Sennheiser HD 201 Hi-Fi Stereo Headphone

Stereo - Over-the-head - MPN: HD201
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Description
The ideal entry into the world of powerful stereo sound:The HD 201 has good attenuation of ambient noise with outstanding wearing comfort at an affordable price. Light weight and comfortable to wear.
Quick Glance
Product Type Headphone
General Features Gold Plated
Headphone Type Ear-cup, Over-the-head
Headset Type Stereo
Interface Connection Mini-phone
Expert Reviews
Sennheiser HD 201
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 11, 2011

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Sennheiser HD 201
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - Nov 6, 2008

The Sennheiser HD 201 are a set of entry level dynamic headphones aimed at the budget-minded music listener/dj. Lightweight construction and strong bass response are two key features of the HD 201 as is the swivel-designed earcups. Closed circum-aural design means the headphones surround the ear completely, as well as keeping sound in and ambient noise out. Hypo-allergenic leatherette ear pads are offered for comfortable extended usage and a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter is included. What separates the Sennheiser HD 201 form the more expensive HD 205 is the fact that the earcups do not rotate for one-ear listening but rather swivel like normal headphones. Also the most important difference between these and not only the HD 205 but more expensive headphones in general are the Frequency Response(higher = more expensive) and Total Harmonic Distortion(THD, lower = more expensive). Although these headphones have been regarded as having an extra deep bass ... PROS: (1) Extremely low priced for the sound quality (2) paired with an amp or high-quality source the sound quality improves (3) durable build quality (4) closed design will help block out outside noise in an office or any other louder-than-average environment - but probably wont isolate you completely, minimal to no sound leakage into the environment (5) comfortable ... CONS: (1) you need to crank the volume up on your mp3 player or laptop to get a good volume level (2) Bass response is neutral, almost lacking. Not for bassheads, but good for balanced sound.

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okay for price
3 Star Review   By kimbo on Adorama - Jan 29, 2012   

i think i paid [$] for these a while back, it was cheaper than

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Pleasantly pleased
5 Star Review   By Georg der Grosse on Adorama - Jan 12, 2011   

I wear these in order to listen to jazz from Canada while working on forensic medical reports.

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Light Weight and Gread Sound for the Price
4 Star Review   By member Aurixious - Feb 4, 2008   

Strengths: Great sound for the price. Lightweight and perfect fit.

Weakness: The cord dangles from both ends of the headphones.

This is great for laptops or for an environment where your things can be accessed by any one. These headphones are almost free for the price and are without question the best sounding cans at their price. They fit snugly but you forget they are even there because they are so light.

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Great for what you pay.
4 Star Review   By member zybouful - Dec 15, 2007   

Strengths: Nice details and overall well-balanced sound. Well-built design. Excellent value.

Weakness: Can be uncomfortable. Bass is on the weak side.

These are very good headphones. Although the bass seems to be a bit weak in impact, the middle ranges and the trebles come in clean and balanced. The details are also represented quite well. The build is overall good and seems well constructed. My only gripe is that they can be uncomfortable for long use. Overall these are a great value. There are better headphones if you are willing to spend $50 , but these are one of the best under that range.

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Comfy and good sound for the price.
5 Star Review   By member Alan898 - Sep 25, 2007   

Strengths: Comfy, reliable company, light, sound quality so far is good, light noise reduction.

Weakness: Cord doesn't straighten out, nothing else for the price!

I'm no audiophile, but for $27 this thing is great. The bass so far to my musical tastes is fine, and they fit nicely on my big head and floppy ears :)

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A value-for-money product from a Industry Leader like Sennheiser
4 Star Review   By member tushar_naik - Jan 21, 2007   

Strengths: Distinct midrange and crisp treble, wearing comfort, light weight, swivel ear-caps, long cord, affordable price

Weakness: Nil

I already have a JVC closed back headphone, but since the cushion surround was disintegrated and I was experiencing a bit crackling sound during heavy bass notes, I decided to go in for a value-for-money set of headphones. After completing my detail search, I decided to purchase the Sennheiser HD201 closed back headphones, which I did on the 21st of Jan 2007. At a price of Dhs. 99.00 (US$ 27.00) it is indeed a Value-for-money product from an industry leader like Sennheiser. The closest model in comparison was Sony MDR XD100 which was like Dhs. 85.00 (US$23.00), when I tried the Sony XD100, I sounded dull on treble but delivered some amount of better bass. But the overall sound quality of the Sony XD100 was not up to the mark. The Sennheiser HD201 is not a high-end headphone, but it is surely a better product as compared to Sony XD100. I read some reviews about Sennheiser HD201 stating that the “weakness” of HD201 is its loooooooong cord (3 meters), people…..come on….you can always tie it up to keep the length short isn’t it ? This long length comes in handy when you connect the HD201 to your TV or your receiver-amplifier in your drawing room while you rest on your couch. I tried the phones with my iPod, Siemens Amilo laptop, Casio LD80 drums and my Sansui receiver-amplifier, it sounded well on all except for the Siemens Amilo laptop …… The music I auditioned was : Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall Phil Collins – Take a look at me now Eamon – I dont need you Irene Cara – She’s a Maniac Mark Knopfler – Coming Home Zakir Hussain – Tabla recital And finally the “The four seasons” I was happy (with that price tag….) with the performance of HD201, the treble was crisp, the midrange was clear and distinct, the bass delivering ability is a bit suppressed on HD201 but whatever it delivered on the tracks “Eamon" and “She’s a maniac” was enough for US$ 27.00. I used it for a long stretch of 3 hours and it was a enjoyable session with literally no stress experienced (other then my wife yelling at me to join for dinner). I played my Casio LD80 drums using these headphones and it did equal justice to the electronically generated sound signal as well, I mean the drums sounded like drums (full-bodied). So, if you are looking for a reasonably-priced reputed-branded headphones then Sennheiser HD201 is the best choice, forget about people saying that it has long cord and all that crap, Sennheiser has done a good job on these headphones and its good to have a set at home, looks good, sounds good, and YES THE PRICE IS GOOD…..

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Nice for the Price
4 Star Review   By member lionfan - Mar 1, 2006   

Strengths: Good sound, decent noise blocking, fits mp3 player or larger phono jacks (with adapter provided)

Weakness: Cord way too long.

These headphones produce very good sound for less than $20. The build is quite solid. However, the "vinyl" type material that covers the ear cups seems quite thin and prone to tearing if you do not take care. On the plus side, these are quite lightweight and have a slight swivel to the ear cups that allows for a better fit. The cord is three meters long, good if the couch is far from the sound system, bad if you use these on a portable device. The cord is very thin, much like cords provided with mp3 player earbuds, but it does come with an adapter fot the larger phono jacks on most sound system receivers. Sound from trebble to bass is good, but if you are big on the bass, these, in my opinion, do not provide the deepest sound.

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Sennheiser HD201 (Closed Back)
5 Star Review   By member quality_stuff - Feb 21, 2006   

Strengths: Small, light, inexpensive.

Weakness: A little small on my head.

These are the best deal I've got on headphones. For $17 you can't go wrong. They sound almost as good as more expensive models. For a second pair to use with an mp3 player in the car these are ideal.

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Not surprising but still good buy
3 Star Review   By member ztride - Dec 21, 2005   

Strengths: Neutral Sound, Price

Weakness: Could Isolate More with better fit, size

This headphone could isolate pretty well if it fits tight on your head, but unfortunately, it fits pretty loosely on mine. Because there's a loose fit, the sound is quite hollow and lacks bass. But it gets better isolation and bass when I hold it to my ears. I had a bunch of budget headphones but this is my first budget closed full headphone. I think I prefer earbuds at times because of this bulk. I think this is quite a good buy but if you're a portable kind of person, this might not be a "all in one" type of headphone.

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Whoa. A nice surprise!
5 Star Review   By member yevsnews - Dec 8, 2005   

Strengths: Awesome sound, stylish, lightweight

Weakness: Don't fully isolate, cord may be too long

A couple years ago I bought Philips cans and I thought they were decent for casual use. I never realized that headphones could actually sound "good." Until I got a pair of these! I read a lot of great reviews and decided to see what all the fuss is about. Boy, these headphones really shine! The sound is very clear and undistorted even at high volume, the bass is punchy but clean and not overpowering. They are lightweight and very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. One thing that some people may not like is that they don't sit flush with the head, so they're not the perfect isolators. However, I actually don't mind that as much, since I will often want to be able to hear what goes on around me. And if I don't, I can just turn up the volume. I wasn't about to spend more than $20 on headphones and I am absolutely blown away by the quality of these!

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The ideal entry into the world of powerful stereo sound:The HD 201 has good attenuation of ambient noise with outstanding wearing comfort at an affordable price. Light weight and comfortable to wear.
Quick Glance
Product Type Headphone
General Features Gold Plated
Headphone Type Ear-cup, Over-the-head
Headset Type Stereo
Interface Connection Mini-phone
Summary
Product Title Sennheiser HD 201 Hi-Fi Stereo Headphone
Manufacturer Sennheiser
Lowest Price $23.96 from TheCameraBox.com
Power Score 4.2 | 21 Reviews
Performance
Sensitivity: 108 dB
Overall Min Frequency Response: 21 Hz
Overall Max Frequency Response: 18 kHz
Physical Attributes
Cord Length: 9.84 ft
Weight: 5.82 oz
Warranty
Warranty Information: 2 Year
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URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Stereo/Mono: Stereo
Included Components: Adapter (1/8" Miniplug to 1/4" Plug)
Product Series: HD
CD Turntable Type: direct drive
Impedance: 24 ohm(s)
Color: Black, Silver
Connector Plating: Gold Plated
Upright Bass Type: upright basses
Product Model: HD 201
Earpiece Technology: Dynamic
Cord Style: Straight
Microphone Type: None
Analog/Digital: Analog
Brand Name: Sennheiser
Noise Canceling: No
Plating: Gold Plated
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Expert Reviews
Sennheiser HD 201
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 11, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 24 expert reviews for Sennheiser HD 201 and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Sennheiser HD 201
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - Nov 6, 2008

The Sennheiser HD 201 are a set of entry level dynamic headphones aimed at the budget-minded music listener/dj. Lightweight construction and strong bass response are two key features of the HD 201 as is the swivel-designed earcups. Closed circum-aural design means the headphones surround the ear completely, as well as keeping sound in and ambient noise out. Hypo-allergenic leatherette ear pads are offered for comfortable extended usage and a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter is included. What separates the Sennheiser HD 201 form the more expensive HD 205 is the fact that the earcups do not rotate for one-ear listening but rather swivel like normal headphones. Also the most important difference between these and not only the HD 205 but more expensive headphones in general are the Frequency Response(higher = more expensive) and Total Harmonic Distortion(THD, lower = more expensive). Although these headphones have been regarded as having an extra deep bass ... PROS: (1) Extremely low priced for the sound quality (2) paired with an amp or high-quality source the sound quality improves (3) durable build quality (4) closed design will help block out outside noise in an office or any other louder-than-average environment - but probably wont isolate you completely, minimal to no sound leakage into the environment (5) comfortable ... CONS: (1) you need to crank the volume up on your mp3 player or laptop to get a good volume level (2) Bass response is neutral, almost lacking. Not for bassheads, but good for balanced sound.

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User Reviews
okay for price
3 Star Review   By kimbo on Adorama - Jan 29, 2012   

i think i paid [$] for these a while back, it was cheaper than

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Pleasantly pleased
5 Star Review   By Georg der Grosse on Adorama - Jan 12, 2011   

I wear these in order to listen to jazz from Canada while working on forensic medical reports.

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Light Weight and Gread Sound for the Price
4 Star Review   By member Aurixious - Feb 4, 2008   

Strengths: Great sound for the price. Lightweight and perfect fit.

Weakness: The cord dangles from both ends of the headphones.

This is great for laptops or for an environment where your things can be accessed by any one. These headphones are almost free for the price and are without question the best sounding cans at their price. They fit snugly but you forget they are even there because they are so light.

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Great for what you pay.
4 Star Review   By member zybouful - Dec 15, 2007   

Strengths: Nice details and overall well-balanced sound. Well-built design. Excellent value.

Weakness: Can be uncomfortable. Bass is on the weak side.

These are very good headphones. Although the bass seems to be a bit weak in impact, the middle ranges and the trebles come in clean and balanced. The details are also represented quite well. The build is overall good and seems well constructed. My only gripe is that they can be uncomfortable for long use. Overall these are a great value. There are better headphones if you are willing to spend $50 , but these are one of the best under that range.

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Comfy and good sound for the price.
5 Star Review   By member Alan898 - Sep 25, 2007   

Strengths: Comfy, reliable company, light, sound quality so far is good, light noise reduction.

Weakness: Cord doesn't straighten out, nothing else for the price!

I'm no audiophile, but for $27 this thing is great. The bass so far to my musical tastes is fine, and they fit nicely on my big head and floppy ears :)

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A value-for-money product from a Industry Leader like Sennheiser
4 Star Review   By member tushar_naik - Jan 21, 2007   

Strengths: Distinct midrange and crisp treble, wearing comfort, light weight, swivel ear-caps, long cord, affordable price

Weakness: Nil

I already have a JVC closed back headphone, but since the cushion surround was disintegrated and I was experiencing a bit crackling sound during heavy bass notes, I decided to go in for a value-for-money set of headphones. After completing my detail search, I decided to purchase the Sennheiser HD201 closed back headphones, which I did on the 21st of Jan 2007. At a price of Dhs. 99.00 (US$ 27.00) it is indeed a Value-for-money product from an industry leader like Sennheiser. The closest model in comparison was Sony MDR XD100 which was like Dhs. 85.00 (US$23.00), when I tried the Sony XD100, I sounded dull on treble but delivered some amount of better bass. But the overall sound quality of the Sony XD100 was not up to the mark. The Sennheiser HD201 is not a high-end headphone, but it is surely a better product as compared to Sony XD100. I read some reviews about Sennheiser HD201 stating that the “weakness” of HD201 is its loooooooong cord (3 meters), people…..come on….you can always tie it up to keep the length short isn’t it ? This long length comes in handy when you connect the HD201 to your TV or your receiver-amplifier in your drawing room while you rest on your couch. I tried the phones with my iPod, Siemens Amilo laptop, Casio LD80 drums and my Sansui receiver-amplifier, it sounded well on all except for the Siemens Amilo laptop …… The music I auditioned was : Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall Phil Collins – Take a look at me now Eamon – I dont need you Irene Cara – She’s a Maniac Mark Knopfler – Coming Home Zakir Hussain – Tabla recital And finally the “The four seasons” I was happy (with that price tag….) with the performance of HD201, the treble was crisp, the midrange was clear and distinct, the bass delivering ability is a bit suppressed on HD201 but whatever it delivered on the tracks “Eamon" and “She’s a maniac” was enough for US$ 27.00. I used it for a long stretch of 3 hours and it was a enjoyable session with literally no stress experienced (other then my wife yelling at me to join for dinner). I played my Casio LD80 drums using these headphones and it did equal justice to the electronically generated sound signal as well, I mean the drums sounded like drums (full-bodied). So, if you are looking for a reasonably-priced reputed-branded headphones then Sennheiser HD201 is the best choice, forget about people saying that it has long cord and all that crap, Sennheiser has done a good job on these headphones and its good to have a set at home, looks good, sounds good, and YES THE PRICE IS GOOD…..

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Nice for the Price
4 Star Review   By member lionfan - Mar 1, 2006   

Strengths: Good sound, decent noise blocking, fits mp3 player or larger phono jacks (with adapter provided)

Weakness: Cord way too long.

These headphones produce very good sound for less than $20. The build is quite solid. However, the "vinyl" type material that covers the ear cups seems quite thin and prone to tearing if you do not take care. On the plus side, these are quite lightweight and have a slight swivel to the ear cups that allows for a better fit. The cord is three meters long, good if the couch is far from the sound system, bad if you use these on a portable device. The cord is very thin, much like cords provided with mp3 player earbuds, but it does come with an adapter fot the larger phono jacks on most sound system receivers. Sound from trebble to bass is good, but if you are big on the bass, these, in my opinion, do not provide the deepest sound.

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Sennheiser HD201 (Closed Back)
5 Star Review   By member quality_stuff - Feb 21, 2006   

Strengths: Small, light, inexpensive.

Weakness: A little small on my head.

These are the best deal I've got on headphones. For $17 you can't go wrong. They sound almost as good as more expensive models. For a second pair to use with an mp3 player in the car these are ideal.

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Not surprising but still good buy
3 Star Review   By member ztride - Dec 21, 2005   

Strengths: Neutral Sound, Price

Weakness: Could Isolate More with better fit, size

This headphone could isolate pretty well if it fits tight on your head, but unfortunately, it fits pretty loosely on mine. Because there's a loose fit, the sound is quite hollow and lacks bass. But it gets better isolation and bass when I hold it to my ears. I had a bunch of budget headphones but this is my first budget closed full headphone. I think I prefer earbuds at times because of this bulk. I think this is quite a good buy but if you're a portable kind of person, this might not be a "all in one" type of headphone.

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Whoa. A nice surprise!
5 Star Review   By member yevsnews - Dec 8, 2005   

Strengths: Awesome sound, stylish, lightweight

Weakness: Don't fully isolate, cord may be too long

A couple years ago I bought Philips cans and I thought they were decent for casual use. I never realized that headphones could actually sound "good." Until I got a pair of these! I read a lot of great reviews and decided to see what all the fuss is about. Boy, these headphones really shine! The sound is very clear and undistorted even at high volume, the bass is punchy but clean and not overpowering. They are lightweight and very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. One thing that some people may not like is that they don't sit flush with the head, so they're not the perfect isolators. However, I actually don't mind that as much, since I will often want to be able to hear what goes on around me. And if I don't, I can just turn up the volume. I wasn't about to spend more than $20 on headphones and I am absolutely blown away by the quality of these!

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Great headphones for this price
5 Star Review   By member dkfsum - Dec 7, 2005   

Strengths: Excellent sound mostly all-around, solid build, comfortable

Weakness: Does not isolate sound extremely well

These headphones are definitely the best ones that can be found for under $20. I am not an audiophile, but the sound is great for listening to a wide variety of music. These are circumaural and are pretty comfortable on your head because of the pleather cushioning. Also, it seems to be built solidly. Great buy!

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Great for the money
4 Star Review   By member withton - Dec 7, 2005   

Strengths: Price, sounds great!

Well, at first I wasn't hoping for much from such cheap headphones but I bought them because of the brand and of what I've read around the net. Once I got them, I was really impressed with how good they are. Actually, the are going to make me spend more money because I can hear how bad my onboard soundcard actually is. They are also pretty comfortable and block out sound fairly well. overall, for the price, you can't just beat it.

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HD201
5 Star Review   By member b j - Dec 5, 2005   

Strengths: Great sound. Price. Long cord. Stylish.

Weakness: The cord can be bothersome.

Great headphones for the price. Wanted to try them out with everyone giving great reviews. Tried them with my computer and MP3 player and they sound great. Good base and very clear. Don't know all those technical terms but they are well worth the price ~$18-20. Very comfortable so that I can wear for hours. Will try out the higher end products from Sennheiser later. Highly recommended.

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Sennheiser HD201
5 Star Review   By member whitereflection - Oct 28, 2005   

Strengths: Crystal clear sound, cheap, sturdy.

Weakness: Bad (aesthetic) design, very long cord, low volume.

For years, Sennheiser is a name people looking for good sound could turn to. The Sennheiser HD201s further make Sennheiser a company you can trust for quality products. Before this pair, I used the MX300 earphones and Denon closed headphones. The difference in clarity is noticeable on both counts. I was always a fan of surround systems and speakers until I got this pair of headphones, but it's not without its faults. First off, it gets uncomfortable after wearing it for a few hours. Of course, that goes for many sets of headphones, but this one looks ugly to boot. I'd rather wear something that looks good if it's still going to be uncomfortable. And unlike the HD202s, you don't get anything to wrap the cord with, so it's excessively long. If you were tripping over cords before, stay away from these headphones. I wish the volume was louder too. At first, I thought it might've just been my computer speakers on low since that was the first place I tested it, but the volume was low on my mp3 player and TV too. The Sennheiser 201s don't have the best sound, but it certainly has the best price. For $20, you can't go wrong.

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An outstanding bargain!
5 Star Review   By member sapphirecloud - Oct 12, 2005   

Strengths: Definitely the best bang for the buck as far as inexpensive headphones go. Excellent sound quality, and pretty comfortable too.

Weakness: Depending on what you're using them for, the cord can be a little long. If you like lots and lots of bass, these may not be the headphones for you.

Although I've only had these headphones for a couple weeks, that's more than enough time to realize what a bargain these headphones are. Noticeably better sound quality than any other sub $30 headphones I've used. Does well with both fixed sources and portable devices. Reasonably good at blocking out outside noise, though obviously not as good as some of the in-ear type headphones. One minor annoyance...the cord seems a little more lightweight than I'm used to, and seems to get kinked up from time to time. But in this price range, you're not likely to find a better combination of great sound and affordable price.

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Bang For The Buck
5 Star Review   By member allanyon - Sep 12, 2005   

Strengths: 1. Inexpensive price 2. Great sound and build quality 3. Great nouse isolation 4. Sleek design and comfortable

Weakness: Nothing major to mention.

I ordered these headphones about a week ago and I can not put them down. I was looking for an inexpensive yet decent set of headphones and came upon the HD201 made by Sennheiser. Once the headphones arrived I immediately plugged it to listen to some music. I'm no audiophile by any means but the sound quality is amazing for what you pay for. These headphones had plenty of midrange and bass which is very nice especially for certain types of music. After that I tried a few games with the headphones and it also provided a great experience. I am very pleased overall with these headphones and highly recommend them. You can't really beat it especially in the price range that it is in. If you're looking for a balanced and comfortable set of headphones that doesn't cost a fortune, this is the way to go.

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For The Price, You Can't Go Wrong
4 Star Review   By member incognitoedleon - Jul 6, 2005   

Strengths: Excellent quality for the price. Well-balanced sonically. Comfortable fit. Long cord allows you to freely move around for home use.

Weakness: 10ft long cord can make it problematic for portable use. Weak bass quality with virtually no impact.

I picked up this budget headphone set for my TV after reading all the glowing reviews about the HD201. Unamped the HD201 sounds fairly cold and thin. This issue improves a lot with amplification. However, the bass remains weak in quality and quantity. On the plus side, the highs on the HD201 are very impressive and extends leaps and bounds more than any other headphone even close to this price range. In addition, it boasts an impressively expansive soundstage. This is important for gamers to be able to locate the direction and distance of sounds, but the lack of bass for explosions can reduce much of the excitement. The HD201 has swiveling cups that adjust well to about any headshape and size. Its pads are pleather and circumaural, which fit around the ears. Isolation and sound leakage is decent for the HD201. Not that much sound comes in or out. When compared with the Philips HP250, which retails for around the same price, the HD201 comes up better in some areas, but falls off in others. The HP250 is the absolute opposite of the HD201. It has a warm and thick midrange, with excellent bass impact that does not muddy up the sound. However, the highs are more recessed compared with the HD201. The soundstage forward and much more collapsed. The HP250 is comfortable to me with large circumarual felt pads that don't heat up in long wearing periods. There is not much sound leakage, but it provided little isolaton. These headphones are difficult to drive and require a decently powered source. The weak bass on the HD201 makes it a poor candidate for hip-hop, pop or any bass heavy music. However, the excellent highs and expansive soundstage of this headphone make it the ONLY decent choice for classical music under 50 dollars, and a top contender under 100 dollars. For bass heavy or aggressive music, the Philips HP250 is probably the way to go at this price range. --------- Equipment used: Gilmore Lite Amp and EMU0404 source. Some other headphones I have used before: Grado SR325i, AKG K501, Sennheiser HD595, AKG K240S.

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5 Star Review   By member compcons - Jun 14, 2005   

Strengths: PRICE! Lightweight. Long cord for when you need it. Sound quality.

Weakness: Long cord when you don't need it. Isolation not perfect, but good enough.

After reading some other positive reviews on this budget-priced headphone, I decided to pick up a pair. I am delightfully surprised in this circa $20 headphone. Sound quality of course does not match my Sennheiser HD280s, but for the price and comfort, this is worth it. I will likely take these when I travel when I want a closed headphone. I've been unable to find a good headphone like this, but I wish it would fold... They are not heavy, and the cord is about 10', which can be a curse or blessing depending on use. For portable players (i.e. iPods), the cord is too long. The cord is just right when you are a bit far from a stationary audio source. However, I should note, iPods (both my shuffle and 3G 10GB) easily power these headphones, so other portable players are likely to as well. If these were to break or get lost, I'd definitely replace this pair of headphones for auxiliary use.

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4 Star Review   By member msliwows - Jun 13, 2005   

Strengths: 1)Very sleek design. 2)Nice long cord that is very securly attached to the headphones 3) Comfortable padding on ears and top of headband 4) Not heavy and bulky, will not turn your earlobes red.

The sound quality seems great, I have listened to Jazz and Pop music using them and they sound good. They are light but yet you know you are wearing them because they nicely hug your head. My slightly larger than average ears fit in them just fine. When wearing them you can hear what other people are saying to you but slightly muffled. I can wear them for long periods of time because they are not heavy and do not make my ears hot.

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