Friday, August 13, 2010

Sennheiser HD228 review: Classy

So far I've bought 5 headphones. 3 of them are Sony, a wireless bluetooth nokia headset and my recent addition, the Sennheiser HD228. 4 out of 5 of the headphones that i've bought are broken; due to excessive wear and tear. I usually use headphones almost 3-5 hours a day to listen to my favorite music and the previous headphone that I owned, a Sony, has almost come to the end of her life.

"It's time to change for a new headset!"

Usually I use my headphones approximately for 1year+++. My previous Sony headphone, had served me for 1 year and 3 months; not bad for the price that I've paid for those headphones. Now, the Sennheiser HD228, which costed me half of my monthly allowance, would be my daily partner-in-crime for my ears.

"3 years worth of warranty! Hopefully it stays well for 3 years!"

Boasting with an international warranty, I am pretty sure that the money I've paid for this pair of headphones was worth every single penny. Frankly speaking, I don't know exactly how to review a headphone, but I'll try to give some of my thoughts about this pair of Sennheiser.

"Sennheiser HD228, first hand look"

Initially, I like the look of the headphones. It looks very stylish indeed. The metallic look of the ear pads really gave the headphones a nice finish. Despite all the stylish and extravaganza appearance, the build quality somewhat disappoints me. It is made from plastic. (I expect a seriously good build quality since I paid a hefty price tag for this headphone, but it was otherwise). In contrast of the poor build quality, it is suprisingly weightless when you put this headphone on your ears. Its comfortable!

"Comfortable ear pads! :D and rotatable!"

The sound quality of the Sennheiser is good. When attached to my mp3, the sounds are clear and crisp. The ear pads of the headphones does a good job blocking some outside noise too. So, if you're a music junkie like me, who frequently walks and takes on the bus or the commute, this would be your ideal music companion. Although the noise cancelling headphones are pretty much tempting, but I guess I wouldnt be using the function of noise cancelling except during long flights. One disappointing fact about this headphone was the 3.5mm jack wasn't gold plated; most 3.5mm jack headphones nowadays are gold plated, by the way.

"If it was gold plated, maybe it could improve the sound quality a bit"

As a conclusion,

Build Quality: 2.5/5
Features: 3.5/5
Ease of Use: 4.5/5
Looks: 4.5/5
Sound Quality: 4/5

Overall: 3.8/5

Worth it. =D


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