Sennheiser HD 438

  • Sennheiser HD 438
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  • Audio clarity, Lightweight form factor, Looks
  • Comfortable; two cord sets included; very good audio quality.
  • Snug, comfortable fit, Very good sound quality, Has some noise-canceling qualities.


  • No performance boost over lower priced cousin
  • Bass slightly muddy; requires good amplifier for best audio quality.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CIOL on

If ever there was a headphone meant for the music lover, then there have been a lot fighting for the crown- the Sennheiser HD800, Bose Quiet Comfort 15 and the Sennheiser IE 8 (even though they are technically earphones). However, the HD800 costs Rs...

By CNET Asia on 76

The HD 438 doesn't offer stellar performance, but these midrange headphones are rather versatile, thanks to interchangeable cables....

By Good Gear Guide on 70

Sennheiser’s HD 438 is a pair of sturdily built PC gaming headphones with good bass extension — useful for action gaming and some types of music. If you can get past the awkward headband and ugly ear-cups, these headphones are a good buy....

By CNET Australia on 80

The HD 438 just falls shy of a fully immersive audio experience, but these mid-range headphones are very comfortable for the home...

By Digital Trends on 65

The Sennheiser HD 438 headphones aren’t all that pretty, but certainly pack a punch. The design isn’t to taste at all, so we’d be interested to hear what the new and slightly better-looking HD 428 and HD 448 can produce. Also, if...

International Review By Bild & Ljud Hemma on 67

Lite väl kontrollerat, kanske. För dynamiken saknar spänst. Allt låter balanserat och prydligt, men får aldrig upp farten. Många kan nog – med rätta – uppfatta HD438 som tråkiga. Även om röster klingar fint, ljudbilden är detaljerad och man kan lyssna i...

International Review By on

Sennheiser Hd 438 patria ku fullsize uzavretým slúchadlám s kvalitnou reprodukciu zvuku. Ide o veľmi univerzálne slúchadlá použiteľné na takmer všetky hudobné žanre. Slúchadlá...

International Review By on

Ausstattungsseitig glänzt der HD 438 mit steckbarem Zuleitungskabel, wodurch man sich zwischen einer recht kurzen 1,5-Meter- und einer ebenfalls mitgelieferten 3-Meter-Version entscheiden kann. Im Hörtest gefiel er ebenfalls, da er im...