Sennheiser HD 201 Review | BETTER OPTIONS?

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I’ve been putting this Sennheiser HD 201 Review off for awhile, mostly because I absolutely despise these headphones. Lol. Find out why! Before we get started though..

Grab a snack, sit back and relax because..

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What I will bring you in this review

  1. Specifications
  2. Summary
  3. Pros
  4. Cons
  5. Video Review
  6. Amp/DAC requirements
  7. Who this headphone benefits?
  8. Consensus/Conclusion
  9. Final Word

Now without further ado, let’s get rolling!

Sennheiser HD 201



If I had to sum up these headphones in one word it would be, totally underwhelming. Okay that’s 2 words lol. But to put it quite simply, these are weak sauce. There’s hardly any bass, and they are some of the quietest headphones I’ve ever heard. They also feel cheap and flimsy, and overall are about as durable as a plastic spoon.

I didn’t have mine for too long because honestly I just gave them away. They’re that bad. I really can’t see why they would ever get more than a 3 star rating. The HD 202’s are a definite step up from these, and in this price range I would go with those. There’s really no redeeming qualities in the 201 other than the fact that they are around $20.


  • Flat, pretty neutral sound.
  • Decent isolation.


  • Weight. They feel cheap and light.
  • Chord feels cheap, like it may not survive a chair being rolled over it. It’s also too long.
  • Plastic feels like it could snap at any moment.
  • Sound doesn’t come through loud enough at all.
  • Bass is nonexistent.
  • Not comfortable at all.

Here’s a video review. He’s pretty positive about them, but I did leave a comment saying that I disagreed.

Amp/DAC requirements

At 24 Ohm, none.

Who these headphones benefit?

No one. And I apologize for being so blunt in this review, but I absolutely would never recommend these to anyone under any circumstance. Lol. They would make great headphones for a cardboard cut out of a man, and that’s being too nice.


Just stay away. Please.

Final Word

If you want a decent pair of headphones in this price range, I’d recommend the Sennheiser HD 202. It’s a huge step up from the 201 in every aspect. Better build, better sound, louder and deeper bass. Both do suffer from a somewhat cheap chord, but I didn’t have too many problems with the 202’s.


Well that’s about it for today friend! I hope you learned something today in this Sennheiser HD 201 review. Never ever EVER buy these. They’re a joke, in every sense of the word. I’d honestly rather hear nails on a chalkboard then put these on my head. Regardless…

Questions? Comments? Requests? Do you totally disagree? Let me know below or Contact me! I would love to hear from you.

All the best and God bless,





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