The Sennheiser HD 218i features a modern, rhythmic sound unlike any other sealed headphone. The crack of a snare drum and the warmth of the baby grand piano are reproduced with such conviction that simply closing your eyes transports you to the recording session. And now the HD 218i now features an integrated 3-button control and invisible microphone.
Catching the beat
A specially tuned driver gushes with break-neck dynamic response across the entire frequency spectrum. Each pluck of the string resounds with uncanny realism and exceptional clarity.
The specifically developed ear pad functions as a barrier against the outside world. The pad widens your "sweet spot" for an effortless fit that attributes to the HD 218i's uncanny dynamic replication. This padding ensures comfort via a precise coupling of the transducer to the outer ear.
The single-sided cable eliminates cable clutter and has been meticulously measured for optimum length between iPod and iPhone and your ears. A 3-button control on the cable lets you start/stop and skip forward/back within a song or playlist.
- Amazing dynamic control over complex source material
- 3-button smart remote with mic for simple music/call management
- Premium Sennheiser sound quality—relied on by professionals for over 60 years
- Sealed ear cups isolate the user from ambient distraction
- Supple, on-ear padding ensures the perfect "sweet spot"
- Lightweight ergo-friendly design eliminates ear fatigue
- Ear cups fold flat for compact storage or transport
Did you notice?The HD 218i works magic on your entire iTunes music collection with a warm, detailed response that defines flexible.
Apple Recommends ForAll iPod and iPhone users in need of a fun, bass-enhanced headphone for quality audio reproduction at home or on-the-go.
What's in the Box?
- Sennheiser HD 218i headphones
- Frequency Response: 19 - 21,000 Hz
- Impedance: 24 ohms
- Other Features: With Remote and Mic
- Form Factor: On Ear
- Cable Length: 4.6 ft./1.4 m (single-sided)
- No. of Microphones: 1
- Height: 8.0 in./20.3 cm (without cable)
- Width: 6.0 in./15.2 cm (without cable)
- Depth: 3.0 in./7.6 cm (without cable)
- Weight: 3.6 oz./102.0 g (without cable)
- UPC or EAN No.: 615104186354
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- Warranty: Two years
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Ratings & Reviews
Great value headphones
Bought these today from Apple shop in Glasgow and am well pleased. Wanted low end pair to sit at home with while working and can s Bought these today from Apple shop in Glasgow and am well pleased. Wanted low end pair to sit at home with while working and can say am astonished at the clarity that comes thro these £50 cans. Have been listening to the Beatles remastered albums, The Decemberists, Moody Blues, Clapton etc etc and was wowed by the sound quality, a real surprise to me. So if you have £50 to spend on cans take my word for it these will give higher priced Bose etc a real run for their money …
- Written by Robert G from BIGGAR
67 of 71 people found this useful
You get what you pay for
Picked these up yesterday at the Apple store, they didn't have any I could try but assured me that I could take them back if they Picked these up yesterday at the Apple store, they didn't have any I could try but assured me that I could take them back if they were unsatisfactory, decided to give them a go based upon generally good user reviews.
Pros: lightweight and comfortable, cheap.
Cons: muffled sound.
Anyone whose ever listened to a good set of cans is going to be mighty disappointed with these headphones, there's a distinct lack of clarity that I found impossible to ignore.
Taking them back for a refund. …
- Written by Rob H from London
10 of 14 people found this useful
Unfortunately, there are better alternatives.
I purchased these headphones in March, 2011.
While I am pleased with them, I have come to realise that better alternatives for I purchased these headphones in March, 2011.
While I am pleased with them, I have come to realise that better alternatives for the same price are on the market. If you do not need the headphone volume control built into the headphones, then I would advise you find a pair without them. You usually get a better built and sounding pair for exactly the same price without them due to the licensing fees of encorperating this technology into third party hardware.
I also felt the build quality could have been better. I am finding myself constantly aware that the plastic could snap at any moment, althought the probability of this happening is probably minimal. I would also suggest that the sound is somewhat muffled unless you push the headphones against your ears, but this may be a case of not fitting them correctly.
I would strongly advise anyone looking to purchase these headphones to try them out for themselves before making any impulsive purchase. If you have any doubts, then they probably aren't for you. …
- Written by George R from Sevenoaks
9 of 13 people found this useful
Dreadful - returning them to store
They look fine and are comfortable but sound is terrible. No bass whatsoever (I've tried with various songs and devices) and low They look fine and are comfortable but sound is terrible. No bass whatsoever (I've tried with various songs and devices) and low max volume. I have a £30 pair of senneiser headphones which are much better, these sound like something that would come free with an mp3 player. …
- Written by James D from Bromley
2 of 4 people found this useful
Good, but not worth £50
After reading reviews, both here and on Amazon, I decided to buy these headphones from Apple today. When trying them out, my firs After reading reviews, both here and on Amazon, I decided to buy these headphones from Apple today. When trying them out, my first thought was that they felt incredibly flimsy, however it's rare to find any headphones that feel particularly robust.
However, when trying them with my iPhone, I discovered that the only way to get a good sound was by physically pushing the headphones onto my ears, which is quite inconvenient. Without doing this, there is little-to-no bass, and the treble sounds quite tinny. There is also a severe lack of volume, making these impossible to use in public.
At nearly £50, I'd expect a little more from Sennheiser, since my £30 monitor headphones are much better, and feel a lot more robust.
If you can find a way to secure these to yours ears constantly, they would be an excellent product. The remote is excellent, and performs all functions I would expect, including voice-control. However, in a busy environment, the microphone doesn't pick everything up.
I'm sorry to say I will be returning these tomorrow. …
- Written by James A from Newcastle
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- Written by Ming L from Gloucester
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will this product work with Apple Mini
- Asked by Cherian I
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is this fully compatible with the ipod touch 4th generation?
- Asked by Mark S
will this work with the ipad 3 for SKYPE calls?
- Asked by Dannie M from Tylertown
Yes. As long as you make sure the headphones are securely plugged in, you'll more than likely be abl Yes. As long as you make sure the headphones are securely plugged in, you'll more than likely be able to use the microphone for Skype calls. …
- Answered by Kevin B from Queen Creek
Does this product work with iPhone 4?
- Asked by Colin T
Yes, hence the i after HD218. The remote was integrated in for IOS products.
- Answered by Brandon L