Sennheiser HD 239 On-Ear Open-Air Design Stereo Headphones with Kindle Compatibility
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- Advanced acoustic system with open-backed design for a lifelike stereo sound experience
- Premium metallic components and exchangeable ear pads for superior performance and durability
- Storage pouch included for transport and protection
- Stunning and natural listening experience in superb comfort
- Optimised for portable audio: Includes MP3, iPad, iPod, iPhone, CD Players, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD devices
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This item Sennheiser HD 239 On-Ear Open-Air Design Stereo Headphones with Kindle Compatibility
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|Connectivity Technology||Wired||3.5 mm (1/8")^Wired||Wired||Connection:3.5 mm Plug||Wired|
|Headphones Form Factor||On-Ear||Over-Ear||Over-Ear||On-Ear||On-Ear|
|Item Dimensions||3.81 x 19.05 x 22.86 cm||10.16 x 24.13 x 17.78 cm||10.16 x 25.4 x 22.86 cm||19.3 x 5.51 x 18.29 cm||20.07 x 4.83 x 9.91 cm|
|Item Weight||1 gram||165 grams||0.91 kg||—||181 grams|
|Special Feature||with microphone||Acoustic system Closed Cable length: 3 m CONNECTIVITY: Jack Gold-plated 3.5 mm jack 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm jack adapter included Control compatibility : All smartphones SOUND FEATURES: Frequency response 21 - 18,000 Hz Impedance: 24 Ohms Sensitivity: 108 dB GENERAL Box contents: Sennheiser HD 201 Headphones||noise cancelling||Volume Control||Headphone sensitivity:115 dB^obstruction (32 Ω)|
HD 239 Wired Headphones
For sound enthusiasts looking for an alternative to in-ears and larger open-headphones, the HD 239s are the answer. Featuring the world-famous balance and detail of special double-layer transducers mounted in an open-backed headphone design, this headphone is all about performance. The ‘open’ design offers a very lifelike, airy and natural sound experience. The listener can expect precision and balance throughout the frequency spectrum of sound. The soft earpads use a breathable fabric that contribute to the long-term wearability of the HD 239. Each earcup rotates flat for compact storage in a handy pouch.
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This headphone features a specially tuned acoustic system which gives all-round clarity to the music reproduction; deep bass, accurate mid-range and clear, soaring highs. In addition to this, the HD 239s are very comfortable, listen for hours at a time without feeling any discomfort due to the thick, soft ear pads, lightweight design and the fact that the ear pieces can rest inwards at an angle to adapt to the size and shape of your ears.
- Advanced acoustic system with a captivating ‘true-to-life’ sound using neodymium magnets for maximum power and lightweight diaphragms for precision
- Premium metallic components and exchangeable ear pads for superior performance and durability
- Carrying pouch included for easy storage and protection
- Optimised for portable audio including MP3, CD players, iPad, iPod and iPhone (iPad, iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries), and Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD
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This pair of headphones features a timeless design with Sennheiser’s advanced open acoustic system ensuring maximum performance and natural, lifelike audio. You can also keep in touch with your surroundings without feeling isolated.
Sennheiser recommends this headphone for...
... all sophisticated music lovers who love a smooth stereo sound experience, where the finest details can be heard.
The HD 239 can be connected to any headphone socket on mobile or home audio devices.
The Sennheiser HD 239 is covered by a global warranty of 24 months. Sennheiser's worldwide service network will provide swift and smooth handling of any case of warranty claim that might occur. Strict German build quality standards.
Sennheiser is the brand of choice for many high-profile recording artists and live sound engineers, delivering the ultimate audio experience to people who crave true-to-life sound. For over 65 years, Sennheiser has applied its in-depth audio research to the development of premium headphones, microphones and headsets. Every Sennheiser product endures rigorous quality control tests to ensure you receive durable, great-sounding headphones that will withstand daily use in a variety of environments.
Meet the Range
|Type||On-Ear Stereo Headphone||On-Ear Stereo Headphone||On-Ear Stereo Headphone|
|Frequency Response||19 - 21,000 Hz||18 - 22,000 Hz||16 - 23,000 Hz|
|Acoustic Design||Closed-Back (Sealed) Acoustics||Closed-Back (Sealed) Acoustics||Open-Back (Natural) Acoustics|
|Impedance||16 Ohms||16 Ohms||16 Ohms|
|Cable Length||1.4 m Single-Sided OFC Cable||1.4 m Single-Sided OFC Cable||1.4 m Single-Sided OFC Cable|
|Connector Plugs||3.5 mm Straight Plug||3.5 mm Straight Plug||3.5 mm Straight Plug|
|Sound Pressure Level||108 dB||110 dB||114 dB|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years||2 years|
1 x Sennheiser HD239 Headphone<BR> Storage Pouch
Top customer reviews
I thought about Dr Dre's headphones, the cheaper ones at £115 or similar. However the reviews for that were terrible and when I tried them in John Lewis they were nothing special.
So for me it came down to getting some nice sennheiser's as those are the best pair of in-ears I've ever owned. In John lewis the HD239's were £90. I refunded the gift from christmas, and then on Amazon bought a pair of HD238's (£35) and a pair of HD239's (£65), meaning I only spent £10 more and I wanted to see the difference between these headphones.
I discovered that Sennheiser have definitely got it RIGHT. They know how to make a good quality affordable pair of headphones. The HD238's were very good for their price, I thought there was going to be no difference at first, but there is definitely a clear difference in quality, which is brilliant because otherwise you could be paying £30 less for essentially the same pair of headphones. The bass and treble is clearer within the HD239's, showing the voice and every individual instrument slightly better resulting in and overall much better quality.
The one disadvantage which is obvious with both pairs (although slightly less so with the HD239's), is that if you like to listen to music loudly like me, you are going to disturb everyone around you as they are very clear and loud to everyone around you, for instance very disturbing if listening on a bus.
I have decided to use the HD238's because they are still superb, and I tend to destroy headphones when I use them, so when I do destroy them I can go onto the more expensive and better HD239's.
The HD 239s are "optimised" for portable audio devices. This means the bass response has been cranked up, since iPods and smartphones, etc. are usually lacking in bass reproduction compared to larger audio systems. The HD 239s sound great with an iPod or similar device and, to encourage their use with portable players, they come with a nice storage pouch. They might sound a little too bassy for some people's tastes when connected to other audio sources though.
The HD 239s are worth considering if you're looking for a decent pair of headphones to replace your stock Apple earphones or another player's stock 'phones. They're comfortable, lightweight and great-sounding - plus they won't break the bank.
Fresh out of the box these headphones sound quite restricted - but if you run them in by playing something on them overnight at a good volume, the sound tangibly improves; the soundstage is wide and detailed, and the bass, midrange and treble all sound distinct and separate and get better as they are used more. I really don't know what they mean when they call these cans 'high-resolution' - by definition all but the most awful ones are, aren't they? It smells like marketing lingo to me.
I like a nice 'unmeddled-with' sound; I want it to be reproduced the way it was meant to be heard; these produce a good volume and a clear, natural sound; Using equaliser functions should provide enough tinkering to distort it to your own preference; when paired with the FiiO E7 Portable Headphone DAC Amplifier, they sound very impressive indeed for the price, and the bass can then be added according to taste.
The design is 'open backed' - this means that it's designed to let in external sounds (and leak them out, too!), which results in a much roomier, expansive listening experience. If you need to be listening out for the 'phone, or if you just don't want to be shut off from the external world, these are perfect. I use them when I cycle (this is still dangerous, but much better than my other headphones which shut everything out). They're not so good on the train though - you'll get looks!
If you don't want the outside world to intrude (or to be 'leaked upon', as it were), then you'll be after 'closed-backed' ones - there are many different options available. 'Closed-backed' ones generally tend to have a more 'in the head' sound, in my experience.
Comfort-wise, they were hard to get used to at first, simply because they sit on the ear rather than around or inside, like other designs; this resulted in quite an insecure loose feeling, as they don't grip the head well - but you get used to them quickly enough. They are light and the ear pads are covered in mesh cloth (not quite as comfortable as leatherette, but still very nice).
The cable is very thin, and 1.4 meters long - this is, apparently, the optimum length for portable listening - an extension lead becomes necessary for home use, I've found. They come with a bag which provides protection from dirt when in transit (the earcups fold flat, but the unit doesn't fold up other than that), but my previous experience with Sennheiser at this price range is that they are made from quite fragile plastic, and designed in such a way that the narrow joint sand hinges break very easily. The components are described as 'premium metallic' ones, but I'm not convinced; I've gone through lots of pairs in my time. The bag won't prevent impact breaks.
They look very nice and trendy on the head whilst also being understated, and the small cups will be a boon for those who feel a bit self-conscious when wearing big ones on the street.
Overall, a very accomplished-sounding product which caters for very specific needs. If they conform to your needs, you'll be very pleased with them. Recommended.
A cracking set of cans.
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