Summary: Superb build and comfort complete the all-round package that is the HD 218. As for sound performance that tends to go without saying. If anything bass is a little dominant, but that is a tiny criticism. Brilliant bit of kit for under £50 and are great for commuting if you value your fellow passengers as they have very little sound leakage.
Summary: These lightweight headphones are comfortable and stay on whilst I am exercising in the gym. They are far better in both respects than the previous earpiece unit that I had. The new headphones are robust. I have dropped them on the floor a few times without incident. The sound quality is fine, but I never listen to music. The only disadvantage is that my ears get very hot after 10 minutes hard exercise on an exercise machine.
Summary: I bought a pair of these in early January and while the sound is good they don't go very loud and there's alot of sound leak so you will annoy people around you at a mid level volume. these headphones after about a month of use started to deteriorate, the sound went in one of the ears quickly followed by the other. after sending them back and getting a new pair the exact same thing happened 3 weeks later.
Summary: First the disclaimer - I am not an audiophile and I really can't discuss top end or frequencies. I am someone that travels a lot and listens to music, podcasts and video / DVD on a laptop. I'm used to in-ear / 'bud' headphones and I've generally been happy with these. I like Sennheiser products and got these as the price was good and I'd had good experiences with other Sennheiser products. First impression was how light these felt both in my hands and when wearing them.
Summary: As these are inexpensive headphones i wasn't expecting too much from them but didn't get any surprises. They are lightweight and reasonably put together. The fit was fine for me but obviously would vary from person to person maybe not for someone with larger ears. I was disappointed with the sound quality, bass definately not dynamic and sound in general was a little quite and muffled.
Summary: Bought these to listen to my ipod touch and laptop music. I have had Sennheiser headphones before and had been pleased with then so bought them with that in mind. For the price the sound quality is good, they do however seem a bit cheaply constructed and flimsy. My main reason for only 3 stars is that they leak sound at even moderate volumes.
Summary: These 'on-ear' headphones are compact and come with a 1.4m lead and 3.5mm jack. The design itself is good; cushioned headband and earpieces for comfort and the earpieces swivel so that the headphones are easily stored away when not in use. Whilst comfortable to wear I did find that the earpieces kept slipping off my ears when I moved my head - no other reviews mention this so it must be a problem with my ears as opposed to the earphones ;o) The sound quality is excellent...
Summary: These are a decent set of headphones that sit comfortably on your ears. As with all Sennheiser products the sound quality is good, however, they do leak sound which isn't a problem for the listener but may bother those around you. I tried these on the plane to Orlando to see if they were any better than my normal in ear type but they were not, you could still hear the drone of the plane engines. I don't think they particularly isolate sound.
Summary: Although a little plasticky in appearance the Sennheiser HD218 headphones look smart. They also seem to be well made and are comfortable even when worn for longer periods. The fact that the connecting lead only goes to the left side can means that there's one less wire to catch things in as you wear them, making them easier to use too.