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Sennheiser HD 202 Closed Back On-Ear Stereo Headphone
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- Closed-back-on-ear stereo headphones with powerful sound reproduction
- High efficiency drivers for maximum performance from all types of music
- Sealed design blocks outside noise so you can listen without interruption and without disturbing others
- Optimised for portable audio - includes MP3, iPod, iPhone, CD Players
- Choose your optimum cable length - use the supplied cable winder which can also clip to a belt
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Sennheiser deliver the quality headphone range for DJs and the HD 202 II is another addition to this range. The Sennheiser HD 202-II is a closed, supra-aural, dynamic hi-fi stereo headphone. They are the ideal partner for DJs, for both mobile sources and home mini hi-fi systems and powerful modern music, providing insulation against ambient noise and a vivid, crisp bass response. The rugged lightweight headphones have a secure fit the earcups can be removed from the headband so listen one sided when you need to. Specially designed damping perforation ensures powerful bass response and lightweight diaphragm material with embossing for extremely low bass. When out and about, a convenient cord take-up lets you adjust the cable length when listening on the move. The HD 202 II is extremely comfortable to wear due to ultra-lightweight design, even for extended listening and has a rugged outdoor design with extremely flexible headband. Also featuring a 3 m high conductive OFC copper cable and the leatherette ear pads are replaceable. A 3.5/6.3 mm stereo jack plug adaptor is included in the box.
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I will start off by mentioning my few problems with them, most of which have been mentioned by other reviewers.
They are bass heavy. For most modern music, especially the dance genre's, these headphones will give you almost exactly the sound you want. However if you're planning on using these in a professional environment, working with more classical, or acoustic music you will need to keep an eye on how much bass you're rolling off.
The cord. All three metres of it. I don't think I've come across a cable that loves to get it self tangled more often in my life. Also, if you're working in a room with other people, you need to keep an eye on where all that excess is (I have had to extricate mine from the wheels of chairs in college's IT suites more than once). Finally such a long cable is hardly ideal for use while on the move. Yes, it comes with a storage reel, however this is slightly bulky, and if you're anything like me, it will have disappeared within a few weeks.
Finally, the ear pads. While these are comfy, in my experience after an hour or two of use they do begin to make the area around your ears feel warm and a bit sweaty.
Now onto the good points.
Despite their strength in the low frequencies, they also give an excellent representation of those mid and high frequencies. They are a bit limited, in so far as their frequency response tops out at about 17kHz, but most people by their mid twenties are struggling to hear that high anyway, and it is very unusual to get instruments playing that high (without taking into account harmonics).
The cord.Read more ›
But I'm on my fourth pair of these headphone in three years for the simple reason that the connecting cable are flimsy at best. On two of my previous three pairs, a small amount of stress or stretch where part of the (slightly overlong) wire was trapped in something or got pulled by accident caused the headphones to stop working. Obviously this isn't intentional, but things like this happen and it's annoying to have to shell out for a new pair when there must surely be a way of improving the cable protection.
Nope, it's real! These really are simply fantastic headphones. Sure, the audiophiles might have a bit to complain about because of the accentuated bass which has the possibility of slightly reducing midrange during quieter songs, but this is very rare. The trebles are crisp and clear, mid range isn't drowned out and the bass is thick and warm.
I've read a lot of reviews about these being uncomfortable to wear, but I've had them on for 5+ hours at a time and never experienced any real discomfort. Their curved shape also makes them sit around your neck snugly when they aren't in use, to the point that it's easy to forget you're wearing them. Also, the ball and socket mechanism that holds the ear cups in place means that it's difficult to break them, they just slot back onto the headband with no real effort.
The headphone lead is very long, but it comes with a handy little headphone-tidyer-upper thing so that's not a problem at all. The headphones also come with a 3.5mm jack to a larger jack (5.5mm possibly), which was a nice surprise.
All in all, these headphones are superb. Definitely worth three times what I paid for them. Sure, the lead is long and they aren't exactly discreet, but who cares?! Fantastic audio quality for pocket change. Highly recommended.
You can hear bass mid and treble very clearly and I constantly notice things in songs I couldn't hear with other headphones, they constantly surprise me with their quality.
I've used these very regularly for over 2 years, they've been constantly on the move, shoved into bags, suitcases, car boots, even had a small filing cabinet accidently dropped on them, without even a scratch or slight drop in quality.
Perfect for everyday use, and very handy on long haul flights as movies and music can be heard a lot more clearly, and they block out enough noise to help you sleep even if nothing's playing! Only complaints are that the cable can become annoying as it's very long but as mentioned in another review, they are available with cable winders, and also I have had some slight ear-ache after about 5 hours of continuous use, but the incredible sound quality and buildquality more than make up for these minor defects. Five stars, fully recommend for music, TV, flights, great value!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very uncomfortable. Very platsticky and feel cheap. Sound quality ok - but unless you have a small head avoid.Published 2 hours ago by Matthew H.
These headphones have that unique Sennheiser sound and are very comfortable. For £20 an absolute bargain.Published 1 day ago by Carly Saunders
Wow. I'm sat here with them on right now, and all I can say is wow. How are these only £20?!?!? The sound quality is that of anything 5 times the price and more. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Azzo Hughes
A high quality product. I was wondering about the connector, but it came with a dual audio plug attachment with a 3.5mm plug,also a real quality product from Sennheiser'.Published 2 days ago by Gleeson
Sound quality is better than any other product I've used (£40 'gaming' headsets). Clarity/bass are sensational. Long cable is refreshingly welcome.Published 2 days ago by Katie Weatherley
I like the brand and I have had these headphones before and thay lasted ten years, so I will stick with what I know and like.Published 5 days ago by Jamezz
Superb sound for the money but you need a smallish head These grip my head like a vice. Too uncomfortable for long periods of time for me.Published 6 days ago by JonL