitivity: 108 dB
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Posted by Bozhidar from Europe on 2013-02-28
Recommend Product: No
Pros: good build, price
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Posted by YTCrazyTieGuy from Israel on 2012-07-22
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Amazing value, Feel rugged, Great sound, Fairly comfortable
Cons: Slightly annoying cable
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Posted by MarcosRV from Brazil on 2012-06-17
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Balance, CLEARNESS, comfort, noise cancelling.
Cons: Durability, bad wiring, flat bass for those who like more punch.
The HD 201 delivers a great, balanced musical experience. If you compare it with any other low-cost headphones, the difference is really abyssal. Bassheads may be a little disappointed. I mean, the lows are there, but they aren´t overexposed like in a Monster Beats or Skullcandy. But what you lose in bass you get in clearness.
I own my HD 201 for about 3 years, so I can finally say what are its cons. The earpads have short durability, they start to wear out rapidly, and if you're a sweaty person it tends to get worse, the leatherette covering starts to peel off after some months of use. And we have a problem with the cabling, too. They're not one-sided and easily replaceable like the more expensive Sennheisers, so you're gonna have a bit of discomfort with the two cables scrambling around your neck, and with that constant scrambling they will start to break soon because they're so thin, you have to be careful with them. Some people complain about the cable's length (it's a big one!), but to me it wasn't such a problem.
So, have this in mind when buying them. They won't last a great amount of time, but rest assured you'll love every minute using them while it works.
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