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Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones

B&H # SEHD429 Mfr # HD429
Price: $79.95
Product Highlights
  • Closed-Back Design
  • Low-Impedance Drivers
  • Natural Noise Isolation
  • Around-Ear Leatherette Cushions
  • Adjustable, Padded Headband
  • Single-Sided Cable
  • Standard 3.5mm Plug with 1/4" Adapter

The HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones from Sennheiser provide high-quality audio in a stylish and durable design. The textured grid design provides a cool look and long-lasting strength and durability. The headphones feature large low-impedance drivers for a powerful audio response with strong bass that's perfect for MP3 players, CD players, and other portable media devices, as well as home hi-fi systems.

The closed-back design and around-ear leatherette cushions provide natural ambient noise reduction and long-lasting comfort. The padded headband is adjustable to snugly fit virtually any head size. The single-sided cable provides plenty of slack and is resistant to tangles. The standard 3.5mm stereo mini plug and 1/4" adapter allow you to connect to a variety of consumer and professional audio devices.

Textured grid design provides long-lasting strength and durability with a fashionable look
Large low-impedance dynamic drivers provide clear, natural sound with a powerful bass response, ideal for MP3 players, CD players, and other portable devices, as well as home theater systems
The headphones deliver powerful bass and terrific clarity without the need for batteries or separate amplifier circuits
The closed-back design and soft around-ear leatherette cushions provide a high degree of ambient noise reduction and long-lasting comfort. The cushions can also be easily replaced when they wear out
The padded, adjustable headband fits virtually any head size
The single-sided cable provides plenty of slack, and also resists snags and tangles
The standard 3.5mm stereo mini plug has a 1/4" adapter for compatibility with consumer and professional audio devices
Type Around-ear, closed-back, dynamic
Frequency Range 18Hz - 22kHz
Impedance 32 Ohms
Sensitivity 110dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.1%
Connectors Gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug with 1/4" adapter
Cable Length 10' (3 m)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SennheiserHD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
     
    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (7)
    • Good value (7)
    • Great sound (6)
    • Durable (4)
    • Good bass (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (5)
      • Home audio (4)
      • With my computer (4)
      • Portable devices (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Gear head (3), Quality oriented (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Amazing Headphones

      I originally got these headphones to edit videos with. After hearing what they are capable of, I have been constantly using them to listen to music. They have great bass. They don't hurt...Read complete review

      I originally got these headphones to edit videos with. After hearing what they are capable of, I have been constantly using them to listen to music. They have great bass. They don't hurt your ears after an extended amount of time wearing them. I wore them for about 5 hours while editing a video. After I took them off, my ears didn't hurt. They're very comfortable. For the price, they are very much worth it!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Cheap Build

      All in all these headphones sound pretty good, but the cable is super thin and these things broke after only a few uses. To be fair, they were being used in a recording...Read complete review

      All in all these headphones sound pretty good, but the cable is super thin and these things broke after only a few uses. To be fair, they were being used in a recording studio setting so only the gods know what happens to them when in the hands of careless client. I've never had a pair of headphones break so quickly though. I opened them up and everything seemed to be in order wiring wise so I can only deduce that a driver went. Getting to the driver is impossible though because it's sealed in an enclosure with some sort of hot glue or something. I'm a huge fan of the hd 280s so I would suggest saving your coin for a pair of those which are much easier to fix if a driver goes.

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      2.0

      Cheap Build

      By babyshine19

      from Red Bank, NJ

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

          All in all these headphones sound pretty good, but the cable is super thin and these things broke after only a few uses. To be fair, they were being used in a recording studio setting so only the gods know what happens to them when in the hands of careless client. I've never had a pair of headphones break so quickly though. I opened them up and everything seemed to be in order wiring wise so I can only deduce that a driver went. Getting to the driver is impossible though because it's sealed in an enclosure with some sort of hot glue or something. I'm a huge fan of the hd 280s so I would suggest saving your coin for a pair of those which are much easier to fix if a driver goes.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          VERY COMFORTABLE. REASONABLY PRICED

          By ROBELA

          from SPOKANE WA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                I USE THESE FOR A PERSONAL MONITER IN MY BAND (DRUMMER)
                AFTER SEVERAL HOURS THEY REMAIN COMFORTABLE AND CAUSE VERY LITTLE HEARING FATIGUE.
                REALLY SUPER PRODUCT

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Nice headphones. They do the job.

                By RND

                from New York, NY

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                      Can't say much about them. They do the job and produce wonderful sound. Plus they are sturdy. I use them to listen while recording in the field and also when I edit. They don't feel like they are going to fall apart like a lot of the modestly priced headphones do. Full coverage is nice too and they are very comfortable.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Great headphones, great price!

                      By Rockinfrock

                      from Longview, TX

                      About Me Learning The Guitar

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music

                        Comments about Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                        I use the headphones for my amplifier while playing my guitar. What's great is that they fit around my head just right and when I strum hard, I can't hear it what-so-ever because the nice padding muffles it out along with the great sound.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Acceptable

                        By Dan

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Composer, Space Case

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                        • Nonadjustable

                        Best Uses

                        • Short Term Uses

                        Comments about Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                        I bought this set of headphones for both personal and business purposes.
                        The headphone seems durable.
                        I don't like the positioning of the top cushion in relation to the earcups. It's set. One cannot adjust the angle of the earcups other than to roll the entire headset, and then because of the specified ear shape, the rotation makes the earcups fit less well if not uncomfortably.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Traveling
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Crystal Clear

                        By FullBags

                        from Massachusetts

                        About Me Audiophile, College Student, Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • Music
                          • Portable Devices
                          • Relaxing
                          • With My Computer
                          • Working

                          Comments about Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                          I'm an up and coming music producer who's been using Panasonic CD player head phones or listening through a bass amplifier, and using these headphones is ten times better. I can hear all the tones I need to, and wear these for hours. The comfortableness is outstanding, especially with the ear cups being attached to swivels, allowing rotation. They seem fairly well constructed, but I wouldn't stuff them in a backpack for a trip.The cord is a great length with no signs of wearing down any time soon. Listening with these headphones, I can actually hear what music is supposed to sound like-- every note is audible. I give these five stars.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great For the Price

                          By Danny M.

                          from San Francisco, CA

                          About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Good Value
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lightweight
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                            I use these for editing audio for videos and as a second pair for listening to music on my laptop. The sound is clean overall, a little sterile at times for music but great overall for pretty much everything. One thing that can be either pro/con is the cord is very long. If you want to walk around with these outside, make sure you have a place to put it if you want to use these as portable headphones. For music only, I still just use a pair of Grado SR60's.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Nice sound

                            By Mauro LookArt Studios

                            from Santiago, Chile

                            About Me Editor, Gear Head

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound
                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                            • Thin Cord

                            Best Uses

                            • Music
                            • Portable Devices
                            • With My Computer

                            Comments about Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                            For Video and Audio Editing

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            A great choice

                            By Rythm seaker

                            from KC, MO

                            About Me Gamer, Movie watcher, Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Didn't buy them sooner

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Audio
                            • Music
                            • Relaxing
                            • With My Computer

                            Comments about Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                            I had an old pair of headphones and wanted to update to a better sound and fit. These are light-weight and have a great sound. One comment I read before buying them said they were too tight. My hat size is extra large and these fit snug but are not too tight for me. Snug is good. For my surroundings, they provide a good ambient noise cancellation. I thought I would buy Sennheiser's over trying to pick a different brand because of their excellent reputation. In my opinion, Sennheiser has earned their reputation. I use them mostly for monitoring a high end electronic drumset. The drumset has an audio in so I can mix in an audio file (song) which also sounds great. The headphones give me a nice crisp sound and the bass response has plenty of punch without that artificial boom of some headsets I've tried. I can wear them for hours without any discomfort. There are less and more expensive headphones but I think these are a great choice if you're looking for high quality for a fair price.

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                            • No

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Amazing Headphones

                            By Maine616616

                            from USA

                            About Me Teenager

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound
                            • Long Cord

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Audio
                              • Music
                              • Portable Devices
                              • With My Computer

                              Comments about Sennheiser HD 429 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

                              I originally got these headphones to edit videos with. After hearing what they are capable of, I have been constantly using them to listen to music. They have great bass. They don't hurt your ears after an extended amount of time wearing them. I wore them for about 5 hours while editing a video. After I took them off, my ears didn't hurt. They're very comfortable. For the price, they are very much worth it!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

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