The HD 280 Pro is Sennheiser's most significant closed, around-the-ear headphone to be introduced in years. Designed to exceed the demands of the professional environment, the HD 280 Pro boasts extremely robust construction combined with the sound...
Closed, circumaural design for excellent passive attenuation of ambient noise (up to 32 dB) Exceptionally lightweight and comfortable for extended listening Replaceable single-sided, coiled cable with 1/8 inch (3.5mm) jack connector and screw type 1/4"" adapter Reduced comb filter effects and distortion due to E.A.R. (Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement) and Duofol diaphragms Includes slimline carrying case Built-tough with a 2 YEAR warranty! Compatible (listen only) with latest generation of tabletsmore
Amtrac posts a photo to Instagram showing the several (5 to be exact) pairs of headphones he takes with him on his travels. He mentions a few brands by name in the caption including [AIAIAI](https://equipboard.com/brands/aiaiai), Sennheiser, and MUNITIO. He says, "Gotta travel with 5 sets of headphones @aiaiaicph @sennheiserusa #munito @beatsbydre" The headphones most visible in the pic are the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones.more
" I love listening in different systems: my old trusty Genelec’s, my home stereo JBL’s, a shitty BOSE boombox, three different pairs of headphones (from high-end AKG 701’s to Sennheiser classic HD280 & HD-25). I also listen on my wife’s car sometimes. Mostly, when I’m listening I’m trying to get a similar-sounding mix across that multitude of systems. It obviously varies depending on the music, but overall, is a good thing to listen and compare on different systems and circumstances. Elements that for example are very present on headphones may not be so much in the living room, and even less on a car stereo. My goal is to find a good balance, even before I get to the mastering stage. Just the same way you cannot really fix a bad sound at the mix stage, mastering cannot fix a bad mix. "more
The HD 280 Pro is Sennheiser's most significant closed, around-the-ear headphone to be introduced in years. Designed to exceed the demands of the professional environment, the HD 280 Pro boasts extremely robust construction combined with the sound quality, modular design and aggressive noise isolation the necessary in the field. The unique collapsible design, combined with swiveling ear cups, offers maximum flexibility in any application.
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It is a reasonably priced headphone with good isolation. The trade-off is that the sound could be more accurate and the headphone is not the most comfortable because pressing force needed for the isolation is rather big. It is good for recording purposes.
really good budget studio headphone...low and high freq of this headphone is really amazing...best production tool for also traveling with my laptop ...
Good monitoring headphones, they provide nice isolation and relatively good frequency response. The 100-200hz region is a bit dry, so it can cause you to mix in extra mud, and the MDR-7506s have better highs, but overall these headphones are not bad, all my mixdowns used go through them before release.
These babies have been in my studio for a few years. When I moved to Tennessee, I accidentally broke my AKG mixing headphones. I know, it sucked. I went to my local Guitar Center and essential said "I need something cheap and I need it today, what ya got". Naturally, they tried to up-sell me immediately to which I said (in my head) "get fucked". But, one of the guys in pro audio recommended the Sennheisers and I bought them immediately. Now, several years later, they are all I will use. Not the perfect mixing/tracking headphone, but for the money, you can't beat them. SUPER flat response! My only complaint is that they are pretty bad about handling (sub) low end. If you are mixing any tracks with heavy lows, use monitors. These aren't gonna get you there. Other than that, these are great!
These are perfect for production because of the very flat EQ it has. The tight low end is very helpful for making important mixing decisions, and the stereo image these headphones create make them perfect for mixing as well. only compaint would be that these headphones aren't the most comfortable for long periods of time
Even though they don't sound as nice as my old Spirit Pros, they're much more durable (Spirit Pros are prone to cracks on the side if not delicately handled, which has happened to me twice now). They give the Spirit Pros quite a run for the money when paired with Sonarworks.
These days, I use the HD 280 Pros as my B headphones (wearing the Sennheiser HD 25s for long periods of the time hurts my ear because of their on ear nature; changing the pads & clamp force hasn't helped me).
Extremely balanced sound. Beautiful dynamic nuance between the low and mid range and the highs simmer right on top. Great for mastering, mixing, and producing!
These are really good and true sounding studio headphones, however. They do not reproduce the bottom end very well. There are also other headphones, which work better in loud environments. So I would not recommend to use them as DJ headphones. They are not designed for that. But they are really good headphones when using them at home or in the studio.
"These are the industry standard headphones for good reason. Music and sound will translate very well to these headphones. They have a very flat frequency response and an accurate stereo image that is no exaggerated"
I think these are amazing headphones for MAKING music, just not listening to. There are much better headphones out there for that! But these are just nice and bland, so it lets you hear what your music sounds like without any special EQ's or anything applied to it! Now, my problem is the noise. You can hear the headphones a ton from the OUTSIDE! Mic's will pick up what's playing, which is bad. But for the music I make, that doesn't matter! (Yet...)
In general: very very flat and critical. Its slightly boosted mid frequency response makes it incredibly more flat and critical standard than anything that I have seen (or heard) before. Perfect to have an accurate sense of what is going on in the EQ.
Excellent notion and clarity of basses (all of them). A little exceeded on the high-end for my personal taste; it has taken me time to get used to the big amount of highs.
Best choice for a hundred bucks budget. Definitely recommended.
My first professional headphones exclusively for composing tunes. I am pleased by the honesty of the sound they convey, there is no bass boosting or anything(which I commonly associate with headphones/earbuds from companies such as Beats/Skullcandy/etc.). I don't think they are the TOP TOP of the line headset, but I think they are quite professional. Very cool, very honest.