Sennheiser HD429 Full Size Headphones, Black

Product information

The HD 429 features a powerful bass response provided by high-output neodymium magnets. In addition, these headphones display an innovative and ergonomic, silicone design, providing durability and a comfortable fit, every single time. Their closed circumaural headphone configuration effectively isolate against ambient noise, while the single-sided cable reduces tangling. Stand out and be different with the audio quality you deserve.

Key features

  • High-output neodymium magnets for stereo sound with smooth bass response
  • Closed circumaural headphone design isolate against ambient noise
  • Ergonomic design provides a comfortable fit
  • Single-sided cable for freedom of movement
  • Optimised for portable audio including MP3, CD players, iPad, iPod, iPhone and mobile phones
Cable length
6.3mm jack plug
Eligible for International Delivery
Folding Information These headphones are perfect for music lovers who spend a lot of time travelling around. When not in use, these models can be folded up and stored safely, ideal for packing away.
Model name / number
HD 429
Sound Isolation Information Either flexible rubber sphere-like tips which slot nicely into your ear canal providing a seal, or cupped designs which surround and seal your ear from the outside world, they effectively eliminating ambient sounds, and trap your music in your ear
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £10.00
  • Australia - £10.00
Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Product & Value I needed full size headphones to cut out the noise directly from guitar strings and to hear just what was coming through the amp. These are perfect for that and were excellent value too. Sound quality is good and they are very comfortable. 11 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality Excellent price, good sound quality, comfortable on the ears, a very good price compared to the more expensive headphones. 10 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality These headphones have the build and sound quality of considerable more expensive products. 18 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Seem perfectly ok I bought these online, but probably wouldn't have if I had seen the lounge-lizard geezer on the package with the daft hat and the text 'Smooth Bass'. Whatever that is. At least put a picture of Slayer on the package, Sennheiser. 01 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Perfect sound and very comfortable. Lightweight and easily adjustable 05 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb value Very comfortable to wear, nice design, great sound and quiet. I can listen to my music and my wife can't hear anything while she is watching TV. We are both very happy. Comes with an adaptor so you can use big & small sockets and has a decent length cable. I really can't fault these for the price. Highly recommended. 07 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Mid-range Headphones I got these in November, and have used them every day since, for sometimes 5 hours solid without fault. Whilst they don't produce especially unique audio quality, they fit extremely well with some kind of soft, squashy stuff at the top and sides that allow for extended use, although the outer material of the pads is built for comfort more than strength, and will rip if thrown about hard enough. However, the headphones themselves are a study plastic, with little chance of breakage if used with care. They feel heavy on the head and in hand, and are not ideal for excessive outdoor use (e.g. on a beach), what with the weight, size and 3m cable, so primarily indoor use. The cable is great, tangles occasionally but the plastic used isn't tacky, so it remains untangled by and large and is unlikely to break. The 3.5mm jack will suit most uses, and the casing connecting it to the wire is solid. The HD429's don't come with a case, but you should fair okay without. They do come with a 6.3mm adapter plug. The HD429's brothers (the 439, 449, 598) are all at higher prices and produce slightly better quality audio. The 429's are not far behind in quality to the 439's, for a first purchase or when looking for something not overly music-serious, the 429's are a good starting pair of headphones. Comparatively to the market, the HD429's are not made for fashion or extreme high quality, but the ability to wear them for long periods with comfortable sound output. For high quality in a similar category as the HD429's I recommend the Bose AE2 Over-ears, and something in the Beats range for fashion. Audio Quality: 8/10 Comfort: 10/10 Design: 7/10 Usability: 8/10 Value: 9/10 12 April 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Meets all the claims As I have a slight hearing problem these headphones were purchased to use with my computer and to be in addition to my other wireless Sennheiser headphones which I use with TV. They are comfortable to use with good performance and quality. There are no integral volume controls but inclusion would not be expected for the price charged. John Lewis service again, proved to be excellent. Would recommend. 29 January 2013
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