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Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones  

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OVERVIEW

Stereo headphones with good sound isolation.

The HD 201 is the ideal entry pair of headphones to step into the world of powerful stereo sound. The HD 201 have good attenuation of ambient noise that allows you to hear more of your music and less of the distractions from the outside world, and their rich bass response and dynamic audio reproduction mean you'll hear your music more clearly. They are lightweight, and comfortable to wear so you can listen longer.

FEATURES
  • Powerful stereo sound
  • Rich, crisp bass response
  • Lightweight and comfortable to wear
  • Good attenuation of noise
  • Extremely rugged
  • High-quality leatherette ear pads
  • 1/4" (6.3mm) jack adapter, gold plated

SPECIFICATIONS

HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones

  • Transducer Principle: Dynamic
  • Frequency Response: 21—18,000 Hz
  • Nominal Impedance: 24 Ohm
  • Weight Without Cable: 165 g
  • Ear Coupling: Circumaural
  • Max Spl External Noise: (1 kHz, 1 Vrms) 108 dB
  • Distortion: < 0.7 %
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SennheiserHD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones
 
4.3

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (37)
  • Good value (35)
  • Great sound (28)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Good bass (21)

Cons

  • Poor sound (4)
  • Unattractive design (3)

Best Uses

  • Home audio (32)
  • Music (32)
  • With my computer (28)
  • Relaxing (24)
  • Portable devices (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (16), Audiophile (11), Musician (6), School (6)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (36), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Set of Cheap Headphones

Buy them, use them. When they break, go out and buy another pair and repeat!
Not even certain what sort of features to look for. Has two drivers and framing to hold...Read complete review

Buy them, use them. When they break, go out and buy another pair and repeat!
Not even certain what sort of features to look for. Has two drivers and framing to hold everything on your head. Comfortable enough with nothing you don't need.
I bought this to replace a cheap pair of AKG headphones that got broke. I have learned that headphones break regardless of how much you pay for them. I really do not want to have a heart attack when I sit on a $500+ headset!

Sound quality is really good for the price. I use them for recording and have been told that you do not want to have a headset that is "Too Good" anyway as it clouds your overall judgment of the mix. If you can make everything sound really good with an average set of headphones, it will sound really good playing back with your top-tier audio equipment!
For what you pay, it is a great pair of headphones!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good overall sound...except for lows.

I purchased these headphones about 2 weeks ago, and have thoroughly tested them with an array of music, as well as a couple of tone generators.

The re-create music quite...Read complete review

I purchased these headphones about 2 weeks ago, and have thoroughly tested them with an array of music, as well as a couple of tone generators.

The re-create music quite well. However, the sub-bass lows are a little rough, and at higher volumes, are often crackled. I've found them to be quite superb, overall, in sound at low to mid-volume levels. Mids and Highs are simply spectacular for the money, and at lower volumes, the bass has good sound.

Perhaps the most recognizable flaw, is that these headphones simply have no real "punch" to them. It is almost as though someone has inserted a filter in order to reduce delivery of the overall "feel" of the music that can be obtained with a higher-cost headphone.

I would certainly recommend them for average listening, and low to mid-level playback of recording, but would avoid trying to use them for anything that would require high volume listening (e.g. bass guitar, drums, etc.). They are good for the average listener, but not for someone who wants a lot of bass reproduction.

The design is very comfortable, and I could wear them for hours at a time. Well-padded, and cover the ears for optimum sound isolation. The cord is a bit thin and flimsy, and requires a bit of extra care.

Overall, they are nice headphones, but they really lack when it comes to any significant bass reproduction. I would not suggest them for kids, or people who like to "crank it up." They are excellent for just average listening, but that's about all.

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3.0

hd 201 headphones

By santana

from yuma az

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Not enough volume
  • Poor Sound

Best Uses

  • Relaxing

Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

headphones are comfortable but the sound is not what I was expecting.

  • Primary Use:
  • Listening to iPod
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Great deal for the price.

By Sound master

from woodland Hills, Ca

About Me Gear Head

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • With My Computer

    Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

    Great item for the price. Closes out all surround sounds and lets you hear the true colors of the music.

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Very good! Even Sound.

    By J Mas

    from West Chester, PA

    About Me Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • With My Computer
    • Working

    Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

    I have a decent pair of Bose headphones in my home studio but needed a pair for work. These fit the bill perfectly without the expense. I may buy a second pair! They do not over accentuate the bass as the Bose do but overall I find the frequencies even (flat) and pleasing. I think Sennheiser's ploy must be, "If you think these are great, try our higher end models." I've worn these for a few continuous hours with no discomfort. I am very impressed with them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Good headphones!

    By Mr. Saxophone - keys

    from Farmington, NM

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • Portable Devices
      • Relaxing
      • Traveling
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

      I bought these as a prize for a Music talent show. They look good and are comfortable. For pro sound monitoring, I would prefer phones with 20-20 hz frequency response - these only go up to 17, but sound quite rich.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Nice headphones!!!

      By RD

      from West New York, NJ

      About Me Audiophile

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Music

        Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

        Great sound... nice product!!!

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        good price,low volume

        By JW

        from NY

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

            Very reasonably priced. The volume is a bit low. They suffice for general usage.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            dreamer guy

            By ozzie

            from orange, california

            About Me Audiophile

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Working

              Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

              pretty good product because I could at my studio and my phone

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Great Headphones for the price

              By Ear ache

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound

              Cons

              • Unattractive Design

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • Relaxing
              • Traveling
              • With My Computer
              • Working Out

              Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

              Sounds great. Huge upgrade from my audio challenged sony headphones. Very comfortable also.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              They are great

              By Jim

              from Verona, Va.

              About Me Retired

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Stylish
              • They Were Everything

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Great For Me
                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Relaxing
                • With My Computer

                Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

                Tey are perfect for me shuts out outside noise and great clear sound with a good bass.

                • Primary Use:
                • Listening to iPod
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Great for the money

                By Denny Harvey

                from Louisville, Kentucky

                About Me Gear Head

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing

                Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

                Comfortable, nice full sound, great price, these headphones are great for what I needed them for. My band practices using headphones so we don't get too loud and make the Drummer's wife upset. We run everything through them and they handle everything well. Time will tell if the cable to the headphones hold up as it's not very heavy but all in all a nice pair of headphones.

                • Primary Use:
                • Listening to iPod
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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