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I bought some Sennheiser 201's today for about $25-with tax-shipped to my door. How are these, I assume they are good since they are Sennheiser, but I would like another opinion.

I am only using them in a work environment, meaning they dont have to be super loud, they just have to sound better then my crap panasonic's I currently have. I currently use Logitech G35's at home and I consider them to be pretty good (after I put a custom EQ on), I tend to listen to rock, metal and techno. Opinions are greatly appreciated!
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those are considered decent for the price I believe, and will compare favorably to the panasonics (i have a pair and they are not very good).

assuming price is the thing that is most important to you, they will do nicely. I think they lie on the darker side of the sound spectrum.

now, personally, I think people should save up and spend some good money on headphones that they use a lot, but I feel that way about everything.
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those are considered decent for the price I believe, and will compare favorably to the panasonics (i have a pair and they are not very good).

assuming price is the thing that is most important to you, they will do nicely. I think they lie on the darker side of the sound spectrum.

now, personally, I think people should save up and spend some good money on headphones that they use a lot, but I feel that way about everything.
I completely agree with you, but I dont really wanna get super good headphones for work because I cant be really cut off from everyone, like I have to be able to hear someone if they are talking to me, and there are 2 cats in the office that enjoy knocking light things off desks.
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I completely agree with you, but I dont really wanna get super good headphones for work because I cant be really cut off from everyone, like I have to be able to hear someone if they are talking to me, and there are 2 cats in the office that enjoy knocking light things off desks.

What makes you think you'll hear things with HD201s?

Best way is to have ear buds(yes, buds) or have an IEM in one ear and not the other. Basically I recommend ear buds.
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They're a decent entry level option, but not something I'd usually recommend to someone. The problem is, you can spend just 30 or 40 dollars more and go from low-fi to mid-fi headphones. I'm sure you've heard of the law of diminishing returns. The price range where headphones have the most value is the 100-200 dollar range.

As for the 201s, they have a decent frequency response, high distortion and sound a little closed in. However, a friend of mine used them for years and was perfectly content, so I guess it's all about how demanding you are as a user.
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