Excerpt: Popular manufacturer Sennheiser just unleashed a trio of cushy cans under its HD headphone line. Designed for lounging around the house or for use on the go, the HD 428 focuses on lower frequencies and powerful bass, while the top-of-the-line HD 448 boasts the best details. We got our sweaty mitts on the middle-of-the-road offering, the HD 438, which the company says is all about a natural signature sound, with booming bass as well.
Pros: Snug, comfortable fit; very good sound quality; has some noise-canceling qualities
Cons: Fragile build; ugly design; no volume controls or other frills
These cheap Sennheiser headphones may be gaudy, but they're sturdy and sound decent
Good Gear Guide.au
16 May 2010
Summary: Sennheiser's HD 438 is a pair of sturdily built PC gaming headphones with good bass extension — useful for action gaming and some types of music. If you can get past the awkward headband and ugly ear-cups, these headphones are a good buy.
Pros: Reasonable build quality, good mid-bass extension