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Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones   

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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
 
4.4

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (43)
  • Good value (38)
  • Great sound (34)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Good bass (25)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Music (37)
  • Home audio (36)
  • With my computer (33)
  • Relaxing (26)
  • Portable devices (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (17), Audiophile (12), Musician (6), School (6)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42), 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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5.0

Great home studio headphones

By 

from Moneta,va

About Me Sound engineer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Long Cord

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Home studio
    • Music
    • With My Computer

    Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

    This is a great set of headphones for anybody wanting to have their own studio at home

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great home studio headphones

    By 

    from Moneta,va

    About Me Sound engineer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Long Cord

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Home studio
      • Music
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

      This is a great set of headphones for anybody wanting to have their own studio at home

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      John MAyall and Paul Butterfield sound great through these!!

      By 

      from NE PA

      About Me Retired Old Man.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None here

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • Relaxing
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

      Great for listening to Chicago Blues.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good quality without breaking the bank

      By 

      from Central NJ

      About Me Teenager

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Sound
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Keyboarding

        Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

        For the money and decent construction for teenage use on the keyboard.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great general use headphones

        By 

        from mcallen tx

        About Me Recording Engineer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

          I use these headphones with my hearback system during recording sessions. they are a great value, sound great, and I don't mind when players sweat in them, drop, or break them. Well, better these than a pair of 200 buck headphones. For monitoring play back and general use, these cans can't be beat For the cash.

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          • No

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          5.0

          a great pair!!!!!!

          By 

          from louisville,ky

          About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

            used for listening to playback on my daw ....making demo's recording

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            hd 201 headphones

            By 

            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 

            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 

              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.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good headphones!

              By 

              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

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