Sennheiser HD 201 Lightweight Over Ear Headphones
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- Lightweight and comfortable economical headphones, Cord Lenght : 9.8 ft (3 m)
- Features smooth silver design and leatherette ear pads
- Delivers powerful, bass-driven sound
- Comes with manufacturer's 2-year warranty
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|Dimensions||7 inches x 9.5 inches x 4 inches||9.4 inches x 8 inches x 3 inches||11.94 inches x 4.75 inches x 8.81 inches||3.62 inches x 7.68 inches x 6.3 inches|
|Item Weight||0.36 pounds||0.29 pounds||1 pounds||0.46 pounds|
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From the Manufacturer
The Sennheiser HD201 Stereo Headphones prove to be a low priced alternative to high-end studio headphones. With great clarity, the Sennheiser HD201 headphones are the ideal entry into the world of powerful stereo sound. These excellent headphones also boast great attenuation of ambient noise and outstanding comfort at an affordable price.The HD201 features stereo rich sound with crisp bass response. These headphones are lightweight, rugged, and the high-quality leatherette ear pads also make them comfortable to wear.
- Closed, dynamic hi-fi stereo headphones
- Rich, crisp bass response and faithful dynamic audio reproduction
- Good attenuation of ambient noise
- Sealed earcup design prevents bleed into adjacent microphones when home recording
- Rugged materials take a beating on the road or in transport
- Lightweight construction designed specifically for long studio or DJ sessions
- Powerful bass and increased signal levels for modern
- Hypo-allergenic earpads are comfortable all day
- Extremely comfortable to wear due to ultra-lightweight design, even for
- 1/8" plug (3.5mm) with 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter included
Top Customer Reviews
The HD201 came to my attention after reading a little debate on headphones on a bulletin board I frequent. Someone recommended the HD201s as being phenomenal for the money.
I'm not an audiophile, but I do enjoy music and computer games where sound is important, so I thought I'd give them a try. The only other "cans" I've used have been the cheapos that come with portable CD players and a pair of Coby CV-200s that I bought seeking something cheap that would be better than the poor quality phones I have had in the past. The Coby units were a minor improvement, but bass rumbled like crazy.
Enter the HD201s. These closed phones (they cover the ear with a foam pad instead of sitting on top of them) have a padded plastic headband, a long 10' cord that terminates in a mini jack (it comes with a 1/4" adapter). The earpieces have some swivel to them, and they fit my rather large head and ears just fine. Comfort level was as good as any headphone I was used to. I plugged them in to my computer (with a decidedly basic 5.1 soundcard) and began to listen.
The sound is jaw-dropping if you are used to the garbage that ships with portable music devices. I popped in some CDs, from classical to metal, and the lack of rumble in the bass and the clear highs were a treat. Remember, I'm no audiophile (yet) but even to my tin and uneducated ear, the difference was easy to hear. Violins in "Adagio for Strings" were strong and clear, gone was the low rumble in the deep bass of Zep, and I even began to truly note the shortcomings of the audio in some MP3 and "oldies" recordings.Read more ›
1) Decent sounding depending on your tastes and needs, given the price, and given the kind of sound you get from most other closed headphones of similar price.
However, the Sennheiser HD201 has 4 important weaknesses:
1) Has very low sensitivity: it takes a lot of volume/power to bring them to satisfactory or normal loudness levels.
2) It's a bit bright, bass is slightly lacking, making them sound slightly thin or "weak".
3) Has a tendency to be SSSSSSSibilant with some female vocals.
4) For a closed headphone, doesn't isolate that much.
Weakness #1 is critical if you are considering these headphones for listening to music from your laptop or portable players. If that's the case, it's very likely you won't be happy with the sound even at max volume. These headphones are REALLY hard to bring up to normal loudness levels. If you will use them with the headphone out of a receiver, or maybe with an electric piano (as I am), then you are probably ok.
Weakness #2 is very important if you are what's called a "bass-head". These headphones won't give you slamming rich bass. Bass is (slightly) on the weak side.
Weakness #3 is critical if you listen to a lot of female vocals, and you find it particularly annoying when your playback system enhances the letter "S" as in SSSSSSSay, SSSSSSilver, SSSSSSpoon, preCCCCCiSSSSSe, etc.
Weakness #4 is important if you are expecting these headphones to block all noises around you, you might be slightly dissapointed, it does block a bit but not too much.
If you don't care about isolation I would highly recommend the Koss KSC-75 instead of these Sennheisers.Read more ›
I totally forgot about Sennheiser headphones. I heard them once at an ultra high end home stereo shop in Tampa, Florida and they sounded damn good. So when I saw these for less than $20, I decided to buy them..
First of all, they arrived sooner than usual. I put them on and I noticed something...I could not hear any outside noise. These "cans" really kept outside sound out. They sat comfortably on my head and the "cups" covered my ears. Score!! Now, for the sound..
I listen to a lot of music that I have on my pc. I have a Dell Dimension E310 with the ORIGINAL sound card and I have the Mp3s on Musicmatch WITHOUT any equalization. First of all, I chose tracks at random, all kinds and I heard things that I never heard before. I noticed tiny "cracks" on Avenged Sevenfold's "Seciond Heartbeat." Something I did not notice with the Sony's. I listened to all types of music and found the sound TOTALLY clean. No hissing, no muddy or "sour" midrange. Female vocals sounded great. Even the low end sounded great, specially with house and trance music that have a lot of heavy bottom end to them.
BUT, I decided to try them on my Panasonic SA-XR55, which is a digital receiver, and I decided to "crank" it up. As I reached the higher volumes, the bass was lost, it sounded weak and muddy, but that WAS when I was pushing the receiver to its limits.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
comfortable for my ears. i dont usually prefer over ear headphones, but this one has good qualityPublished 9 hours ago by cik2392
Best budget headphones you can get, these got me through many years, bought 3 more after my first pair.Published 3 days ago by Jason Orwell
The best thing about these headphones are the weight. They are very light. I have a history of neck issues and it has been very difficult to find over-ear headphones that do not... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
For the price and the sound you are getting out of the headphones, very impressive! Satisfied with the purchase.Published 4 days ago by Jay