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Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones  

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

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

Ready to pack it up? Due to their collapsible earpieces, the HD280 PRO headphones are very space-saving when it comes to transportation. Plus, all parts subject to wear and tear, such as earpads, headband padding, and cable, are easily replaceable, thus ensuring they'll last a long time.

Features
  • 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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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (43)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Good value (6)
  • Great sound (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Good bass (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home audio (4)
  • Music (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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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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.

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(51 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic 'Phones.

By Jim

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

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.

(38 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

'Phones with features

By Misconduct2K

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

These headphones have some very nice features that many other headphones don't execute very well. I love the fact that the padding and cable can be replaced. I have had other headphones that needed to be thrown out because the cable broke or the padding was worn out. The collapsible earpieces save a ton of room. These headphones can be extremely loud, but because they isolate outside noise well, you don't necessarily NEED to turn them up. I have found them to be pretty accurate, but I think the midrange is a bit scooped and the lows and highs are a bit boosted. I find them to be very useful when listening to a mix on many different sets of speakers - many people listen on their monitors and in their car...but don't forget to listen with headphones as well! These have helped me balance out a few mixes here and there. Comfortable to wear for extended listening, and such a great value!

(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow!

By Brian Happ

from chicago, illinois

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

Im, blown away by these phones. the sound quality is excelllent(though the bass could be boosted a bit more,but thats just me.) When drumming i can play and not drown out what i'm listening to, so i don't have to blast them. I got a pair of bose phones for my birthday but ended up returning them because they just couldn't handle outside noise so i still had to blast them to get a good balance. I would recomend these for any drummer especially because of the 100$ price tag.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sennheiser HD-280 Pro

By cdawg

from dublin, OH

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

I have had a pair of these headphones since, well i cant remember when I got them because I have never had a problem with them. They are great for recording in a studio or listining to music just for fun. They cancel out almost all of the noise from around you allowing you to be able to hear the music very clearly.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Phones

By DJ Apex

from Bellingham, WA

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

I got these about 6 months ago and wow. They're probably the best value on the market for sound quality. Super-crisp through the whole range with no noticeable dips in frequency response. I also use them to DJ, so the swivel cups are nice. And they isolate sound like crazy, which also helps when spinning in a loud environment.

(16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value for a Great Product

By DJ Stroppy

from Newtown, PA

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

We bought these recently for my son who is a fledgling DJ. He wanted Mix-quality headphones that allowed him to record and sample his techno tracks (he uses Reason with great success). He also wanted to use them for his raves, in order to cutdown on the background noise while he is DJ'ing in our basement. The Sennheisers are great in both respects. Sound reproduction and noise reduction are excellent for headphones at this price. We both highly recommend this product (not to mention it lets the rest of the family hear the television :-).

(14 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HD280 Pro in the Home Studio

By ccasch

from New York

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

In my humble estimation, these are the best choice for general studio duties (home or professional). The bass may lack, but my solution there is to back fill with the studio monitors. The noise attenuation on the HD280Pro is certainly adequate enough to block out the mids and upper freqs from the monitors so you get the whole picture.

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good value for the price

By Fuzzball

from Ida, MI

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

These headphones are very good for the price. The bass response is very good and the highs are also reflected well. The headphones are constructed well (better than the Behringer HPX3000) and the cord is thicker. They are very comfortable to wear for hours at a time. I would recommend getting these if you are an active musician.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Live Sound Headphones

By Daniel Chapman

from San Marcos, TX

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

When I started recording shows at clubs, I realized I needed some headphones that could keep out the sound. These headphones do it, and do it well...especially for the price($100)! I take these out to clubs and use them in my home studio for reference, and they don't even look worn yet. The even levels compinsate for my krk 5 monitors that are lacking low end. Good buy!

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