Pros Sound quality, value for the money
Cons Not very portable, I suppose
Summary These things sound amazing, and I consider myself picky. I'm hearing details in music that I never noticed before. And I got them for their list price, shipping included.
We all get caught up sometimes thinking that you have to pay a fortune to get high-quality tech gear. Not in this case. If you really require headphones that cost four (or ten) times this much, you have amazing ears. More power to you. The rest of us mere mortals can spend our money on something else.
The only drawbacks are that these don't fold for travel, and you can replace parts... then again, at this price you could just buy another pair!Updated
Should have said, "you CAN'T replace parts" as you can on higher-end models.
Pros lightweight, comfortable, gr8 design, its price!!!...
Cons just one bad i founf so far ...the cable
Summary I don't regret my choice. I found these on the net. As i first just saw these cans on a picture, I've stopped looking for other. After readig of some reviews I just had to buy 'em. Surprised? NO. But happy to say that also not disappinted. They fit well, are lightweight, precisely manufactured, and materials seem to be more than of expected qality. But now what it is all about... the sound. Well. they play GR8 for what purpose I bought em, ehich is listeng to music while sitting in office and doing graphics. I do have HD270's (bought for my father =))and although i am no hi-fi freak...I do listen to music on my yamaha set often...I can tell that the sound is not the DJ's cans quality. But!!! When I tested them, i first put theese 201's on and had to crank the sound up to find flaws...to be honest... i did find the snare and crash cymbal a bit crappy. But not undesirable. Just after comparing them to the 270 series i heard some difference. The thing is now that the 270's did cost more than five times the cost of these 201 series. And a gr8 thing too is that theesee cnas perfectly play also with my sony MD, and the djs dont =). One flaw i found is the cable which when listening to quiet or some ambient music and mixing with the cable the material transmits the bumps onto the earphone body...and it sounds then like if I was tapping on the earpads (or whatever do you englishmen call it =) ) MY FINAL OPINION IS...BUY THEM IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CASH 4 SOME HIGH END WHICH PEOPLE ANYWAYS DON'T NEED FOR MOST USES. I HIGHKY RECCOMEND THEM. AFTER ALL_YOU WILL BE A OWNER OF S E N N H E I S E R __GET IT? =)
best regards matoha
Pros They're comfortable, they fit around your neck very well, rather sturdy, handles high volumes well, fits most people, good sound for the most part
Cons the cord is long, not portable at all, they feel flimsy, the levels are even but there's not much of an oomph from the bass
Summary I'm a wannabe audiophile. I love my music, but i dont quite know what i'm talking about so bear with me. My dad bought me these for christmas and they've sufficed since pretty well actually. In the past two years i've so-far gone through 17 pairs of headphones ranging from $4-$130 and so far these have held up pretty well. I listen to mostly rock, currently i'm listening to some rap and I'm missing the bass i'm used to from some of my old headphones.
I'm still in highschool so i try to take these everywhere (i mean everywhere...) and when i'm walking around NYC with these around my neck i find the cord extremely annoying. Its longer than i am tall and i really have no use for something like that. I currently have them wrapped up in a rubberband but heres the thing: the cord is really sturdy. When i go through headphones its because the cord breaks.
the good thing is that i can shove these into my bag and pile my pencils and other s*** on top and i know they wont get scratched or break, but the annoying part is that they dont fold up very well, and because of the plastic i'm always worried i'm going to crack them in half. they just feel flimsy, they bend a lot and even though they're light (which is really nice) they just dont quite feel strong.
these are really good to put one can on, one off (they dont push your off-ear foreward and make you look like a monkey, and the cans pivot so you can keep one on your ear). You can wear them around your neck and turn the volume up high enough to use them like personal speakers without losing too much quality (amazingly enough).
they do not keep out all noise. on the train you can hear the squeal of the tracks and the annoying couple arguing behind you. on the other hand in my room its great to drown out my two roommates (boarding school...). They're really great for drowning out those PMSing days...
One of my biggest pet peeves is being able to hear other people's music when they've got their headphones on. I just asked my roommate and i only got to two bars (i'm on a Mac, so 20% volume) before she could hear them across the room (there's a good 12' between us...) so if you're like me and you like screamo and you tend to get stuck with that old lady on the train these probably aren't for you (unless you dont mind getting yelled at about a: blowing out your ears or b: listening to acceptable music)
overall you really get MORE than what you pay for, but if you're looking for quality then i'd say raise your price range. the sound aint bad, the fit is great (i can wear them for hours and often do) comfort is good, durability is yet do be determined (most headphones of mine last roughly 4 months), not portable unless you're like me and you carry a backpack everywhere, long, long long cord... i dont know what else to say
hope this helped!
Pros -Comfortable to wear
-Average sound quality
-Good build quality
-Isolates background noise pretty well
-Doesn't leak at smaller volume
-Covers ears nicely and doesn't leave annoying gaps
-Firm and durable plug
Cons -Lack of bass, especially at lower volume
-Sound leak at high volume
-Leather padding too small
-Internal cable may snap
-Weird vibration at higher volume (sometimes)
-Cord tangles easily, and untangling is hard
-Size adjustment moves on its own
Summary I bought these a year ago and the upgrade was worth it from $20 headphones. The sound quality may sound bad at first, but when you add volume the bass gets richer and the highs and lows sound better. Isolates noise very well in a train, but the noise of a car or a plane is too much. I had to buy new ones because a cable snapped inside and the left speaker wouldn't work at all. Also, the size adjustment may move on its own if you move your head rapidly. The cord may be too long for portable use, but at home the long cable is good.
As I said, the bass isn't mind-blowing, but it isn't poor either, but you have to listen closely to hear the best possible sound. For an average listener like me, it is good enough.
Overall, if you're a normal listener or want to upgrade from very cheap headphones, these are a perfect match.
Pros They fit my ear very snug. They encompass my ear which I like. I can hear instruments I never heard before listening to music. I had an old pair of Logitech headphones.
Cons My own ignorance. I can't figure out what to do with the enclosed 6.3mm stereo jack adapter. It doesn't fit anything I have electronically. The cord is very long, but I like it long.
Summary I wouldn't hesitate to buy these headphones. I would not pay $50 for them, which is the suggested retail. $15 or $20 I would. They work fine. I can't understand some of the criticisms. I knew I was getting a long cord when I purchased them. If I was concerned about the cord length I would have bought them.
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