I have the JVC HARX700s, and while the bass doesn't seem overpowering to me, I will say that these headphones are HUGE. The ear cups are big and will stick out a lot from the sides of your head. The cable is nice and sturdy, but it's also very long and not coiled, so you'll probably need to use something to tie up the slack. Because of their size, these headphones are quite uncomfortable to use while laying down, since the ear cups prevent you from laying your head comfortably on a pillow. They also don't fold up in any way, which makes them very cumbersome if you want to use them while traveling. All that said, they're pretty comfortable while sitting at a desk/computer, and the sound is very good, although they aren't completely closed so there is some sound bleed. They also get decently loud if you're planning to plug them directly into a portable device.
Got mine today, been listening a little bit. My main set has been Audio Technica ATH-M30's that sell for $40 or a little less on Amazon, so I was curious to see how the Senn's stood up to them.
Gotta say, for $12 bucks these are real impressive. Neutral is right, and they are very, very clear for the price. What the 201's DON'T have is bass. At all. Would not particularly recommend for rock/hiphop/dubstep, but for classical/jazz/gaming these are totally good.
M30's also win on build quality but not by a ton; the cord is much heavier with a strain relief on the plug, the padding is more plush and the earcup covering breathes better. The M30's also have a cord that enters only the left can where as the HD201's have a wire going into each ear.
I would have been slightly pleased with these for the standard $25 price (though they still kill other headphones I've tried in that price range), but for $12 I'm extremely happy with them.
Received the Sennheiser headphones a couple of days ago, just tried them last night - listening to Pandora while websurfing. They were very comfortable for the two hours that I wore them (not continuously, because I took a few breaks from the PC).
I thought that the sound was very good quality, including bass reproduction. Not a mega-bass, but a natural-sounding bass. Played several genres - piano, pop, oldies. They all sounded good. I'd put these headphones in the $30 category.
For $12, I'm very pleased with the buy.
I also like the long cord. It must be at least 6 feet long (10 feet actually) and gives me plenty of room to move around!
Last edited by 1dash1; 04-12-2013 at 02:38 PM..
Reason: Revised comments.
These headphones are WORTHLESS! Mine do absolutely nothing. No sound from either ear and the jack plugged into my laptop doesn't even cut the sound from the laptop speakers. If it were freezing I might be able to use them as earmuffs but that's the only use I'll get from them.
I purchased these to use while gaming. All I have to say, is they are perfect for what I need them for. The sound has been amplified so well that I have already been accused as being a hacker in Black Ops 2 because I could tell where people were running through walls. I used to use $100 plantronics gaming headphones, and honestly I feel like these are better.
@deedle if your laptop speakers arent cutting out, either your settings are off, or the jack itself is broken. Everytime I plug into my laptop, my speakers cutoff (Macbook Pro), but sometimes with my old laptop (Acer) I would have to change the sound settings.
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