Summary: Good pair of headphones, just really wanted to say that the microphone and center button DO work with some Android devices - specifically my Nexus 4. The volume buttons don't do anything, but the middle button will pause and play music as well as answer and end calls, and the mic. works on calls.
Excerpt: Sennheiser is obviously a very prestigious brand when it comes to audio equipment, especially headphones. Even at the relatively low price to what most good Sennheiser headphones cost, these do not lose the quality with it. They provide clear distinction between high frequencies and low bass frequencies even in the most distorted of songs.
Excerpt: Sennheiser, probably THE name when it comes to quality headphones. It definitely is one of THE names when it comes to expensive headphones. These however are from their more affordable line of products. My producer friend has a pair by Sennheiser that cost him over £500. That is exactly how much these cost, well if you loose a zero off the end.
Summary: I'm delighted with my purchase and would recommend them. The sound quality is simply stunning - which is the main reason I chose them. The open type of covering is delightfully comfortable, the two axis swivel on the speaker holders means that you can have them sitting on just the right way for comfort and sound quality. As with all such open padding styles its not great at filtering out external noise though.
Summary: I bought these great headphones for use with iPhone and they're truly great for their size and price. I've also tried to use the headphone with other smartphones (Android, Windows Phone) but the microphone does not work on any other phone I've tried other than iPhone. Wanted to make potential buyers aware of that. Otherwise a superb set of microphone headphones - comfortable and great sound quality for the price.
Excerpt: The Sennheiser HD 238 headphones are designed for use on the go with a supra-aural, compact and portable-friendly build. They are, contradictorily, open back however, meaning that sound will leak. The positive from this is that, in my opinion, the sound is wider and airy rather than claustrophobic with no ambient noises. They are also extremely light and can be worn for extensive periods of time with minimal decline in comfort.