A trio of new Sennheiser headphones
The new models are the HD 428, 438, and 448, three remarkably similar headphones with fairly similar prices. The differences are mostly superficial; the HD 428 is a relatively uninteresting black rubber, while the HD 438 features metallic "wheel spokes" on the cups and the HD 448 has other metallic accents. Sennheiser claims the $100 HD 428 boasts a range of 18Hz to 22KHz, the $120 HD 438 can reach from 17Hz to 22.5Khz, and the $130 HD 448 spans an impressive 16Hz to 24KHz. The three headphones also feature slightly different accessories; the HD 428 features a single 3-meter cable and a 6.3mm audio adapter, while the HD 438 has 1.4- and 3-meter detatchable cables plus an audio adapter, and the HD 448 features a 1.4-meter cable with a 1.6-meter extension cable plus an audio adapter, for maximum flexibility.
All three sets of headphones are available now through J&R, and will hit Best Buy stores in October.
— Will Greenwald