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Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones (Black)

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #590 in Over-Ear


Pros: Extremely long cable; Included cable wrapper

Cons: Extremely long cable; Fixed cable

If you're looking for some headphones in the $20 range, you could absolutely do worse than the HD-202. As far as "cheap" headphones go, they have a decent sound and feel reasonably comfortable, just don't expect them to sound like you spent $100.


I tried them in three different contexts, for this review:


FPS gaming was a serious let-down. There is very little positional audio, even with Dolby Headphone turned to the maximum; and I got significant fading when the source moved from one side to the other. I wouldn't recommend, nor even suggest these, for gaming.


Listening to music was decent enough. Even with the various features to improve the bass response, the sound is pretty treble-heavy, so my dubstep/electronic-focused music tastes didn't come through very well. Pop music felt good, and I heard new parts of rock songs I hadn't noticed with my preferred headphones, though I missed a lot of the emotion from the bass and drums.


Watching a movie is where I got to use the 10 foot cable, which turned out to be a benefit and a burden. The cable is a single length, with only a 3.5mm connector on the source end. This created problems when our dogs kept stepping on it, dislodging the connector or pulling the headphones off my head. I would have preferred a 4 foot cable with an included extension, allowing the source connector to stay in place when the cable broke at the mid-point. The sound itself was the best of the three experiences, but nothing greater than a "meh". Music and dialog were well balanced, though the HD-202 made action scenes feel like a cartoon.


I really think these headphones are made for a specific kind of listener: The stereotypical mainstream. If you listen mainly to pop songs; comedy, romance, and drama movies; and are looking for a cheap pair of headphones, the HD-202 is a good choice.


If you didn't get here from a Google search for "HD-202 review", these are not meant for you. The sound sucks, and there are much better choices for $20.

Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones (Black)

The Sennheiser HD202II are closed, dynamic hi-fi stereo headphones. Good insulation against ambient noise and a deep bass response make them the ideal companion for DJs - or anyone who likes to listen to modern, powerful music without disturbing others. High efficiency drivers for maximum performance. Sennheiser HD202II Closed Back Headphones Features include Closed,dynamic, semi-circumaural stereo headphones .Earcups can be removed from the headband ,Specially designed damping material ensures powerful bass response ,Lightweight turbine diaphragms for low bass .

FeatureIdeal for DJ's and audio pros Very clean, deep bass response Detachable ear cups for pro users 10 foot Y style cable Wind-up belt clip for excess cable
ModelHD 202
TitleSennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones (Black)
Warranty2 years parts and labor
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement4044155054699 504291 SH3203 MR78522 ##-SENNHEISER-CASQUE-504291 HD 202 II blg807728139pxam
Item Height17.3 inches
Item Length9.5 inches
Item Weight0.75 pounds
Item Width10.1 inches
Package Height3.3 inches
Package Length8.9 inches
Package Weight0.8 pounds
Package Width7.8 inches
PartNumberHD 202 II
UPCList - UPCListElement615104185777 654367704738
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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