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Sennheiser HD201 Headphones

David (Admin) April 1, 2013 17

headphones front headphones side headphone jack
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!

Reviewed By:
Patrick teen reviewer
Patrick N.


  1. dat April 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm -

    Personally I think the headphones are meh. Nothing stellar or impressive, and definitely not for any audiophiles, but I agree with the fact that it should be decent enough for an average user. I don’t think I would buy it, but that’s just me. If you’re looking for something to use to listen to music casually then this should be a decent buy. They’re also not too clunky, so it shouldn’t be problematic having them around your neck.

    Although the bass isn’t that great, the sound isn’t crisp, and nothing necessarily stands out, it’s decent. 3.5 stars seems right.

  2. dat April 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm -

    The volume output is also quite low. Again, bad for areas with large crowds and a lot of noise.

  3. Patrick April 1, 2013 at 12:56 pm -

    I would agree with what you have said. There’s nothing that too special about these headphones and nothing that really makes it stand out from the rest. Overall, these are just decent headphones.

  4. Clement April 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm -

    Sound: 7/10
    Design: 7/10
    Comfort: 8/10
    Price: 5/10

  5. Patrick April 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm -

    The headphones are worth the price you pay unless you have paid a high price for them. I recommend that you buy these on sale because they’re are not worth buying if they are $50+. The reasoning for this is that you could just save up more money and by better headphones

  6. dmc69 April 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm -

    Good to know. What would you guys recommend in that $50 price range, then?

  7. Patrick April 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm -

    I wouldn’t recommend it within a $50 range. I would say under $40 or so. If they were $50, I would say that you should just say up and buy better ones.

  8. dat April 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm -

    If I were to buy these, I would probably pay at max, $35. And that’s at max. A reasonable price would be to go for $25.

  9. dat April 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm -

    However, near the $50 range, I would suggest the ATH-M30’s. Not nearly as good as the illustrious ATH-M50’s, which is what I use, however they are great for the price. The only downside is the fact that it’s got quite a long cord, so it may not be the best for mobile use. If I remember, it’s 11 feet long. Although, you can just tie it up if you want.

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