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Sennheiser HD 201

Lightweight Professional DJ Dynamic Closed Back Stereo Headphones w/ Premium Noise Isolating EarPads

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Audiophile, Premium, Best In-Class, Sennheiser

Sennheiser is a name that is synonymous with audiophile products. They have been viewed as a premium, top-tier (dare we say "The" top-tier?) brand since the beginning of time. Laboratorium Wennebostel's time that is. In 1945, Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser founded Laboratorium Wennebostel's, or "Lab W" in a pleasant half-timbered house. Fritz Sennheiser was born with a gift. When he was 11 years old, he saw an early radio that inspired him to build a crystal radio. Again, he was 11 years old. There was no turning back from that day. The following year after founding "Lab W", Sennheiser produced his microphone. From that point on, it was one success story after the other. Sennheiser's technology continued to improve, and "The Bar" continued to rise. In the mid 60's, Sennheiser released the HD 414, the world's first "Open Headphones". That very day changed the future of headphones forever. That very same headphone, the HD 414, not only helped establish Sennheiser as a leading headphone manufacturer, but it sold over 10 million units. It is the best selling headphone of all time, and Sennheiser had just gotten started.


Entering the World of Pro Audio

Sennheiser's HD201 dynamic closed back professional DJ and Studio headphones are perfect for those who are just starting in the Pro Audio world. The sealed cup design will prevent any bleed into an adjacent microphone, giving you a clean and uninterrupted home recording. The headphones are able to produce a faithful and dynamic audio reproduction, with a rich and crisp bass response. Its lightweight design and hypo-allergenic earpads provide comfort all day no matter how long or short your listening or recording sessions end up being. The use of rugged materials provide a solid structure that is able to take a beating while on the road, giving these headphones sturdiness and longevity. The 3.5mm plug and 6.3mm adapter plug allow these headphones to be used in a professional setting as well as with personal audio listening devices. So if you are looking for inexpensive professional grade headphones, look no further than Sennheiser's HD201 professional DJ and Studio headphones.

Product Features:
  • Wired lightweight construction specifically designed for long studio or DJ sessions
  • Around the ear sealed cup design to prevent bleed when home recording
  • Faithful dynamic audio reproduction with rich, and crisp bass response.
  • Good attenuation of ambient noise
  • Optimum impedance allows for great paring with audio interfaces and portable audio players
  • Are able to take a beating while on the road or in transport with the use of rugged-materials
  • Soft Hypo-allergenic earpads provide extreme comfort all day
  • 9.8ft cable with 1/8" (3.5mm) plug
  • 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter plug included
  • Can be used with latest generation of tables (listen only)
  • Sennheiser HH 10 Universal Holder (Mount) Available
  • Primary Color Tone: Black
  • Secondary Color Accent: Silver (Gray)
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 500155
  • Also Found As: Sennheiser HD201
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Frequency Response: 21-18,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 108dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 24 Ohm
  • Cord Length: 9.8 ft. (3 m)
  • Cable Type: Straight
  • Plug Size: 1/8" (3.5mm) and 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter
  • Weight (without cable): 5.8 oz (165g)
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.7%

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Enclosed-Ear
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Home/Portable
Lifestyle

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Athlete:
Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

Audiophile:
For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

DJ:
Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

Gamer
This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Student:
Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Traveler:
Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

DJ

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
No
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Corded
1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

Yes
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
No
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
No
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
21 - 18,000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
108 dB
Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
24 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Silver

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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4 Star
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3 Star
10%
2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.7
Features
4.3
Design
4.6
Usability
4.5
Steve

S.I,NY

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Nice headphones for the price.

October 12, 2014

Purchased for my father in law. He said, they are nice and clear. He also likes the long cord. He also said, they are the best he has ever owned. He is 76 years old. Thank you. We made him happy.

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SnoopT

Seattle, Washington

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Great Value

August 6, 2014

This product is perfect for listening to music, hooking it up to your computer, and whatever else you may need it for. I bought these for my husband. He loves them. They do come with an extremely long cord!

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riff444

nj

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Good stuff

July 7, 2014

THey look nice, feel good, and sound nice. They are bass heavey could use more highs but still good overall.

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Becca

Auburn, CA

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Awesome Product!

July 6, 2014

I got these for my dad for father's day and he loved them. They're a good quality, great sounding, and reliable. Thank you.

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Elvi Dillard

Pittsburgh, PA 15215

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great product

April 25, 2014

I love these head phones. Great sound for an affordable price.

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brown bird

VT

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Great Product!

April 22, 2014

After doing a ton of research I decided to go with these headphones. Best headphones for under $30 you will EVER find, these even put some $100+ headphones to shame! Bought them here, cheapest price online.

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Matthew

Naperville, Illinois

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Awesome!

April 17, 2014

Wonderful! - bought it for my dad as a gift and he loved it!

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Mike

Allen, TX

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Value, Value, Value

April 1, 2014

Over the ear and light. Above average sound reproduction. Fulfilled a need for a value sound reproduction.

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Ms gee

St. Louis Mo

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Great deal

March 3, 2014

Pros-great sound for listening to music or /and audio books.

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Marco

Colorado Springs, CO.

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Excellent!

December 21, 2013

This is actually my second set of Sennheiser HD 201 headphones. I wear them literally probably about 20+ hours a week while working out, doing yard work, cleaning house, etc. First pair lasted 3 years- and actually they still worked but where the wire went into the jack, it was starting to wear and so from time to time there would be a little static- but this was after 3 years of heavy use. Before these, I would go through headphones every few months. They are very well built and provide excellent sound. Obviously for under $30, they aren't Bose or Beats... but they are the best pair of under $30 headphones I have ever used and I am nearing 40 years of age. I have only one complaint.... the cord is extremely long. I fix that by winding a couple feet of it up and throwing a couple twisty-ties around it. Of course, depending on your use, the extra long cord could be a good thing.

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Sonic Electronix Store
We had these headphones previously for use with an electric drum kit. They worked great and are reasonably priced. I vacuumed up the cord on the old ones and broke them and so am now replacing them
Julie G on Oct 17, 2014
needed new headphones good reviews
Erik W on Oct 14, 2014

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

HD 201

UPC

615104100886

Weight

0.60lbs

Internal SKU

hd201

Internal Product ID

38630

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

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