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Sennheiser Hd 239 Headphones Black by Review Summary ,  Jul 22, 2015

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Sennheiser Hd 239 Headphones Black
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 113 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 6.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit5.0   above average
Weight5.0   above average
Comfortable4.8   average
Music4.6   above average
Portable4.6   average
Sound4.6   above average
Quality4.4   average
Price4.2   average
Cable2.6   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"One downside, the cord is not detachable."
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"However cord was way too flimsy it broke after only a few months."
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"The build quality is that of light plastic and a flimsy feeling cord."
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"The cord is too flimsy where it meets the plug, leading to quick wear."
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"Cons: The cord is very thin - easily damaged."
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"The sound is really good, definitely wort it, but the plastic feels a little weak and the cord could be a lot better, as it feels really fragile."
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"My beloved pair of Sennheiser PX-100 headphones lasted me many happy years, but the cord came out of one side and I couldn't fix it."
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"Cord length is perfect, not too long not too short."
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"I was amazed that the audio quality, cable, plug, headband and even the ear pads continued to sound operate & look pretty much like new."
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"Over time I suspect that this cord on the HD239 will be its undoing as well, and it's the primary reason why the HD 239 only gets a 3 1 2 star rating with me."
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"The phones sound great, but the cord needs work."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"They are comfortable but my ears did begin to feel a bit uncomfortable after 2-3 hours."
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"Comfort is slightly an issue, but once I break these in I should be able to wear these for hours without issue or strain."
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"Good bass, isolation, and comfort for an on-ear open-back design."
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"Very good combination of comfort and sound quality - especially for the price."
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"These are supremely comfortable, portable, and the sound is really great."
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"Fits great and very comfortable."
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Design

Design:
"The wire, however, is an inexcusable flaw of design."
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"Good bass, isolation, and comfort for an on-ear open-back design."
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"Both are designed by a well respected company."
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"Categorically, the open rather than closed ear cover design employed by the HD 239 affords the best sound and atmospherics, with the trade-offs of not blocking outside noise and leaking sound."
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"Even with the open design, the headphones overcome external noise at reasonable volume levels."
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"Part of this is the cushy padding, and part is simply good design."
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Fit

Fit:
"Fits great and very comfortable."
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"But where the 555s are over-the-ear and causes a fair amount of sweating, these fit comfortably on-the-ear (they also swivel)."
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"Physically it's basically the same as the HD238; fits my large noggin very well and is quite comfortable over extended listening sessions, which is a chief reason why I chose to buy another in this series."
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"They will easily fit in a purse or large pocket however I found they got crushed at times when packed with books, laptops and other flat objects typically found in a briefcase."
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"Now the little, easy to remove on-ear HD239 perfectly fit the bill."
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Light

Light:
"The build quality is that of light plastic and a flimsy feeling cord."
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"Both are feathery light yet have a well made feel."
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"In terms of comfort, both products are quite light and nicely padded so you hardly know they are there."
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"It is definitely kind of cheap feeling, with lots of light weight plastic parts, but it seems to be pretty durable it spite of how it feels."
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"Very comfortable and very light."
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"They are also built like a tank while still maintaining a light and comfortable use with good clamping force."
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Music

Music:
"Sometimes when I'm wearing other earbuds or noise cancelling headphones I find that I start mouth breathing and tapping my foot to the music and doing all sorts of other annoying things that normal self-aware people don't do."
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"Maybe this will help you decide if you listen primarily to one kind of music:Led Zepplin, Dazed and Confused: Deeper bass, mids less muddy on HDs, but surprisingly few major differences."
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"The one potential issue is that if you have the sound cranked up -- and who wouldn't, when the music sounds so good?"
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"I'm not a professional audio tester or anything like that, but I do listen to a lot of music and I appreciate high quality sound delivery."
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"I'm very happy with these, listening to more music than ever now that I can walk around with these Sennheisers."
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"Good headphones bout music can be heard buy others also"
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"It sounded that good (good enough) for virtually all genres of music."
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Noise

Noise:
"The negatives are that bass is a bit shallow and noise bleed is very pronounced."
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"One huge problem that I have is that these headphones leak so much noise."
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"Voice can be heard very clearly, words can be distinguished easily, and there is a complete absence of noise as in static, amplifier noise, buzz, or any other junk."
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"They sit on the ear and are quite comfortable to wear all day, my ears do not get hot at all and they cover up static and distant noise quite well while allowing you to hear people who come talk to you."
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"Thankfully my office has a good amount of background noise so it's not as much of an issue, but anyone that walks up to my desk will be able to hear sound coming from them."
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"The OE isolates noise fairly well."
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"Even with the open design, the headphones overcome external noise at reasonable volume levels."
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"I think, however, the best feature of these earphones is that they are very efficient in noise canceling."
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Portable

Portable:
"Another problem: the 3.5 mm plug grip is much too long for portable headphones, so it is uncomfortable in pants pockets and also transmits a lot of force to the phone jack that will eventually ruin your phone jack."
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"These are supremely comfortable, portable, and the sound is really great."
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"I purchased these for $60 bucks, they are lightweight, comfortable, portable (non-folding), and sound great."
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"The base is fantastic for a headphone of this type( mainly portable devices)."
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"I would strongly recommend these portable cans for anyone looking for casual use."
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"These headphones sound decent, but for the same $$ you can get equal sound from other portable headphones that actually have a microphone, volume controls, and stop start button."
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Price

Price:
"Anyone within a loud talking distance can hear what you are listening too, which is annoying given that the price of these headphones are so high given this attribute."
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"The sound quality is nice and controlled, but not worth the money when it is such a flimsy product."
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"They are HIGHLY recommended and one of the best in this price range, if not THE best with some competition."
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"The rest of this review is in his words:I tried out the headphones and will give you a breakdown of what I thought, in comparison to BOSE OE2 audio headphones - Black:The SENNHEISER pair feels a bit cheap and fragile, and I was worried about breaking them while I was taking them out of the box."
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"Great open ear headphones, amazing sound for price."
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"Very good combination of comfort and sound quality - especially for the price."
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"As an overall package (price, comfort, performance) I rank the HD 600's first, then these."
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"The comfort and sound you get for the price rivals that of the value I had only ever seen in the Koss PortaPros."
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"Very nice sounding headphones, especially at this price."
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Quality

Quality:
"The build quality is that of light plastic and a flimsy feeling cord."
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"I love the sound quality, but am frustrated with this recurring problem and am officially giving up."
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"When my first pair of high quality headphones broke after three years, I decided to try a new company and give Sennheiser a try."
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"Granted the fidelity from my PC isn't fantastic, but these headphones really upgrade the quality of what my small electronics can pump out."
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"soft pad for ears, quality sound, I am totaly pleased with these headphones."
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"Needed an on-ear, open headphone that also had decent sub-bass and this seemed to be the highest quality option and maybe the only option since PX 100 are supposed to be a step down and lack some sub-bass and Grado aren't my type of sound signature, lacking sub-bass."
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"Excellent quality sound!"
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"I'm not a professional audio tester or anything like that, but I do listen to a lot of music and I appreciate high quality sound delivery."
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"Very good combination of comfort and sound quality - especially for the price."
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Sound

Sound:
"I replaced it with a set of PX 100-II headphones, but they just didn't have that clear, clean sound of the originals."
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"No matter how good the sound is can't hear if not on your ears."
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"I love the sound quality, but am frustrated with this recurring problem and am officially giving up."
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"I even like the sound of it better that HD700.The sound of it without amp is perfect and with amp is even better."
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"I was disappointed with the sound so I let the drivers break in over 10 hours just to see what it would do."
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"Mediocre sound, not very clear."
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"soft pad for ears, quality sound, I am totaly pleased with these headphones."
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"I listen to primarily to jazz or hip-hop, and both genres sound fantastic on these headphones."
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"The one potential issue is that if you have the sound cranked up -- and who wouldn't, when the music sounds so good?"
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"Great open ear headphones, amazing sound for price."
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Weight

Weight:
"I use them for my PC, so I bought them for their weight and comfort."
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"Absolutely great lightweight headphones that are not lightweight in sound The sound is warm, smooth, and even through the entire frequency range."
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"Great sound, comfortable, lightweight."
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"I purchased these for $60 bucks, they are lightweight, comfortable, portable (non-folding), and sound great."
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