Sennheiser HD 201 - Circumaural Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Headphones

Sennheiser HD 201 - Circumaural Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Headphones

Sennheiser HD 201 - Circumaural Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Headphones

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The Sennheiser HD 201 is a low-cost, lightweight set of stereo headphones for mini-Hi-Fi or PC music and gaming monitoring purposes. These headphones feature a circumaural, closed back design with extra ambient noise attenuation, comfortable, durable leatherette earpads, and an extended low frequency reproduction.

Lightweight, inexpensive stereo headphones with extended low end frequency reproduction
Closed-back design, high output, extra attenuation of ambient noise
Comfortable, durable leatherette ear pads, self-adjusting headband
Low-cost monitoring alternative for PC music and Gaming, mini hi-fi systems, and portable audio devices
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Sennheiser HD 201 - Circumaural Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Headphones
  • 1/4" Stereo Phone Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Sennheiser HD 201 specs

    Type Circumaural, Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Headphones
    Frequency Range 21 Hz - 18 kHz
    Impedance 24 Ohms
    Sensitivity 108dB SPL/mw
    Maximum Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Connectors 1 x 1/4" Stereo Phone Adapter
    1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Plug
    Cable Length 10' (3 m)
    Weight 5.8 oz (165 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.2 x 7.4 x 3.8"

    Sennheiser HD 201 reviews

    HD 201 - Circumaural Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Headphones is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 112.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good For The Cost, but not portable I use this with my ipod nano 2nd generation and gives very good sound quality for its price. I listen to Rap/Hip-Hop mainly. The only reason i give this 4/5 instead of 5/5 is because there is no way i would consider wearing these outside my house. The earcups dont look too big but the plastic that goes over the head looks extremely big (mainly because of the thick leather padding on it but i guess with comfort they had to sacrifice style. The sound is amazing when you listen to it at above average to loud volume. At very loud volume the bass and sound starts to distort big time. (I have only used these headphones for under 5 hours at the moment.)
    Date published: 2010-02-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from hd 201 Purchased for a low power setup. A pc with a small radio attached. The source for headphones is bigger than a pc output, still much smaller than a home stereo. I was using sony mdr v150, they lasted 8 years. I did not know what I was missing until trying the HD 201. The closed chamber alone changes sound, nearly theatrical. What they have done with a small consumption is better than I have ever used. My headphone of choice is now the little Sennheiser. Big sound,with low power. The only con is hours of use and the closed chamber, getting slightly uncomfortable.
    Date published: 2011-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great intro to hifi music My old pair (generic Takster) broke, and I didn't have another free pair laying around, so I decided to search for an inexpensive replacement. This pair fits rather comfortably, except I suppose if you had large ears it'd be a tad uncomfortable, as there is only a cm or so of space between the padding and the speaker in the earpiece. A large head would also suffer from the pressure from the closed back band. Sound quality is great, as expected from a pair of Sennheisers. I find it a bit unwieldly for public use (eg walking about campus from one class to another or whatnot) so it's mostly for at-home/in-dorm use. It leaks quite a bit of sound, too, at normal volumes.
    Date published: 2010-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Budget Classics Given the low cost, I'm not sure there is much to fault in relative terms. I'm rating it 5 stars factoring in value. I've come full circle in my appreciation for the HD201s. Having now own/owned countless headphones and related gear, including a few much costlier Grado, Sennheisers and Beyerdynamics cans, I've come to appreciate the entry level cans more. The HD201s are excellent for the intended market.... easy to drive, lightweight, smooth, revealing enough for the intended sources, and easy to listen to over extended sessions. Of course compromises are many. They are rolled off in the extremes frequencies by design allowing them to be used with lower quality source material and not sound harsh. Soundstaging is mostly two dimensional and flat. Dynamic range and drive is also limited probably because Sennheiser has selected drivers that are easy to drive. Most of the sound is in the midrange making vocals clear and pronounced. If you are searching for bass, look elsewhere like the KOSS Portapro. The Sennheiser HD201 offers better noise isolation and low leakage being closed back and over the ear design. Even with all of the compromises, I still think it competes with cans that cost more. No they aren't going to blow your socks off but then again you wouldn't expect that given its price. They are however solid Headphones and a good value.
    Date published: 2014-06-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice for their price Summary: These are nice, decent sounding closed circumaural headphones, especially taking into account $ price, but don't expect miracles.I have Sennheiser HD280 at home, and I'm happy with them, so I've decided to buy another Sennheiser for my office use. I wanted something cheaper and not as bulky as HD280, but still wanted closed circumaural (around the ears) design. HD201 are just that - cheap, but still have decent sound for the price; circumaural - noise isolation is ok, though not as good as in HD280 (but, on the other hand, HD201 create less pressure on your skull and are somewhat lighter - could be advantageous for prolonged usage). And in fact I like HD201 design even better than HD280, and HD201 fit neatly on my head (HD280 look huge).
    Date published: 2008-06-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good isolation, decent sound quality I purchased these specifically for room noise isolation while monitoring the audio feed for video at the camera. They do a good job at isolation and I'm happy with them. The sound quality is decent. Not hi-fi but for general purpose monitoring they'll do fine. The only thing that's a little worrisome is the pencil lead-sized swivel that holds the ear cups to the headband. I'm pretty sure they're going to break so I'm planning on filling that area with some two-part epoxy to get ahead of it since they don't really need to swivel (and don't have that much travel, anyway) to be functional.
    Date published: 2017-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound better than expected for only $ I use these headphones to do quick and rough checks on audio recording at events to make sure there are no hisses or buzzes or other interferences. I also check sound levels. These phones work just fine for that. I also use them at home to listen to audio on my laptop. Music sounds fine, though I'm not looking for ultra hi-fidelity. I like them for only $ .I've used BOSE noise cancelling headphones so I know what it is like to experience silence inside phones. These $ phones are not that way. I can hear sounds in the room, people talking and so forth, but that does not distract me from using these headphones to hear what is coming out of a sound system for quality assurance. Does not interfere with my enjoyment of music at all.
    Date published: 2013-06-12
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Save Your Money I purchased the Sennheiser HD 201 headphones for one purpose: so directors could listen to audio takes on location. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a set of headphones knowing that some directors are pretty careless in handling other people's gear. Based on all the positive reviews for the HD 201 I thought I had found a happy medium between good sound at a disposable price point. Save your money! They're not that great. I wasn't expecting them to match the quality of my HD 25-1 IIs, but I sure expected better than what I got. Poor audio. Cheap thin cable out of each can. In hindsight I wish I had directed this money towards the purchase of a set of Sennheiser HD 280's or a set of Sony MDR-7506's. The axiom you get what you pay for certainly applies here. Pass on this model and spend a little more. You'll be glad you did.
    Date published: 2012-02-22
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