Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones

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  • Dynamic, closed-ear headphones with up to 32 dB attenuation of outside sound
  • Lightweight and comfortable, ergonomic design, Cord Length – 3.3 – 9.8 feet Coiled
  • Extended frequency response and warm, natural sound reproduction
  • Around-the-ear design with padded earcups
  • Earpads, headband padding, and audio cord are easily replaceable, ensuring long life
  • Dynamic, closed-ear headphones with up to 32 dB attenuation of outside sound
  • Lightweight and comfortable, ergonomic design
  • Extended frequency response and warm, natural sound reproduction
  • Collapsible earpieces for compact transport
  • Earpads, headband padding, and audio cord are easily replaceable, ensuring long life

The HD 280 PRO is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones that deliver accurate, linear sound reproduction with up to 32dB of ambient noise attenuation for critical monitoring applications. Optimum impedance ensures universal compatibility, from home listening to studio monitoring. The space-saving design features collapsible, rotating earcups that are very comfortable to wear, even if used for long periods of time.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones

3 Responses to Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones

  1. Mailinh says:
    46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great product at a reasonable price, January 31, 2015
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    Mailinh (Georgia) –

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    Got these for a plane ride overseas. Great sound quality. I can still hear a little bit of noise from my surroundings but not enough to bother me. Fold up nicely. The only complaint I have is that the headband sticks out at the temples so you look like those TV sound people (see pic). If you want to look cool while listening to music or plan to work out with headphones, don’t get these. If you want a good pair of noise-attenuating headphones to use when studying or on a plane ride, these are a good choice.

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  2. LauGA says:
    20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good passive isolation, good sound. Love them., April 16, 2015
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    LauGA

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    ***See my update at bottom.***
    These are not mainly for listening on the go. In the comfort of your home , they’re great .
    I own expensive and cheap pairs. I’m a classical musician that listens to everything.
    These are good for home passive isolation. You don’t need much volume to get lost in your world .
    Cons: The bass is hard to hear unless you EQ it, and volume is not very high.
    Also, very bulky and a long heavy coiled chord.
    I’ll keep them for home use with a movie or the stereo when there is noise around. At least until I decide to spend $300 in the Bose Quiet Comfort 20.

    Pros: I record music at home, so a flat signal helps ( hence the Pro name).
    The sound improved after 3 days of leaving them on the stereo burning them in 24/7.
    They are great for classical music. Trebles are not harsh, so there is less fatigue after a couple of hours.
    The even signal is very enjoyable , and the isolation works great . I would enjoy a tiny more bass, but it is there, and the quality makes up for it.
    Very comfortable.
    Coiled cable works great to move around your work space.

    Other than that ,I prefer the $50 or less Sony ZX110NC for the commute: more volume and bass, compact, folds flat, and cancels low frequencies very well (fans, buses, motors, etc). Much better popular music listener experience. Those Sony have a bit too harsh treble, though.
    These Senheisser HD 280 beat them slightly in canceling high pitch sounds. They also are less harsh, like I mentioned.

    These Senheisser HD Pro 280 are good for the price,and probably a neutral signal that works for recording, but you can explore other options, specially for portable listening , both in regards to comfort and getting a lively sound.
    I hope it helps.
    ***Update: in a week, these are giving me more bass and are comfortable for hours. I tuck the coiled cable on my side, using my belt, and walk around with them all day.
    Even on the bus I can hear details without playing music too loud.
    I don’t hear ppl talking to me.
    Popular music like John Meyer or Dave Mathews Band, Cake, Pantera, pop, Jazz, sounds as good as piano music now. Orchestra and acoustic sound great also. I’m not using the other headphones anymore.
    Try them and burn them in for a week.
    Great value.

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  3. John Turner says:
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    but I can certainly appreciate a nice pair of headphones where you can hear every bit …, November 18, 2015
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    John Turner (LAS VEGAS, NV, US) –

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    Disclaimer: I don’t profess to be an audiophile, but I can certainly appreciate a nice pair of headphones where you can hear every bit of detail in a track that was intended for the listener. When I first got these, they were just OK, the clarity was great and the high end reproduction was very clear, but the low end didn’t seem to come through with much ‘oomph’. After reading some audio forums it seemed the consensus was that it actually takes around 500 hrs of play time on these for them to really start to shine. I decided to run pink noise into them with the volume at a moderate level for a few nights and I’ve probably got maybe 50-60 hrs of listening time on them on top of that and I can say that they are starting to sound much richer. The bass is starting sound much fuller and the highs and mids are still crystal clear.

    One of the best things about this set is the noise isolation. I work in an office area and the lady next to me has no sense of self awareness, but she’s super nice so I just bite my tongue. I needed some headphones to drown out her singing along with her music when she has her headphones on, and to drown out her music when she decides to take them off and crank them up to try and use them as loudspeakers. These do the job. I also want to keep the music in so others don’t have to listen to my music with me. These do the job. I originally got a pair of V-MODA LP2’s, and they sounded great, but leaked sound like a sieve. I returned them and went with these and there is a world of difference in that regard. I expect they will be fantastic on an airplane as well.

    One thing I have noticed is that in order to get the best bass response you need to keep them sealed against your head. When I wear my glasses with them it breaks that seal slightly and the there is a noticeable difference in the bass response. I am planning on building a headphone amplifier with a variable bass boost to try to remedy that (yes, I know they are commercially available but I am cheap and an electrical engineer). I also am not a huge fan of the hard mounted coiled cord, but I am also going to chop that off and install an inline 3.5mm jack, which should also allow me to buy a cable with iPhone controls on it. Anyways, so far I am very happy with these headphones.

    UPDATE: I was able to chop off the bulky coiled cord and install a 3.5mm jack to allow me to plug in a smaller audio cord, making it a little more comfortable to listen to. I purchased the following cable and now I have iPhone controls with these headphones:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01149EHSQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

    If you decide to try this, just be aware that the conductors inside the insulation are magnet wire, meaning they have a thin coating on them so they are difficult to solder to. You can get rid of it by tinning the wire, but it does make it a little difficult to work with.

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