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Overall, not bad

A Review On: Sennheiser HD 205 Headphones

Sennheiser HD 205 Headphones

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Pros: Impressive highs and lows; long cord; twistable right headphone; stylish; simple design; cheap price; noise isolation

Cons: Mids seem a bit recessed; cord gets tangled EXTREMELY easily; dislike supra aural design, uncomfortable for long wear, high clamp force

These were the first 'decent' pair of headphones that I purchased, and my sentimentality towards them may cause some amount of bias.

I found these headphones to be a bit bassy when I first bought them, but at the same time, I feel now that the amount of bass is quite reasonable. Most devices will let you manually alter the levels these days anyway.


I think that the rotatable right headphone feature is a bit of a gimmick, but it's somewhat handy in keeping the headphones on and being able to hear outside sounds as well, like if you're a DJ.


I think the sound is nice - don't get me wrong - but it is a bit of a stretch from Sennheiser's reference-quality headphones. I feel that the mids come out somewhat suppressed with these cans, but the quality of sound seems to have greatly improved since I've started using an E17 with WASAPI from my laptop playing lossless audio files.


It's nice that these are a bit cheaper than what I first purchased them for, and if you're looking for a somewhat portable, somewhat good, somewhat stylish and reasonably priced headphones, it would be worth looking at these.


The long cord is a bit of a pain though, since it is ten whole feet long! I can see how this would be effective if you were zipping aroung in a music studio with these on, turning knobs and adjusting levels, but to be honest, these aren't really good enough to be used for that application. I guess it's handy to be able to move freely around my room with these on though, so you could either love or hate the enormous, thin cord. Not to mention the painful, vice grip clamping that it comes with.


In summation, although the mids sound a little flat, the cord is long and the harsh clamping needs to be adjusted at home via basketball, I love these headphones, and I think you would too.

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OK, now I'm wondering if there are fake 205's on the market because mine are exactly the opposite. The have a weak bass, and pronounced mids.
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