Sennheiser EH 150 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Sennheiser Model EH 150
Headphone Type Closed Supraaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 130 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 32 Cable Length (cm) 300
Frequency Response (Hz) 18 - 18000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$30
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 6.5 Bass Impact 5.0
Bass Quality 5.0 Mids Quality 5.5
Highs Quality 5.0 Soundstage 4.0
Detail 4.5 Portability 6.5
Isolation 5.5 Comfort 8.5
Durability 7.5 Improvement With Amplification 0.5
Value for Money 8.0    
Overall Score 5.9 Total Reviews 2

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Review by Member audiofreak7 on 27 Feb 07  09:08
Individual review
Bass Extension7
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality6
Mids Quality6
Highs Quality5
Detail5
Comfort9
Durability8
Value8

These Sennheiser EH150's are a solid headphone for under $50. Looking around that price range, most sealed cans are a little disappointing and can sound "fake". Luckily these are better than most $50 sealed HP's I've seen in some time.

Sound quality is good for the value. They are pretty warm and audiophile will not like the extra bass, though it is not too muddy and flows right into the mids. Mids are also slightly "peaky", but with the extra bass these are good headphones for rock, rap, funk, and soul. Although highs are lacking, these are more detailed than most headphones in this price range (cough, Sony, cough). The soundstage is decent but not 100% satisfying, and true music listeners will want more.

In other aspects these are very comfortable to me, but this varies from head to head. The Sennheiser name means these will last you some time before having to buy another pair. And isolation is fairly decent, but if you want a true isolator look at canalphones instead.

In all honesty, I highly recommend the EH350. It is a bit more expensive but has way more detailed highs, a bit more bass impact, and much more accurate mids. But if you have only $50, or you want a cheap pair for-the-go, these aren't bad. Not bad at all.

Review by Member Skrying on 08 May 06  14:16
Individual review
Bass Extension6
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality4
Mids Quality5
Highs Quality5
Detail4
Comfort8
Durability7
Value8

The Sennheiser EH 150 represent a very good value in the headphone market. You can currently grab them for as little as $30 and they are easily obtained from local chain stores such as Circuit City.

Very light and with soft pleather ear pads, they give long lasting comfort. Due to their supraaural design they do not cause any heat issues with the ear, even with pleather ear pads. Note, that if you have very small ears that these might even cover them up, the design split the difference between circumaural and supraaural, I find this very comfortable and from recommending and obtaining feedback from others, so do they.

Sound quality is much higher than you'd expect for a headphone at this price point. Its not a giant killer, but it will certainly serve anyone very well. There is nothing offensive about the sound, its generally laid back and easy flowing. There is a slight favor to the bass side, but nothing that's going to wash out mids or highs. Detail is lacking, but again, for the price its good enough. Soundstage is not really there, but compared to other closed and much more expensive headphones (Ultrasone HFi-550 as an example) that I've owned its about in the same league, these headphones do not however jam the music into your ears.

Portable use is where the EH 150 really shine. Due to their very light design and decent isolation they are very fun to use while on the move. They are also easily driven (but there's no improvement with a amp) from anything, be it your iPod or your portable CD player, it easily provides enough juice to push these phones to the max.

One features about these, for me, is that they are easily "neck-able." By this I mean you can easily slide them off your ears and have them cup your neck without discomfort. Very useful when someone stops you on the street or you need to talk quickly but not completely remove the headphones.

Overall I find the EH 150 to be almost unbeatable for their purpose. Anyone search for the portable, cheap, and comfortable headphone should look to this first. Do not let the rating confuse you (remember, these ratings cover $5 to $5000 headphones), for their price these headphones rock.

Sennheiser EH 150