Smooth sound and extraordinary durability at a budget price is the Sennheiser HD 202-II. The simple but well-built 'sealed-back' earpad design is ideal if needing headphones that will keep the ambient noise out while keeping the music inside your head. Ideal for students, computer listening, audio labs, voice monitoring, recording studios and those seeking a tough general-purpose 'beater' headphone with good performance.
What We Think: Finding a low-priced, sealed-back headphone that sounds decent and is extremely durable is almost impossible. Almost we say, because the Sennheiser HD202-II is a standout in this category and audibly superior to many other models found around this pricepoint. Although they do exhibit the mellow midranges and evened-out uppermost treble typical of inexpensive headphones, these flaws are relatively modest given the cost; in fact, the musical clarity of these cans remains impressive for the price and category. The HD202-II are simple, lightweight, tough headphones great for keeping the kids' video games/ DVDs / loud music at bay, for outfitting your growing audio studio or computer lab, or for ramping down the dorm noise while not spending a big wad of cash in the process. Also makes a choice gift headphone too! HeadRoom geeks conclude the HD 202-II is a wallet-friendly winner.
The Sennheiser HD202-II have a mid-sized 'closed/sealed' on-ear earcup design. The circular pleather earpad cushions nearly surround the ears with the flat part of the earpads resting gently on the outer earlobes. The result is headphones that have the desirable light weight and small portable ergonomics of a supra-aural [on-ear] design, but have the secure fit and wearing comfort of larger circumaural models.The Sennheiser HD202-II are black in color and employ a basic three-piece construction design consisting of the two earcups and headband assembly. The earcups attach via little ball-like protrusions that ride in a small groove within the headband; the detents in this groove allow you to adjust the fit slightly. This design also allows one to remove the earpieces from the headband for compact storage or traveling purposes, although too much disassembly/re-attachment could potentially cause premature wear on the grooved detents. The non-detachable cable is approximately a 3-meter long 'Y'-type and terminates to a 1/8' (3.5mm) 'mini' plug. A Sennheiser 1/8' to 1/4' adapter is handily included in the packaging. The free 2-year manufacturer's product warranty remains standard with all Sennheiser headphones when proof-purchased through an authorized dealer like HeadRoom!
Driver Type: Dynamic
Impedance @ 1kHz: 32 ohms
Sensitivity: 115 dB SPL/V
Isolation: -8dB ~ -10dB
Connector Type: 3.5mm (1/8")
Cable Length: 10 ft. (3m)
Cable Style: Y
Weight: 5.1 oz.
Manufacturer Warranty: 2 year
Perfect basic headphone for portable or home listeners
Sealed-back earcup design muffles ambient noise
Extremely durable build quality and comfortable lightweight ergonomics
Long cord allows easy mobility at your desk or on the couch