For years now, i have been trying to find the perfect headphones for my iPod, earphones that will give a clear sound, sufficient amplification and comfortable for long journeys. And I just came across Sennheiser HD 201. I would like to share my opinion on Sennheiser HD 201.
The Sennheiser HD 201 Stereo Headphones are lightweight, made with rugged material that can withstand harsh conditions. The ear pads are built from high-quality leatherette, providing the rich style factor to the HD 201. The leatherette ear cups are non allergenic and provide greater comfort for extended listening. The Sealed ear cup design of the HD 201 ear pads enriches the listening experience of stereo sound with crisp powerful bass response, on the Sennheiser HD 201.
As an alternative to high-end studio headphones, HD 201 ear pads reduce ambient noise and deliver powerful stereo sound with greater clarity. The ear pads provide satisfactory enfolding effect to enhance the Surround Sound experience with the HD 201 headphones.
Key Features of Sennheiser HD 201 Headphone (Black)
- Powerful sound reproduction
- Rich and crisp bass response
- Lightweight and comfortable to wear
- Good attenuation of ambient noise
- Extremely rugged
- High-quality leatherette ear pads
- Gold-plated inch (6.3 mm) jack adaptor
Specifications of Sennheiser HD 201 Headphone:
- Compatible With: Computer, mobile
- Model: HD 201
- Type: Over-the-ear
- Product Warranty: 2 Years
The sound quality is the best in its price range. If its cost plays a significant role on your budget, these headsets try to make it a good compromise between sound quality and the cost.
Compared to the other cheap stuff, Sennheiser is definitely more viable and credible. However, this is not a headphone for an "audiophile". The bass is clear unlike a lot of other headphones, but for bass boosting HD 202s seem to be a better purchase.
The durability of these headphones haven't been tested yet since it has been only 3 weeks since I have them.
The comfort with these headphones, however is an issue. I cannot go for over 90 minutes without removing them and letting my ear cool down. Also, the cord length makes it very inconvenient for iPods.
So to sum it up, to listen to music while working, programming etc, these headphones seem to be the best. They force you to take a break once in every 75-90 minutes and the sound quality and isolation from the outer world while listening to pleasant sounds is incredible.
If your focus is to hear music on the go, especially on bikes, you should look at other alternatives. Sony seems to be providing excellent earphones for those purposes.