• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Mic Fest 03-27-15
Price Drop
Sennheiser Logo
SKU 
242417 000000000

Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones  

  • Write a Review

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

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • MSRP:
    $29.95
  • Your Savings:
    - $8.30
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • New Price:
    $2165

In Stock & Ready To Ship

  Add to Cart Add to Wishlist
See All Sennheiser Studio Headphones
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 %
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
SennheiserHD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones
 
4.3

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (35)
  • Good value (34)
  • Great sound (27)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Good bass (20)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home audio (31)
  • Music (31)
  • With my computer (27)
  • Relaxing (22)
  • Portable devices (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (15), Audiophile (11), Musician (6), School (6)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34), 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!

VS

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.

Reviewed by 83 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Does What They're Supposed To

              By Konijo

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me College Student

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • With My Computer

                Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

                Solid set of cheap headphones. I needed a pair to plug into my amp to practice without disturbing everyone around me, and these do the trick. Don't expect great sound, though. For the price you pay, you shouldn't expect a fantastic sound. Otherwise, they do the trick. Exactly what I needed.

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

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                shaboops

                By Hammster

                from Fremont, ca

                About Me College Student

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 201 Pro Closed Back Headphones:

                    I was a little weary in ordering the lowest model but these work great! just what i needed. i can only imagine what the higher models are like. i use it for everything including recording and mixing n mastering on my laptop. pretty cool headphones. and great for the price.

                    Comment on this review

                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                    Back to top

                    Previous | Next »

                    You are changing the Ship-To country.

                    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.