Sennheiser updates these excellent under-$100 headphones with microphone control for iPhone or Android, as well as traditional iPods, 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.Click here to see the graph and full measurements
What We Think:
Sennheiser's recent 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.