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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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published 10/11/2011 | zedos180
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Pro light weight, amazing sound quality, brilliant value, very comfortable
Cons not very durable, very long cable, not portable enough
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"Sennheiser HD201 Closed Back Headphones"

I know what you're thinking. £20 headphones: they aren't exactly going to blow you away. But heck, they do. These are quite possibly the best headphones you could buy for under £50, let alone under £20, I was honestly absolutely amazed by the quality of these cans. I got them for about £20 from, and after a somewhat eventful delivery process, they finally arrived about 2 weeks late. (i hasten to add - this was of no fault to the manufacturer or, just the couriers...) I have heard that it is a good idea to effectively 'knock in' your headphones by leaving them playing a piece of music with good diverse range of bass and tenor etc. So i gave it a try, leaving them with Will.I.Am's 'I've got a feeling' playing at medium volume on continuous repeat for the course of the night. The following morning, i took them out for a test drive.
These cans are a really comfy fit, with soft but supportive pads round the ears which really help to isolate the sound and block out ambient noise. (background noise) While these don't claim to deliver the standard of noise cancellation that cans like Bose quiet comfort produce, they still do a pretty decent job, meaning that you can relax and focus on the music without the noisy drone of angry motorists disturbing you while you soak up the gentle tones of Beethoven's 5th.

The overall look and feel of these cans does leave room for improvement, as while they are lightweight and sleek in design, the nature of their design, combined with their weight means they do not last long. In fact, mine broke after 2 months. (admittedly, they got stepped on, but they were starting to break)

The other downside regarding their design is the fact that they are not portable. They do not fold so they are very likely to get broken in a bag or handbag.

Another bad point is the enormously long 3 meter cable. This is designed so that you can sit on the sofa or in bed and watch tv/dvd etc, on headphones, but when it comes to travelling with them,it is a bit of a hassle.

And they are not very loud. They are not quiet, just not as loud as i would like...

But when you hear the sound quality, it packs such an almighty punch that it will lave you reeling in shock for days. The bass is beautifully deep and rich, and the mid tones are crisp and clear. (the bass isn't a big thumping ear shaker, but a rich thud, which i prefer, as it leaves the music quality unscathed)The overall sound quality of these is, for the price of £20,absolutely phenomenal. These are not the best headphones in the world. But for under £30? Yes. If you need headphones for under £30, even for under £50, these are the ones for you.
But if you need portable headphones, i would consider something else.

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  • zedos180 published 11/11/2011
    thanks. =) and yep, they sure are. =)
  • ithoughtyoudneverask published 11/11/2011
    Nicely reviewed and they sound like a real bargain.
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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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