Sennheiser HD280 Pro Closed Headphones
The Sennheiser HD280 Pro Closed Headphones are closed-back, circumaural headphones designed for professional monitoring applications.
The Sennheiser HD280 Pro features a collapsible design with swiveling earcups and extended low end reproduction with a frequency response of 8 Hz to 25 kHz. Rejection of outside noise is high, rated up to -32 dB. Efficient neodymium magnets contribute toward an extended dynamic range and high output. The thick, padded leatherette earcups and adjustable padded headband allow for a precise and comfortable fit during extended periods of studio recording and mixing.
Sennheiser HD280 Pro Closed Headphones Features
- Closed, dynamic stereo headphones
- Accurate, linear sound reproduction for critical monitoring applications
- Optimum impedance ensures universal compatibility
- Space saving design features collapsible, rotating earcups
- Up to 32 dB of ambient noise attenuation
- Neodymium magnets for high maximum SPL
- Single-sided, coiled cable with 3.5 mm mini jack with locking 1/4" adapter
- Comfortable for long mix sessions
- Rugged construction with user-replaceable parts
Sennheiser HD280 Pro Closed Headphones Include
- Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones
- 1/4" Adapter
- Limited 2-Year Warranty
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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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.
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.
Great for tracking, not so much for mixing. Very isolated..no bleed whatsoever. Recommended.
I realize this is subjective but a friend of mine had borrowed my Sony 7506s on a session and decided he wanted a good $100 pair of cans for tracking in his home studio. He was talked into these at his local guitar shop. A few weeks ago I was working with him again and we swapped headphones to compare. These are well made for the price point and provide good isolation but are very boxy sounding compared to the Sonys. These would be good for loud monitoring in a tracking situation but that's about it.
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.
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.
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!
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.
These cans are awesome! The circum-aural design provides great isolation, full bass sound, and fantastic detail across the full range of frequencies. Great for tracking/monitoring in loud environments, or just listening to your favorite cd while flying.