Sennheiser HD215 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Sennheiser Model HD215
Headphone Type Closed Circumaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 280 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 32 Cable Length (cm) 300
Frequency Response (Hz) 12 - 22000  
Connector 3.5mm with 6.5mm adaptor Street Price US$70
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 6.3 Bass Impact 5.0
Bass Quality 7.0 Mids Quality 6.7
Highs Quality 7.0 Soundstage 6.7
Detail 7.0 Portability 4.0
Isolation 7.0 Comfort 8.3
Durability 8.3 Improvement With Amplification 6.7
Value for Money 6.0    
Overall Score 7.0 Total Reviews 3

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Review by Member apettit on 09 Nov 10  23:05
Individual review
Bass Extension7
Bass Impact4
Bass Quality8
Mids Quality9
Highs Quality9
Detail8
Comfort9
Durability8
Value5

Very comfortable headphones. Expensive, but worth the money

Review by Member Thai Fighter on 20 Sep 07  08:59
Individual review
Bass Extension6
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality6
Mids Quality7
Highs Quality6
Detail7
Comfort8
Durability7
Value8

I'd like to say that these are really great-sounding cans, at least as far as quality goes. These weren't exactly up my alley, because they have a huge soundstage and the sound seems to originate from a distant point (they're laid back). They are the most detailed headphones that I've owned, their bass is precise, tight, but it could offer a bit more impact. They improve on every aspect of sonic performance comparing to the HD205, which are pretty good as well. The HD215 are focused on delivering the sound in a very faithful manner - therefore they are not involving, at least as far as I'm concerned.
They are very comfortable and look pretty durable into the bargain.

All in all, for some people these might be ideal. It depends on personal preferences.

Review by Member ChrisP on 02 Jan 07  03:54
Individual review
Bass Extension6
Bass Impact6
Bass Quality7
Mids Quality4
Highs Quality6
Detail6
Comfort8
Durability10
Value5

I've owned these headphones for around 9 months now, and they are excellent for electronic music.

You may feel a little weird walking around in them, but they are powered very well by every portable device I've owned (iPod, Samsung YP-Z5, Sony Discman).

Sound quality and definition has been improved using a pocket amp including a broader soundstage; this is probably to be expected considering their intention towards home DJ application.

The soundstage is quite limited out of an iPod but despite this, I've only experienced limited fatigue even after extended listening (4 hours +) although admittedly I use low volumes. Using my Samsung device the soundstage is FAR broader, which I think is more indicative of the quality of iPod reproduction than much else.

I also use these headphone for metal and they perform fairly well without an equaliser, and their performance is improved using the Winamp equaliser from my computer.

I'm not a very... aware person, so these things have suffered ABUSE. They're still in one piece, in fact besides the beard roughage on the earpads and a few scratches from the many drops and kickings/draggings they've received they perform like new. Even the adjustable parts of the headband function as new, staying in their selected length without slipping.

The headband and single-sided rotatable cup appear to be extremely strong, and they're very comfortable. The cups are extra large, which is a handy thing for people with big stickyout ears like myself.

My Tagline:

"Headphones for on the go people who don't mind having a big chunk of (comfortable) plastic on their head and who share a penchant for Bass heavy metal and trance/drum'n'bass."

Sennheiser HD215