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Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones Black

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The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones are circumaural headphones designed for professional monitoring applications. With up to 32 dB exter...Click To Read More About This Product

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Fill your head with the sound of music.

The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones are circumaural headphones designed for professional monitoring applications. With up to 32 dB external sound attenuation, it's perfect for use in noisy environments, at live shows, and by DJs.The HD 280 PRO features rugged design and optimum sensitivity that'll make even those wimpy headphone outs on synthesizers come alive. In other words, these headphones are nice and loud the way you need them. The HD 280 PRO delivers detailed, natural reproduction of music and speech, and boasts a smooth frequency response from 8 Hz to 25 kHz.

Ready to pack it up? Due to their collapsible earpieces, the HD280 PRO headphones are very space-saving when it comes to transportation. Plus, all parts subject to wear and tear, such as earpads, headband padding, and cable, are easily replaceable, thus ensuring they'll last a long time.

FEATURES
Closed back
Circumaural design
Efficient design delivers loud sound
Single-sided, straight-coiled-straight cable
Fold-up design
Up to 32dB attenuation
Frequency response: 8Hz-25kHz

Precision German engineering and design by Sennheiser--the HD 280 PRO will be music to your ears. Order today.

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SennheiserHD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (12)
  • Durable (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Great sound (11)
  • Good audio (9)

Cons

  • Cord too short (3)

Best Uses

  • Music (10)
  • Home audio (8)
  • Home studio (8)
  • With my computer (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (7), Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Headphones. Piercing highs and thumping lows!

I like these headphones to listen to music while on my computer and also for practicing on my bass guitar without waking everyone. The headphone are clear enough to hear individuals clapping during live...Read complete review

I like these headphones to listen to music while on my computer and also for practicing on my bass guitar without waking everyone. The headphone are clear enough to hear individuals clapping during live recordings as if you are sitting there in a seat beside them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Squeezes your head too much. Pressure is not adjustable

The squeezing pressure from these is unbearable. You can adjust how far down the earpieces go but you cannot adjust how tightly they squeeze your head. I'm going to have to send these back...Read complete review

The squeezing pressure from these is unbearable. You can adjust how far down the earpieces go but you cannot adjust how tightly they squeeze your head. I'm going to have to send these back due to this problem. Who wants to have headphones that cut off your circulation and give you a headache.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Headphones. Piercing highs and thumping lows!

By Music-man-Mike

from Albertville, Al.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • All parts are easy to replace (Modular)
  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Listening to music or other recording
  • Mobile DJ
  • Professional Recording
  • Silent guitar / Bass practice

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

I like these headphones to listen to music while on my computer and also for practicing on my bass guitar without waking everyone. The headphone are clear enough to hear individuals clapping during live recordings as if you are sitting there in a seat beside them.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for recording/tracking. Accurate and comfortable

By energizer1389

from Dallas, TX

About Me Recording Engineer

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate bass reproduction
  • Clear mids and highs
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good sound isolation
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound

Cons

  • Cord Too Short

Best Uses

  • Mixing
  • Music
  • Portable Devices
  • Recording/Tracking
  • Traveling
  • Working

Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

This provides a great sound isolation and sound quality for recording/tracking. Very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The only reason I took away a star is for the coiled cable. I really hate those. I don't like my phones cable hanging in the air extended pulling on the headphones. But nothing a cable extension can't solve. The bass is accurate unlike the ones from the Dr which over emphasize the bass.

  • Primary Use:
  • Listening to iPod
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome headphones

By Miniproducer

from New york

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

    I have had these headphones for over 10 years now and i started to use them in the summer on my riding mower. They sound just as good as when i bought them 12 years ago. I still use them for rough mixes and have made master sounding mixes on them with out trying. Ive dropped them, flown internationaly with them, even covered them in sweat and ive only damaged the outer layer. If you want a pair of headphones that sound better than theyre price buy these, you wont be disappointed! :)

     
    5.0

    Amazing! Especially for the price!

    By McLovin

    from Uranus

    About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

    See all my reviews

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Like an acoustically treated room
    • No ear fatigue

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Portable Devices
      • Relaxing
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

      The best thing is the sound is almost like being in a acoustically treated room like recording studios use for mixing etc. When I turned up the volume they didn't get harsh or fatigue my ears. I could go on and on but for the money I seriously doubt there is anything better. Very happy with this purchase and got MORE than I expected (which is rare anymore).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Squeezes your head too much. Pressure is not adjustable

      By Kerry

      from Austin

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unattractive Design
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

          The squeezing pressure from these is unbearable. You can adjust how far down the earpieces go but you cannot adjust how tightly they squeeze your head. I'm going to have to send these back due to this problem. Who wants to have headphones that cut off your circulation and give you a headache.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Headphones Rock!

          By Jim

          from Nixa, MO

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Perfect For Drummers!
            • Portable Devices
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

            The HD 280 PRO headphones are so comfortable, it's like they aren't there. Perfect sound and a great choice for drummers.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Comfortable studio quality headphones

            By Home-studio-user

            from Lenexa, Kansas

            About Me Audiophile

            See all my reviews

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Home Studio
              • Music
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

              I don't have space in my home studio for external monitors, and wanted something of high quality and accuracy. These headphones are perfect. They are very comfortable and have a huge sound for any critical listening requirements.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Very nice! a good decision to purchase these!!

              By DJ Dick

              from Howland, Maine 04448

              About Me Teacher/DJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Music
                • With My Computer

                Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                A great investment. It was delivered days before it was expected!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                High Quality Headphones

                By Justin

                from Evansville, IN

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Cord Too Short

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • With My Computer

                Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                I bought these to protect my hearing while playing my drums to music and it has done just that. Very rarely do my ears ring after playing anymore and the sound is really great. They fit perfectly in my backpack whenever I have to take them places with me and they always get the job done when I need them. I use them mostly for practicing drums to music and at times I've used them in a live performance setting. They are by far the best headphones I've used.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Headphones

                By smflarry

                from South San Francisco

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Relaxing

                  Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                  I became very frustrated shopping the internet for headphones. All I wanted was a decent pair of good-sounding headphones to listen to my music off the home stereo unit. Plain and simple. But nowadays there are so many versions of so many products it's very easy to become overwhelmed! When I bought these headphones I was at my wit's end and just took a chance. Turns out, I ended up with stereo headphones that are exactly what I wanted: excellent clear sound, bass and treble, lightweight and comfortable, good-looking. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR GOOD STEREO HEADPHONES TO LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC FROM YOUR HOME STEREO, THESE FIT THE BILL NICELY!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  would buy this again

                  By com roberto

                  from woodside ny

                  About Me Audiophile

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • Relaxing
                    • Working

                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                    light weight and confortable

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Working out
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Pretty decent

                    By Shave

                    from Evans, GA

                    About Me College Student

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                      Bought these to replace some Tascam headphones with a poorly constructed plug. These work fine for monitoring. That's what I use them for; monitoring in my little music studio.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      These work well

                      By Diana L.

                      from Ithaca, NY

                      About Me Professional musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                      • Cord Too Short

                      Best Uses

                      • Recording

                      Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                      I had originally bought some Tascams, but I really couldn't hear the mix properly. I kept asking the engineer to turn up the vocal in my mix. He didn't understand because he was wearing Senheisers and he could hear everything (and we didn't have separate headphone mixes). These are much better; I'm getting a nice balance, along with clarity. With headphones, you really do get what you pay for.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Exactly What I Hoped They'd Be

                      By Ken S.

                      from Connecticut, USA

                      About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Excellent Isolation
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio Recording
                        • Music

                        Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                        Perfect for my home studio use. Exactly what all of the positive reviews described.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Fast delivery / perfect condition / very fair price (with sale coupon applied!)

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        10 Years Later...

                        By Owlish

                        from TX, USA

                        About Me Audiophile

                        See all my reviews

                        Ask me a question

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Great Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • With My Computer

                          Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                          Sennheisers have been my choice since I was 14 (I'm 49 now). These headphones are fastastic for recording: balanced sound with the best mids I've ever come across. You couldn't pay me to try something else for recording. End of story (and review).

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          HD 280 PRO Headphones are Keepers

                          By Possum John

                          from West Tennessee

                          About Me Experienced

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                            I use the HD 280 PRO Headphones to monitor live performances at the sound board mixer. The audience and background sound isolation is great !

                             
                            5.0

                            Great headphones!

                            By Mrred1

                            from Los Angeles

                            About Me Novice

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Studio

                              Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                              Excellent headphones for the price. Great sound quality.

                               
                              5.0

                              5+ years owning them

                              By Grank

                              from TX, USA

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                                These headphones are so good they made me want to write a review on them. Bass is a teeny bit lacking but mids are very level with highs just right. EQ curve would be flat with a little bass roll off. Still amazing and with speakers being the weakest link in the sound chain and at this price Musicians Friend is giving them away.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Exactly right

                                By azsandkicker

                                from Mesa, AZ

                                About Me Experienced

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                                  Exactly what I was looking for

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  i bought these because of reviews

                                  By Froni

                                  from Pa.

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones:

                                    I a-b these against my cad 510's and the cads blow them away as far as i'm concerned. i let my wife listen to both without asking her to judge and she picked the cads for best sound also.

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