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SennheiserHD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote
 
3.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Connects easily (9)
  • Good sound (9)
  • Clear signal (5)
  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

  • Poor noise cancellation (3)

Best Uses

  • Music (9)
  • Around the house (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Office (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (7), Business professional (6), Gearhead (4), Parent (3), Student (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12)
    • Mobile Platform:
    • Ios (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cheap, but does the job well

I bought these for work as they had a single cord, mic/remote, and were low profile. I was impressed with my Sennheiser HD280s that I figured these would be just as good. ...Read complete review

I bought these for work as they had a single cord, mic/remote, and were low profile. I was impressed with my Sennheiser HD280s that I figured these would be just as good. The sound isn't as good, but for the price I couldn't have expected a lot. The ear cushions were a little cheaper feeling than I was expecting too. But overall, they have fit my needs quite well and I would definitely suggest them to others who aren't looking for audiophile quality headphones, want/need the mic/remote, and/or just something small that isn't cheaply made.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expected much more from Sennheiser

I bought this headphones for video editing because of my experience with Sennheiser mics on set, but they were small (they fell like airplane headphones), didn't block exterior noise, the cable was...Read complete review

I bought this headphones for video editing because of my experience with Sennheiser mics on set, but they were small (they fell like airplane headphones), didn't block exterior noise, the cable was short and very thin&cheap. I thought that Mic/Remote was a cool extra feature but I found out that it was the only feature for this headphones. I returned them and got a pair of Sony MDR-7506 (only $4 more) that work great for video editing, audio editing/mixing or audio monitoring on set.
Maybe it was a bad choice for my needs but I'm very disappointed with Sennheiser, I usually love their audio gear but not this time.

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4.0

Great for commuting but not for home

By Craig Swist

from Ottawa, ON, Canada

About Me Commuter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Feel
  • Tight Seal

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

I got these for my wife to use on her bus commute. The headphones block out a lot of the environmental noise and lets you enjoy the music well enough. Not as great as in-ear bud type, but some people don't like that type, or their ears just don't keep them in place.

I felt that the low end is very weak. I would tolerate it for commuting, but not for when I really want to relax with music or watch movies in a quiet place.

For the price, I would recommend these to others. Just don't be rough with it as the articulating joints are rather flimsy.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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4.0

Larger than expected

By Joshuaa

from NYC

About Me Commuter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

    These sound great but I don't really use the remote because it's not easily accessible. The single cord is definitely a big plus. I don't spend time untangling the cord anymore.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent sound quality

    By CindyR

    from New York, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable Devices
      • Working Out

      Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

      I use these headphones to listen to videos on my iPad (mostly television shows broadcast on network apps) while I exercise. I was looking for lightweight, over the ear headphones, as opposed to earbuds.

      These headphones are the exact weight and style I was hoping for. They have their own volume control which is helpful. But the real plus is the sound quality. It is excellent, especially for such inexpensive headphones.

      • Primary Use:
      • Working out
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good headphones

      By Liz

      from St Louis, MO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable Devices
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

        Works well for listening to an iPod when travelling.

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

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        4.0

        Like'em

        By namelessdude

        from NY,NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • With My Computer
          • Working

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

          I needed comfortable light weight headphones cuz my neighbor complains about the noise. These do the trick. More importantly , however, is how much I LOVE B & H. The prices are always less than elsewhere and Checkout is painless and efficient.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Good!!

          By orianalu

          from Mexico City

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                work perfectly with iPod and iPhone, awesome!!

                • Primary Use:
                • Listening to iPod
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Excellent product.

                By Mantahf

                from Bogota, Colombia

                About Me Business Professional, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Connects Easily
                • Fits well in ear
                • Good Sound
                • Good Volume Control
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Around The House
                  • Music
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                  Works perfectly on ipad and iphone, the sound quality its impressive and its so confortabla tomwear. Recommended 100%

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Mobile Platform:
                  • iOS
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  best set

                  By Dave

                  from St Louis Mo

                  About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Parent, Practical, Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Sound

                  Cons

                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                  • Music

                  Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                  These are the very best for sound

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Mobile Platform:
                  • Android
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Sennheiser HD 218i

                  By Guyius

                  from Princeton, NJ

                  About Me Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fits well in ear
                  • Good Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Around The House
                    • Music

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                    First of all let me say that b&h had by far the lowest price for this product.
                    i received the package very fast around 36 hours after my order took place.
                    the headphones are excellent, very clean sound, the mic is also very good and can be used for numerous appliances.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Mobile Platform:
                    • iOS
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Not that impressed for Sennheiser/

                    By jmm

                    from socal

                    About Me Gearhead

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Connects Easily
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Low Volume
                    • Poor Noise Cancellation
                    • Poor Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • Around The House
                    • Office

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                    Good connection/ comfortable/

                    Do not sound close to as good as the PX 100 or 200's...

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good, Affordable Headphones

                    By Zam

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Signal
                    • Connects Easily
                    • Good Sound
                    • Good Volume Control
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Noise Cancellation

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                    Bought these a few weeks ago after my Apple earbuds fizzled out. They work very well, although not so much for working out (they fall off rather easily).

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Mobile Platform:
                    • iOS
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Decent But Nothing Extra

                    By Sounds Like

                    from Lancaster, PA

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Connects Easily
                    • In-line mic remote
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Thin low-quality cord

                    Best Uses

                    • General use

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                    The sound is decent and it wears comfortably. The pads help cut out some noise. The inline mic & controls are very nice and even work with Skype and iTunes on my Mac. The construction and wire are not as durable as they should be. One should be especially careful with the thin cord. I'd like to find a better quality set, but these will work fine for now.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Mobile Platform:
                    • iOS
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A nice ear phone

                    By fatmimi

                    from Cleveland

                    About Me Student

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Signal
                    • Connects Easily
                    • Fits well in ear
                    • Good Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Noise Cancellation

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Around The House
                      • Music
                      • Office
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                      The price is cheap and its performance is outstanding on my i-phone 4s and laptop.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Mobile Platform:
                      • iOS
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Nice Set of Light Over Ear Headphones

                      By Gretho

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      About Me Gearhead, Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Signal
                      • Connects Easily
                      • Good Sound
                      • Good Volume Control
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Thin Wire

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • Office

                      Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                      These phones have a great sound for not a boat load of cash. The on the wire controls work well with my iPod touch. I am a little concerned about the exceptionally thin wire. (Time will tell)

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Mobile Platform:
                      • iOS
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      1.0

                      Corny Headset

                      By jb

                      from NY

                      About Me Business Professional

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Low Volume

                      Best Uses

                      • Hands-free Driving
                      • Music
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                      My cord faulted in about 6 months putting me back in the market for headsets. The sound could be better. The volume gain on this headset can be improve. The best thing about this model is the remote to answer incoming calls on your iphone. Other than that, it falls flat. You could spend your money on better headsets like the Bose brand. I'm currently shopping to purchase a Bose headset.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Mobile Platform:
                      • iOS
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great discount deal on hi quality phones

                      By Yosarian

                      from Sacramento, CA

                      About Me Business Professional, Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Signal
                      • Connects Easily
                      • Fits well in ear
                      • Good Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Around The House
                        • Music

                        Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                        I like the comfort and quality of these headphones

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Mobile Platform:
                        • iOS
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Cheap, but does the job well

                        By pechango

                        from san diego, ca

                        About Me Business Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Inexpensive
                        • Low-profile

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Office

                        Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                        I bought these for work as they had a single cord, mic/remote, and were low profile. I was impressed with my Sennheiser HD280s that I figured these would be just as good. The sound isn't as good, but for the price I couldn't have expected a lot. The ear cushions were a little cheaper feeling than I was expecting too. But overall, they have fit my needs quite well and I would definitely suggest them to others who aren't looking for audiophile quality headphones, want/need the mic/remote, and/or just something small that isn't cheaply made.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Mobile Platform:
                        • iOS
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Sound for a Great Price

                        By Phil

                        from Florida

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Connects Easily
                        • Good Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Music

                          Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                          I don't like in ear buds - these fit my comfort requirements - they are light and they sound great.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Good set for the money

                          By Dr. C

                          from Spfld., MA

                          About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Parent, Practical, Pro Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Signal
                          • Connects Easily
                          • Good Sound
                          • Good Volume Control
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Around The House
                            • IPhone iPad iPod
                            • Multitasking
                            • Office
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                            Nice integration with the iPhone 4S. Worth the sale price of about [$], but not more. Frequency response is good. Could be punchier with frequencies below 250 Hz. Having a frequency response above 20kHz allows better opportunity to NOT hear compression of transient frequencies that ARE present over 20kHz. Volume controls a nice touch. Easy to use. Nothing exceptional, but solid enough for the intended purpose. Works well enough with my older iPod device, too. Very comfortable to wear on the ears for extended periods of time. Mostly plastic, so do not abuse them unnecessarily. A general comment RE: ALL cords to these types of headphones, earbuds, etc.: They are FAR TOO flimsy. Manufactures: BEEF it up! It would only add a couple of dollars to the product and potential consumers would certainly be willing to pay a few extra dollars for a much better cord!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Mobile Platform:
                            • iOS
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (12 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Expected much more from Sennheiser

                            By Ruben

                            from Brooklyn, NYC

                            About Me Professional filmmaker

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Poor Noise Cancellation
                              • Uncomfortable
                              • Useless for my needs

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sennheiser HD 218i On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                                I bought this headphones for video editing because of my experience with Sennheiser mics on set, but they were small (they fell like airplane headphones), didn't block exterior noise, the cable was short and very thin&cheap. I thought that Mic/Remote was a cool extra feature but I found out that it was the only feature for this headphones. I returned them and got a pair of Sony MDR-7506 (only $4 more) that work great for video editing, audio editing/mixing or audio monitoring on set.
                                Maybe it was a bad choice for my needs but I'm very disappointed with Sennheiser, I usually love their audio gear but not this time.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Mobile Platform:
                                • iOS
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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