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Sennheiser HD 428

Sennheiser HD 428
alaScore 86

776 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 776 reviews of Sennheiser HD 428. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the bass quality and portability. The price and comfort are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability, and reviews are divided on the durability.

sound, comfort, price, portability, bass quality

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 428 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 428

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 428 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. Opinions about the bass quality and portability are on the whole positive. The price and comfort also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

sound, comfort, price, portability, bass quality

durability, reliability

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

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Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 428

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 415 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 428 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and portability. The price and comfort are also appreciated, but views about the size and durability are mixed. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, portability, bass quality

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Robinson (hometheaterreview.com)

Sennheiser HD 428 Over the Ear Headphones Reviewed

 

While Sennheiser has a long and well-earned pedigree, which the HD 428 over the ear headphones are now part of. However, given the performance and price point, the HD 428 will be facing some stiff competition.

The HD 428 is a stylish but understated headphone that features well-sourced plastics and soft touch rubber ; The HD 428 is comfortable to wear for long periods of time ; The HD 428's sound is natural though it skews to the leaner side of neutral,...

The HD 428 doesn't rest securely around all ears meaning its sound isolation capabilities are not ideal, which may or may not be a deal breaker ; At the extremes or at extreme volumes the HD 428's sonic performance does become a bit one dimensional and...

It's hard to argue with a $100 over-the-ear headphone with a Sennheiser pedigree - for which the HD 428 has both. However I'm not sure the HD 428 gets my blanket endorsement for while I liked many aspects of its performance, it does face some stiff...

Aug, 2011
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Expert review by: Jammer (onheadphones.com)

Sennheiser HD 428 Headphones

 

Great headphones that are built for the studio, now in your home

These headphones provide great sound quality throughout all the ranges of sound. The crosshair design provides longetivity. The closed-back design cancels out background noise

The lead cable on this pair of headphones is considered to be a bit too long for home use

This is a Sennheiser studio headphone set that provides the awesome quality of sound that professional sound recording artists are always looking for. Thanks to its unique cross-hair design, the durability of the headphone set is ensured to a great...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Justin Whitaker (topreviewshop.com)

Sennheiser HD-428 Headphones

 

If you have ever searched for a new set of headphones and sought recommendations, you have no doubt heard of Sennheiser and been recommended a set of their headphones. Sennheiser is a well recognized name in the audio industry and has been making...

Tight bass, balanced mids and vocals, transparent soundstage, very comfortable, scratch resistant build and reasonable $80 price tag

Short cable limits their versatility, not travel friendly

After dozens of hours of listening, though, I think anyone who purchases them will be pleased by the sound quality that a good pair of headphones such as the HD 428 can provide.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sennheiser HD 428 PC headphones

 

Sennheiser's HD 428 budget PC/gaming headphones are equally suited to music listening, playing games and watching movies. As a jack of all trades, the...

Comfortable, cheap, stylish design, good bass response

Mediocre sound quality, flimsy build quality

Sennheiser’s budget HD 428 PC headphones fill an important market niche – they’re cheap and don’t sound too bad. These headphones also have a nice design.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

These budget PC headphones have a nice design and produce decent sound

 

Sennheiser's budget HD 428 PC headphones fill an important market niche – they're cheap and don't sound too bad. These headphones also have a nice design.

Comfortable, cheap, stylish design, good bass response

Mediocre sound quality, flimsy build quality

Jan, 2010

PC Advisor Best Buy Award

Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sennheiser HD 429 budget headphones review

 

Design isn't the only place the money's been spent. The HD 429s feel a little more convincingly built throughout, and the gold-plated 3.5mm and 1/4in adaptor jacks are good to see. You also get more cable: 3m of 3.5mm audio wire means you can stray a...

You admittedly pay quite a bit more for a fairly small improvement in sound quality, and from a purely aural standpoint, the extra cash isn’t terribly well spent. However, the Sennheiser HD 429 budget over-ear headphones are smaller than the AKG K77s,...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent value over-ear headphones

 

For a value set of over ear's to have at the office, these are a great choice. If you want ultra performance for focused listening, these models lack just a pinch but are still great for all but the most discerning of trained ears. Trouncing anything...

Price, low-key looks, size of ear cups, weight, padding, minimal ear fatigue, over-all sound. Great low end, and detail for the money ; For the money, I really feel these are very hard to beat for the sonic performance for a closed back, over ear set...

Small wire, plastic feels a little cheapish, and the left ear padding has worn down a little after daily use at the office 5 days a week for a couple years

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Would have been a great case!!!

 

For a value set of over ear's to have at the office, these are a great choice. If you want ultra performance for focused listening, these models lack just a pinch but are still great for all but the most discerning of trained ears. Trouncing anything...

Price, low-key looks, size of ear cups, weight, padding, minimal ear fatigue, over-all sound. Great low end, and detail for the money ; For the money, I really feel these are very hard to beat for the sonic performance for a closed back, over ear set...

Small wire, plastic feels a little cheapish, and the left ear padding has worn down a little after daily use at the office 5 days a week for a couple years

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.

 

For a value set of over ear's to have at the office, these are a great choice. If you want ultra performance for focused listening, these models lack just a pinch but are still great for all but the most discerning of trained ears. Trouncing anything...

Price, low-key looks, size of ear cups, weight, padding, minimal ear fatigue, over-all sound. Great low end, and detail for the money ; For the money, I really feel these are very hard to beat for the sonic performance for a closed back, over ear set...

Small wire, plastic feels a little cheapish, and the left ear padding has worn down a little after daily use at the office 5 days a week for a couple years

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Exactly what I paid for.

 

Great sound, great look, and comfortable. I'm no audiophile so I can't speak on that end of the spectrum but I do really enjoy these after over half a year of ownership they work just as they did out of the box fine and appear to have a good life ahead...

Initially a bit uncomfortable on my ears with glasses, but that went away overtime. At first I was worried about it but now they rest very well

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Want a pair of headphones that sound as good as they look? Look no further for the HD 428 not only comes with an innovative crosshair design and rugged rubber finishing on their earcups, but their high-output neodymium magnets provide for a powerful stereo sound reproduction. Not to forget, their closed circumaural configuration effectively blocks outside noise.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:18 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:7.3oz

Header

Manufacturer:Sennheiser
Model:428
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty