Sennheiser HD 201 unboxing and first impression

Today I got the delivery of my Sennheiser HD 201 Headphones. Although these are considered to be pretty basic and budget headphones, priced around Rs. 1300, they are certainly a step up for a user like me, who had been using Rs. 150 Tech-Com Headphones till now.

I ordered these through Ebay, since I had a 10% off coupon, which brought the price of these headphones to Rs. 1209.60, including bill and shipping and the seller managed to get these delivered to my house in less than 36 hours!

Here is the unboxing video of Sennheiser HD 201; seller had packed it really well, so had little trouble opening the packaging initially.

Like I said in the above video, headphones turned out to be lighter than what I had expected them to be and are in fact, slightly lighter than my older headphones and also feel much more comfortable, even though they are a little tight at the moment (should loosen up later).

Sound quality of Sennheiser HD 201 is much better than my older headphones and seems kind of natural, though bass is certainly little on the lower side, though still better than the headphones I had earlier. This might just improve later on, as I have read on many forums, that these headphones need time to open up a bit. So I would most probably post a detailed review, later on.

I almost forgot to mention, these came with 2 year warranty, so I guess I need not worry about anything for the next couple of years, even though going by the build quality, I don’t think that warranty is going to be much useful.

Sennheiser HD 201 Specs

Jack plug: 3.5 mm stereo jack
Nominal impedance: 24 ?
Weight w/o cable: 165 g
Transducer principle: dynamic, closed
Cable length: 3 m dual-sided OFC copper cable
Frequency response (headphones): 21 – 18000 Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL): 108 dB
THD, total harmonic distortion: <0.7 % Ear coupling: circumaural


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