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Sennheiser HD 428

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1211 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and bass quality. The value for money and comfort also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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


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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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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...

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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...

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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.


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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.

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Nice headphones


These phones definitely work great for what I bought them for - cubicle sound

They're lacking some punch on bass, but there's no reason to rock dubstep at full volume & range in a cubie environment. :-)

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Best budget headphones


Supreme clarity ; Sturdy construction ; Deep, rich bass ; Lossless quality at high volumes ; Comfortable ; 2 year warranty included (via Sennheiser, not newegg)

The cable is very thin, so treat it like its your baby

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Great Headphones


When I first saw these headphones on sale for 30 dollars I was a little scared to order them, but my friends Sennheiser sound amazing so I decide to give them a chance. I was no disappointed. They sound amazing. I would highly recommend them

The only con is the cord is not as great as other high quality headphones

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Poor Quality


Make better stuff

NOTHING sorry! I hope the new one in remplacement work

Come already Broken when i open the package

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Bought for flying


Light weight, awesome sound, and a great price. Although they are not noise canceling, they worked better then expected on a flight from Chicago to Seattle

Worried about the very thin cord

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Very durable


Others are poorly rating because they say they feel light and cheaply made, but being light means you can wear them for hours without irritation. The cable is thin, but has withstood 4 years of use and abuse.

Sound quality is great! I've had these for about 4 years, and they still work like the day I got them. About 2 years ago I accidentally stepped on them and broke the left ear cup nearly off, then duct taped it back on. They are still working in fine

The cable is short, so it is not so good for use with good for stereos and computers, but it's not really a con because a short cable is great for use with mobile devices

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

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty