Some quick snaps I took of the headphones as I unboxed it.
From the Sennheiser Canada website.
These are a decent pair of headphones. My first impression of these, when I first opened the box, was it had a simple, yet nice looking design. The silver and black colours do not make the headphones stand out very much. In my opinion, I like the fact that they do not stand out, but that opinion differs from one person to another. The HD 201’s are light and have an ear pad, which makes them feel very comfortable. The light design allows the headphones to be quite portable but the long wire does not. The wire is very long and may get in the way when you are walking or running. This problem can be easily solved by just tying up the wire to make it shorter. The durability is okay. They can take a couple drops here and there.
General Overview and Impressions
The quality of the sound is decent. Although the box says that the headphones have a powerful bass, the bass isn’t as strong as I thought it would be. I’m not saying the bass is bad; it could be better. These headphones work well with any other genre such as pop, rock, or jazz. These overall do a good to decent job with all the genres. I would recommend that you listen to electro or house with these headphones, because that’s its best genre. These headphones don’t have noise cancellation, so listening with them in a noisy setting will disturb your music. They come with a 6.3mm jack adapter which is pretty cool.
I liked the design/looks. They are simple and the headphones don’t stand out very much. The HD 201’s have a smooth black and silver finish and that’s about it. You can either hate the fact that it has a simple design or like it, it’s up to your own preference.
Before purchasing the HD 201’s. I’d recommend that you should try them on first. I found these to be comfortable, but I’ve gotten some of my friends’ opinions, and some didn’t like it. The padding for the ears may not be to your liking, so find out if they are comfortable for you.
The headphones seem durable, but I’m not too sure. The HD 201’s are made of hard plastic which gives them some sturdiness and flexibility. I’m not sure if they are durable because I haven’t dropped them yet. I’d recommend that you wouldn’t drop them or store them recklessly.
Verdict: To Buy or Not To Buy
I would recommend these headphones to those who casually listen to music. These do well with every genre, but nothing really stands out very much. The sound could be improved to make them sound better. They have a simple yet nice design and to me, they feel quite comfortable. I would recommend that you buy these headphones on sale at a lower price, because you could just save up more money to get better ones. The adapter allows you to use this like headphones you would put into a guitar or bass amp, which is a nice function. These are worth buying if you don’t own a pair of headphones, but aren’t worth buying if you already have a pair. I give the Sennheiser HD201 a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
How did you find these headphones, if you’ve used them before? Leave your comments below!