Sennheiser brings it on with the HD429, yet another killer headphone suitable for your iPod street jams, laptop computer listening, commuting travel uses or hooking up to the big home stereo for a night of blissful music. Full-size comfort and that classically smooth Sennheiser tone allow you to listen all night without irritation or fatigue setting in. Warm sound presentation with realistic instrumental textures synergizes nicely with digital sources like iPad and computer notebooks. Good isolation factor from full-coverage sealed-back earcups.
What We Think:
Sennheiser's HD '400' series of well-priced full-size headphones brings music lovers serious sound quality at a fraction of the expected cost for this caliber of excellent acoustic performance. High output yet extremely lightweight, fast-response Sennheiser-patented neodymium drivers ensure clean distortion-free bass and soaring harsh-free highs from the large 40mm HD429 drivers. Efficient 32 Ohm impedance mates well with basically any audio device you want to plug into.The closed-back 'circumaural' (around the ear) earcup construction provides solid environmental isolation and listening privacy while preventing unwanted 'leakage' from the headphones to your neighbors -- especially important when jamming large in close quarters. The new cross-hatched outer grill on the earcups looks cool and adds frame stability. The HD429's beefed-up cable connectivity design is not detachable but is certain to add long-lasting cord durability, even when the cans are tossed around in transit within a backpack or carry-on bag. A top bang-for-the-buck value in the Sennheiser arsenal.
The full-size Sennheiser HD429 headphones have circumaural earcups that normally fit completely around the ear on most wearers and deliver a secure, correct fit without undue headband clamping force ruining your listening experience. The non-detachable, 'single-sided' cable (extra-nice for eliminating dreaded cord tangling!) extends from the left earcup and runs about 9ft to a 3.5mm (1/8') 'mini' plug termination. Leatherette earpad cushions are both durable and comfortable for extended jam sessions. They can also be easily replaced when the pads eventually wear out.
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 32 ohms
- Sensitivity: 110 dB SPL/V
- Isolation: -10dB ~ -15dB
- Connector Type: 3.5mm (1/8")
- Cable Length: 10 ft. (3m)
- Cable Style: Straight Left-Side
- Weight: 9 oz. w/o cord
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 year
- Understated pro looks and superb sound quality at this price
- Sealed back earcup design plus full-size earcup coverage delivers excellent ambient noise blocking
- Works well from any audio source without amplification required
- Free 2-year Sennheiser manufacturer's warranty
Whats In The Box:
- 1/4" stereo plug adapter
- Sennheiser owner's warranty statement