Sennheiser HD 212 Pro comfort - Opinions please
May 8, 2002 at 2:27 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 17

Bert

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Hi,
I am about to return some Senn HD 280 Pros because they clamp down too hard on my noggin' and I was wondering if the 212 Pros are more comfortable? Basically, I am looking for comfy sealed phones for use with a portable CD player (at work).

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Jan 18, 2003 at 11:09 PM Post #3 of 17

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OT, but doesn't the 212Pro sound MUCH worse than the 280s?
 
Jan 18, 2003 at 11:20 PM Post #5 of 17

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the 212pros _do_ clamp down a little on your head (i've got them at the moment).. it can get quite uncomfortable after about an hour of having them on, and causes a bit of jaw pain (around the lower back of the ear).
 
Jan 18, 2003 at 11:57 PM Post #7 of 17

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Quote:

Originally posted by kcits
the 212pros _do_ clamp down a little on your head (i've got them at the moment).. it can get quite uncomfortable after about an hour of having them on, and causes a bit of jaw pain (around the lower back of the ear).


It seems like alot of people have siad that. Personally im going to spring the xtra 30$ and grab the 280's

you can get them at amazon for 79$
 
Jan 19, 2003 at 12:13 AM Post #8 of 17

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Do not buy the 212 pro. They are *really* awful. far far far too much bass and very tinny trebal and no midrand to speak of what so ever. If you see a 212 pro run for the hills. They are really that bad. I would listen to the MX500 over those any day of the week and they are half the price.

I am sure there are a lot better closed headphones out there. For starters the px200 are pretty good for the money though still quite bass but a lot better mid range and treble.

Just my 2 cents.

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Jan 19, 2003 at 2:22 AM Post #9 of 17

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consider yourself lucky you have 280's, and aim for some 590's instead
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Jan 19, 2003 at 3:03 AM Post #10 of 17

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consider yourself lucky you have 280's, and aim for some 590's instead
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theres quite a price difference between 280's and 590's

there not really even in the same category.

It's like telling someone to aim for a ferrari instead of the corvette they can afford.
 
Jan 19, 2003 at 3:22 AM Post #11 of 17

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DO NOT i repeat DO NOT buy the 202s or 212 they are horrible phones. Its a very congested sound, loud flabby bass, with weak mids, and rough highs.
 
Jan 19, 2003 at 8:15 AM Post #12 of 17

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Quote:

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DO NOT i repeat DO NOT buy the 202s or 212 they are horrible phones. Its a very congested sound, loud flabby bass, with weak mids, and rough highs.


For that matter, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT buy any other sub-$50 regular-sized closed headphones. They all sound even worse than the 202 or the 212 - they either have hollow, echoey mids and tinny, ringing highs, or they sound just plain muddy.

The 202 and 212 are just about the best of a horrible lot of sub-$50 conventional closed headphones, PX200 excluded. But then the PX200 doesn't cover the entire ear (I much prefer regular-sized headphones to cover my entire ear).
 
Jan 19, 2003 at 10:31 AM Post #13 of 17

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for $50 you really have to consider the PX200 if thats all the money you want to spend. In the higher price range there is the Ultrsone 650 which I am currently considering. However they are considerably more expensive. It is just really hard to get cheap closed headphones. My advice if you on a budget get the MX500. They don' leak too much and they are a bargain at around $20.

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Jan 19, 2003 at 7:34 PM Post #15 of 17

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On top of those problems common to sub-$50 closed headphones, I've also found that many of those cheap closed headphones have all echoey mids and ringing highs - and no bass at all whatsoever.

Maybe I should label all sub-$50 closed headphones with the four-letter word CRAP (that's right; 'crap' with ALL CAPS) in their model number (e.g. HD 2CRAP2 Pro; MDR-VCRAP).
 

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