Sennheiser EH 150

Posted on: 07/29/09 by Elijah Mendoza

Sennheisers are usually great when it comes to a wide variety of audio material, but the budget EH 150 picks a specialty: it's a full-fledged bass machine.

Full-sized cans are a shoo-in when it comes to offering beefier bass, and that's understandable given their drivers' dimensions. Bigger drivers, bigger sound as the rule of thumb goes. It's making full use of the size however that gets manufacturers in a knot.

With the EH 150, Sennheiser successfully created a headphone set that handles low frequencies from a myriad of sources. Be it My Humps from the iPod or movies such as Evangelion Rebuild 1.11 from the PC the ‘phones blasted out skull-shattering vibrations with clarity. Even concert videos from the King of Pop sounded amazing as the crowd came alive, giving the illusion of space.

But as good as it is with low tones, the EH 150 isn't flawless when it comes to accommodating the entire spectrum. For movies like Coraline where music and vocals are played simultaneously, the headphones clearly prefer the music tracks more than the human voice. Dakota Fanning suddenly matured as her voice sounded deeper than usual.

Wearing the EH 150 for over an hour may make your ears sweat. The foam seals in your ear so effectively, it could work as a pair of earmuffs. If you have big ears, the earpieces may tend to hurt so it's best that you let your lobes breathe from time to time.

Speaking of sealing your ears, you'll notice that everything goes quiet once you put on these headphones. The sensation is very similar to that of stepping into a soundproof booth/studio. We prefer this over messy in-ear noise-isolating earpieces any day of the week.

At P3,490, this pair is hard to ignore especially with the famous brand name. It's not the best from their stable, but it's much better than 90% of what you can buy out there.


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  • Rich, full sound
  • Affordable. Can even be bought as a gift
  • May hurt your ears after prolonged use. Test first, buy later
  • Not the best for vocals
Bottom Line
  • Barely audiophile-worthy but good enough for everyday music lovers
Editor's Pick Yes
Price P3,490
Tech Specs
  • Type: On-ear
  • Noise Canceling: No
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 115 dB
  • Frequency Response: 18 - 18000 Hz
  • Cord Length: 10 feet
  • Connector Type: 3.5mm jack
  • Weight: 130g

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  1. carloxy: nice cans... where could i buy this???
    August 10, 2020 at 10:46 pm

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    August 11, 2020 at 6:06 pm