Headphones and Earphones

Sennheiser HD 238 Precision High Resolution Stereo Headphones

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Sennheiser HD 238 Precision High Resolution Stereo Headphones

If you are like I was, and only use ear-bud headphones for times when you need portable audio, and you have not invested in a pair of fine on- or over-the-ear headphones, you should seriously consider the HD 238s. I was overall blown away with their performance. I thought the carrying pouch was a little cheap, and I really would have liked to see a ⅛” to ¼” headphones jack adapter included. These headphones are so good, that you’re going to want to listen to them from your main audio system, not just your MP3 player, so be prepared to go buy an adapter if you don’t already have one. But at less than $140, these headphones represent a great value. They are a fantastic compromise between the performance of large, over-the-ear audiophile headphones (which are generally not very portable and can be quite cumbersome) and the convenience of tiny in-ear “buds” that come with most portable audio players. With the HD 238s, you will have a very fine pair of headphones that are very comfortable, and which you can take with you on the subway, or airplane, but that also make a fantastic upgrade for critical listening at home. Indeed, I fear that 2 months with the HD 238s has put me well on my way to tweaker-audiophile status. Now, where can I find some green paint?