I’m a headphone junkie. I really enjoy trying different headphones and evaluating their sound quality and other features that make them unique. In that quest I came across this Sennheiser HD 202 MK II Headphones for $21.45 on amazon. Wow, what a steal of a deal for Sennheisers! Sennheiser is known for creating some of the truest sounding headphones and these are no exception.
They have great clarity and for the price are unbeatable. They’re not marketed as having enhanced bass, but do have a strong bass response. The mids are clean. While they do have clear highs, they’re slightly biased towards the mid-to-lower range. They’re built sturdy with a very long cord. The ears muffs can pop off in case of kids playing with them (which is good) and easily snap back. They’re okay on the comfort level, not all-day type of phones, but decent for a few hours at a time. They’re definitely ahead of the curve for the price.
These are now my standard household headphones since I don’t have to watch them like a hawk (like some of my other headphones), and I’ve established them as my company’s standard issue. If you’re interested in getting a decent pair of headphones at a great price, this is a good option.
I also own a pair of Sennheiser HD 555 which are more comfortable, cost 4x as much, and while may have a more flat/even response, these HD 202s have more ‘punch’. The HD 202s also have more response across the sound spectrum than my $300 Boss QuiteComfort 15 (which shouldn’t be a surprise since the Boss are first designed to be noise cancelling which does affect the sound). Also many other headphones which I’ll blog about later. Combined with free 2nd day shipping using Amazon Prime (totally recommended) and the fact they’re easy to return if you don’t like them, it’s a fantastic deal.