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Sennheiser HD 449 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones

B&H # SEHD449 Mfr # HD449
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Price: $89.95
Product Highlights
  • Closed-Back Design
  • Low-Impedance Drivers
  • Special Acoustic Tuning
  • Natural Noise Isolation
  • Around-Ear Leatherette Cushions
  • Adjustable, Padded Headband
  • Single-Sided Cable with Extension
  • Standard 3.5mm Plug with 1/4" Adapter
  • Carrying Pouch Included

The HD 449 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones from Sennheiser provide high-quality audio in a stylish and durable design. The grid style earcup 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 special acoustic tuning provides natural audio reproduction for lifelike detail.

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 resists tangles, and also has a detachable extension for times when you need extra slack. The standard 3.5mm stereo mini plug and 1/4" adapter provide wide compatibility with a variety of consumer and professional audio devices. A carrying pouch is included for convenient storage and portability.

Textured earcup 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
Special acoustic tuning provides natural audio reproduction with lifelike detail
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 is resistant to tangles and has a detachable extension for times when extra slack is needed
The standard 3.5mm stereo mini plug and 1/4" adapter provide wide compatibility with a variety of consumer and professional audio devices
A carrying pouch is included for convenient storage and portability
Type Around-ear, closed-back, dynamic
Frequency Range 16Hz - 24kHz
Impedance 32 Ohms
Sensitivity 114dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.1%
Connectors Gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug with 1/4" adapter
Cable Length 4' (1.2 m) main cable with 5' (1.5 m) detachable extension
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Sennheiser HD 449 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
  • Extension Cable
  • Carrying Pouch
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    SennheiserHD 449 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
     
    4.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (5)
    • Good value (3)
    • Great sound (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to ipod (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (4)

        Reviewed by 6 customers

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        4.0

        Good and lightweight

        By Fred

        from Connecticut

        Comments about Sennheiser HD 449 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

        These headphones.are very lightweight and fairly comfortable. I am not savvy about the subject of audiophile matters but I know what sounds are pleasant to me. The HD 449 are excellent but lack base for my taste. Nonetheless, I am satisfied with my purchase and recommend it to others.

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        3.0

        okay headphones

        By chris

        from texas

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 449 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

            Good low end...sound better at higher volumes. Expected more for price.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            good headphones

            By BLloyd

            from New York City

            About Me Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good audio
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound

            Cons

            • A little big

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • Traveling

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 449 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

            These over the ear headphones are just as good as any of the others in its class. Well worth the money. I got what Sennheiser has always been known for QUALITY!

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            DECENT headphone for the money.

            By scoper

            from san diego, ca

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Too Much Ambient Noise

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Working

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 449 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

            Pros: excellent sound signature, decent comfort, build quality

            Cons: noise attenuation, takes a lot to power, doesn't get very loud before the drivers start clipping, doesn't seal well

            They are an excellent set for the money if you can get them to seal. Maybe its just my head size/shape. I don't recommend these for use in loud environments such as on the bus/train.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Solid value, Clean Sound

            By The Forensic Specialist

            from Marina del Rey, CA / Boulder, CO

            About Me Forensic Specialist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balanced clear sound
            • Clear at extreme levels
            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Flimsy Cord

            Best Uses

            • Analyzing Sound
            • With My Computer
            • With my Video Cameras dur

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 449 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

            I bought these headphones to review sound for video productions in Forensic Presentations. I was looking for a flat, clean, and even reproduction, especially in voice areas. They performed very well, even at very low and also very high volumes. Very comfortable, which is a big plus after an hour of concentrating on details.

            One bone to pick, I am disappointed that the cable is of the typical lightweight design, and do not expect it to hold up. Time will tell.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Very Nice Cans

            By Benji

            from NYC

            About Me Frequent Traveler

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sennheiser HD 449 Around-Ear Stereo Headphones:

              I'm not an, "audiophile". I just like music and wanted a set of nice headphones for all the time I spend on airplanes. That means I was willing to spend $100 ish on a set of cans with a closed back and low enough power needs to run off an iPod.

              If you're like me, you're also looking at the Shure 440s the Sony V650 and maybe some others. I rolled the dice on these and they're lovely. But there are probably no bad decisions at thie price point.

              To my untrained ears, these sound really really nice. I now know what people say when they call these phones, "flat". They're not full of bass nor are they, "bright". They just seems to play what you put into them. But they do that really well. If you like thumping bass, look elsewhere (and skip the Shures and the V650s too).

              Two things to keep in mind. They sound amazing in my apartment. They sound less stellar walking around the City. Maybe that's why equalized phones like Beats are so popular. If that's what you want, look at the 439s which are tuned similarly and don't cost $300 ($200 of which I'm sure goes to Dr Dre).

              Also, these don't feel super robust. They're really light and comfortable but I'm sure I'm going to break the plastic at some point. The V650s on the other hand feel far more subtantial.

              If you buy these, you wont be disappointed.

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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