Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

HD 280 Pro, Studio headphone from Sennheiser in the HD series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 37 reviews )
 22 reviews59 %
 9 reviews24 %
 5 reviews14 %
 1 user review3 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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stompboxjon10/18/2012

stompboxjon's review"Good but not good enough"

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO are an affordable pair of headphones that have a closed back circumaural technology. You can purchase these headphones for around 105 USD online. I was at first on the fence with the HD 280 PRO because I could not get a good mix with using them. But after a while I started to get use to them and then decided they weren’t that bad once I got to “understand” them. They are very comfortable and you can wear them for hours without them irritating your ears or head. The ear cups are very soft and have a nice cushion on them. The external noise is at bay when wearing the 280 PRO, though they are not true isolation headphones you can still block out most of the external noise with them.

One issue that I have experienced over time using the Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is that after long use with them the ear pads will get worn down bad. You will need to replace them if you use these as your main headphones and put them through a lot of wear and tear. They new ear pads will cost about 20 USD for a pair of them and they are easy to put on.

The HD 280 is a decent set of headphones for the price, but I just really don’t trust them all the way because the low end is a little bit too much for me. It is clean, but it's over done, there is just too much deep bass in these headphones. When I mix I like to have a flat and kind of dull low end. The highs are clean though, and the mids are solid. But for the price of 105 dollars for this pair and then needing to replace the ear pads less than a year later that’s another 20 dollars. They really are not worth the buy, there are a lot of other brands that cost around 150 that sound excellent!
chrislieck09/25/2012

chrislieck's review"Buy AKG 240s instead"

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
These are over rated. I don't like any headphones that you can't do a basic mix down on. These type of headphone have a great deal of misrepresentation on the low end. I think that they boost the lows more than you really hear. They are not flat and that is what you need. I would get a pair of AKG 240's instead. There was no headroom in these headphones and that does not bode well for feeding hot levels or strong low levels at 40 to 60 hz. I don't pay attention to headphone specs, who does, they all claim to be flat from 20hz to 20kz but that is not saying much. Consider that with any headphones you have to consider what you are feeding them as far as signal and as far as what you are using them on. If you are feeding bass and drums to these headphones you fill find that they break up at the 40hz range. I don't get that from lets say a pair of AKG 240's. I live the fact that some of the new styles of headphones are cheap but if I am buying any phones that are near the 70-$100 range I again will move to the AKG's to be safe. You have to remember that there is no real consolidated view of what someone likes in a headphone.

I prefer a set that you can hit hard and not have any distortion. Headroom and clarity are a must. These cans are clean and I don't have a problem with the cleanliness just the fact that they don't take a great deal of level for drums and bass. Use them for vocals and you will be fine. Many of our recording students get these phones and are into HIP HOP and even mix on these headphones. I notice that the bass on their mixes is not placed correctly and that is common on headphone mixing but in these phones your really not getting a full representation of even the basics of the mix. I at least use phones to hear the vocal placement or vocal compression just as a basic quick reference and not on all mixes. But, if i want to just cut vocals these will do for a quick vocal session. Not enough isolation for drummers and I would not use any headphone but the Vic Firth on or for drummers that need click isolation. I like headphones in this price range to at least have a flat frequency sound. To check headphones I always pump singers and kick drum at high levels and if the low mid like at 220 is distorting with about 5 db of gain I will only use them for simple vocal or voice overdubs.
clems_02/11/2011

clems_'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good Medium or after the use"

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
For me the words "pro" means nothing on this headphone. It is a closed headphone, which supports many studio sessions with Zikos sourdingues.

The frequency response is highly variable depending on the headphone preamp (the low impedance 64Ohms ???). For example on my old M-Audio FW410 it sounds hollow, the bass is really absent, but simply pass on a good amp salon or RME suddenly feel a difference.
Absent from this change to "down".

Ergonomics is good for the second flight in the cabin / monitor, but certainly not for a mix: a real headband!

So it depends on what you do, because its strength (I've had 6 years), and pronounced response in the medium makes a good DJ tool / Zikos return. But hey I guess there are better in this area.

No comparison possible with my beyer DT990 pro home (price close), but again, the DT is an open headphone, not as versatile, and booked the studio mixes.

If this election were to be repeated? A headphone which I shamelessly nag and do not move for 6 years still deserves to make the election again. (I was looking for a headphone at the time to live)





gary5110/16/2007

gary51's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Hi all? Well now as I am looking for a new studio headphones (I PROCUP that records voice).

I am a singer and I have a home studio. I record as straight left.

So in regard to the hd 280 pro, great for isolation, it is plutt closed.
It's Premire quality, I think.

on the other hand, in sound is not the top man for a singer (for a voice fminine, it may be less teachers).
Finally, topujours is it that when you voice your work areas on the heat, you work in dansles serious and breath, if you want to make the grade, then the ca not help at all.
I tape the cot technique, I do not work that ear.
I prfre widely sony, so I'll take a mdr 7506 (even the 7505 is not bad).
With 280 hd, I hear my voice as I want and I'm blind.
Although s ^ r, the pb not arise when I am in head voice.

Another point, I think he cracked a bit when you move (this is also a little coiled cord, but difficult to find a wire normal today). It gives you not the perception of a freedom.
The spiral, I do not like at all when I make a recording while it plutt practice ct console.
A good headphone, it helps, what they say.
Finally, it is true that we would always find good products that are not expensive.
Me, I can not always afford to pay me the good stuff, but that is not me ^ m lzard, when you listen to some voice recordings, you doubt that it does not bone ...
Rainqlm04/05/2005

Rainqlm's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
I will be fast because I just tried today, the score of 5 corresponds to a 9 / 10 for sound, clean and not "muddy" as on other models of the brand, and 1 / 10 for comfort! frankly, this price is the abuse! it seems to have the head is enclosed in a! after 5 minutes has become dsagrable, I guess after 2 hours !!!!!
I have a HD 200, HD202 and HD212 one, they are more comfortable in terms of sound, we agree!
shame, because it is closed and that's what I'm looking for, but I will not buy it .......