In this photo, Virtual Riot can be seen with a set of Sennheiser HD 380 PRO Headphones around his neck. In a [tweet from July 2013](https://twitter.com/Virtual_Riot/status/353543397614694400), he confirms, "I try to avoid earbuds ^^ and use a pair of Sennheiser HD 380 Pro for listening to music from my mp3player."more
Love these headphones. Only thing I don't like is that they can get uncomfortable in extremely long sessions and I really do mean extremely long. I don't notice this in regular sessions and love how well they cup to my head and cover my ears.
I cannot recommend these headphones enough. Most comfortable headphones I've ever worn, flat frequency response. I ALWAYS make sure to pop these on at some point during a mix session for reference, and they often reveal something I might have missed without putting them on.
I admit I have never been a Sennheiser guy. Even the trusted 421 mic, I would still find any excuse to not use that big ugly thing that I could never place well. I preferred even some AKG tiny clip on condensers, etc. I was "gifted a thousand dollars for 5 or 6 sets of headphones - that day. The only full sized closed back headphone were these. It was free, and I could use these for gospel choir etc, I got them. I really liked them. This was the point that "brands"really didn't matter. Pick what you like and go with it.
The only thing that I had a brain fart on was the cord going into the phones. When something does not work during a session is going into "the box of things that might work later". These things don't work, but you put them in a box with everything else and are surprised that they still do not work later?" These would up ion that box. Never ever "do your own repairs during another person's session".
I needed an extra pair and grabbed these expecting them to work, they didn't until I wiggled the cord into the headphones. A tech actually put these together so I had no idea the cables were replaceable (though I can never find replacements). This was the fix, these were great...just buy your replacement cables the same day or you will someday regret it. Great over the ears, light, full sounding phones. ...once more, it has a replacements cord.
Fantastic headphones! Great sound! The bass is powerful but not overbearing and the audio is very clear. Only criticism is that despite being light, the grip is quite tight and after a while of wearing they can make your upper jaw a bit sore. Would still recommend however.