We have currently reviewed 31 Sennheiser headphones. They're a good, well-trusted brand, with a wide variety of headphones for different uses. They also focus on high-end, reference-quality models for more critical listeners and audiophiles. We generally have quite a few Sennheiser reviews scheduled each year, so we will continue to update you on any new headphones that we test.
Overall, Sennheiser has a varied lineup of headphones but seem more focused on quality audio reproduction than versatility and all-purpose designs. A lot of their higher-quality models are also a bit on the pricey end; however, many of their cheaper models also perform admirably. That said, they're easily one of the best when it comes to high-end open-back headphones, with some models offering stellar sound quality for critical listeners.
The best Sennheiser headphones for audio quality are the Sennheiser HD 800 S. They are Sennheiser's flagship headphones for high-end audio. They're a good choice if you want headphones that have 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.
The best wireless Sennheiser headphones for mixed usage that we’ve tested so far are the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless. They’re one of Sennheiser’s most versatile headsets, with a stylish, comfortable, and noise cancelling design. 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 one of the best options that Sennheiser has to offer. If you find them a bit too expensive, consider the Sennheiser HD 4.50. They’re less comfortable and don’t feel as well-built, but have better isolation performance and are also customizable.
The best Sennheiser headphones for home theater that we’ve reviewed so far are the Sennheiser RS 185. They’re comfortable open-back headphones that come with a dedicated low-latency wireless transmitter so you can enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows from the comfort of your couch without experiencing audio latency. The transmitter also acts as a charging stand and provides a nice spot for you to rest the headphones when not in use. The RS 185 have a good sound quality for TV and movies, but their open-back design leaks a lot of sound and hardly isolates any noise. Consider the closed-back RS 165 if you’re looking for something with better isolation.
The best Sennheiser headphones for gaming that we’ve tested so far are the Sennheiser Game One. They’re very comfortable and are more breathable than most gaming headsets we’ve tested, which makes them great for long gaming sessions. Their low-latency wired connection and excellent boom microphone make them suitable for online multiplayer games. They sound great, and their open design gives them a more spacious soundstage than many of the other gaming headphones we've reviewed. However, their design is not versatile enough for outdoor use. They also leak a lot and don't block a lot of noise, so they should be fine if you game alone in a quiet room, but they won't be ideal to take to a gaming competition or convention.
Sennheiser has a wide variety of headphones that range in price and intended use. They do especially well for critical listening headphones with the HD series. Below are the typical uses for the different model names.
Sennheiser is a big brand. Therefore, they have a wide variety of headphones that are either specific to a certain use or well-rounded enough for everyday casual use. However, in general, they tend to focus more on better sound quality than versatility, offering more models that cater to critical listening and home theater entertainment than sports or travel.