Conclusion: The Sennheiser HD 438 headphones aren’t all that pretty, but certainly pack a punch. The design isn’t to taste at all, so we’d be interested to hear what the new and slightly better-looking HD 428 and HD 448 can produce.
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
4 April 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