We have currently reviewed 16 headphones from Sennheiser. They're a good, well-trusted brand, with a wide variety of headphones for different use cases. They also focus on high-end, reference quality models for more critical listeners and audiophiles. We have quite a few Sennheiser headphones reviews scheduled throughout the year and we will continue to update you on any new headphones that we test.
Compared to other brands
- Great Open-Back models: Sennheiser is one of the few companies to offer such a wide variety of open headphones at all price ranges.
- Above-Average Sound Quality: Sennheiser's line up typically focuses on quality audio reproduction. They provide more critical listening headphones than all-purpose headsets.
- Diverse Headphone Lineup: One of the best advantages of such a long standing company is the multitude of headphone series, which gives you more options to find headphones that suit your tastes and habits.
- Mediocre Noise Isolation: There are a couple headphones from Sennheiser that block or cancel noise effectively. However, compared to some other brands, they don't have the best isolation for similar headphones.
- Expensive: Although there are a lot of cheap models offered by Sennheiser, the better sounding headphones tend to be more expensive than the competition.
- Overlapping Models: Some models in the vast Sennheiser lineup are very similar, only having slight aesthetic changes and minute differences in sound.
Overall, Sennheiser has a varied line-up of headphones but seems more focused on quality audio reproduction than versatility and an all-purpose design. They're a bit on the pricey end for headphones, although their cheaper models also perform admirably. However, they're easily one of the best when it comes to high-end open headphones, with a stellar sound quality for critical listeners.
Best Sennheiser Headphones
Sennheiser has a wide variety of headphones that range in price and use cases. They do especially well for critical listening headphones with the HD series but below are the typical use cases for the different model names.
- HD = Open or closed headphones designed to deliver great and balanced audio quality.
- Momentum = Versatile and durable headphones for everyday casual use.
- MM = The travel series. Compact and noise isolating headphones to easily carry around on a flight.
- PXC = Also a travel and commuting series but with more full-size over-ear headphones.
- CXC = The in-ear and earbud variation of the travel series. Typically very portable and noise isolating.
Best for audio quality
The best Sennheiser headphones for audio quality are the HD 800 S. They are Sennheiser's flagship headphones for high-end audio. They're a good choice if you want a pair of headphones that has an excellent sound quality and can reproduce the ambiance of listening to speakers in a room rather than headphones on your head. They're made with premium materials, are sturdy and have a comfortable fit that you can wear for hours. However, they're quite expensive and are only meant for critical listening so they won't be your everyday headphones.
Best for mixed usage
The best Sennheiser headphones for mixed usage are the PXC 550 Wireless. They are the most versatile option from Sennheiser and they're well designed, comfortable and noise canceling. They also have a customizable sound profile and a great battery life. If you need a well-rounded headset that you're going to use every day then the PXC 550 are the best choice that Sennheiser has to offer.
Sennheiser is a big brand. Therefore they have a wide variety of headphones that are either specific to a use case or well rounded enough for everyday casual use. However, in general, they tend to focus more on a better sound quality than a versatile design, offering more models that cater to critical listening and home theater entertainment than sports or traveling.