Top positive review
A decent set of headphones for an affordable price
on 24 April 2017
I bought these to replace a set of old HD 435's that had suffered from a faulty audio jack. I can honestly say that the HD205s are easily comparable in quality to the old 435s.
So far the sound quality seems quite reasonable, as standard they provide a fairly crisp sound that lets you hear all the little details in your favourite music tracks. When paired with an amp or a digital equaliser the quality is simply excellent.
From what I can tell, the build quality is fairly substantial, with none of the plastic parts feeling too brittle or fragile, the cups seem rather solid and don't suffer from any rattling or unwanted vibrations like the old 435's sometimes had. The padding on the headphones is good enough so that they aren't uncomfortable to wear, the head strap padding is certainly more plentiful than on some older Sennheiser headphones.
The only problems I can see with this product is that the cups are actually quite small and even with my 'average' sized ears they took a while to stretch to fit them. I've found that the occasional song can sound quite tinny with these headphones, although this is nothing that a quick fiddle with any equalisation methods can't fix. I'm also concerned about the cable as it seems quite thin, whereas other users have stated that it doesn't seem to tangle as easy as other cables, I'm currently not entirely convinced. If it weren't for these problems i'd give the headphones 5 stars, but on the plus side these were only £40, a similar price that I paid for my old HD435s, so I hardly feel cheated out of my money.