Sennheiser HD 205 Headphones

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The HD 205 provides an excellent sound quality and a brilliant shielding of ambient noise. The rotatable ear cup as well as the single-sided cable makes them a professional companion even for DJ's. The HD 205 comes with a convenient protective pouch for storage and transportation.PRODUCT FEATURES:Medium-sized dynamic, supra-aural headphones;For compact systems or mobile players (32ohm);Powerful stereo sound;Outstanding passive attenuation of ambient noise;Highest wearing comfort for long music sessions;Comfortable head and ear pads;3.5 mm jack plug and ?" (6.3 mm) screw-on jack adaptor, gold-plated;Single-sided cable.

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Pros: Audio Quality is not bad at all, Style, chord length (depending on where I am),
Cons: Death grip on your head, Ear pads
 I got a pair of 205 ii's for christmas. I enjoy them quite a lot. They sound great through my setup (Asus Xonar dg 5.1 sound card --> Bravo Audio V2 w/stock tube). They sound like poo through any mobile device however. These headphones lack greatly on the comfort side of the spectrum. I can't wear them for more than an hour strait before feeling nauseous. The band is so tight it actually broke. I zip tied them back together and they are the same again, but man they squish your head. The chord is nice because I can move about my room, or I can have it wrapped up with a rubber band if I'm going to be at my desk for long periods of time. The style looks good. Very clean looking. I love the white Sennheiser logo on the band. Over all I enjoy them. Dispite all the pros, I really wish there was a way to up the comfort.
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Stretch the headphones over a sofa arm or even its box, then leave it there for several hours. It should loosen up that way.
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.
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.
Pros: Sound Quality, Price
Cons: Long Cord, Uncomfortable with long use.
I bought this pair Refurbished and it was an incredible deal. My first pair of real nice headphones. Overall I'm impressed. Excellent sound with great value. You can listen to almost anything with these and it'l sound right. Bass isn't overdriven and you get good highs and mids. Unfortuntely with long use it's tight on your head and can cause ear pain. The cord is extremely long which makes portability a pain in the butt. I mostly have them hooked into my Desktop though so it's all good for me. If you're just getting into audiophilia I recommend these for the man or woman on a budget. Can't go wrong with Sennheisers.
Seems like a good headphone for those people would love bass and want a headphone under 50 bucks(refurbished), i wonder how these stack up to the koss porta pro?


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