Final Clearance Sennheiser On-Ear Stereo Headphones (HD 201)

  • Model #: HD 201
  • Web Code: 10169519


The Sennheiser HD 201 stereo headphones are perfect for the budget-conscious music lover. Comfortable and lightweight, these supra-aural headphones produce dynamic audio with rich bass and exceptional external noise attenuation.

More Information

  • Sealed earcup design keeps music in and background noise out
  • Produces rich, crisp bass response and faithful dynamic audio reproduction
  • Lightweight construction designed specifically for long studio or DJ sessions
  • Optimum impedance for audio interfaces or portable audio players/recorders
  • Made with rugged materials that are built to last the rigours of everyday use
  • Hypo-allergenic faux-leather earpads provide comfort for all-day listening
  • Includes a 1/8" plug (3.5mm) with 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)

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  • Headphone Style
  • Band Style
  • Noise Cancelling
  • Wireless
  • Bluetooth
  • Water/Sweat Resistant
  • Folding
  • Cord Length
    2.78 m
  • Plug Material
  • Ear Cushion Material
  • Driver Unit Size
    3.5 mm
  • Frequency Response
    21 Hz - 18 KHz
  • Impedance
    24 Ohm
  • Magnet Type
  • Sensitivity
    108 dB
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 95%

212 Reviews

Critical 4%

11 Reviews

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  • from Toronto, ON

Alright But...

Good sound for the price, pretty comfy, long cord but for some reason it broke pretty soon I don't know why but maybe it was my fault, but overall really good.I'd definitely recommend it.

  • from kelowna,bc


My son bought these for x-mas. They seem tinny. I have a pair I paid 15 dollars for that sound better. I do like the over the ear fitting. I like the cord. But the sound sucks.

  • from Granby, QC

From a best buy express machine a the airport

Worst sounding headphone ever, i know they aren't [price] phones but for [price] they should sound better than the one given on flights and yet they do not!

  • from Peterborough, ON

sennheiser headphones

excellent and was on sale as well for [price]. perfect for the computer

  • from Montréal, QC


Great sound !

  • from Scarborough, ON

they're alright

they're okay

  • from Hamilton, ON

Not Bad

Anyway, the sound is okay, it isn't very comfortable, it isn't tight on my head so it fell off if I tilted my head back and it doesn't block out background sound meaning I could hear what was happening around me which got annoying. But considering the price, these were decent headphones.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Not comfortable to wear

Am I the only person who finds these headphones very uncomfortable to wear? They really start to hurt my ears after only a short period of use. The foam on ear pieces is definitely not big enough as the speaker presses again my entire ear. Sound is not good enough to warrant the enduring unpleasantness of wearing these headphones. You get what you pay for.

  • from London, ON

Overall Great For The Price

These headphones I use when I'm out and about, like at school for audio/video editing, that way I won't worry about breaking my expensive headphones that I keep at home. They are a nice, cheap set with decent quality, and they fit fairly well. The cable is super long, and that is a bonus! Overall I really like these headphones!

  • from Calgary, AB

Very good headphone strongly recommend

I'm just using it with my desktop and it has long length and is very convenient to connect; it can adapt to my head very well; the performance is really good compared to my previous one; it is kind of soundproofing and now I can focus on what I do when my colleges are talking with suppressed sound. It is comfortable but a little hot for me to wear after a half of hour.

  • from St. John's, NL

Balanced and clear - but not for portable devices

Compared to my severely bass-heavy JVC headphones, these are super clear and balanced. You can actually hear midtones and high frequencies. They're definitely not as loud as some other headphones, so they may not be the best choice for battery-operated portable devices where you have to increase the volume to achieve the same sound level. If you're like me and using them with a computer or home receiver, you'll have no problems. I found them to be quite light and comfortable as well. The padding for the top of the head is a nice touch.

  • from Mississauga, ON

Decent headphones

Headphone hurts ear over time Sound effects are decent Got a nice beat to it

  • from Mississauga, ON

Sennheiser headphone HD 201

Very good & Comfortable headphone , sound is good . Highly recommend

  • from Delta, BC

Excellent, comfortable product!

I bought these as I love my wireless Sennheiser headphones. These ones are so comfortable, the sound quality is great and the long cord is a bonus for what I use them for.

  • from Melfort, SK

Sennheiser Headphones

Bought these on sale, good value, comfortable and worth the money, sale or not. They do the job very well.

  • from Grimsby, ON

Sennheiser Headphones

I really liked this Headphones very much and is very comfortable and good performance. I recommend to any body to buy this Headphones

  • from Richmond Hill, ON

Worth the $25

The wire is way to long for portable use for any mp3 player. Great value if you are just looking to use them for a home theatre. I ONLY bought these because Best Buy sold out of the runs I really wanted. However, I have no regrets because I knew what I was buying.

  • from Vaudreuil, QC


I received a pair of headphones for Xmas which I found extremely uncomfortable after just an hour, I switched it for another kind and I had the same issue. The design was too oval for my ears. I then bought this and I'm very happy with my purchase! Get this if comfort and quality is important and you are on a budget!

  • from Mississauga, ON

Sanheiser on ear stereo ear phones

Love these ear phones. Bought them on sale. Quality of sound Very good.Very well worth the price. I can wear them while laying in bed too.Very comfortable.

  • from Toronto, ON

Good Value

Very comfortable to wear. Sound quality is okay. Nothing really to complain about.

  • from Stony Plain, AB

Sennheiser On-Ear Stereo Headphones (HD 201)

Got these on sale. Great quality sound for the price paid. Also like the 6 foot cord they come with.

  • from St. John's, NL

good sound

I was impressed with the sound quality, very clear, crisp sound, great for the old classics I like to listen to.

  • from Toronto, ON

Well worth the money

Bought it because I read good reviews about it. After using it for several days, it stays to its reputation. The sound quality is super for this price range. Very comfortable to wear.

  • from London, ON

Great comfort and good performance for price

These are extremely comfortable to wear and the sound is great. Good bass, clear trebles and good mid range. I got them on sale for around the 30 dollar mark so it was a great deal. I have a large head so usually headphones get uncomfortable after a while but that is not true with these. Additionally, between my family and I, we have broken 3 sets of Sony's. One of the pads always breaks off of the head bracket and these look much sturdier and hopefully this won't happen. My only complaint is the volume. When I plug the iPod set at the same setting into these headphones and another pair that I have, the volume goes down about 20% on these. It is still loud enough, but you can't completely blare it. Sound cancelling is also good.

  • from Cambridge

Decent headphones

Great headphones for the cost. Bought them for my son and he thinks they are great for movies on his iPad or music. Not for the person who considers themselves a sound expert, but awesome for the average joe!

  • from Ajax, ON

Good headphones but not worth the money.

I bought these for everyday use and iv had them for a few days now and i am disappointed. They are very comfortable, sleek and sound is crisp and clear, but the volume isnt very high, bass is clear but its meh. I bought the 202's and they are very much worth it, much more comfortable and sound a lot better. Also both headphones have stupidly long cords, very annoying.

  • from Calgary, AB

It's not Cadillac, but good value for money

I almost didn't buy this after reading some negative reviews, but now that I have it, I have no regret. It's not the highest end (of course I didn't pay a huge premium for it) but it works just fine. And I'm OK with the sound. Bass levels are good. If you're looking for a good set of headphones that won't cost you so much and yet deliver, this is it.

  • from Regina, SK

Awesome headphone

I have just bought it, it is really awesome. you don't need to waste your money in buying an expensive one, and actually i have the B headphone. this headphone is really comfortable, I don't feel that there is something on my ear. Also, you would hear sounds as a stereo system which is awesome. I would really recommend it for who looking to a comfortable headphones that doesn't hurt your ears. In addition, the wire is too long, so you can sit in your sofa and plug your headphone in whether your dvd , tv, or cellphone while it is in charge.

  • from Calgary, AB

Sennheiser On-Ear Stereo Headphones

excellent product bought it for use with the Avid home recording studio !!! the instrument sounds come in with clarity and with rich tones !!!

  • from Toronto, ON

Extremely comfortable and great sound

These are the most comfortable headphones I've ever owned. The key here is that they are large enough to fully enclose my ears. Since my ears are completely inside of the headphones, the headphones don't rest on the ears and barely even touch them, which enables me to spend hours using the headphones w/o getting uncomfortable. The quality of sound is great too - crisp with great bass.

  • from Lachine, QC

As advertised

Got these on sale so far so good. Good quality sound fits comfortable good value for price paid

  • from Toronto, ON

Great for the pirce!

Doesn't stay on my head all the time but other than that pretty happy!

  • from Laval, QC

Sennheiser On-Ear Stereo Headphones (HD 201)

This item is in keeping with Sennheiser's reputation for good quality products. However, as a professional transcriptionist, I was searching for headphones that had better noise-canceling and enhanced clarity than the HD 500 I was using. I can't say that the HD 201 does have what I am looking for. So I am a bit disappointed and will have to keep on searching.

  • from Toronto, ON

Works great

Nice product and works great

  • from Burlington, ON

Decent Set of Headphones

A little uncomfortable and heavy but otherwise a decent set of headphones for the money. Like the long cord for my home entertainment system. I have a wireless set but they are only available on components set to audio 2. How about a set of wireless that are HDMI capable Sennheiser?

  • from Scarborough, ON

Comfort and light weight

Light weight and very comfortable On-Ear headphone compare with my old one, I like it most is the long cord.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Good Value but not very loud

Pro: crisp sound, very comfortable, not bass heavy, can hear every note Con: extremely long cord, no carrying case, doesn't go as loud as you'd like, no remote Overall pleased with purchase since I got it on sale and I love the style and comfort and the way the music sounds with them.

  • from Langley, BC

Quality headphones for decent price

I picked these up today I mostly listen to EDM music so a lot of bass isn't my main concern its clear and crisp sound and these headphones have exactly that. It won't give you that head shaking feeling you get with dre beats and other bass heavy headphones. I highly recommend these headphones if your looking to save some money they also have a very long cord (can be good or bad good for me as I use a LCD tv as my computer moniter and I sit further away from my computer).

  • from windsor ont

feel the beat ya right

Okay I bought this product good company great reviews ummm no sound way inferior to others I have owned no power the highs twitch I am returning within the hour I bought them my wicked earbuds have a better sound than these do yourself a favour dont get these trust me!

  • from Exeter Ontario


these are great headphones for [the price]. they are better when used with a laptop or desktop computer because they sound better when they have more power than they can get from an ipod. they sound great if you use itunes custom equalizer because without it at high volumes sometimes you get distortion in the high and low ends. the only real downside to these is that the cord is ridiculosly long which may not be a bad thing. overall in my opinion you can not find a better set for [this price range]

  • from Mississauga, ON

valuable choice for its price...

A week ago, i bought Sony Headband Headphones (MDRZX100B) - Black. They were fine but I felt some lack of sound quality. You know that feeling when you have something and you demand more as the current level is not enough anymore :) So, I started looking for something else, did a lot of brand comparison and ended up at Sennheiser HD 201. I went to BestBuy for the exchange of my previous headphones and picked Sennheiser. I was afraid to get disappointed with the new choice but I was not. Wow, sound is so clear comparing to Sony and I like how they fit on my ears. They are actually over-ears headphones not on-ear so they keep you out of street noises better then on-ears. I would really recommend this headphones to those who are looking for high-quality sound for a low price.

  • from Burnaby, BC


Highly recommended to instrumental listeners.

  • from Richmond Hill


I was looking for the best sound quality headphones that are also compatible with my iPod/MP3 player. I knew Sennheiser is an excellent company, and worried that it would be too expensive to buy these headphones. But surprisingly, this pair popped up, and I think it is worth the money. When you listen to music, it seems like the voice is coming from all four directions. Amazing quality! I would totally recommend it to those who would like to listen to music everyday. The fitting seems to be comfortable, and the design seems to be suitable for both men and women. The only annoying thing is the excessively long cord, but you can always shorten it with a twister :)

  • from Mississauga

Great and cheap

Well, I was willing to buy the beats by dre buy I first wanted to try the cheaps Sennheiser just to compare against Beats, so my plan was buy then turn back to store the sennheiser's and get the Beats, honestly beats are better compared to this exact product (HD 201), BUT it sounds great and I am saving [money]... Crisp sound Bass - more than respectable for [the price].. I did bass tests from youtube and also listen some Flo-Rida songs and it plays very nicely the bass I recommend 100% this headphones, plus you can always try the product for about a month and it you are not satisfied just go take them back Ohhh almost forgot.. the only thing that I am not sure if be glad or complaint is the 2.78m cord length

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