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Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones

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The Sennheiser HD 205-II headphones provide studio-grade detail and frequency response coupled with brilliant shielding of ambient noise. The rotatable earcup, as well as the single-sided cable, make them a professional companion for DJ's and home recording. Unlike competitive headphones, the earcup rotates while maintaining earpad contact on your ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Sennheiser HD 205-II headphones provide studio-grade detail and frequency response coupled with brilliant shielding of ambient noise. The rotatable earcup, as well as the single-sided cable, make them a professional companion for DJ's and home recording. Unlike competitive headphones, the earcup rotates while maintaining earpad contact on your head for stability and comfort without leaking noise into adjacent microphones. The Sennheiser HD 205-II headphones comes with a convenient protective pouch and locking 1/4" adapter for storage and transportation.

Features

Rotatable padded ear-cup for comfortable, single-ear listening
Perfect for DJ or studio use
Outstanding shielding of ambient noise
Hypo-allergenic earpads are field-replacable and easy to clean
Rugged construction takes a beating on the road
Includes protective storage pouch for safe transport
Dynamic, smooth audio reproduction with deep bass extension
1/8" plug (3.5mm) with screw-on 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter included
Built-tough with a 2-year warranty

Includes:
1/4" (6.3mm) gold-plated adapter screw-on jack adapter,
Protective pouch
Specifications
Cable length: 10' (approx 3 m)
Ear coupling: Semi On-the-ear
Frequency response (headphones): 14-20,000Hz
Jack plug: 1/8"
Nominal impedance: 32Î
Sound pressure level (SPL): 112dB (SPL)
Total harmonic distortion (THD): < 0.5%
Transducer principle: Dynamic, closed
Weight w/o cable: 7.3oz.. (206g, no packaging)
Dimensions (single): 4.3" x 8.3" x 10.80"
Weight (single): 0.80lb.
Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
2 year warranty, including the Evolution wireless. Sennheiser Evolution wired mics have a 10 year warranty.


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SennheiserHD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent For The Price

The musical quality of these headphones are amazing for the price. The highs aren't nasally, the mids are precise and crisp, and the lows are tight. Some will complain about the lack of...Read complete review

The musical quality of these headphones are amazing for the price. The highs aren't nasally, the mids are precise and crisp, and the lows are tight. Some will complain about the lack of a booming bass, but I don't think thats what Sennheiser was trying to go for with these headphones. These headphones are incredibly flat, meaning that they do not have the incredible cuts and boosts in the audio signal like a certain pair of Sony's in the same price range that shall remain nameless. ;) I beat my equipment up, so if you're like me and looking for durable head phones to last your year in and year out I would spend my money else where. If you are good to your gear un-like I am, these could not be a better set for you. I love the look of these headphones, silver and black never fails to catch my eyes. The ear sets on this unit are a tad bit snug but after a few listens they'll come around. There is a padding bar on the head band which is nice but in the summer try not to wear them around your neck, unless you like having sweat in your hair. ;)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worth the pain

I've been using these cans for years and for the price the sound can not be beat. From 20hz to about 14Khz (Sennheiser says they go from 14hz to 20khz) the sound is...Read complete review

I've been using these cans for years and for the price the sound can not be beat. From 20hz to about 14Khz (Sennheiser says they go from 14hz to 20khz) the sound is incredibly even. The bass frequencies are well rounded and the treble range is as smooth as the HD280 with just a tad bit more "sparkle". There isn't any special technology involved but somehow you hear space better with these than many other headphones. Vocals cut through down the middle of a stereo track no matter how busy a song may be. There is something special with the stereo image in these cans.

Unfortunately these aren't the 280s so there are some pitfalls. The most glaring issue is the fit. Where the HD280s hug around the ear, these sit ON the ear. With that combined with the rigged headband, extended use can become a bit painful. I recommend breaking them in before using them for long periods. Also the wiring is suspect. I've owned multiple 205s and all have eventually lost audio in either the left or right. If you don't beat them up, you have no worries, but if you use them extensively you might want to look into replacing the plug (or the entire cable) immediately.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent For The Price

By Russell Miller

from Brooklyn, New York

Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

The musical quality of these headphones are amazing for the price. The highs aren't nasally, the mids are precise and crisp, and the lows are tight. Some will complain about the lack of a booming bass, but I don't think thats what Sennheiser was trying to go for with these headphones. These headphones are incredibly flat, meaning that they do not have the incredible cuts and boosts in the audio signal like a certain pair of Sony's in the same price range that shall remain nameless. ;) I beat my equipment up, so if you're like me and looking for durable head phones to last your year in and year out I would spend my money else where. If you are good to your gear un-like I am, these could not be a better set for you. I love the look of these headphones, silver and black never fails to catch my eyes. The ear sets on this unit are a tad bit snug but after a few listens they'll come around. There is a padding bar on the head band which is nice but in the summer try not to wear them around your neck, unless you like having sweat in your hair. ;)

(7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Hurt

By TJ

from summerlin, nevada

Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

The sound on the headphones are quite good. However if you plan on using them for more then 2 hours, your ears will start to hurt. The ear pieces are small so they put pressure on your ears. Upsides Long cord & cheap. I highly recommend skipping on buying this, unless you will only use them for about a hour or so. If an extra $50 isn't much just go for Sennheiser HD 280.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not bad for the price.

By Joe

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

They are not bad for the price at all. They are a bit small around the ears if you have big ears like myself, but the extra padding makes them bearable. If you have the extra money I would recommend getting something like the 280s, but they are great for their price.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Maybe if you have baby's ears

By gerry t

from rochester ny

Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

I really can't comment on sound production bc I couldn't keep these on for more than 20 minutes. The ear cups are tiny and the band keeps them super tight on your noggin. This is the only pair I have tried so far, but I took them back after a day. Probably just order something online from now on. Thanks

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Performance-Excellent Price

By Ben

from St. Louis, MO.

Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

My son is a DJ and I was looking for a Xmas gift. While streaming "Peter Gabriel...Live On Letterman", I noticed his orchestra (50+ piece) were wearing the same headsets, and they turned out to be the Sennheiser HD 205 II. If it was good enough for Peter Gabriel, I need to buy them. My son was thrilled, he said the sound reproduction was excellent, and the cost was only $50. DJ's are rough on headphones, and he's spent over $200 on pairs that have to be replaced constantly. For this price and performance, they cannot be beat.

 
5.0

I would definitely buy these head phones again

By Constantine

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music

    Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

    Use in my amp, also in my iPod

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I would buy it again. Thanks!

    By Constantine

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

    Great for recording. Like the flip up ear cup on right side.

     
    3.0

    Worth the pain

    By Arkayem

    from New York City

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

    I've been using these cans for years and for the price the sound can not be beat. From 20hz to about 14Khz (Sennheiser says they go from 14hz to 20khz) the sound is incredibly even. The bass frequencies are well rounded and the treble range is as smooth as the HD280 with just a tad bit more "sparkle". There isn't any special technology involved but somehow you hear space better with these than many other headphones. Vocals cut through down the middle of a stereo track no matter how busy a song may be. There is something special with the stereo image in these cans.

    Unfortunately these aren't the 280s so there are some pitfalls. The most glaring issue is the fit. Where the HD280s hug around the ear, these sit ON the ear. With that combined with the rigged headband, extended use can become a bit painful. I recommend breaking them in before using them for long periods. Also the wiring is suspect. I've owned multiple 205s and all have eventually lost audio in either the left or right. If you don't beat them up, you have no worries, but if you use them extensively you might want to look into replacing the plug (or the entire cable) immediately.

     
    5.0

    Axecellent audio reproduction

    By johnny thai

    from Elgin, iL

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Axetremely comfortable
    • Clear Sound
    • excellent sound re-production

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

    tried many different headphones and these 205's are an Axecellent sound-re-production tool that i will use in my studio and other projects from now-on !!!

     
    5.0

    Axecellent headphones

    By johnny thai

    from Elgin, iL

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Axetremely comfortable
    • Clear Sound
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

      my ears have never been happier, my music never sounded better !!! Axetremely pleased with the quality of sound these produce and the power they can handle !!! Highly recommend them for home studio as well as professional-level recordings !!!

       
      4.0

      Good buy for the price great service very convenient

      By Drumpaw

      from Bealeton va

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Sennheiser HD205 II Closed Back On Ear Studio Headphones:

        I use them with my Roland v-drums electric drums

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