Sennheiser HD 280 Pro review

    Sennheiser HD 280 headphones

    Sennheiser HD 280 headphones

    94,95 $

    overall rating



    • excellent noise cancellation
    • replaceable parts
    • coiled up snare
    • Sennheiser quality


    • very high volume (can cause ear damage)
    • large head band
    • durability



    Sennheiser HD 280 headphones are solid and rug closed ear headphones designed for  professional monitoring applications and are Sennheiser’s most significant closed headphones to have been presented over the last years. They were fist released in 2003 but are still more than more than relevant in a professional or home based studio.They ideal for recording and mixing applications. They can be placed under the best headphones under 100 $.

    ‘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’ ( from the constructor)


    Check out the most complete Sennheiser HD 280 Pro review here!

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    Sennheiser HD280 pro Closed Monitoring Headphones are closed ear headphones with up to 32 dB attenuation of outside sound which makes them ideal for recording. They give an accurate interpretation of sound but will not improve technical faults and might make them actually sound worse, which is good for improving ‘errors’.

    They have an extended frequency response and deliver warm, natural and linear sound. Lightweight and comfortable, around-the-ear ergonomic design with padded ear cups.

    The ear pads, are among the most comfortable on the market. Complete with unique collapsible design and swivelling ear cups; it easily meets the needs demanding audio professionals.

    A great feature are sennheiser hd 280 replacement parts. Replaceable Ear pads, and (coiled) audio cable ensuring a long life to your Sennheiser HD 280.

    There are 3  variants . : Sennheiser hd 280 pro closed black headphones, the Silver and the 13.


    The HD 280-Pro is the original design and is uniform in colour and has 64 Ohm impedance (model above)



    sennheiser silver


    The Silver edition is identical but has a silver-coloured back-plate on each phone.

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    sennheiser 13



    The HD 280-13 looks identical to the Pro but has 300 Ohm impedance for connecting to higher output devices.

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    They are all compatible with MP3, Ipod and the latest the latest generation of tablets, from the iPad to the most recent Android tablets.



    Connector Type 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug (6.35mm (1/4″) Adaptor, Screw Type Supplied)
    Drive Unit Type Neodymium Ferrous Boron Magnet
    Frequency Response Max 25kHz
    Frequency Response Min 8Hz
    Impedance 64ohm
    Lead Length 3m
    Colour Black
    Sound Level SPL 113dB
    Total Harmonic Distortion 0.1%
    Transducer Function Headphone
    Weight 285g



    I haven’t tried the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro myself but representing the many reviews from professionals and users they deserve to be ranked in the top 10 of best headphones for mixing and recording applications. They are very good noise cancelators and have an accurate sound reproduction but ….would it be the best choice in that price range?

    From my experience, In that price range, I would choose the Sony MDR-7506 professional headphones, who are even more affordable and can’t be beaten by other headphones in the same price range.


    Sennheiser hd 280 pro vs ath m50?


    I am using the ATH-M50x and never regretted a second to have put a little bit more into my headphones to get the quality of those babies . So if you can afford to put a little bit more money and get what’s best, for a still affordable price, then I wouldn’t hesitate a second and go for the Audio Technica ATH-M50x.

    Many criticize the durability of the HD 280 and the plastic parts are cracking easily after extended use. So ,not really the best choice for intensive use, outdoor or travel as you might need to really take the best care of them if you want to keep them as new. They do have a 2-year warranty but they won’t last much longer than this… Also the headband would be too large for the ‘average’ head size. Considering those aspects and the long life durability of the ATH-M50x this is a very important aspect to take in consideration .  You might think in long time terms before you buy them and make a balance between different aspects and what you really need.


    Pros & Cons recap

    Uk and EUR prices


    • excellent noise cancellation
    • replaceable parts
    • coiled up snare
    • Sennheiser quality

    • very high volume (can cause ear damage if not handled carefully)
    • large head band
    • durability

    4,5 stars




    sennheiser hd 280 pro price

    USA: $94,95


    Eur : 96,01 euro

    Best place to buy USA


    Hope you like this Sennheiser-hd-280-pro-review and that it helped you figure out if this is the one to go for !


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