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Sennheiser HD 238 Precision

alaTest has collected and analyzed 804 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and bass quality are on the whole positive. The value for money and comfort also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 238 Precision is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 238 Precision

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 114 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 238 Precision from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, value for money, comfort, portability, bass quality

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD238 On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Open-Air Design for High Resolution Stereo SoundSennheiser HD 238i High-Resolution Open Headset with Smart Remote with Mic to Control iPhoneSennheiser HD 238 Headphones

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Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 238 Precision

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 238 Precision from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, portability

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD 238 Open Aire Stereo Headphones - (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sennheiser HD 238 Open Aire Stereo Headphones - Old Version (Old Version)Sennheiser HD238 Open Aire Stereo Headphone Optimized for iPod/iPhone/MP3/and Music Players

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Sennheiser HD 238

 

Recently, I reviewed Sennheiser's HD 238i headphones and thought they were a great deal because they sounded very good and were selling online for $60 online. Well, as soon as I said they were a great deal, a bunch of people went out and bought them on...

The Sennheiser HD 238 on-ear headphones are comfortable and affordable, and sound good for the money.

The headphones fold flat but lack a compact design like the Bose OE2 headphones; there's no integrated microphone for cell phones (like the step-up 238i); this is a discontinued model that will disappear from stores quickly.

Priced less than the Bose OE2s, the comparable Sennheiser 238 headphones deliver good bang for your buck.

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Sennheiser HD238

 

Sony and Monster have recently released headphones and earphonesthe Sony MDR-XB300 and the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour High Resolution In-Ear Headphonesthat enhance low-end frequencies to levels that not everyone will love. Sennheiser, however,...

Strong, balanced frequency response. Comfortable supra-aural design. Doesn't distort at high volumes

Projects sound outward. Can be overly sibilant on some vocals

Sennheiser's HD238 headphones sound excellent for the price, with rich bass response and crisp highs housed in a comfortable design.

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Sennheiser HD 238 Headphones

 

High-quality headphones for audiophiles

These headphones provide good sound quality through all the ranges of sound. The supra-aural nature of the earpieces ensures a measure of noise-cancellation

The supra-aural earpieces will cause sound to leak out of the headphones at high volumes. The fit of the headphone is a bit too light for some users

The Sennheiser HD 238 provides users with that which no other headphone has provided so well: great sound quality, all across the board. All the ranges are perfectly balanced and clearly delivered to your ears for a truly amazing listening experience....

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Sennheiser HD-238 Headphones

 

Sennheiser is a brand name that needs no introduction to audiophiles and mass-market audio consumers alike – their high-end products are well regarded by audiophiles and their low-end products are generally well received by everyday consumers. Their...

Plenty of punchy bass; good amount of detail; extremely comfortable; lightweight

Very little isolation; uninspired high frequencies; not the most travel-friendly

A few bothersome issues keep the HD238's from scoring higher. Lack of isolation and sound leakage are the biggest concerns, along with a few nitpicky details on their portability. They are certainly a competent set of portable headphones, but these...

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Sennheiser HD 238 Precision headphones

 

Sennheiser's HD 238 Precision headphones are made with good quality components and are comfortable to wear in almost all conditions. The headphones ha...

Good build quality, comfortable ear-cups and headband

Slightly distant mid-bass, "leaky" open nature

Sennheiser's HD 238 Precision headphones are well made and comfortable. Sound quality is good, albeit with a flat frequency response that may be missing some of the musicality of other Sennheiser models. The headphones are nonetheless full of detail.

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Sennheiser HD238i

 

Sennheiser is no stranger to audio excellence in headphones, so it's no surprise that the HD 238i sound pretty sweet. Sennheiser has taken its high-quality HD 238 headphones and added an in-line remote and microphone specifically for iPhone users.

Nice, warm audio; great in-line mic

Feel a bit flimsy

The HD238i are an exceptionally nice sounding pair of headphones, especially good as a handsfree partner to your iPhone. But paying full RRP would be a mistake when there are better pairs for around the same price.

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Sennheiser HD238 Precision: Supra Aural Headphones

 

Excellent audio quality

Vibration in headphones at high volume, no 6.3mm adaptor provided, bit expensive

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Review of Sennheiser HD238 headphones

 

Good points: The Sennheisers are comfortable and sound rich and authentic with sharp detail and bass that doesn't distort. They are open-backed, so especially suit use at home or outside rather than confined public spaces like the train where the sound...

The Sennheisers are comfortable and sound rich and authentic with sharp detail and bass that doesn't distort. They are open-backed, so especially suit use at home or outside rather than confined public spaces like the train where the sound can be heard...

Carry case is flimsy

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Sennheiser HD 238 Precision Headphones

 

The Sennheiser HD 238 Precision Headphones offer a high-quality lifelike stereo sound experience. This is the result of combining Sennheiser's advanced acoustic system with powerful neodymium magnets and lightweight diaphragms.

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"Awesome at home headphones"

 

I love them and use them often, but I have a another set for rock n roll that is more closed.

Treat audio very evenly. Jazz, classical sound as good as one could want on these. If you prefer rap, pop, dance, these will struggle to deliver the lower end you desire---even muddle it somewhat. Extremely comfortable--could wear all day and not tire.

S:N ratio is not the highest, so they are not the most efficient phones I've used. They are not for the plane. Open air style doesn't cut out external noises at all. Also that means if someone else is in the room and you're jammin' out, it may bug them

Product Specifications

In addition to their timeless design and classic style, the HD 238 headphones offer a high-quality lifelike stereo sound experience. This is the result of combining Sennheiser's advanced acoustic system with powerful neodymium magnets and lightweight diaphragms. These headphones also feature premium metallic components and exchangeable earpads for superior performance and durability. A carrying pouch for safekeeping is included in the delivery.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:16 - 23000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone / Portable audio system
Type:Headphones

Header

Manufacturer:Sennheiser
Model:238
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty
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