Summary: (My review was done after removing the foam from under the pleather padding, known as the "Asteroid Mod" on Head-fi) - Many reviewers either love or hate these, and I'm assuming this is a fit issue. Before I removed the foam, There were hardly any lows or highs.
Pros: - Light/portable - Comfortable, they sit on your ears (can listen to these for hours) - One-sided cable
Cons: - Flimsy/cheap design - A bit harder to power than average portable headphones - Do not fold up
Summary: I wasn't expecting a ton out of these, they happened to be on sale so I decided to pull the trigger. My immediate thoughts are, these are the lowest tier for a Sennheiser product. That being said, they're not awful the sound quality is decent, they aren't as loud as I had anticipated but they're not...
Pros: Cheap, mediocre sound, somewhat fashionable and compact.
Cons: The cord is extremely cheaply made, the entire product is kind of spotty but definitely usable.
Summary: The pair of HD-280 I have owned (and loved) for years was finally falling apart so I bought these as a lower-cost and more portable option. The sound quality is decent but the flimsy & sloppy construction doesn't look like it will hold up to much wear without breaking.
Pros: -Decent sound quality for price. -Good bass response. I listen to music that has a fair amount of bass (hip-hop, drum n bass, house) and I got a good bass response. -comfort level = OK. Earcups are padded in leather/leatherette.
Cons: -Earcups are a bit small -- its hard to tell the earcup size from picture -- these are much smaller than HD280 or HD202 Earcups. -As such, they don't fully cover my ears and don't filter background noise as well as the better models -cheaply constructed. Earcup leather is slipshod & poor fit over...
Summary: The item's plastic packaging is quite annoying to have to cut open.
Cons: Cheap... and they sound like it. Overall the sound is very quiet, and there is zero bass. I'm amazed that Sennheiser even makes such a lousy product. Will be returning them immediately and looking to buy more expensive headphones.
Summary: I wish that more people would write reviews and tell how much they like these.
Pros: Wow!! What an improvement over the simple, yucky earbuds that are out there for almost the same amount of money! I listened to as many headsets as I could before purchasing these. My home pair are a pair of Signet electret cans that I that I bought for a fortune before I got married. Everyone I h...
Cons: Not the easiest headphone to find and even harder to get a listen before buying. Because they are over the ear they are a bit large to pack but what I have found is that I just wear them around my neck all the time. Blister packaging can cause the loss of appendages and is cheesy for this quality...
Summary: I am listening through the Sennheiser HD218 Headphones right now. I am currently comparing them to a cheap pair of headphones that I have right here. The cheap pair ($3.88) sound better; they are Coby headphones. The highs are not as clear as they should be and the lows are almost nonexistent.
Pros: They are comfortable. They work.
Cons: The sound quality is very poor. The cord is very fragile and very thin.
Excerpt: When I was teaching I was sent on a three week course relating to children with mild learning difficulties, much of the course involved listening to spoken explanations accessed via the course learning web pages.
Pros: Comfortable . Very high sound quality . Durable for more than four years to date .