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Sennheiser HD428 Closed Circumaural Hi-Fi Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Closed back, sealed, around the ear headphone.
  • High output neodymium magnets for powerful bass response
  • Rubberized outer shell for long-lasting durability
  • Sealed ear cup provides aggressive noise reduction
  • 2 Year warranty

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 9.4 x 23.6 cm ; 363 g
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Item model number: HD428
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: May 6 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #221,342 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

The HD 428 is part of a series of boldly designed headphones designed to be an extension of consumers lifestyles.

From the Manufacturer

Focusing more on the lower frequencies and offering a powerful bass response, the Sennheiser HD 428 on-ear headphones sound as good as they are styled, with a dark rubber coating providing a rugged, sporty design. The closed-back design blocks ambient noise for use on-the-go, or at your home studio. The rubberized outer shell features a unique crosshair design, which adds to the durability of the headphones.

Sennheiser HD 428

You'll get powerful bass-driven stereo sound thanks to the headphone's neodymium magnets, and the single-sided cable stays tangle-free, making it easy to use and store. For perfect sound on a home hi-fi system, the HD 428 comes with a gold-plated 6.3 mm stereo adapter.

What's in the Box



  • Frequency response: 18 - 22,000 Hz
  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 110 dB
  • Ear coupling: Around-the-ear
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.1 percent
  • Connector: 1/8-inch (3.5mm)
  • Adapter: 1/4-inch (6.3mm)
  • Cable length: 10 feet
  • Weight (including cable): 7.3 ounces

Optimized for MP3, iPod, iPhone (iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries), and portable media players.


The Sennheiser HD 428 is covered by a 2-year warranty with the backing of Sennheiser's worldwide service network.

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Excellente qualité-prix , c'est le meilleur de sa catégorie pour tout ce qui est par rapport au dj . En comparaison avec les beats , le son est beaucoup plus compacte, je le recommande a tous
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With this headphone i rediscover the music , i hear sound i dosen't hear before . Sounds very good ans musicality of voice are better than i was think .
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars 338 reviews
119 of 127 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good mid-range cans Nov. 10 2009
By Tacitus - Published on Amazon.com
I've been pretty displeased with the sounds coming out of my lower-range headphones and picked this up at the local big box store. Most people will recommend the Sennheiser 280's on Amazon, which are about the same price, and apparently do a better job.

Not having the other pair I can heartily recommend this set. Build quality seems quite good (all plastic construction), and it's extremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time. There's a nice foam padding for the ear cups and a nice foam padding where it rests on your head. The cord should be long enough for most activities, and it includes a stereo adapter as well.

For sound quality, these are 'closed cans' and don't really suffer from the tin can effect of some other similar headphones. Additionally, because it's basically sealing out the outside world, there's very little 'leakage' both in and out of the headphones. This has the positive effect of not annoying your neighbors at the library, and of making the sounds reproduced that much crisper. For lack of a better term, you can 'hear' the silence in a good way - no hiss or blending of sounds from other instruments or vocals. Now, sound quality and range are quite subjective to the listener. But for my part, sounds are generally well represented and well reproduced throughout the entire range, and it is slightly tuned to the bass end of things, but not overpoweringly so. Simply put you will hear sounds on this that you did not hear on your $50 headphones.

Additionally, for portable players, I've found that, due to the impedance and ability to block outside sounds, you can basically listen at the same level from less volume or 'output' from your ipod or such.
64 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great buy May 6 2010
By Patricia A. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought the used (refurbished at the factory) Sennheiser HD428 Around the Ear Headphones. It was my best buy of the year. For $19.00 I got what seems to be a new set of headphones. And they sound great. I put on a recording of an opera and almost started to cry, it sounded so good.

I am used to Audio Technica ATH-A700 headphones, which I like. But I have to say these sounded even better. They have a very smooth sound. The only thing I think they are a little weak in is comfort, as the Audio Technica cans are astoundingly comfortable. The Sennheiser HD428s are not quite as comfortable, so I don't wear them for countless hours like I do my other headphones.

If you are considering buying the used, refurbished model of Sennheisers which I found available on Amazon, don't hesitate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Headphones! - UPDATED Sept. 26 2011
By IdahoMike - Published on Amazon.com
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I share a large office with 2 other people and wanted a way to listen to music while drowning out the inevitable noises of an office environment. Picked up a pair of these headphones and I'm glad I did! For the price, they have delivered above and beyond what I was hoping for.

Noise cancellation is exactly what I needed. At very low volumes I can still hear what I need to, but if I turn up the music a bit (doesn't take a lot) I can't even hear when the person sitting next to me is talking. My coworkers now know that "waving hands" is the way to get my attention when I have these headphones on.

I've been very happy with the sound quality. Frequency range is fairly dynamic and I haven't noticed much restriction with the types of music I listen to. And by types of music I mean everything from Phantom of the Opera to Eminem; a very diverse range of music.
As with any nice speaker, I noticed an increase in sound quality over time as they broke in. Mids and lows weren't superb at first but I'm listening to the Tron soundtrack now (which has its fair share of lows) and it sounds full and rich.

One thing to note is that the onboard audio on my work computer was noticeably underpowered. I picked up a USB sound card that pushed more power and it really brought these headphones to life.

As for comfort, I listen to these things for several (up to 6+) hours at a time and find them to be perfectly comfortable all day long. After a short time of wearing them I forget they are even there. Any discomfort from extended use is masked by the submersive audio experience.

Some of complained about the linguine noodle of an audio cable. Although it is very small and I always worry about severing it between my office chair and desk, it's small size hasn't caused any issues. No harm no foul so until it creates a problem it doesn't bother me at all. Plus, if you were to cut the cord, $1.50 in parts and some helpful advice from a Radio Shack employee is all it would take to repair it.

Overall, I'd highly recommend these headphones. I don't purchase headphones often but I've invested a great deal in home audio and like to think I know what good sound is. For the price, I'd like to think these can't be beat or that they're at least on par with the best of them. Again, for the price.

Very satisfied and I'd buy them again!

UPDATE 05/24/2012

I've been listening to music with these headphones for 8+ months on virtually a daily basis and after breaking them in sufficiently I'm even more pleased with them!

As to people saying these cans lack bass, I actually find them just about right. Pushing them with a USB sound card improved the sound nicely and improved the bass as well. They don't thump like the cheap subs in your coffee can rice burner, but they produce a nice, well balanced sound that you can feel in the bass of your skull when cranked up.

Cord has held up excellent, which has surprised me because it's constantly getting caught/pinched between my chair and desk.

Would have been nice to get an extra foot of cord length from these, but it hasn't been a big issue; just a matter of convenience.

Overall though, I'd still highly recommend these! Good bang for the buck.
5.0 out of 5 stars but that seems like normal wear and tear when I don't baby these ... June 22 2016
By Ashley - Published on Amazon.com
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I've had these for at least 5 years now and they're still going strong. (The padding for the over-ear area is a little ripped, but that seems like normal wear and tear when I don't baby these headphones and I've done a lot of traveling with them.) They're super comfortable and help block out a bit of the sound around you (they're not noise canceling though), and the sound quality is excellent. I'd definitely recommend this set of headphones or another from Sennheiser to anyone.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Earphones Oct. 2 2016
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
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I have had these for years and they still work great. They cord is really long which I love. They only thing I wish was better is that the cord had a little more material used to protect it. It seems like the cord is pretty small in diameter and easily cut.

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