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The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones are circumaural headphones designed for professional monitoring applications. With up to 32dB external sound attenuation, it's perfect for use in noisy... Read More

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The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones are circumaural headphones designed for professional monitoring applications. With up to 32dB external sound attenuation, it's perfect for use in noisy environments, at live shows, and by DJ mixers! The HD 280 PRO features rugged design and optimum sensitivity that'll make even those wimpy headphone outs on synthesizers come alive - these babies are LOUD! The HD 280 PRO delivers detailed, natural reproduction of music and speech, and boasts a smooth frequency response from 8Hz to 25kHz.

Ready to pack it up? The collapsible ear cups make it easy to stow in your gig bag! And all those parts you normally wear out - such as the ear pads, headband padding, and cable - are easily replaceable.

Due to its collapsible earpieces, the HD280 PRO is very space-saving when it comes to transportation. All parts subject to wear and tear such as earpads, headband padding, and cable are easily replaceable, thus ensuring long service life.

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  • Closed back
  • Circumaural design
  • Efficient design delivers loud sound
  • Single-sided, straight-coiled-straight cable
  • Fold-up design
  • Up to 32dB attenuation
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2 year warranty, including the Evolution wireless. Sennheiser Evolution wired mics have a 10 year warranty.


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SennheiserHD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones
 
4.6

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Good value (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Great sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home audio (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic 'Phones.

The biggest misconception I have noticed when looking at reviews for monitor headphones is that people buy them for recreation or they buy them and don't understand exactly what they're used for. As monitor...Read complete review

The biggest misconception I have noticed when looking at reviews for monitor headphones is that people buy them for recreation or they buy them and don't understand exactly what they're used for. As monitor headphones, these Sennheisers are very effective at noise cancellation and demonstrating clarity at really all acoustic ranges. DO NOT buy any monitor 'phones just looking for that big bass range everyone loves to get out of their listening-for-pleasure music. You'll rarely find it. Monitor headphones are geared toward delivering the most unbiased and clearest sound possible for attention to detail in all acoustic depths. These headphones are a glorious, cost-effective addition to my gear as I study recording/mixing art at Columbia College Chicago, and I'd recommend them to anyone who wants to listen to a purer form of most any musical piece at a very agreeable price.

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Sennheiser needs to improve the driver housing

There's some inconsistency in the upper bass and the midrange, as well as some fizz to the highs. Rat Sound appears to have determined that much of the problem is the driver housing that...Read complete review

There's some inconsistency in the upper bass and the midrange, as well as some fizz to the highs. Rat Sound appears to have determined that much of the problem is the driver housing that resonates bad. I would avoid these until Sennheiser improves the plastic contruction (better plastic or thicker) or makes a version out of magnesium alloy. While the bass does go deeper than the MDR 7506 and is a little less distorted, the midrange is just not as flat and there's too much other weird stuff going on with the HD280. This is potentially a GREAT headphone, but not yet. Sennheiser claims they improved the plastic on the headband once before to eliminate the breaking problem, so they just need another revision to clear up the sound.

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4.0

Good for the money

By EW

from N. H.

About Me Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Cord Too Short

Best Uses

  • Home Audio
  • Music

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

I use these in my home studio for laying tracks. I bought them as a back up set but find I like them better than my others. They sound great clear and haven't gotten any bleed on tracks. They aren't pro studio quality but for my home studio they do what they say. They cord is to short but grab a extension and it's fine. Over all worth the price if your not ready to buy a higher model

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4.0

Great comfortable with glasses

By ion

from detroit, mi

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

      I use these for my computer gaming rig and i love them.

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      5.0

      Great Phones, great fit and great sound!

      By Captian Cook

      from Fort Worth, Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Cord Too Short

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

        I needed a set of headphones to use with my electric drum kit and after reading about every review there was - these seemed to always come out in the top 2 to 4! What sold me on them was the range and brand name!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Solid Studio Headphones for Very Reasonable Price

        By Nick

        from Glen Mills, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

          I actually returned this product in favor of Bose headphones - however, I would still recommend this product.

          I was purchasing headphones primarily to use with my electric violin so that I could practice it silently. My friend recommended these because they are great studio headphones for a great price. I definitely liked them, and I think they are great headphones for a great price, especially if you are looking to use them for studio work/mixing since they provide a clean, unaltered sound. However, as they are studio headphones, they are somewhat bulky, and they don't have much bass, so I went in favor of the less bulky Bose headphones that I can both use for practicing violin, and also for listening to music.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Head Phones

          By Sam

          from Lancaster PA

          About Me Audiophile, Teenager

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Good Bass
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

            Used mostly for listening to music.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Excellent for some applications

            By jorge

            from mountain view, CA

            Site Member

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

            The best merit of these headphones is how well they isolate you from external sounds. That makes them very suited for situations when you want to be isolated, like recording drums, for instance, because you would hear what the microphones are getting, rather than the sound of the drums themselves. The acoustic isolation also prevents the sound for leaking out, so the backtrack you are hearing while recording your voice will never leak to the microphone, for instance, even if you like it loud on your ears. On most headphones, achieving isolation usually comes at the cost of a not so great sound quality, but, the HD280pro sound remarkably well for the isolation they provide, and that is why I recommend them for any application where sound isolation is important. Also, they are reasonable comfortable for wearing extended periods of time. (Unless you have a really big head) For plain enjoying the sound of music, I'm sure a more beautiful sound and more comfort can be found at the same price range if you are willing to sacrifice the privacy of isolation. If you like high volume, these certainly deliver. I would not recommend these headphones to make critical mixing decisions. They were never meant to be for that use, even though they are reasonable flat. They don't have the desirable detail and spaciousness for that purpose. They would tire your brain pretty quickly, and you would hear unexpected surprises later.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Comfortable, good sound

            By kirk

            from Dana Point, CA

            Site Member

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

            I got these on a special sale for $69 + a coupon so they were dirt cheap. For that money, these are a great value. I use them for practice with my Roland TD-30KV kit and they sound excellent. They are very comfortable and block most external sound. My old cans used to hurt my ears after a while (they were very old and the padding over the ears was shot). Even at $99, these are a good deal, but wait for a sale or coupon and they will be a great deal.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent

            By Ruth

            from Bridge City, TX

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

            These headphones are my first experience with playing an acoustic electric guitar through my amp with the phones plugged in. The sound is crisp and clear, and I can hear everything that's going on. This will be a great help in improving my performance. The headphones are comfortable as well. My only concern was them cutting out as I moved around - I unplugged them, unscrewed and screwed back in the adaptor, and didn't have any more problems yet, so it may have been a bad connection. Caution is about the jack is the only reason for 4 stars instead of 5.

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            4.0

            Good sound

            By Kirk Hopkins

            from Okeana OH

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

            I bought these to use for drumset recording. I wanted to be able to hear the drums audibly, but quietly enough where I could have a click track and other pre-recorded music to record with. Overall they're pretty nice. They're a little tight (some people like that, some don't). I also have Bose QuietComfort 15's which have a battery and active noise cancellation. They're amaaaazing, but they're $300, these are $100. Unfortunately the Bose QuietComfort 15's cancel too much sometimes when recording drums (that's the only time I've ever had the problem, when the volume level of the drums being played get's too high at one particular frequency, everything drops out for a portion of a second). I also have Bose AE2's (which go for around $150) that have pretty similar sound to the Sennheiser HD 280 PRO's but are not nearly as tight. I think you can get the AE2's for around $130 now. If I had it to do over again, I would probably go with the Bose, but the Sennheiser's are good too. As a side note, since the Bose AE2's don't have noise cancellation, I never have the problem with the sound dropping out like with the Bose QuietComfort 15's.

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            5.0

            Great Headphones!

            By Sean McGee

            from Los Angeles

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

            I have had these for years...just bought new ones...Nothing last forever :-) Sound quality is the best and I can block outside sounds. I have never had a problem with them as long as you take care of them, like many things.

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