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
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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Most Liked Positive 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...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.
Most Liked Negative Review
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.
Reviewed by 47 customers
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.
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.
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.
Pros: Super comfortable. Great sound Quality. Nice and Light. Good for mixing and monitoring Great Price Cons: Chord is not easily removable Bass isn't super strong, but this is also a good thing, because you don't want super loud bass when mixing and monitoring.
Sound great, comfortable to wear, block out noise well. Great phones.
Sound quality is superb, but I was totally let down by how little these reduce sound. I bought them to play drums and listen to music simultaneously. After reading positive reviews from other drummers on this site, I thought I'd give them a shot. But man oh man... my ears are still ringing. I think I would need earplugs as well, and that is something I was trying to avoid. Vic Firth headphones reduce twice as much sound but I've had problems with Vic Firth headphones lately. Alas, I'm off to return these and try Direct Sound EX-25.
I've been using the guys for almost 10 years now and I can't say enough about them. I just ordered yet another set... That makes 4. These are excellent for all around use. Mine are being used in studio. Very comfortable for long use. Great with drums. Perfect for vocalists. Just great all around.
i,m a middle aged man & been a musician since i was 7. i am very picky about sound quality & only use pro gear on & off stage. i was sceptical at 1st because in the past u had to pay $300 to $400 to get a good pair of cans. i did some research & talked to some fellow musicians who work in pro studios & showed them the options i was looking at. they all said "go with the sennheiser's"! so i did....and WOW these thing are great! crisp highs, great lows (despite what a few other reviews say)all aroung great reproduction. great isolation too. i use them mostly on a mixer, but have plugged them into my laptop and phone & they sound great there too. cant wait to get them to my buddies pro studio & plug them into his headphone amp & see what they can REALLY do! buy em! you'll love em!
I already own a very expensive set of Sennheiser headphones but needed another pair for other people in the studio to use. I just have have a home studio but record with other musicians and need multiple headphones. These headphones have a great sound and meet the standards for audio that I require. Great frequency response that cheaper headphones and in fact more expensive ones just can't meet. The highs are crisp if that is what you are looking for in an explanation. The lows can be heard and almost felt with that "thump" you expect from good headphones. I use them for Flute, vocals, keyboards, and percussion. They also work great for guitar I am told, but I don't play only other musician friends have told me this. This is a superb pair of headphones for a modest price. Buy a Pair of the phones and you will be in headphone heaven!
they are great studio quality headphones. forget dre beats, yes those of you that think they are the best for producing are wrong. the point is to hear the sound as it would actually sound! if your in the studio this is what you need. high and lows are all crisp and clear. comfortable also. honesty this is all you need to know, if $100 is your spending amount get these.