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Sennheiser HD 457

Sennheiser HD 457
alaScore 76

323 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 323 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and bass quality are generally positive. The comfort and value for money are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 457 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 323 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sennheiser HD 457


alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 457 from 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

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

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

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD433 Hi-Fi Stereo HeadphonesSennheiser HD 457 Traditional Open Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sennheiser HD 457 Traditional Open Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones (Silver)

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Not worth the money.


If intense bass, aching ears after 30 minutes, and decent quality headphones for an expensive price is what you want, here they are. Invest into some BOSE, they won't disappoint you for the price.

Sound quality is great to say the least

Bass is way to high in these for a normal level, was even doing a blind test on them and one of my friends even said "Wow, my ears hurt from those, how can you stand that bass ; Comfortable? Lol.. no leave these things on your ears for more than 20...

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Good bang for the buck


These headphones do not keep noise out and I was aware of that when I bought these headphones. I bought these headphones instead of noise isolating headphones for safety reasons. If there is a loud sound like a smoke detector or the the water kettle...

Great sound ; The cable is actually detachable from the headphones

Break in time is fairly significant, about a month or so. The whole thing used to vibrate abnormally for a particular low frequency tone, but now it performs brilliantly


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Best I'VE ever heard


Listen up, literally! You JUST don't know unless you can compare a few sets, and I bought a few sets including this one, the Sony "monitoring headphones" MDR-V150 (Bassy and flat in mids and highs), the "Ice tech Vibe" (Electronically rumble with AAA...

Durable, comfortable, long cord, very good bass handling (tight and punchy) with crisp mids and highs

Wasn't free? (I always thought that was silly (sic) and here I said it)

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very comfy!


Overall, these are so cheap that I don't mind them only lasting 2 years. Amazing headphones for the price.

These headphones sound great and don't make my ears hurt during prolonged used. Every other headphone I've used has made my ears hurt

Only con is that I'm now on my 3rd pair in the past 4 years. These seem to last about 2 years max and then the wires get stretched too much and break

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SENNHEISER HD435 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Supra-aural Headphone



Buy Buy Buy BUy worth it , even worth it more if your on a budget. Sounds clear , you hear everthing , the fine drum detail sound. Its comfortable (very)and it doesnt hurt your ears after long period of using them, it designed that way

ah... they need to make sound cards now :p

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Good headphones


NewEgg has these headphones at an INCREDIBLE value, if you buy them anywhere else, you'll regret it (I'm dumb...) If you like hard driving bass from rap/hip-hop/hardcore techno/rock, these are your cans! Go to the headphone dot com site for reviews,...

INTENSE bass. These fellas rumble. Their low impedance and bass boost are intended to be used straight out of a low powered source such as an iPod or laptop. It gets the job done, and I love the open design. Very comfortable, I've owned...

Ever so slightly distorted mids because of the intense bass boost, but it's barely noticeable. These things have too much bass at times. At 20hz, they have almost maximum response. That's just not natural (20hz is so low it's barely audible at all)....

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SENNHEISER HD457 3.5mm Connector Circumaural stereo headphones


For the price, you can't beat them...

Amazing sound, very comfy, worked great for my uses, pretty durable, I wore them around campus for 2 years before they crapped out on me

The left ear stopped working (after 2 years)

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Great, Comfrotable, and Affordable!


I originally had a pair of Sxxy headphones that I used b/c they were built like a rock (plastic with a solid design). But the sound was just lacking in bass. So I bought these headphones for their price and look initially. I must say, these headphones...

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Great Headphones


These are great headphones. I had to buy new ones because my old pair broke. They are so much better, and they are cheaper. Their bass is awesome, it doesn't sound bad like my others. My only problem is that the others got loud enough to hurt my ears,...


Product Specifications

The Sennheiser HD457 supra-aural headphones are open, dynamic, hi-fi stereo headphones ideal for both mobile audio sources such as MP3, WMA, MiniDisc, and CD players and home hi-fi systems. Hear soul, funk, grunge, and percussion at their best with the headphones' balanced sound image and warm bass. When out and about, a convenient cord take-up lets you adjust the headphones cable to a comfortable length.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:18 - 20000Hz/25 - 21000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Creative Technology/Sennheiser
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty /3 months warranty