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Sennheiser HD 429

Sennheiser HD 429
alaScore 86

495 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 495 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and bass quality. The comfort and price also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 429 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sennheiser HD 429


alaTest has collected and analysed 87 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 429 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability


87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 429 from 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

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, portability


91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser HD 429 Headphones Black

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Sennheiser HD 429s


The Sennheiser HD 429s headphone pair delivers wonderful audio to the sub-$100 price range—but if you're looking for mega-bass or gobs of accessories, look elsewhere.

Excellent audio performance with solid bass response and crisp highs. Lightweight, comfortable fit. Inline remote control and microphone for mobile devices

One-button remote lacks volume control. No accessories aide from cable adapter. Design doesn't fold for travel

Despite the relatively large number of headphones Sennheiser has out on the market at any given time, the German audio company manages to maintain an impressive standard of quality. The HD 429s, at $89.95 (direct), can be considered a budget headphone...



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Sennheiser HD 429 Headphones Review


Comfortable, powerful, sublime.

Clear audio, comfortable to use, circumaural design provides some sound isolation

Unnecessarily long cable, low bass response

At the end of the day if you can live with the extra long cable and don’t mind the low bass response (unless you use an equalizer or external amp), the Sennheiser HD 429 provide exceptional audio quality for the money. They’re comfortable, easy to use...

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Can get pretty loud, the bass is just right, I can hear just about everything in a song, and the headphones are extremely comfortable


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Sennheiser HD 429


These headphones are really nice, good sound (with a sounds card, if not dont get them)

They feel like cheap plastic, like with just me putting them on/off will break them one day, which isn't good ; Also the sound is not very good without a sound card, its also very quiet without a sound card, overall these are decent ; cant get much...

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Poor material quality


I can't recommend a replacement brand just yet, but for my atleast I am not going to throw anymore money at Sennheiser equipment as it is definitely no longer remotely close to professional grade.

Still has class Sennheiser sound

I have been a customer of Sennheiser's headphones for close to a decade, I originally owned a pair of HD 428's that lasted 3 years. Now in the last 4 months I've gone through a new 428 and now a 429 that both have deteriorated disturbingly quickly as...

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Fantastic headphones


Definitely recommend these if you're looking for midrange headphones.

I bought these after the connection to the earcups on my HD 202s began to fail on both sides ; Sound quality is fantastic - at least to me - and improved after breaking them in for a couple weeks, although the sound is very flat and benefits from a...

No real complaints except that the cord is very, very thin, almost worryingly so

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Great Cans


Use an equalizer. The bass is not over emphasized on these nor the mids or highs, it has a nice flat sound. if you want more bass turn it up it has 40mm drivers, they CAN produce more.

Nice sound, very sturdy. Really long cord and gold plated 3.5mm connector. Love the look of these, not too flashy and not too plain. Gotta love the Sennheiser logo

Really long cord, can bother some if they dont like long cords, but I dont mind so not worth losing an egg over

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Exactly as Advertised


I regret to admit I bought these offline...

Great sound they work exactly as advertised by Sennheiser themselves

What I plug them into... I have a cheap off-name-brand portable device and a laptop with some driver issues

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Great phone for the $!


Good balanced sound, highs are crisp and even, bass is not exagerated. I use these to practice without disturbing the Mrs. They are great for what I need. I have also used them for listening to music on my iPod and home stereo and they also work well...

Comfortable for extended use, very lightweight

Would have liked a heavy duty cord....but for the money it's OK

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Great headphones for the price


Great headphones for the price. Good entry level quality headphones.This product has... Perfect fitAbout me... Budget Conscious, Frequent traveler

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Display: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm: No
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No
Sound System:STEREO
Volume Control: No


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug / ONE 3.5 mm Plug
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Product Type:Headband Headset / Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Headphones / Traditional Headphone