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 headphones from Sennheiser to be reviewed throughout the year and we will continue to update you on any new headphones that we test.
- 12/05/2016 Sennheiser PXC 550 reviewed
- 10/03/2016 Sennheiser HD 518 reviewed
- 06/15/2016 Sennheiser HD 650 reviewed
- 06/13/2016 Sennheiser HD 600 reviewed
- 06/03/2016 Sennheiser HD 202 II reviewed
- 05/04/2016 Sennheiser HD 800 S reviewed
- 04/29/2016 Sennheiser HD 598 reviewed
- 04/28/2016 Sennheiser HD 280 Pro reviewed
- 04/27/2016 Sennheiser HD 201 reviewed
- 04/07/2016 Sennheiser PXC 250 II reviewed
- 03/30/2016 Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 On-Ear reviewed
- 03/29/2016 Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 reviewed
- 03/28/2016 Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless reviewed
- 03/23/2016 Sennheiser MM 450-X reviewed
- 03/22/2016 Sennheiser MM 550-X reviewed
- 03/02/2016 Sennheiser CXC-700 reviewed
- 02/26/2016 Sennheiser PXC 450 reviewed
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 seem 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.
Sennheiser's Lineup – Series Description
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.
- HD 800 S = Excellent critical listening headphones but not very versatile.
- Momentum 2.0 Wireless = Good sound and a sturdy build quality with decent active features and isolation performance.
These are all the Sennheiser headphones we've tested and some that we plan on reviewing soon. Below is a brief summary of how the models, within each series, stack up against each other.
One of the best open-back headphones we've reviewed so far. They're a bit expensive but deliver an excellent sound in a comfortable and durable design.
A staple in the headphone community for their crisp open sound. But they're not as well built as the pricier HD 800 S
An affordable yet amazing sounding open headphone. They're not as finely tuned as the HD 650 and HD 600, but they're a bit more comfortable.
Very similar to the HD 598. They should be as comfortable and they're a bit cheaper. However, we haven't yet tested the sound quality.
A closed back variation of the HD 5XX series. They should have more bass by design but lose the wider soundstage.
This is the newer model of the HD 280 Pro. It resembles the PXC 450 and should deliver a decent bass. However, we have yet to test this model.
A well-rounded, versatile wireless headphone with a sturdy durable build. They sound great but they're a bit pricey for what they have to offer.
The wired version of the Momentum 2.0. They share the same sturdy build quality and great sound. But no noise canceling.
A compact noise-cancelling headphone for traveling. They don't sound as good as the momentum series but they're easier to carry around. However, they're quite expensive for their performance.
A full-size, over-ear travel headphone with noise canceling. They're somewhat comfortable but a bit plasticky and poorly balanced for their price.
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.
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