Sennheiser HD 201

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Sennheiser HD 201

The HD 201 Gaming is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones for the budget-conscious gamer, featuring powerful sound reproduction, good attenuati...

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Review of "Sennheiser HD 201"

published 31/08/2011 | pyrohaz
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Pro Cheap, comfortable, high quality cable, gold plated jack
Cons Style may be seen as unattractive,
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"Absolutely brilliant for the price, Sennheiser HD201 ftw!"

I bought these headphones half way through 2009 at a Music Live convention in Birmingham UK. They were on sale for £10 (Reduced from some larger value!) and I have had them ever since.

My first main impression was on the looks. In my opinion, I’m quite impartial by that I mean they aren’t the sexiest looking headphones whilst they aren’t the ugliest pair either! Anyway I don’t buy my headphones on looks.

On my first test of these headphones, I was incredibly surprised by the pristine highs faithfully reproduced by them. The high end is not too bright but not a smeared flat tone either. It is just vibrant enough to not cause headaches or ear fatigue.

These headphones have got a pretty standard rated frequency response at: 21Hz – 18KHz, pretty standard for over ear headphones.

One of the main points I am impressed with is the quality of the cable it has a “springy” rubbery feel to it compared to a plastic feel normally found on headphones and earphones alike. I do care for my headphones but obviously they do undergo tangling and the odd bash etc. Luckily, this pair hasn’t even started going scratchy as such yet! +1 to the cable and jack any day.

I find the frequency response (in actual listening) to be quite spot on too though they do sound slightly mid-scooped. I’d need to see a frequency response chart to confirm this.

Overall, I am extremely happy at these headphones and can completely recommend them. If these headphones were stolen/broken, I’d most probably buy their bigger brother HD202 but failing that, definitely go for this pair again!

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Product Information : Sennheiser HD 201

Manufacturer's product description

The HD 201 Gaming is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones for the budget-conscious gamer, featuring powerful sound reproduction, good attenuation of ambient noise and outstanding comfort.

Product Details

MPN: HD201, 502422, 500155

EAN: 4044156000787, 5055357077842, 5027141593524, 0851025020746, 0615104096608, 4044156028057, 0615104100886, 0615104141292, 0100177366999, 0984064819245, 8902329634893, 9154400114827, 5051964115595, 0615140100888, 5053750952902, 0705235938424, 5060319630713

Manufacturer: Sennheiser

Type: Headphones, Traditional Headphone

Signal Connection: Wired

Earclip: No

Neckband: No

Dolby PL / AC3: without Dolby PL / AC3

Noise Cancellation: without Noise Reduction

Weight in Grams: 165

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor

Audio Specifications: Frequency Response 21 - 18000 Hz - - Impedance 24 Ohm

Product Type: Headset

Product Description: Sennheiser HD 201 Gaming - headphones

Recommended Use: PC multimedia

Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty

Headphones Form Factor: Full size

Colour: Black

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 2 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 2 years


Cables Included: Headphones cable - 3 m


Connector Type: Headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )


Frequency Response: 21 - 18000 Hz

Headphones Technology: Dynamic

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.7%

Impedance: 24 Ohm

Headphones Form Factor: Full size


MPN: 502422

Product Type: Headphones

Weight: 165 g

Recommended Use: PC multimedia

Features: Gold-plated plug


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