Sennheiser HD 250BT

Sennheiser HD 250BT

Sennheiser HD 250BT

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Fair6.5/10
CALLS: Good7.2/10
GAMING: Very Good8.8/10
TV: Very Good8.4/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Very Good8.1/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.1/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.1/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Fair6.0/10
BUILD QUALITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The Sennheiser HD 250BT headphones, released in May 2021, are over-ear, closed-back, and of a budget price. With wireless capability and dynamic drivers, these headphones offer very good overall sound quality and mic quality, as well as very good scores for durability and built-in controls. They have a 25-hour battery life but don't support wireless charging, requiring 3 hours for a full charge. They are sweatproof certified for those who exercise. Notably, they have AptX Low Latency support, enhancing their aptness for gaming and TV/video experiences by reducing audio lag. They do not have active noise cancelling, but the closed-back design provides a degree of noise isolation. The HD 250BT is equipped with an integrated mic, foldable design for portability, and an app that allows equalizer and audio controls customization. They are not optimized specifically for either Android or Apple, making them versatile for various device users. However, their comfort during air travel is considered poor, and they are not dustproof or sweatproof certified. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Very good overall sound quality
  • Good microphone quality
  • Low latency with AptX LL
  • 25-hour battery life
  • Foldable for portability
Cons
  • Not suitable for exercise use
  • Poor portability score
  • Fair noise isolation
  • No wireless charging

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Gaming:
4.7
The Sennheiser HD 250BT is well-suited for gaming because it supports aptX Low Latency, ensuring minimal audio delay which is crucial for real-time in-game sound tracking. Additionally, the microphone quality is rated very good, which is important for clear communication in multiplayer gaming environments.
TV & Video:
4.5
This score evaluates the earbuds or headphones when used to watch videos, movies and TV. In the case of wireless products, it takes into account latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
Air Travel:
4.4
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.4
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Calls:
4.1
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
Music:
3.6
The Sennheiser HD 250BT offers a closed enclosure which isolates sound well but may result in a more confined soundstage compared to open-back designs, and while the overall sound quality is considered very good, the absence of virtual surround sound could be a limiting factor for listeners seeking a more expansive and immersive audio experience.
Exercise:
3.2
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$70
Brand
Sennheiser
Release Date
May 1, 2021
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.6/10
Phone Calls Score
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7.2/10
Gaming Score
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8.9/10
TV and Video Score
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8.5/10
Exercise Score
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6.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
25 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
3 Hours
Bluetooth version
5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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6/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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9/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Weight
125 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated
Waterproof Rating
0

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Pete Scholßnagel | 2020
"As a lightweight, robust audio provider with a long battery life, the Sennheiser HD 250BT offer a lot for their price: very good Bluetooth codecs, an app connection and an extremely understated design. These headphones may not be among the most comfortable, but they deliver adequate sound – without overdriving or distortion."

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