Sennheiser HD205 II DJ Style

The Good The Sennheiser HD 205 II DJ Headphones are comfortable to wear, even for long-term use, and their bass is exceptional for budget headphones. Noise leakage is minimal, and they shield ambient noise very effectively. The price is affordable, and a protective pouch is included.

The Bad Midrange response is weak. The hard plastic design creaks after moderate use and the headset doesn't fold for storage. The attached single-sided cable may be too long for portable use, and there is no way of replacing the cable.

The Bottom Line While the affordable Sennheiser HD 205 II DJ Headphones provide good bass, natural sound, and capable performance, critical listeners may find them lacking acoustic flair.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.3 Overall

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Review

Sennheiser HD205 II DJ Style

Sennheiser is usually associated with words such as "elite" and "expensive," but you can now add "budget-conscious" to that list as well. The Sennheiser HD 205 II DJ Headphones ($80 list price, $49 to $59 online) are part of the company's HD 200 series budget line and designed for use by DJs and recording artists.

The HD 205 II is a midsize pair of headphones that incorporates a semienclosed circumaural design and is backed by Sennheiser's two-year warranty. Included is a large, thick vinyl carrying bag and a 1/4-inch gold-plated adapter that screws onto a 1/8-inch plug. The construction is decent, but it does flex a bit. Longevity may be an issue, but how much wear and tear is inflicted ultimately depends on the user. After moderate use, however, we did a notice a distinct creaking sound coming from the left side frame of the headphones when adjusting the band.

The company's logo is modestly displayed in silver on top of the headband, while its emblem is embossed in silver and prominently displayed at the left and right hinges. The replaceable pads are black, circular, and primarily made of vinyl, with a cloth interior sewn in. The right earcup rotates slightly upward at a 40-degree angle, in both directions, for monitoring with one ear, and helps keep the frame of the headphones in place. The outside of the cups is accented with a circular silver design, while the rest of the frame is black.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $89
  • Brand Sennheiser
  • Type headphones
  • Headphones Ear-Parts Type Full-size
  • Connector Type mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
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