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Sennheiser HD 218i

Sennheiser HD 218i
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Sennheiser HD 218i review: specs and price

Sennheiser HD 218i
Sennheiser HD 218i
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Why is Sennheiser HD 218i better than the average?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs33.15 Ohms
  • Weight
    92gvs169.03g
  • Sound pressure level
    108dB/mWvs105.2dB/mW

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 218i

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.weight

92g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has an L-shaped plug
Sennheiser HD 218i

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

4.has an on-ear form
Sennheiser HD 218i

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

5.cable length

1.2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

21000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

19Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sennheiser HD 218i

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

108dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser HD 218i

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 218i

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser HD 218i

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser HD 218i

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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