Sennheiser HD280 Pro Closed Headphones


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The Sennheiser HD280 Pro Closed Headphones are Sennheiser's most significant closed, around-the-ear headphones designed for professional monitoring applications. With high ambient noise attenuation, accurate, linear sound reproduction, and soft earpads for a comfortable fit, these headphones are designed to exceed the demands of the professional environment.

The Sennheiser HD280 Pro Closed Headphones boast extremely robust construction combined with the sound quality, modular design and aggressive noise isolation that is necessary in the field. The unique collapsible design, combined with swiveling ear cups, offers maximum flexibility in any application.

Headphones for the Pros
An accurate representation of audio is key when mixing or mastering your work. Eloquent lows, a distinct midrange and clear-cut highs are what define the Sennheiser HD 280 PRO’s, making them the perfect companion for recording and mixing sessions. And thanks to their comfort, all those hours spent in front of a screen won’t tire your ears nearly as much as it will your eyes. Found in home and professional recording studios around the world, the Sennheiser HD 280 PRO has become an industry standard for more reasons than one.

A Modern Classic
Your search for studio headphones begins and ends with Sennheiser HD 280 PRO. Released in 2003, these headphones have stood the test of time. In a day and age where technology renders itself useless in a just a few years, Sennheiser is still selling hundreds of thousands of these headphones every year.

The Podcasting Icon
With popularity of podcasts on the rise, the need to improve audio listening experiences follows. The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO’s are used on some of the largest podcasts in the world, including The Joe Rogan Experience where they have become a staple. As comfort and performance continue to be driving factors for those looking for new headphones, the Sennheiser HD 280 PRO’s are becoming more and more popular for those wearing headphones for long interviews and recording sessions.

Sennheiser HD280 Pro Closed Headphones Features

  • High ambient noise attenuation
  • Accurate, linear sound reproduction
  • Soft earpads for a comfortable fit
  • Folding and rotating earcups for space-saving transport
  • Tough, single-sided cable

Sennheiser HD280 Pro Closed Headphones Specifications

  • Accoustic Principle: Dynamic, Closed
  • Ear Coupling: Circumaural
  • Wearing Style: Headband
  • Contact Pressure: 6 N
  • Jack Plug: 3.5 mm Jack Plug with 6.3 mm Adapter
  • Connection Cable: Coiled Cable (min. 1.3m / max. 3 m)
  • Nominal Impedance: 64 ?
  • Frequency Response: 8 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Sound Pressure Level SPL: 113 dB
  • THD, Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.1 %
  • Load Rating: 500 mW
  • Color: Black
  • Weight (w/o Cable): 285 g

Sennheiser HD280 Pro Closed Headphones Includes

  • 1 x Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Monitoring Headphone
  • 1 x 3.5 mm jack plug to 6.3 mm adapter
  • 1 x Safety Guide
  • 2 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Acoustic Guitar Isolation
    Steve Reed

    Bought recently from FEA for recording acoustic guitar. I had been trying to use my Sennheiser HD600's, but the open cups did not work well in that application. Too much bleed through. The HD280's have been perfect. Very isolated and now able to detect phase issues much more reliably - exactly what I was looking for & at $100! I will likely stick with the HD600's for mixing and general listening...more comfortable for long sessions.

  • 5
    Seinhauser Headphones

    Great product, great service, fair price! I am very happy with my purchase!

  • 5
    best under $100
    Rafael Queiroz

    Great headphone. It works perfectly to check the stereo field of the mixes. If you mix on a laptop on the road it's excellent because it's foldable and easy to travel.

  • 4
    Decent headphones, but don't mix with them
    Joel Hunger

    I got these because I needed a closed back pair of headphones for tracking. For that purpose they're great - the sound quality is nice and clear, and these definitely compete with other headphones in this price range. They're also great as all purpose listening headphones. When I first took them out of the box I thought that they looked stiff and uncomfortable but generally they feel just fine and I don't really notice them on my head. I wouldn't recommend mixing with them. Others might have different opinions, but I find that I don't hear enough bass so that if I attempt a mix with the 280s and then turn on the monitors the overcompensation is wildly apparent.

  • 4
    Jason W.

    Great for tracking, not so much for mixing. Very bleed whatsoever. Recommended.

  • 5
    Good rock solid headphone

    This is the second Sennheiser headphone that I've owned. My previous one that costed few hundred dollars broke in 3 years. But this one is so well built that nothing has fallen apart after 4 years of daily use. The only scratches that I get is from the middle part of the head band since I always retract the phone cups after each use. It has an excellent full range of sound, however, I find it a little too much bass for recording monitoring purpose. So I usually use it for movie watching since it's also got really good isolation from noises.

  • 5
    Excellent sound, excellent isolation
    Gabriel Grieser

    These are great to wear while tracking drums, vocals, or anything else where spill can be a problem. But they're also good on the bus with the iPod. These do fit tight, so they can be uncomfortable after extended use, but they attenuate outside sound extremely well. These are also fairly high output, so they're great with portable devices. Their sound is responsive and crisp, although the bass is a little weak. However, if you boost the bass, these will deliver it extremely well without distortion or nasty mud.

  • 5
    4 years and still great
    Noah Mitchell

    The bass is nicely equalized for a set of headphones. That's usually the worst aspect of headphone monitoring, but these have it down. They've lasted me many years and they still work great!

  • 5
    very good
    Nedyalka Ivanova

    The quality of sound that this headphones produce is really good. You will be able to hear all the tiny details of the sound and distinguish different instruments more realistic, like each of them has their own place in the audio picture. Panoramic sound. Very good isolate outer sounds!!! Yea, if you wear them lots of hours (which is inevitable because of the great sound) your ears might hurt a little bit, which is not cause of the shape, but more of the pressure they create to isolate outer sounds. I've red on forums for other models and brands which were more uncomfortable, me personally haven't tried others (except Philips SHP2000ND which become annoying after 30min. of use). But that's the only discomfort they may cause, as for the upper part (which is replaceable) is very comfortable. Great bass, crystal hight and again great detail in sound! Folding them in several different ways is what differs them from other models-very practical. All in all-great price&quality. I love them.

What We Think


The Sennheiser HD280 Pro are solid headphones. I have been using them in my studio for about six years now, and have loved using them for tracking and editing. They are very comfortable to wear, and downright great performers. After their break-in period, the bass opens up a good bit, providing a nice image, and the top softens to a very pleasant, but clear reproduction. Ear fatigue is not bad at all with them, and they have served me well in tracking guitars, keyboards, and bass in my studio. Add in the fact that they are more than reasonably priced, the HD280s, are well worth looking into.

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