November 30, 2009 1 min read
On the next page after this one, I'm going to tell you what an incredibly great job Sennheiser has done on a pair of headphones. On this page ... not so much.
|[caption id="" align="alignright" width="198" caption="The Sennheiser HD 228 is a well built and good looking headphone, but a bit too thick in the bass."][/caption] Every time one of our evaluators got to these cans a quizzical look would cross their face and they'd mutter something like, "What the ... what were they thinking?" I went to their website and found this: "Conquer the urban jungle with the HD 228 - the ideal headphone for your lifestyle. These headphones provide massive bass performance as well as a simple, comfortable fit that blocks noise."|
|[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="298" caption="Frequency response for the Sennheiser HD 228"][/caption]As you can see from the frequency response graph, these cans are emphasized in the bass. In our listening tests, however, even the bass-heads among us felt like the bass on these cans were too slow and murky to be entertaining. I can see the logic of trying to build cans that might satisfy bass lovers, but I think it's very hard to do in cans this small that lack the good seal of a circumaural or in-ear headphone.So while I can't give a good recommendation for the Sennheisers on this page, the next page will remedy the situation.|
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