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Sennheiser HD 238 / HD238i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 726 reviews of Sennheiser HD 238 / HD238i. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The portability and comfort also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 238 / HD238i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 238 / HD238i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 238 / HD238i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and price. The comfort and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability.

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 238 / HD238i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 238 / HD238i from Amazon.com. 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.com. Reviewers really like the bass quality and price. The portability and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the reliability.

sound, comfort, portability, price, bass quality

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sennheiser HD 238 review

 

Recently, I reviewed Sennheiser's HD 238i headphones and thought they were a great deal because they sounded very good and were selling online for $60 online. Well, as soon as I said they were a great deal, a bunch of people went out and bought them on...

The Sennheiser HD 238 on-ear headphones are comfortable and affordable, and sound good for the money.

The headphones fold flat but lack a compact design like the Bose OE2 headphones; there's no integrated microphone for cell phones (like the step-up 238i); this is a discontinued model that will disappear from stores quickly.

Priced less than the Bose OE2s, the comparable Sennheiser 238 headphones deliver good bang for your buck.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sennheiser HD 238i Mid-Sized Headset review

 

Whenever I review a pair of Bose headphones, I tend to compare them with another device that that offers similar performance for less money. In the case of Bose's OE2i ($179.95) on-ear headphones , that product is the Sennheiser HD 238i, and costs...

Sennheiser's HD 238i s are comfortable on-ear headphones that sound good for the money. They also have an inline remote and microphone for iPhone users.

The headphones fold flat but lack a compact design like the Bose OE2i headphones.

Priced less than Bose's OE2i on-ear headphones, the comparable Sennheiser 238i headphones deliver good bang for your buck.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sennheiser HD238

 

Sony and Monster have recently released headphones and earphonesthe Sony MDR-XB300 and the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour High Resolution In-Ear Headphonesthat enhance low-end frequencies to levels that not everyone will love. Sennheiser, however,...

Strong, balanced frequency response. Comfortable supra-aural design. Doesn't distort at high volumes

Projects sound outward. Can be overly sibilant on some vocals

Sennheiser's HD238 headphones sound excellent for the price, with rich bass response and crisp highs housed in a comfortable design.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Kieran Coghlan (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sennheiser HD 238 Precision High Resolution Stereo Headphones

 

Let me start this review by getting a few things clear: I am not, or was not anyway, what I would consider a true audiophile. I also am not (or was not) much of a headphone user. All this changed when I got the chance to spend a couple months with the...

Jun, 2009

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Expert review by : Jammer (onheadphones.com)

Sennheiser HD 238 Headphones

 

High-quality headphones for audiophiles

These headphones provide good sound quality through all the ranges of sound. The supra-aural nature of the earpieces ensures a measure of noise-cancellation

The supra-aural earpieces will cause sound to leak out of the headphones at high volumes. The fit of the headphone is a bit too light for some users

The Sennheiser HD 238 provides users with that which no other headphone has provided so well: great sound quality, all across the board. All the ranges are perfectly balanced and clearly delivered to your ears for a truly amazing listening experience....

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Justin Whitaker (topreviewshop.com)

Sennheiser HD-238 Headphones

 

Sennheiser is a brand name that needs no introduction to audiophiles and mass-market audio consumers alike – their high-end products are well regarded by audiophiles and their low-end products are generally well received by everyday consumers. Their...

Plenty of punchy bass; good amount of detail; extremely comfortable; lightweight

Very little isolation; uninspired high frequencies; not the most travel-friendly

A few bothersome issues keep the HD238's from scoring higher. Lack of isolation and sound leakage are the biggest concerns, along with a few nitpicky details on their portability. They are certainly a competent set of portable headphones, but these...

Jul, 2010

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

Sennheiser HD 238 Precision headphones

 

These small headphones are well made but need equalisation to get the most out of them

Good build quality, comfortable ear-cups and headband

Slightly distant mid-bass, "leaky" open nature

Sennheiser's HD 238 Precision headphones are well made and comfortable. Sound quality is good, albeit with a flat frequency response that may be missing some of the musicality of other Sennheiser models. The headphones are nonetheless full of detail.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Nick Broughall (macworld.com.au)

Sennheiser HD238i

 

Sennheiser is no stranger to audio excellence in headphones, so it's no surprise that the HD 238i sound pretty sweet. Sennheiser has taken its high-quality HD 238 headphones and added an in-line remote and microphone specifically for iPhone users.

Nice, warm audio; great in-line mic

Feel a bit flimsy

The HD238i are an exceptionally nice sounding pair of headphones, especially good as a handsfree partner to your iPhone. But paying full RRP would be a mistake when there are better pairs for around the same price.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Prasad Naik (techtree.com)

Sennheiser HD238 Precision: Supra Aural Headphones

 

Excellent audio quality

Vibration in headphones at high volume, no 6.3mm adaptor provided, bit expensive

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (allaboutyou.com)

Review of Sennheiser HD238 headphones

 

Good points: The Sennheisers are comfortable and sound rich and authentic with sharp detail and bass that doesn't distort. They are open-backed, so especially suit use at home or outside rather than confined public spaces like the train where the sound...

The Sennheisers are comfortable and sound rich and authentic with sharp detail and bass that doesn't distort. They are open-backed, so especially suit use at home or outside rather than confined public spaces like the train where the sound can be heard...

Carry case is flimsy

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