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Sennheiser HD 228

Sennheiser HD 228
alaScore 79

526 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 526 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and bass quality. The comfort and value for money also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 228 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 526 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sennheiser HD 228


alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 228 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

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

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD228 Closed Back Headphone Optimized for iPod/iPhone/MP3/and Music PlayersSennheiser HD228 Closed Back Headphone Optimized for iPod/iPhone/MP3/and Music Players (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sennheiser HD 228 Closed Back Headphone with Excellent Bass

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Great Portable Lightweight Headphones


I needed a replacement pair of mid-size headphones in addition to my in-ear headphones. I saw these advertised and having a positive similar experience with Sennhieser headphones I decided to give them a try. First I wanted a comfortable pair of...

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish

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Good Sound for a Lightweight Headphone


Warm sound with good base response. A good lightweight headphone if you can get it at a bargain price, as it\'s not worth the list price.

Comfortable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight

All Plastic Constuction


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Great little headphones with big sound.


I am a legally blind man over 50. I use these Sennheiser headphones to listen to my audio books. I get a clean crisp sound with plenty of bass. They are comfortable enough to wear for long periods, which is a plus when it comes to listening to audio...

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish

Cord Too Short

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Sennhesier does it again!


I wanted some over-the-ears headphones as a option to my earbuds, and I am happy with the Sennheiser HD 228 as my choice. Very comfortable, good sound and just enough bass boost for my taste. A great buy for the money!

Comfortable","Compact","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight

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Good sound


These phones provide clearity to sound sources that are otherwise a bit garbeled. Plus good bass.

Comfortable","Compact","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight

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some shortcomings


I use these headphones on the subway on my way to school. No problems there. Isolation is good and sound is great. They look stylish and are extremely comfortable. You won't even feel them on your head. There are flimsy, however. People who tend to...

Comfortable","Good Bass","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish

Flimsy Construction

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Quite good


I bought a pair of these, and a pair of HD238s after accidentally destroying my PX100s on a flight. The HD238s are a little brighter, and have a little less bass than the HD228s, but I planned to use the HD228s (because of the closed back design) at...

Outstanding bass response (unlike the PX200), excellent music reproduction

Not as bright as the Sennheiser HD238, or PX100

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Good entry level headphones


I use it with my computer without an amp using ordinary DirectSound output via Foobar2000. Haven't burned in the drivers fully, but am satisfied with the current sound. The build quality feels cheap and plastic, but the sound quality redeems it...

Comfortable","Compact","Good Bass","Lightweight","Pretty","Rich Sound

Cord Too Short","Feels cheap","Fingerprints on plastic","Flimsy Construction

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SENNHEISER HD228 3.5mm Connector Supra-aural Stereo Headphone


I can't say much about Sennheiser's other products. I guess I just figured you couldn't go wrong with a German-made product and Sennheiser had been recommended by an acquaintance, but these are the absolute worst pair of earphones I have ever owned....

One of the reasons I invested in these headphones was because they're not half as hideous as many of the other choices out there

I tend to wear headphones because I want to keep my music to myself when I ride public transportation or suffer through a fourteen-hour trans-Pacific flight. These headphones are louder than my speakers when attached to a computer and nearly inaudible...

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Mini / Leightweight