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Sennheiser HD 205

Sennheiser HD 205
alaScore 82

1338 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1338 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and usability. The bass quality and value for money also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the comfort. Some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, value for money, bass quality, usability, build quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1338 reviews)

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Sennheiser HD205 II DJ Style


Sennheiser is usually associated with words such as "elite" and "expensive," but you can now add "budget-conscious" to that list as well. The Sennheiser HD 205 II DJ Headphones ($80 list price, $49 to $59 online) are part of the company's HD 200 series...

The Sennheiser HD 205 II DJ Headphones are comfortable to wear, even for long-term use, and their bass is exceptional for budget headphones. Noise leakage is minimal, and they shield ambient noise very effectively. The price is affordable, and a...

Midrange response is weak. The hard plastic design creaks after moderate use and the headset doesn't fold for storage. The attached single-sided cable may be too long for portable use, and there is no way of replacing the cable.

While the affordable Sennheiser HD 205 II DJ Headphones provide good bass, natural sound, and capable performance, critical listeners may find them lacking acoustic flair.

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Sennheiser HD 205


If you're looking for an excellent set of full-sized, closed back stereo headphones, you would be hard pressed to beat the HD 205 for price versus performance. They're built with Sennheiser quality and carry Sennheiser's usual 2-year warranty. The...

14-20,000HZ frequency responseMax SPL 112dB at 1KHz, 1VrmsTHD 32 ohm impedanceRotatable right earcup

Designed for DJs and sound mixing use, the swivel earcup comes in handy...

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Sennheiser HD 205-II Rotatable Ear Cup DJ Headphones Reviewed


These headsets are noise shielding but not noise cancelling but they represent a good value for those looking to upgrade over generic ear buds that come with most iPods without spending a lot of money. They are durable and can also be worn without...

The Sennheiser HD 205-II headphones are an affordable solution to generic headphones or ear buds that come standard with most portable devices such as iPods ; Sennheiser HD 205-IIs are designed to be used by DJs and recording artists; however they're...

The Sennheiser HD 205-IIs aren't as forgiving as some budget cans and can sound downright awful with poorly recorded music and/or lower resolution downloads like those found on iTunes ; In a world where headphones have become their own fashion...

For pennies under $80 the Sennheiser HD 205-II represent an awesome musical value for today's music lover on the go. While the Sennheiser HD 205-IIs aren't as garish, visually, as some nor quite audiophile enough for others, but I assure you for those...


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"Great if you give them a chance"


Firstly, these are a great set of headphones.

Great price for what they give

Don't fold up

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"uncomfortable at all"


uncomfortable at all i used this for 2 weeks and cant stand it anymore am throwing this

sound quality is good

uncomfortable u can only use it for 10 min the ur ears starts to hurt

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"Extremly uncomfortable. Mediocre sound."


Absolutely do not buy. Sennheiser HD205 feels like Chinese water torture - after few minutes, it is not big deal at all, but such discomfort becomes true torture after 20-30 minutes. Those headphones are designed to clamp around your head with...

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After 5 minutes of testing I had to stop using those headphones as they are extremely uncomfortable.

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"Great Value for the Cost-Aware DJ or Home-Listener"


These are glorious headphones. I myself am an avid music listener (4-8+ hours on a daily basis) of genres from Hardstyle Techno to Melodic Death Metal, and from the "Pop Top 100" to Orchestral Movie Soundtrack songs. These headphones handle them all...

- Great Fidelity

- Does NOT pass the aggressive usage test (I quite literally went through 2 pairs in 6 months)

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Amazon review summary for Sennheiser HD 205


alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 205 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

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


82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD 205 Studio Monitor DJ Headphones w/ Swivel Ear Cup (Old Version)Sennheiser HD 205 Studio Monitor DJ Headphones w/ Swivel Ear CupSennheiser HD 205-II Studio Grade DJ Headphones (Black/Grey)

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Good quality


The bass is much better than most headphones - not thumpy, and I especially like the way the headpiece stays on your ear ,tight fit but comfortable

Consistent","Excellent Sound

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Absolutely wonderful!


I see the other negative reviews here and obviously someone didn't realize these headphones are meant for "Music Production". I consulted a lot of remixes and artists about these headphones and they all agreed for me to get them. Even my mentor who...

Good Bass response ; Good Highs and Mids ; Good "everything

There are none. Wish I got these before I made a remix I made, because after I made it, and I used these babies to see what it "truly" sounded like, whoa. I hate to admit, my remix sounded not so good as I thought. Hahaha...but it made me a better...

Product Specifications

The HD 205 provides an excellent sound quality and a brilliant shielding of ambient noise. The rotatable ear cup as well as the single-sided cable makes them a professional companion even for DJ's. The HD 205 comes with a convenient protective pouch for storage and transportation. PRODUCT FEATURES: Medium-sized dynamic, supra-aural headphones; For compact systems or mobile players (32ohm); Powerful stereo sound; Outstanding passive attenuation of ambient noise; Highest wearing comfort for long music sessions; Comfortable head and ear pads; 3.5 mm jack plug and

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:14 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Professional audio system/Portable audio system / Professional audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty