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Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones 

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The Sennheiser HD 205-II headphones provide studio-grade detail and frequency response coupled with brilliant shielding of ambient noise. The rotatab...Click To Read More About This Product

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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,

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

SPECIFICATIONS

HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones

  • 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
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not what I expected

By Sonny D

from South Carolina

About Me Professional Musician

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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)

     
    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 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

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        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

        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

            Displaying reviews 1-10

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