Sennheiser HD 438 High Quality Closed Back Stereo Headphones
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- Powerful neodymium magnets for an enhanced bass experience
- Closed circumaural design blocks outside noise for pure audio enjoyment
- Ergonomic design for a comfort fit and a superb listening experience
- Choice of two single-sided cables
- Optimised for iPod, iPhone, MP3 and CD players
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Enjoy Your Music To The Max With These Hd 438 Closed-Type Headphones! These Hd 438 Headphones Include Neodymium Magnets For Bass-Drivenstereo Sound, A Frequency Response Range From 17 To 22,500 Hz Anda Sound Pressure Level Of 112 Db. Plus, The Hd-438 Headphones Havean Closed, Circumaural Design To Shut Out Background Noise. That'S Not Allthough! The Sennheiser Hd438 Headphones Are Even Equippedwith A Dynamic Transducer For Accurate Sound Reproduction. The Ofc Cable Boasts A 3.5 Mm Gold-Plated Plug For No Loss In Detail. With Large Ear Cushions And A Flexible Headband, These Hd438 Headphones Guarantee Unbeatable Wearing Comfort. Suitable For Use With Portable Music Players Compatible With Ipod, Iphone And Hifi Systems
Sennheiser HD 438 around-ear headphones with excellent bass performance
These headphones actually look like they sound: attractive, powerful, and state-of-the-art. The Sennheiser HD 438 headphones sure don’t hide their positive qualities.
- Enjoy the feeling of wearing headphones with the power to turn heads
- Experience how deep and dark bass can be when built on the power of neodymium magnets
- Choose the cable length according to your liking and the occasion
Learn more about the HD 438
Style is fine, but it’s not enough. That's why Sennheiser HD 438 headphones deliver a rich and powerful sound that matches their dynamic appearance. Equipped with neodymium magnets and soft ear pads, they make even long listening sessions a pure delight. In addition to their advanced sound qualities, they also feature two single-sided cables of different lengths – which is as convenient as the comfortable fit provided by their ergonomic design.
- Neodymium magnets for enhanced bass experience
- Closed circumaural headphone design blocks outside noise
- Ergonomic design provides a comfortable fit
- Choice of two single-sided cables for flexible length and convenience
- 2-year warranty
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Sennheiser recommends this headphone for...
...use with mobile audio sources. Sennheiser HD 438 headphones are made for those who want to experience the true power of music with their player.
Optimized for MP3, iPod, iPhone (iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries) and portable media players.
The Sennheiser HD 438 is covered by a warranty of 24 months. Sennheiser‘s worldwide service network will provide swift and smooth handling of any case of warranty that might occur.
Top Customer Reviews
When I was given a pair of HD438's to review I was pretty keen to hear what they sounded like, the first thing to say about them is that they are closed-backed design which means if you don't know the sound of headphone goes into the wearers head and doesn't leak out like the open-backed type which can really annoy anyone around you while listen to music or video on your personal player (so none of the looks from your fellow passengers to say turn that din down) with that said I found that my MP3 player just didn't have the volume power to really stretch the headphones (must look into that it may be time to up-grade) but when using them in conjunction with my headphone amplifier they came into their own.
I started playing the same tracks as I had on the MP3 player firstly with the PX200's (another closed-back design) which I think may be not so power hungry as the HD438's which just didn't go as loud as the PX200's and then I compared them to my reference HD650's which are of open-backed design, trying to make them go as loud as those just made the HD438's start to distort at higher volumes but half way up the volume dial of the headphone amp the HD438's gave a good account of themselves with the bass having a really nice warm deep sound that didn't drown out the other parts of the track.
On the down-side the blister pack that the headphones come in can only be opened using a pair of scissors and the so called detachable leads, I couldn't change as I couldn't get the lead out to put on the longer length lead that comes supplied as well as the leads you also get a 6.3mm adaptor 1/4 inch) both the leads and the adaptor are gold plated.Read more ›
(1) Sound Quality : is first class, I doubt that anyone would have a complaint in regards the sound quality from these Sennheiser HD 438 headphones. The bass is powerful and responsive, but not at the expense of treble performance. The foam pads that fit around the ears filter out all but the loudest external sounds so that the listening experience becomes as high fidelity as you can hope to get it.
(2) Comfort: whilst first impressions are that the headphones are very comfortable, courtesy of the soft, padded cushioning on the ear-pieces, you may find, as I did, that if you do want to listen for a couple of hours or so that the pressure becomes a slight irritant. In fairness, I find this a common problem of these "around-the-ear" headphones, as opposed to "in-ear" ones, but at this price I would have liked to have been able to listen for longer before becoming uncomfortable - I don't think that two hours is a long time for the enjoyment of music !
(3) Ease of Use: The headphones come with two lengths of cable; one clearly designed for "on the move" listening (from an iPod, say); the other, longer cable for in-home listening from a hi-fi (for which a separate connector is also provided). I found changing between the two cables to be quite a fiddly experience: in fact I thought I was breaking the connection at one point trying to remove it from the headphones. Of course, this is not a problem if you always use them for the same thing, in particular if the as-fitted length (the shorter) is the one you require. However, this was a niggle. All other aspects of use are straightforward and satisfactory.
Conclusion: Excellent sound quality but a couple of operational niggles mean that a 5-star rating would be unfair.
The key requirement for any audio product is that it should involve the listener in their favourite music and provide an enjoyable experience. In this respect the headphones work quite well. Over the past week, I have used them to listen to a wide variety of music including pop, rock, jazz and classical. They are a significant step up from the bundled ear-buds or replacement headphones at the £20 price point. The HD 438s are far better to handle deep, sudden bass notes such as a bass drum beat or twangy electric bass guitar notes. Unfortunately, they are significantly quieter than my other iPod headphones, requiring full volume to achieve a reasonable listening sound. This is doubtless due to my decreased acoustic sensitivity in middle age: my 9 and 12 year old sons had no complaints.
To really get the best out of these headphones, you need to connect them to a hi-fi. I used a Sugden CD player with an Accuphase amplifier. The HD 438 provide a comfortable listening experience but unfortunately fell a long way short of being an audiophile hi-fi product, revealing a fraction of the detail and soundstage that I am used to.
In summary, these are a middle of the range headphone that provide a comfortable listening experience which is quite involving but has its limitations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i got these headphones today they came quickly. i think that these headphones are very comfy but if you are planning on using them for a longer period of time then would not... Read morePublished on 13 Dec. 2011 by james addison
"For the money" these cans are diggin it for me, even after a few hours glued to my ear lugs they still felt reasonably comfortable. Read morePublished on 29 Oct. 2011 by The E Shopper
If you're an audiophile with an especially demanding ear looking for a top of the range pair of headphones, these closed-back ones from Sennheiser aren't for you: they're very good... Read morePublished on 22 Feb. 2011 by Trevor Willsmer
After having tried this set of headphones for a while, I'm sad to say I'm very disappointed in them. Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 2009 by Top Cat
In comparison to other brands, these headphones are not very good to what they are intended to be for. Read morePublished on 17 Sept. 2009 by Octagon
Sennheiser usually produse good kit. These headphones are no exception - they're a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. Read morePublished on 22 Aug. 2009 by Dr Nick
The sound quality of these headphones is excellent, with particularly crisp and sweet sounding trebles without ever sounding harsh. Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2009 by Josh W
These headphones come packaged well with two lengths of cord depending on how you want to use them. The shorter length is ideal for ipod or mp3 use. Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2009 by Stevetrumpet
My first impression upon receiving this product was that the build quality is a bit lower than what I would expect for headphones of this price. Read morePublished on 11 Aug. 2009 by C. Strachan