The ideal entry into the world of powerful stereo sound:The HD 201 has good attenuation of ambient noise with outstanding wearing comfort at an affordable price.
Powerful stereo sound
Rich, crips bass response
Light weight and comfortable to wear
Good attenuation of ambient noise
High-quality leatherette ear pads
1⁄4" ((6.3 mm) jack adaptor, gold-plated
Headphone with cable
6,3 mm stereo adapter
Jack plug 3,5/6,3 mm stereo
Nominal impedance 24 ¥Ø
Weight w/o cable ca. 165 g
Transducer principle dynamic, closed
Ear coupling circum-aural
Cable length 3 m
Frequency response (headphones) 21.....18000 Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL) 108 dB(SPL)
THD, total harmonic distortion <0,7 %
A common audio connector in consumer electronics and music industry. Available in various diameters; in the hi-fi segment, 1/8¡± and ¨ù¡± are widely used. Poles range from one to four. (Examples: headphone jack or jack of an electric guitar).
Weight w/o cable
Two transducer principles have become established for the conversion of electric energy into mechanical energy: electrodynamic and electrostatic transducers, whereby the latter is only to be found in audiophile systems, due to their relatively high manufacturing costs. Electrodynamic transducers basically consist of a ring-shaped permanent magnet and an oscillation coil, which is fixed to the receiver diaphragm. When an audio-frequency alternating current is passed through the oscillation coil, it is caused to vibrate in accordance with the audio-frequency alternating current, thus causing the diaphragm to vibrate in the same way.
A distinction is made between headphones which are worn on the external ear (supra-aural) and those which surround the ear (circumaural). Open headphones have foam ear pads that rest on the ears or ring pads that surround the ears. Closed headphones, on the other hand, nearly always have circumaural ear pads.
The cable length is usually measured between the anti-kink sleeves of the cable (cable length without connectors).
Frequency response (headphones)
The frequency response of a pair of headphones is given within limits defined by the manufacturer.
Sound pressure level (SPL)
Due to the impractical numerical values, the sound pressure is usually given as the logarithmic value of the sound pressure level according to the equation: dB SPL = 20 x log (po / 0.00002 Pa). The abbreviation SPL (sound pressure level) is added in order to make a clear distinction from other uses of dB. The reference sound pressure, which is at the same time the threshold of hearing, is then 0 dB SPL. The threshold of pain is 140 dB SPL. A difference in the sound pressure level of 1 dB is just about perceptible, while a doubling of the sound pressure corresponds to 6 dB and a doubling of the volume corresponds to a rise of 10 dB.
THD, total harmonic distortion
Total harmonic distortion is a measure of non-linear harmonic distortion and is given in %. Non-linear harmonic distortions are signals which were not present in the original before the signal was converted by the headphones. These unwanted signals are caused by the diaphragm, whose movements do not precisely move in time with the electric signals that cause it to move. Unfortunately, this is a feature of all electroacoustic transducers. Although it cannot be completely eliminated, suitable steps can be taken to minimise it. However, the user is not interested in why this distortion takes place but in how great the level of distortion must be for it to become perceptible. According to the findings of several research projects, a total harmonic distortion of 1% in the frequency range of 100 to 2000 Hz is imperceptible. Below 100 Hz, the perceptibility threshold lies at 10%.