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SENNHEISER PC151 3.5mm Connector Binaural Headset

  • 18Hz-22KHz
  • 3.5mm Connector
  • 9.8 feet Cord Length
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Learn more about the Sennheiser Electronic corp. PC151

General

Brand
SENNHEISER
Model
PC151

Headphone

Headphone Frequency Response
18Hz-22KHz
Headphone Input Impedance
32 ohm
Headphone Sensitivity
114dB S.P.L. at 1KHz
Connector
3.5mm
Ear Coupling
Binaural
Cord Length
9.8 feet

Microphone

Microphone Impedance
~2K ohm
Microphone Frequency Response
80Hz-15KHz
Microphone Sensitivity
-38 dBV/Pa

Feature

Features
Noise cancelling microphone

Microphone rest position

Adjustable headband

High power stereo headphones for prolonged use

Single sided cable

Closed-back ear capsules to reduce background interference

Robust microphone with high speech intelligibility

Internet telephony compatible

Voice recognition

In-line volume control and microphone mute switch

Usable with CD/DVD/MP3 players

Skype certified.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Robert A.
  • 3/14/2014 3:20:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsmic broke

Pros: Sounds great

Cons: Mic broke with in 6 months, the mic was rather fragile.

Other Thoughts: when it worked , it was great. hard to recomend

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  • John A.
  • 2/16/2014 8:27:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDownhill quality.

Pros: Wonderful sound replication. Good quality mic (when it works). They (mostly, see cons) fixed the volume slider right/left imbalance of the PC150s.

Cons: This is the second, or maybe third, pair of PC 150/151s I've owned. All three died for the same reason: the Mic stopped working. I took extraordinary care of the cables, so I have no idea what caused them to stop working. Re-buying $60 headphones just because the mic breaks is silly, so for now, they are just that, headphones. I have a dedicated desk mic for that job no.

Also, the volume slider problem of the old PC-150s was fixed when these were new, but after a year or so of use, maxing out the volume (say, the last 3-5%) causes one ear to get more volume than the other, or both ears to get quiet. Moving it down a tick fixes this. It's a minor gripe, but still annoying.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/31/2014 1:56:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAfter 7 Years, It Finally.... died. (no regrets)

Pros: I've used these for 7 years... 'nuf said!

- Dead simple design and good build quality that makes them very durable.
- Great base without being too boomy and muddy.
- The mic sound is awesome (no surprise given the Sennheiser lineage).
- It's very comfortable hanging around the neck between use (the little things that make this a great headset).

Cons: - They do not isolate outside sound very well.
- They don't fold up.
- The fit is on the loose side (great if you have a large noggin like me) and not very adjustable.
- Drab, no nonsense style (a plus for some of us)

Other Thoughts: I bought these on newegg in 2007 (7 years ago!) which is why I still can write a review (love newegg). Needless to say, I'm very careful about equipment (my kids go though headsets about every 6 month). Recently, the right side lost the base response. Still works, but the sound is very thin and "tinggy". I'm pretty sure the cord has developed an open somewhere, hanging on by a single strand of copper wire. This is pretty much expected after 7 years of use. So I just want to leave this review and say these headsets have been awesome and I have absolutely no regrets in getting them.

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  • Focus B.
  • 1/24/2014 7:43:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice sound!

Pros: Lightweight
Quality sound
Well constructed
Volume controls on cord
Fairly comfortable

Cons: Not as good as a "Beats" headset, but not $300+ either.

Other Thoughts: Actually it is a very good product for the money. I am happy with the purchase.

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  • Riley W.
  • 12/18/2013 5:01:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Decent Sound Quality

Cons: -They break WAY TOO EASILY.
-Small, uncomfortable ear pads
-Expensive

Other Thoughts: I've had a few of these headsets over the years. Although the sound quality is decent, they are uncomfortable and are not built to last.

I can not recommend these based on how fragile they are. Invariably, you will snag your headphones on something and pull out the wires connected to the audio jack, or the control switch. They should be better build considering how much they ask you to pay.

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  • Cheryl B.
  • 11/28/2013 1:36:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThey are great

Pros: Just buy them. They sound great. Microphone is great. I've had them for easily over a year and they show no sign of not being able to last another 2 or 3.

Cons: I remember using them the first week and they would cause my ears to be sore. The padding WILL eventually mold to the shape of your ears and no longer hurt at all.

Other Thoughts: Buy them

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  • Gwendolyn G.
  • 11/5/2013 6:33:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Set, Mic died after warranty

Pros: Good audio quality, good microphone, appreciate the on-off switch for the microphone on the cord. Price seemed good for what you are getting compared to other quality headsets.

It also doesnt look overly large or overtly game-y, since I wear these at my office to make phone calls etc (and be on teamspeak...)

Cons: Microphone stopped working 3 years after purchase. However I was not using the headset for almost a full year. Warranty is 2 years, so thats another $60 I have to spend to replace it.

A 3 year life span isnt horrible so I'll give it 4 stars, though if it only lasts through 2 years of use that might be a bad thing.

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  • Andrew V.
  • 10/10/2013 12:23:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid device

Pros: Adequately comfortable, awesome sound quality, excellent mic quality, works when I plug it in (unlike some of my past headsets).

Cons: None that I can think of off the top of my head

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  • Daniel B.
  • 7/27/2013 11:12:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat fidelity and the mic is crystal clear

Pros: The headphones themselves are sturdy enough for everyday use. The microphone is clear and relatively noise free. I've played hundreds of hours of music through mine and i don't see much difference between these and a set costing more than 2x as much. A little more than 3 years on my first two sets and no signs of stopping anytime soon. The length of the cord is the one thing that kept me coming back for more. You can actually move away from your desk without jerking the connections from the back or front. Just be careful you keep the slack out of the floor or you will run over it. LOL

Cons: It will pick up television voices on occasion if the set is in the same room. Not really a con with a noise cancelling mic since the microphone has to be sensitive enough to pick up the same frequencies in you voice.

Other Thoughts: The microphone cord isn't cat proof. My gf's cat chewed the end off and now it's time to think about a new set or a new cat or both. :)

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  • Andrew K.
  • 1/4/2013 11:21:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsComfortable

Pros: Comfy on my rather large head.
Good crisp and well balanced sound.
Good for gaming and music.
Plastic actually feels quite sturdy.
Mic is somewhat adjustable.

Cons: Doesn't have the low frequency response that my old Sony Studio headphones had but they still sound very clean and balanced so that is a very small gripe.
The mic works great but adjustment is very limited.

Other Thoughts: The plastic on these is actually pretty solid, should laast a long time if treated proper, ie. not thrown against a wall :)
Sound is really good for gaming and pretty good for music and movies.
On my large head they are very comfortable. The longest I've worn them was for about four hours the other night and my ears were still feeling fine when I took them off. And that's all I could possibly ask for for the price. They are a very nice headset and I would recommend them.

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