Sennheiser HD 206 Stereo Headphones Review

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I would not be writing this Sennheiser HD-206 review if I did not think it was a good pair. Before looking at it, I had gone through a wide range of online reviews to see what other users thought about it.

One user from Amazon reviews says, “the rating system for the headphones leaves much to be desired. The HD 206 headphones are one of the most satisfying headphones I have ever owned. Its frequency response reaches very low and very high without being too harsh.”

And they are right. There is an excellent balance on the bass, and they work well with all genres of music. For those who love opera singers, these headphones offer great value at an affordable price.

Another reviewer says, “Most Sennheiser budget headphones like these have something about them that is very delicate. Some come with delicate plugs, cords, and ear earpieces. They can break off easily, and the way the cable twists is nothing to smile about.”

Every product has its strengths and weakness, and the Sennheiser HD 206 is not different. At this price range, you should not expect much from any headphones.


• Black/Silver color

• Frequency range response of 21 to 1800 Hz

• SPL – 108dB

• Design – Closed back over-ear (circumoral)

• 3.5/6.3mm stereo jack plug

• 3m cable

• Transducer principle – Dynamic, closed

• Nominal impedance – 24Ohms


• Deceptive and rugged construction

• Very affordable and good sounding headphones e

• Lightweight and comfortable


The physical appearance of the HD 206 is not very different from the HD-201. The company has not changed its design, presenting the same black and silver color scheme. The track-shaped ear cups that fully cover your ears are another familiar feature here, carrying the same soft leatherette padding. Also, the earcups come with the same lateral swivel as the 201s, promising a comfortable fit. I like the tension on the headband, which has been well-balanced, without much pressure that would make the earcups seem over-clamped.

The twin-core non-detachable cable still hands below your chin, feeding your ears with quality sound. If they did not have the model type printed on the side, it would be hard to differentiate these two options.


Since both models are almost the same, there is very little difference in their sound quality and performance. But I find the 206s to offer something a little extra. I used them to listen to one of my favorite songs, and they responded pretty nicely.

Note that these are cheap beginner headphones. Hence, you should not expect to get a professional performance. Nevertheless, they do a pretty good job.

In my opinion, these are the best affordable headphones anyone can use. They are constructed with long-lasting material, remarkably comfortable, and have a good sound balance.

So yes, they are good headphones. You should not even have a problem buying them, considering how cheap they are.

After listening to the HD206s, I realized that the HD 201s sounded boxy. They did not have such prominence in the lower sounds, and their upper mids were a bit over-emphasized. The 206 seems to have addressed all these issues, bringing home more balanced sounds.

First, I noticed that the bass response had been improved. Now they sound punchier and are more present in the 100 to 200Hz range. There is a tweak also on the upper-mid region, making them creamier, with less brash-sounding tones.

There is also a nice and wide stereo soundstage with plenty of detail across frequencies. This means you can be sure of clearer sounds from your music.

The 3m cable may seem too long for some users. But it’s handy when dealing with guitars or an electronic drum kit. You either love a long cable, or you hate them. Whatever the case, you can always find something suites your needs, and the 206 headphones are good for all.

These are excellent studio