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Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones

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Designed for DJs, these headphones offer exceptional sound and comfort.

The Sennheiser HD 205-II headphones provide studio-grade detail and frequency response coupled with brilliant shielding of ambient noise. The rotatable earcup, as well as the single-sided cable, make them a professional companion for DJ's and home recording. Unlike competitive headphones, the earcup rotates while maintaining earpad contact on your head for stability and comfort without leaking noise into adjacent microphones. The Sennheiser HD 205-II headphones comes with a convenient protective pouch and locking 1/4" adapter for storage and transportation.

FEATURES
  • Rotatable padded ear-cup for comfortable, single-ear listening
  • Perfect for DJ or studio use
  • Outstanding shielding of ambient noise
  • Hypo-allergenic earpads are field-replacable and easy to clean
  • Rugged construction takes a beating on the road
  • Includes protective storage pouch for safe transport
  • Dynamic, smooth audio reproduction with deep bass extension
  • 1/8" plug (3.5mm) with screw-on 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter included
  • Built-tough with a 2-year warranty
  • Includes:
  • 1/4" (6.3mm) gold-plated adapter screw-on jack adapter,
  • Protective pouch

Before your next gig, order up a pair of these Sennheiser headphones.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Cable length: 10' (approx 3 m)
  • Ear coupling: Semi On-the-ear
  • Frequency response (headphones): 14-20,000Hz
  • Jack plug: 1/8"
  • Nominal impedance: 32Î
  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 112dB (SPL)
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): < 0.5%
    Transducer principle: Dynamic, closed
  • Weight w/o cable: 7.3oz.. (206g, no packaging)
  • Dimensions (single): 4.3" x 8.3" x 10.80"
  • Weight (single): 0.80lb.
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SennheiserHD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These are perfect!

I just bought these to use for vocal tracking and mastering and I must say, they sure do get every frequency on a song. The low end is very present. One thing is...Read complete review

I just bought these to use for vocal tracking and mastering and I must say, they sure do get every frequency on a song. The low end is very present. One thing is though, I love to be comfortable , and these are way to tight on the head, no matter the adjustment. After an hour or so, they hurt your ear area. Feels like someone is squeezing your head.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Good Sounding Headphones

These are a very reliable pair of headphones. The sound quality screams Sennheiser and they are very aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I only have a few remarks about them. I have big...Read complete review

These are a very reliable pair of headphones. The sound quality screams Sennheiser and they are very aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I only have a few remarks about them. I have big ears and the cups to the headphones are fairly small so it gets uncomfortable after a while. The rotating ear eventually breaks and the sound will only work out of the non-rotating ear. The wire is ridiculously long which is a possibility for it being run over and it's very thin as well. Other than these small things these headphones are great for a beginner. I recommend these headphones but if you have extra cash buy the HD 280 PROS instead of these

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These are perfect!

By 14thStreet Studio

from NY

Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

I just bought these to use for vocal tracking and mastering and I must say, they sure do get every frequency on a song. The low end is very present. One thing is though, I love to be comfortable , and these are way to tight on the head, no matter the adjustment. After an hour or so, they hurt your ear area. Feels like someone is squeezing your head.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible

By jamesturneriv

from Chattanooga, TN

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

    These blow Dr. Dre Beats out of the water. Bass response is incredible, and doesn't drown out everything else. Stereo is on point. The price is incredible for what you get.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not what I expected

    By Sonny D

    from South Carolina

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

      Cons

      • Limited Functions
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

      These actually hurt my small head and ears so much if worn for just a short while, even with adjustment wide open. Sound quality is poor at best and with this name brand I was surprised

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good for the Money

      By khardy83

      from Bluefield, Virginia

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Top End Sound
      • Well Built Great Quality

      Cons

      • Lacks Low End Response

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

        I play drums and have always had a hard time with using in-ears. I move around and sweat way too much to keep them in my ears. I needed a cheap headphone option. The only con is that these really lack low-end punch.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love'em!

        By Peter Tambroni

        from Chicago

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

        Highly recommended. I didn't find them 'squeezing' like the other reviewer did. However, the ear cup size is a tad small so if you have large ears you may want to look elsewhere.
        I bought them since their listed bass frequency response was lower than the others - 14hz.
        Tough to say. I have a couple of cheaper Sennheisers in the school I teach at and we haven't had any issues, although the adjusting design doesn't seem the sturdiest, it seems to work fine.
        This is a great price for this sound quality.

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By Yyyyy

        from Nm

        About Me Gear Head

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

          Church studio

          • Primary Use:
          • Traveling
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Best in the price range.

          By Prakhar

          from Jaipur, India

          About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Teenager

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

            Really long cord, beneficial for stage performances.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love it, especially for the price

            By Gideon "kingdom entertainment"

            from Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

              This is my second pair. Great for reference. Cord is long enough for recording and walking back and forth

               
              3.0

              Reliable old friend - but a couple of things.

              By mfwmiles

              from Patchogue NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable and decent sound

              Cons

              • Black coating flakes off ear padding
              • Too heavy in the Higher Frequencies

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

              I have used these for a number of years now as my default Head Phones, and they have been durable and lasted me 3 years, until today when the left ear just stopped!

              Well worth the price, but the black coating on the ear pads started flaking off many years ago and i walked around with black flakes on my ears for years.

              I also notice that when I listen back on studio monitors, I ALWAYS find that I mix the higher frequencies too high in the mix with these. I have learned how to adjust, but it would be nice to have a set that gives me a little more lower frequencies.

               
              5.0

              GR8 sound!

              By Outdoor

              from Oregon

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

                These headphones were just what I was looking for and I was referred to Musicians Friend by a professional soundman. The price was right and they are arrived lickety split! Great sound .. clear and precise and good service.

                 
                4.0

                Nice Fit For Me

                By Biff

                from Lindale, Texas

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Comfortable Fit For Me
                • Great Low-end

                Cons

                • Cord Real Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

                Nice headphones. The only problem I have is the flimsy cord & at the connection to the earphone. When wrapping the cord for storage you NEED to be careful to not cause a short in the cord.

                 
                3.0

                Very Good Sounding Headphones

                By bobXcore

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Rotaing Ear Breaks
                • Rotating Ear Breaks
                • Small Headphones
                • Super Long Chord

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

                These are a very reliable pair of headphones. The sound quality screams Sennheiser and they are very aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I only have a few remarks about them. I have big ears and the cups to the headphones are fairly small so it gets uncomfortable after a while. The rotating ear eventually breaks and the sound will only work out of the non-rotating ear. The wire is ridiculously long which is a possibility for it being run over and it's very thin as well. Other than these small things these headphones are great for a beginner. I recommend these headphones but if you have extra cash buy the HD 280 PROS instead of these

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                They look really cool

                By sounddude

                from wichita, ks

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

                    I bought them because of the 1/8" to 1/4" jack, the rotating ear piece (which is very helpful), the added bag (which works great and keeps them safe and dust-free), and because they look sweet.

                    If you will be logging in lots of hours, get the Audio Technica - which have a softer, more comfortable feel - or another brand in a similar price range, because these aren't very comfortable. They are very tight and I've been trying to stretch them out, but it has only helped a little.

                    They are very durable and I don't anticipate having any technical problems with them

                     
                    5.0

                    Great headphones

                    By Dave Cardigan

                    from San Antonio, Tx

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

                      Perfect if you are mixing and mastering tracks. I use it when I make beats also. Overall they are a GREAT pair of headphones for your studio.

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