With the HD 200 Pro, Sennheiser delivers a monitoring headphone that’s well-suited to the music novice.
In addition to the headphones, an adapter plug for a large stereo jack is included in the scope of delivery – the receiver itself has a stereo jack. The headphones are made of hard plastic, but look high-quality and feel solid. Nothing wobbles here. A foam padding under the headband ensures a comfortable fit on the head. All in all, the headphones are very comfortable and safe to wear. The plastic earpcups begin to appear a little sweaty during longer sessions, but not more than is usual with other headphones. With a cable length of two metres, it offers enough freedom of movement not to have to sit directly at the amplifier.
Although the HD 200 Pro is offered as studio headphones, it is more suitable for hi-fi use. Thanks to a good emphasis on the lower and upper mids, it sounds very assertive. Pop or rock songs as well as R&B benefit from this increase. At the same time it makes the bass sound a bit spongy; the impulse fidelity could be a bit more concise. For listening to music this isn’t so important, but for studio use it is recommended to focus more closely. The powerful mids and the more than full sound level provide for present vocals and an energetic sound. Even singer/songwriter pieces sound heavy and intimate, without hissing or sharpness in the vocals. With very densely produced electronics, the sound can seem a bit too intrusive and stressful, so that it sometimes sounds tight and oppressive. All in all, the headphones are fun to listen to and feel at home in all areas. Those who don’t take an analytical approach to listening to music or expect hi-fi miracles will have fun here.
Areas of application
The HD 200 Pro cuts a better figure on the sofa than in the studio, yet its centre emphasis makes it a solid headphone for use in the sound booth. It is also suitable for the first steps in music production, but you should keep the frequency increases in mind. As headphones to play your e-piano, synthesizer or beatbox even in the evening, without disturbing your neighbours, it is perfect. Another area of application that suits them well is monitoring in live situations. The shielding and volume are sufficient to be able to judge the sound even in loud live operation. I was enthusiastic about the HD 200 Pro on train rides. The level of shielding coupled with the frequency picture make the headphones the perfect companion when it comes to watching a film or blocking out the noise of fellow passengers with music. A more suitable transport solution or a handy folding mechanism would make a welcome addition to the HD 200 Pro in this respect. All in all, these headphones stand as a confident all-rounder that scores top marks when it comes to versatility.
The Sennheiser HD 200 Pro is a solid all-round headphone model that makes for a formidable choice for listening on the road, as well in the sound booth.
Measurement ResultsMore measurement results
- Ear couplingOver-ear
- Transducer principledynamic
- Frequency response (headphones)20 - 20.000 Hz
- Impedance35,5 ohms
- Sound pressure level (SPL)97,4 dB
- Pressure averaged from big and small head390,5 g
- Weight with cable203 g
- Weight without cable187 g
- Cable length205 cm
What's in the box
- 6.35mm stereo jack