Part 4: A Review of Four Compact Sealed Headphones: The Sennheiser HD 228.

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."]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"]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.
Please visit HeadRoom’s website to purchase your Sennheiser HD 228 with our Best Price Guarantee. On to the Sennheiser PX 200-II ------> First page of this review is here.

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