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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nickname00906/03/2011

nickname009's review

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
These are simple in design and very comfortable to wear for long periods of time, but not forever!

I've worn them for editing during mixing and also for listening to music while travelling or just for isolation. All of which, these have done an adequate job. In terms of sound quality, it's very neutral sounding. So in terms of listening to music, it may not be for everybody, as nearly all types of music, are not as 'enhanced' sounding as other headphones might be. But it is definitely very clear and you can literally hear everything that's put through it! All the clicks/glitches/white noises and pops are heard!

However, the sound is subjective and over time I've noticed that either these are very neutral sounding, or they're very bright and have a lot of treble. I noticed this when I turn up whatever it is I'm hearing on the cans, as the volume goes up, the high frequencies are boosted primarily more than any bass, so the signal starts to become harsh and shrill, not distorted though, these phones are not broken! It's just what I've noticed when compared to other headphones. However, they are not the brightest headphones I've tried. Though they are definitely very comfortable as the design is great and the ear muffs actually fit AROUND my ears making it comfortable as to some other headphones that squash the outsides of the ear thus making it not comfortable to wear for long periods of time. This isn't to say that I haven't been exhausted from wearing these, I have. And I've come to the conclusion that there are no such headphones that one person can wear for a long period of time and not eventually feel discomfort, it's inevitable, the only difference that different headphones make with comfort, is how long you can actually wear them for.


As for isolation it is also quite good. I've used it myself tracking loud guitars and my drummer's used them for both tracking and rehearsing with a click. He's had no problems hearing through them while playing. I believe these have become sort of the staple headphone for recording and tracking. Almost every studio I've been to has had these laying around somewhere just like a 57. Rightfully so, they're very adequate and fairly priced!
JackLudden08/10/2008

JackLudden's review

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
This pair of headphones is overall a great one, and I have specifically found them very useful for recording drummers. I've been using these for a couple of years. Probably one of their best features is the degree of isolation they provide. When recording a drummer, you need to get enough isolation so that they can hear the click track and/or music track/other musicians above the huge volume of their own drum set. These closed ear phones go on your head very tight, so that you can get a drummer to hear what they need to without necessarily blowing out their eardrums with huge volumes. The downside to this great isolotion is that they are not as comfortable as other headphones. Since they're tight on your head, they can get rather uncomfortable after wearing them for a while.

The other downside to the isolation is that singers will often not like it, because it will start to sound like they are listening to their voice come from somewhere else, instead of hearing themselves sing, which can be distracting. Taking one ear cup off can help this, however. The overall sound quality is quite good - the bass is better than you find on most headphones and all the other frequencies are well represented. They are also fairly durable - they are made from a thick plastic so these will be hard to break. They come with a 1/4" adapter which is nice and sometimes essential to have. So these may not be the best thing for monitoring in most situations, but they are very well suited to drum recording and listening to music in noisy places.

At about $200, they are a good deal. They are obvious competition with Sony's MDR 7506 headphones, and frankly they complement each other nicely. I would buy them again, but probably having one is enough for a studio unless you have a really loud band.
Hathor05/27/2014

Hathor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent"

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
I use since 2006, it is therefore 8 years already. I have other models, but between it and me, it's a long story "love", who knows why? :)

For its price, I find it excellent. That said, for the record, and because there is always relativized, a friend who tried it told me that it was "a pure dobe" compared to its Sony HIFI headphones 40 € ... Obviously with the HD-280 which has a very high impedance, the sound seems smaller and is far less flattering in the bass.

I use this headset for listening details for taking his battery, taking his song, and in addition to mixing and mastering audio, music but also movies. In summary, I use it for almost everything, though initially I had acquired only for its sound insulation.

Solid yes, since cash is still there and still going strong. As against the foams are destroyed in time. Fortunately, we can change them for € 16 a pair, it is rare enough to be stressed!

Everyone, whether amateur or engineer, will have its preferences for sound, according to his own hearing abilities (there are not two people who hear exactly the same way). The important thing is to thoroughly know their own strengths and weaknesses as well as strengths and weaknesses of its hardware.

I personally have a large hollow in the lower midrange and a slight depression in acute (due to age) and thus a tendency to push too hard these two areas. This headphone is fine with me, because there is not flattering at all in the bass. So I adapted and now I know how it should sound in the headphones to get the right balance.
Cutboost06/09/2011

Cutboost's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good for FOH"

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Very good sound insulation.
Specific media, by serious back against.
No effect Hi-Fi, loudness or bass-reflex.
I use it for monitoring the FOH.
Practical detail: many ways to fold.
l'electron libre12/17/2007

l'electron libre's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Intensive use for four years until the purchase of a Sony MDR7506 ... I use the Sony's component, the HD280 recording.
(S) more: a headphone closed the "multi-directivitquot; of headphones ...
(S) minus the weight low and poorly REPRESENTATIVES from across the spectrum. Quality plastics just average ...
Few essays MODELS: the linear (of the same manufacturer), a bit better but a bit "off budget" at the time of purchase and a Sony (which I have forgotten all this time) .
The report quality price: that's what made me buy the l: 107 euros for a headphone pro gnial!
That said, I think to purchase a headset for troisime "Night Mix" ... hsitation between Beyer DT77O pro (but the "bass reflex" makes me a little scared about the Fidler reproducing out) and, in the same make, DT990 Pro, which seems more suited the mix ... I think I will also make a small tour of costs from AKG ...
In fact, the HD280 is very well to record (closed), call, work some sounds ... but mixing is a bit worse ... but in any fawn, it is better to have several Systmes cost of a.
DEFINITIONS Ct, the HD 280 Pro is well equilibrated plutt but it is a bit lightweight ct low, making it pushes a bit to finally get account when they are too much is the mix Submitted on monitors.
The acute and mdiums are REPRESENTATIVES ... trsdtailles and even ... and it is enjoyable to hear clearly what you are doing. Too bad the bass do not follow. (I know, I insist , But it's sad vrit!)
Overall then, the sound ... a will ... this headset allows for a decent job and enough raliste (provided we know where they stand in bass)
Ct ergonomics ... can do better ...
The multi directivity of headphones is quite handy in a lot of situations.
The headphone is closed ... you really push the volume back to you to hear a decision made with a good mic ... insulation is really his strong point!
The wire is solid (not a cut in six years of use!), The "spring", very practical for not taking a tripping or s'loigner source.
The minijack (dore gold molded end?) Is provided with a screw-on jack adapter (Contents of the same) .. all as very practical to switch to another type of output ... particularly strong: no more adapters that break after a few uses ... it was worthwhile to report even if it has become commonplace today.

The ctsngatifs in dtail ...
1) The weight ... a, it's terrible ... one realizes when used for several hours ... (In components, for example ...) is, for me, the black point of the headphone ... (And I do not look terrible it makes you ... it gives you an air of Jacques Villeret in the cabbage soup! Fortunately, the headphones are not red! ... but hey, it's purely ... Aesthetics)
2) It is comfortable ... Manir but not exceptional ... especially for use "long life" ...
3) Ct solidity of the thing ... plastics are of average quality ... APRS two years of use, a plastic covering of the roll bar broke ... nothing serious, but hey, was not fun! It seems that this is a weakness of the headphones: when you turn on the head, you just map the headphones ... and strength ... it finally broke there o plastic is sollicit by "tirements" frquents.

Conclusion: 107 euros, I do not regret having bought this product made me good service since I bought ... but I think I shall soon buy another for comfort of cost and held. A short tour in Beyer or AKG (K240) ... see ... Lastly, cost! But I do not put the HD 280 Pro so far ... this is a good headphone trs for recording, anyway ... and with a good quality price.
Rating: 8 / 10 ... pnalis by a weight a little excessive and somewhat random image REPRESENTATIVES bass.
Voil ... if you want the good stuff not too expensive ... it is a product for you ... But try before you buy ... because what I hear in mine is not what you hear in your ...
... and to finish on a positive note, the brand is a guarantee of quality and all the spices can be change ... not need to buy a headphone full ...
Go ... enjoy it!
gabol02/04/2007

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

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Headset useful for recording, especially for drummer or taken with its many musicians in the same cabin, insulates the headphone and this is its main atout.isolement (10/10)

for the rest, BOF

The sound is very high deformations (or colored if you prefer) and I much prefer a AKG240 or Sony MDR-7506. the 6 / 10

it is not very comfortable to wear (7 / 10)

In short, a headphone only practice to isolate the noise and that's it ... this opinion is only my opinion of course
PixiPixi08/20/2006

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

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
How long have you use it?

Plus or minus 4 years.

- What is so special that you like most and least? :

+: The sound is clear. Having made the purchase of external soundcard (motu ultralite) my sounds are becoming better and better, then! the headphone is not everything. He closes great. I put it even when I just want the quiet (I have two children ...)

-: Over the years, plastic hoops of increasing kidding. In fact the plastic breaks down by itself! I assume that all copies are suffering from the same evil.

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

yes a dirt so I forgot the name

- How would you rate the quality / price?

€ 150 paid 4 years ago. It's expensive but the satisfaction you forget the price quickly.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Yes right away if the plastic component of the arch did not make the soul in time, but there is no hope I think.
raggajunglist09/09/2005

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

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Overall, I am a bit disappointed with this headphone ... I received qqes days ago, but no need to wait years before finding his qualities and faults:

It is comfortable to wear, even after several hours, the ears are always, do not exaggerate with his weight, it is not very heavy.
It insulates well from the outside.
The thread "corkscrew" to avoid trampling.
We feel that it is not plastic at Stanton questionable: the quality is!
It is a little at the sudden it has been said before but I confirm it.

Its main weakness lies in the bass. Those who mix the hardtek, hardcore, you can choose another one! And if you increase the sound thinking to have more bass, the highs are you destroying the eardrums ...

It is clear, it could really be perfect if the headphone was a little more bass. Otherwise it has a good value but I do not think I will take it with experience.
Studio C&P04/01/2005

Studio C&P's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
- How long have you use it?

Almost two years!

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

What I like most is his isolation ...! Perfect for decision-Drums, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar!
What I like least .... it's treble and midrange trs brands ... basically it's a dlivre trs color ...
Me personally ... I dtest

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

Yes ... a dozen ..

- How do you report qualitprix?

Good.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

Yes! For me it is a lquivalent DT100 or DT150 onreux less ...
But it's still a headphone when only the sound ....
Not at all To verify a suitable mix for example ...