Sennheiser HD433 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Sennheiser Model HD433
Headphone Type Open Supraaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 118 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 0
Impedance (ohms) 32 Cable Length (cm) 300
Frequency Response (Hz) 22 - 20000  
Connector 3.5mm with 6.5mm adaptor Street Price US$20
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 1.0 Bass Impact 2.0
Bass Quality 3.0 Mids Quality 3.0
Highs Quality 4.0 Soundstage 3.0
Detail 5.0 Portability 5.0
Isolation 0.0 Comfort 4.0
Durability 4.0 Improvement With Amplification 0.0
Value for Money 3.0    
Overall Score 3.7 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member The_Punisher on 29 Dec 06  19:26
Individual review
Bass Extension1
Bass Impact2
Bass Quality3
Mids Quality3
Highs Quality4

The HD433 have a very congested and nasal midrange, combined with an unpleasant sibilance caused by a very audible peak going from 2kHz to 4kHZ. There is NO improvement with amplification. Bass impact stops at about 150 Hz and the extension doesn't go any further than about 100 Hz. Really honky headphones with VERY limited treble and bass extension. The build quality is also very flimsy, the plastic used is cheap.

I'd only recommend these headphones for watching TV or listening to AM speech or FM music. Not even suitable for low-rate MP3 setups, since the midrange peak exacerbates the bad ripping quality.

Cheap ? Yes. Better choices out there ? Yes: Koss PortaPro, KSC series, Sony V300, Sennheiser HD212, PX100.

Sennheiser HD433