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Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones  

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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 t...Read More

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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 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (39)
  • Good value (37)
  • Great sound (30)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Good bass (22)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home audio (34)
  • Music (34)
  • With my computer (30)
  • Relaxing (25)
  • 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 (38), 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 general use headphones

By sun above

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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    a great pair!!!!!!

    By sweetpea

    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 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.

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        • No

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        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

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