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Sennheiser HD 205-II

Around-the-ear headphones

10 Reviews

Item # 143HD2052

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Our take on the Sennheiser HD 205-II

Whether you're spinning tracks at the club or laying them down in the studio, Sennheiser's HD 205-II has you covered. These sealed-back, around-the-ear 'phones deliver lifelike, full-bodied sound while shielding you from outside noise. The padded headband and earcups ensure hours of listening comfort. Rugged construction means they'll hold up under heavy use. DJs will appreciate this: A rotating right earcup allows single-ear listening while maintaining earpad contact on your head for added stability without leaking sound into adjacent microphones. The straight, single-sided cord reduces tangles, and terminates in a stereo mini plug. The HD 205-II also comes with a handy protective pouch for storage and transportation.

Product Highlights:

  • around-the-ear design with padded earcups
  • adjustable padded headband
  • closed earcup design reduces ambient noise
  • rotatable earcup for single-ear listening
  • extra-rugged design is perfect for DJ or studio use
  • headphone minijack with full-size adapter
  • single-sided cord
  • cable length: 10 feet
  • frequency response: 14-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • sensitivity: 112 dB
  • total harmonic distortion: less than 0.5%
  • protective carry pouch
  • weight: 7.3 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

A little tight fitting for people with large heads.

Tom, Horseheads, NY

What's in the Box:

  • Headphones with an attached 10' straight cord terminated with a gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) mini plug
  • Gold-plated threaded 1/8" to 1/4" Adapter
  • Carry pouch
  • Features and specifications on packaging (English/ German/ French/ Spanish/ Italian/ Dutch/ Portuguese)

Sennheiser HD 205-II Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(10 Reviews)

Sennheiser HD 205-II

Tom from Horseheads, NY on 4/5/2013

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A little tight fitting for people with large heads.

Pros: Great sound quality.

Cons: Tight fitting.


Paul B. from Rockford, Il on 3/8/2013

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For the price of this pair of headphones these things are pretty nice. I bought these for my wife because most headphones are too big and keep sliding off her head. They fit her great, tight but not too tight. noise reduction is okay. Sound is okay. Bang for the buck is big. However, if you have a large head (like me) or larger ears, these might be a little uncomfortable for you.

Pros: Well made Look great

Cons: tend to be a little on the small side

Very Good Headphones

Kris from Chicago IL on 7/20/2012

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The sound quality is far better than anything i have experienced in this price range.FAR BETTER. I fell asleep in them - it was nice, but they are tight and my ears were hurting when i woke up.



Sennheiser HD 205-II

Julio from Utuado, Puerto Rico on 2/16/2012

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I got one of this headphones two weeks ago and can't complain, I like it very much, sound very clear and loud. There's a little details, it's a little tight, other than that, I recommended...



Good headphones, but...

Dave from Schenectady, NY on 2/16/2012

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The headphones sound great, but are a bit on the heavy side. They begin to get uncomfortable to wear fairly quickly.




K-M from NY, NY on 2/12/2012

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Excellent quality, I'm in love with this headphone. Just a little big tide in my head but maybe is because my head is the one that is big. Other than that this is great item I reconnmend.



Good headphones

DanF from NYC on 1/26/2012

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Bought these for my 17 yr. old grand daughter. They were on sale so price was good. She hasn't taken them off since Christmas: loves them; says sound is great, and they are "cool".

Pros: Great buy. Great sound.

Cons: None.

Awesome, but a little uncomforatble

Chandler D from Atlanta, GA on 10/28/2011

This product has GREAT sound! The bass is awesome and it comes with a great case! This is definatly worth your money!

Pros: Bass is Awesome! Comes with great case

Cons: These headphones are realy tight around your head. I can only wear these for about 30min before they start to hurt.

Sennheiser HD 205-II

KDR19fly from Taunton Mass on 8/2/2011

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These Headphones have great sound; the high and lows are perfect which makes you feel like they are high end headphones. Chrisp and clean it they sound like a $300.00 pair. Great value for under $100.00.



Crutchfield delivers the goods once again

Erich K. from Sterling Heights, MI on 6/1/2011

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This is the second pair of Sennheisers that I've ordered from Crutchfield. My first (I still have them) were about $40 more expensive, but to me these sound almost as good. I will be honest and say that I think my other ones are *SLIGHTLY* more comfortable since the earcups wrap around my ears more fully, but these aren't bad at all once you get used to them. They are fully adjustable, so if they feel too tight on you, you shouldn't have any problems getting them to fit correctly on your head. The typical Sennheiser quality is evident in every aspect, and I absolutely LOVE the storage pouch it came with. I just think this is a great buy considering the price I paid, so now I have a really good pair of headphones I can take with me when I'm on the go. Fast shipping as usual -- thanks Crutchfield!




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.224" x 3.526"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control ---
Lightning Connector No
Android Control ---
Frequency Response 14--20k Hz
Sensitivity 112 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 7.3 ounces
Cord Length 120"
1/4-inch Adapter Included Yes
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research



Circumaural Ear Cups: The HD 205-II headphones feature an around-the-ear design, with soft ear cups to provide optimum comfort in those places where sturdy material would rest on your head.

Noise Isolation: The HD 205-IIs offer outstanding passive isolation from ambient noise.

Rotating Ear Cup: The right ear cup Rotates, forward or backward, for one-ear listening.

Impedance: With a 32 Ω impedance, the HD 205-IIs are compatible with nearly any source, including portables.

Single-Sided Cord: The straight 10' cable attaches to only one side (left), so it's less likely to get tangled when you move.

Full Size Adapter: The standard 1/4" headphone jack adapter is threaded so it locks in place.



  • Frequency Response: 14-20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • SPL: 112 dB (1 volt RMS)
  • THD: < 0.5%
  • Weight: 7.3 oz (without cord)
  • Connector: 3.5mm mini-jack (gold-plated) with 1/4" adapter

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