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Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic

Product Features and Technical Details

  •     Closed, dynamic, supra-aural headphones
  •     High efficiency drivers
  •     Wind-up belt clip for excess cable
  •     10 foot Y style cable
  •     Replaceable leatherette ear pads

Technical Details

  •      Brand Name: Sennheiser
  •      Model: HD 202
  •      Color Name: black
  •      Headphones Form Factor: Ear-cup
  •      Headphones Technology: Binaural
  •      Item Weight: 1 pounds

Product Description

These closed, dynamic, supra-aural stereo headphones are built for the demands and expectations of the DJ. They come with removable, leatherette earpads. These lightweight phones will be appreciated by someone who wears phones for long periods of time. A specially designed damping perforation ensures powerful bass response, while a lightweight diaphragm material with turbine embossing transfers low bass sounds. The ten foot Y-style cord can be connected to a belt and features a take-up system for on the move listening. The headphones come with a two year warranty.

Customer reviews :

Great deal, November 17, 2002
By     Susan Hinojoza "It's a full life." (Union City, CA USA)

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)

I do not like small earphones that go into the ear. After a very short time I find them very uncomfortable. I also hate anything pressing on my head.

I was looking for a set of over the ear phones which were light weight, comfortable, had excellent sound fidelity, a longish cord so I can be comfortably away from my stereo, and effectively blocked outside sounds. My primary motivation for buying these phones was so that I could listen to opera and really hear the phrases. I wanted all this for under $30.00

These head phones delivered. As soon as they arrived, I tested them on a variety of music types at a variety of volumes. The phones are very comfortable and except for a bit of warming of my ears, which was rather pleasant, I barely noticed them. The cushion on the crosspiece is thick enough so that you don't really feel it.

Sound fidelity is excellent. I was actually able to hear parts of music and instruments that I had never noticed before. This was especially true with classical, opera and jazz. The balance between bass and treble was very good, although if you really like loud thumping base, you may be a bit dissappointed.

I was not able to get the volume up loud enough to notice any distortion before it was too much for me, so I can't really say that there will be no distortion if you like really loud music.

If you are looking for headphones that are a good bargain for the money and have a limited budget, these are it.

Great Value!!!, October 1, 2004
By     John Flufin "JFD" (Dearborn, MO) 

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)

While I'm not an audiophile by any means, with age, I'm beginning to appreciate higher quality sound. Compared to my previous experiences with mediocre headphones (run-of-the-mill $20-ish Wal-Mart variety) these 202's completely blow away anything I've ever used before but, incredibly, only cost a few bucks more.

As others have noted, these have very good bass response. So much in fact that I had to turn down the bass on my receiver while watching television. I could see how one might become annoyed with the routine of fiddling with settings but so far I don't mind. If it makes any difference, I didn't might the extra bass while listening to music. I just didn't care for big booming newscasts and sitcoms.

Several reviewers also noted that the 202's were very tight fitting. I'm not calling them liars, as the topic is very subjective, but I have a fairly large head (7 3/4" hat size) and felt very comfortable wearing the Sennheiser's.

I especially appreciated the extra care Sennheiser took in designing the packaging. Very easy to open. No scissors, knives, drills or chainsaws were necessary. Just popped open with my fingers.

All said and done I'm VERY happy with my purchase. In fact I'm considering the purchase of second pair.

BTW, despite the description not mentioning a 1/4" adapter being included, Sennheiser wisely include one as well as a belt clip to take up the slack on the generous cord.

Comfortable, clear, and really cool, September 9, 2002
By     hydrokay (Chicago, IL USA)

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)

I've been listening to a wide variety of music with my Sennheiser HD 202s for a few hours now, and I definitely have no complaints with the quality of these headphones. For the price range, I would put it at the top of the list.

First of all, they're from a company I can trust. The headphones were designed specifically for DJs, so I knew they wouldn't be (poor quality). And even when you compare the HD 202s with name brand headphones like the inexpensive Sony closed studio monitor headphones, you'll notice that the HD 202 is much more worth the 10 more bucks or so. The ear cups are bigger, so that means your ears won't get sore. These Sennheisers are also really light-weight, by the way, and there's a good combination of trebble and bass.

Get them, they're good

One of the BEST budget headphones!, December 2, 2006
By     B. Svoboda
This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)

Sound engineer in Los Angeles. I LOVE these headphones and use them for everything - MIXING, airplanes, recreational listening, ect...

Cons: Not too many. Tight on big heads. Cups may feel small on big ears.

Pros: Rugged as heck - extremely durable construction. Silky smooth and pretty darn FLAT sound. Highs are rolled off just a tad. This is not ideal for mixing but it's GREAT for LOUD listening, as you can crank them UP without yielding a 'tinty' sound.

WHAT A DEAL. As good or better than phones around $100. Buy these now, you will not be disappointed. My primary set that I take everywhere.

Sennheiser HD202, June 6, 2005
By     Aaron (Melbourne, Australia)

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)

These headphones represent the best money I have spent on music in the past 12 month - and I buy CD's every week. I have always used earbuds and thought they sounded good - what a mistake - its like the difference between dipping your toe in a muddy puddle and swimming in the Ocean - The sound quality of these babies are nothing short of stunning. I can now hear things in my music that I could never hear before. The bass response is awesome with warm mids and sweet but solid highs.

I paid $50 AUS on Ebay for these brand new - less than some of the less reliable asian brands and if I lost them today, I would go right out and buy another pair.

The reason I chose Sennheiser is their reputation amongst professional Sound Engineers, DJ's and Audiophiles - they have always been a little out of my league price wise until I found these. . 
Got my money's worth, December 9, 2004
By     K. Solomon "Homebody"

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)

I noticed that another reviewer was concerned about how tight these headphones fit. I think they're extremely comfortable (I have a large head also). The snug fit blocks out annoying environmental sounds... which in my cubicle is a godsend! And the sound quality is amazing. All for 20 bucks.

Great sound and reasonable price, March 25, 2006
By     P. Williams "yoga mom" (OCALA, FL USA)

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)

I've had these headphones for about a month now. I was just using them for an audio book for a while and didn't appreciate just how good they were until I listened to a DVD using them. The sound is excellent- subtle sounds come through very well and they give a good surround-sound kind of effect. They also block out ambient noise very effectively and are comfortable. I had no idea what I was missing using other lousy headphones or speakers until I tried these out. They are definitely worth the money.
 Very Close to Being Absolutely Perfect!, April 2, 2003
By     Mr. Roget Webster (Sunny Side Up, USA)

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)

I recently bought these headphones after searching through all the Amazon.com reviews of every major brand and model. My top four choices for closed-ear headphones were the Sennheiser HD-212, Sennheiser HD-497, Koss TD-80, and these (Sennheiser HD-202).

After much careful deliberation, I chose the HD-202 because it was under $... and the reviews sounded good. The only thing I was concerned about was comfort --- which most of the negative reviews reflected.

However, after testing out these headphones, I am very glad I bought them. I plugged the headphones into my computer speakers (Logitech Z-340), and they sounded awesome. The bass and treble were perfect, illuminating just about every mp3 I was playing.

As for the comfort, I can see why there is criticism. The size of the cups are small; for people with small to regular ears, there will be no problem. But for people with big ears, these headphones might not fit properly (that or they'll likely be uncomfortable). (* Note, if you can try these on before buying, do it. The cup size is about the same as the Koss TD-60.)

I'm giving these headphones a very high 4 for sound quality and price. I definitely think the cups should be larger though, but for most people it should suffice.
Great value for price, January 9, 2010
By     A. Yen "cellist" (MA, USA)

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)
I rate this 4/5 stars overall because of the overall value of the headphones.

Overall sound quality is definitely not stellar, but I double dare ya to find anything less than $25 that sounds better. Bass response is decent, neither boomy nor ridiculously punchy, mids are solid, if not the cleanest in the world, and highs are acceptable.

Compared to higher end headphones, you will find the HD 202 lacks in clear definition of sound-stage and note attacks and has a bit of a "canned" sound that is very common in low- and mid- end closed headphones. By "canned" I mean a bit of unnaturally "sharp" or "forward" presence, due in large part to the backing on the drivers that characterizes closed headphones.

If you simply want something budget-friendly to give you reason to toss your default iBuds or whatever crappy headphones came with your music player, then look no further.

Sound isolation is excellent, making this a great companion in busy places, or quiet places where you do not wish to disturb anyone (if you happen to like your music loud). Note that you require real noise-canceling dealios to effectively listen to music on airplanes and other high-noise environments. The build of the headphones is very solid and these guys can take a hit, making them perfect workhorse headphones.

However, they aren't the most comfortable headphones in the world. This isn't a big deal unless you spend hours at a time listening, but due to the closed, fairly tight seal, these may irritate you after prolonged listening, especially if you wear glasses like me.

The cord is very, very long, but there is a fairly useful clip to keep it under control included. Also a welcome inclusion is a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter.

Highly recommended if you want noise-blocking (not canceling), general personal entertainment headphones, which have a solid, full-size build. They are good especially for movies and popular music.

 Exacly As Expected, November 9, 2006
By     The Headphone Man

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)

The cups of these heaphone are a little small and they do fit snuggly on my head but after stretching them out a bit I must say they are very comfortable. If you dont like them at first wear them for a while, they will grow on you.
At this price, this is probably as good as it's going to get. Go for it., July 22, 2009
By     Tony Polito (Greenville, North Carolina)

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones (Electronics)

The quality of sound is good. It does lean a good bit toward the bass end (and I wished it didn't, but that's the way it is). I guess today's market has stronger preference for more bass. I've had a few other headphones and based on that (and reviewers of various other products), I expect this is about as good as sound is going to get for this price. I looked here at other products (in search of more upper range, less bass) and I didn't see anything reviewed at this price that looked more promising.

Ok, the cord IS really long. I measured it at 10 2/3 feet. They ought to just have a jack in the headset to accept a 1/8" stereo mini-phono male plug. Then the owner could use the long wire ... or any wire he/she wished to use. And could stow it in any convenient way he/she pleased. (I'd use one of those retractable zip-keepers--there's a Scosche IU3.5RC 3.5mm Retractable Cable that sells for five smackers right here on Amaz.)

The wrap-around wire keeper isn't small either. I measured that at 4" long x nearly 2" wide x just under 1" thick. The keeper has little 'nicks' at each end for pushing each end of the wire into to keep them in place. That's going to wear the wire out over time, if you push the same spot of wire in/out of the nick. It's got a thin plastic belt clip molded into the back of it. Go ahead and use it, cuz I'd like to know how long it takes before you bend over, put the keeper in a bind ... and snap that clip right off. Thank goodness they remembered to slap the word SENNHEISER across it in really big print. I was afraid they'd forget about that.

The over-the-ear does a good job of keeping sound out. I can barely hear the TV in the next room. Not 100% isolation, but more than enough in normal environments. An airplane, though, who knows? The earpads are comfortable enough out-of-the-gate. These are for the office, so they won't see much extended wear requiring serious comfort over the long haul.

The bridge over the head, well, it's a tight fit. Not really uncomfortable ... yet ... but it could be looser. I've had other headphones where the bridge had far move 'give.' Either built in via an slide in/out part or just more flexible plastic. Perhaps this unit will develop more 'give' over time. The earpieces do slide a bit up and down (on their connections to the bridge) to allow some adjustment. I immediately pulled them all the way down. If you have a larger head and you want to absolutely assure a fit that's not overly snug, look elsewhere.

Other posters complained of durability issues, so be forewarned. At this price, though, they're practically disposable.

You're not going to find anything worth having for less than this price, and these seem to be a good value for your money. Go for it.