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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro review

One of the greatest things to come out of the modern age of home recording is the demand for accessible gear. So-called budget studio headphones used to cost well over $200 USD, but the 1980s are long gone, and what used to be tough-to-reach purchases are much more accessible to more people. The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro has long been a favorite of musicians to monitor their tracks, and while there are some tradeoffs, it might be the headset for you too.

Editor’s note: this Sennheiser HD 280 Pro review was updated on April 5, 2022, to add context to the sound quality section and add an FAQ section.

  • Audio engineers will want to try out the HD 280 Pro for its fairly neutral frequency response, tight seal over the ears, and comfortable fit. This is a great option for mixing or tracking for long recording sessions.
  • Podcasters will benefit from accurate midrange and treble reproduction when editing episodes.

What’s it like to use the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro?

Mostly plastic and wired, the HD 280 Pro is all about utility.

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is the epitome of boring, utilitarian design; inside and out, there really are no fancy features to speak of. All you do to start up is plug the 3.5mm jack in and you’re ready to go. You might even go wild and use the included 1/4 inch adapter, but that’s really it. The markers to identify which side is left and which is right are only very faintly marked on the inside of the hinges in a tiny font, so you just have to remember that the wire hangs from the left.

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Regardless of how boring the headphones look, the HD 280 Pro makes its name on durability and utility. That’s not to say Sennheiser forgot about comfort, as the HD 280 Pro has ample padding where it counts. You shouldn’t run into much discomfort even after several hours wearing glasses, besides some heat build-up. The clamping force is just right, at least for my relatively small head. The closed-back ear cups establish a decent seal, which brings enough isolation to prompt an “excuse me?” when someone out of view asks a question, but by no means are these active noise canceling headphones.

Because the HD 280 Pro is relatively affordable it lacks some luxuries. The wire on the left ear cup is not removable, but the coiled cable does a lot to alleviate stress on the solder points. You shouldn’t have to replace it unless you straight-up abuse the thing.

Is the HD 280 portable?

Not the most portable headset out there, but the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro has articulating arms to help it fold in.

The headset is rather large, but the ear cups swivel, and the sides articulate to make the HD 280 Pro’s footprint a tad smaller. It’s not a headset marketed for the commuter, and Sennheiser doesn’t include a case. In addition, the jack is substantial and could get in the way or not fit with a phone case, so the answer is not really.

The sheer weight of the cable managed to drag my phone off the desk twice, so I can’t picture a scenario in which you’d want to take these headphones on a bus. Commuting with studio headphones kind of misses the point anyway; there’s a time and a place for monitors, and the subway ain’t usually it. The headphones’ matte plastic exterior means you don’t need to worry much about scratching or marking it up, at least.

How well does the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro block out noise?

The higher the pink line the more sounds in those frequencies are isolated.

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is not a noise canceling headset, so any noise that gets blocked out is due to the seal of the earpads to your head. Closed-back headphones tend to perform reasonably well compared to open-back ones in this regard. The HD 280 Pro blocks out high-frequency noise handily, while mids are only deadened by half to three-quarters in loudness (the higher the pitch, the better the headphones block out noise). Typical of non-ANC headphones, the HD 280 Pro does not attenuate low frequencies all that well.

How does the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro sound?

For the most part the HD 280 Pro (in cyan) follows the studio curve (in pink) closely except in the lows.

The headphones have a fairly accurate frequency response with a few minor deviations from our house curve. You won’t hear any over-emphasized sounds with the HD 280 Pro, which makes it a strong candidate for mixing and monitoring recordings in a studio. If you were thinking this was a pair of consumer Sennheiser headphones, you’ll get something a bit different than what you expected.


Technically, Sennheiser states that the HD 280 Pro has a frequency response of 8Hz-25kHz, which could give the impression that it has strong bass, but it is not a “basshead” headset. First off, people can’t hear below 20Hz, so the 8Hz number is somewhat irrelevant. Secondly, there’s a drop between 50-100Hz, which can make some lower-pitched rumbles sound weirdly quiet compared to its neighboring low notes. Like a valley, it pops back up in volume on either side. Because studio curves aim for neutrality the sub bass is a little louder than ideal, however, it’ll hardly blow your ears out. Not much happens musically below 60Hz.

The wired connection means that the HD 280 Pro has a frequency range down to 8Hz, not that you’ll probably hear it.

Just Do You by Lord Echo (ft. Mara TK), which has a significant bass section, sounds good on the HD 280 Pro. The song isn’t bass-heavy whatsoever on the headset, so it’s easy to hear midrange notes that other headsets may mask. In other words, you’ll hear the low end percussive groove that thrusts Just Do You forward.

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Anything from the 1970s or earlier that hasn’t been remastered for digital release will lack quite a lot of bass with the HD 280 Pro. Rock Your Baby by George McCrae is pretty light on the kick due to the use of an early drum machine, the Roland TR 77, but basically it has no low end thump, unless I put on the 2012 remaster. Meanwhile, the bass guitar all but disappears in the original master. With that said, listening on the HD 280 Pro makes it patently obvious at 4:32, that the stereo mixed drum machine switches to exclusively a right pan, which speaks to the headset’s detailed reproduction.


Reasonably good clamping force helps you hear all frequencies best.

Alto singers in particular sound great on these headphones, which makes sense, given that range is typically from 180-700Hz. These frequencies are the sweet spot for the HD 280 Pro and happen to also be where the headphones most closely align with our target curve. The HD 280 Pro allowed me to hear new lyrics to songs I’d previously found imperceptible.


Falsetto and soprano voices that occupy those higher ranges sound less impressive than on other headphones. George McCrae’s smooth falsetto on Rock Your Baby lacks dimension due to this decibel drop where those higher frequencies reside. Mara TK still sounds good on Just Do You because he’s a talented singer, but the song’s vocals aren’t on par with the best headphones due to the frequency curve on the upper registers.

Ample cushioning is comfortable, but can get hot after a couple of hours.

Some people will feel cymbals sound “hollow” coming through the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro. On tracks with a lot of fast cymbals and tambourines like What a Pity by Spook School they sound more like metal trashcan lids than a high-quality metal instrument. On other tracks, the cymbals sound a little too slow, and there are few reasons for this.

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The HD 280 Pro’s minor under-emphasis (compared to our studio curve) between 2-8kHz, and the steep drop above 10kHz gives the impression of a quieter cymbal due in part to lowered volume on the initial crack of the crash. This lowered volume on the initial hit (of the cymbal, or any sound in that range) to reaching peak volume the brain interprets as less attack. Having the impression of less attack is fine—sometimes desirable—on an infrequent sound. The human brain, however, can’t process this fast enough to distinguish the sounds. This makes it seem like everything bleeds together during a fast repeating sound, like multiple crash cymbals back-to-back.

What’s the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro good for?

Swiveling ear cups means singers can listen in the room in one ear and through the headphones with the other.

After several hours of testing music from different genres and eras, I’ve become accustomed to the particulars of how this headset sounds and discovered that like the famously polarizing Yamaha NS10 monitors, if a song can sound good on the HD 280 Pro, then it’s well mixed. Songs that really vibe on these headphones will sound good or better on almost anything else. If you’re producing music: that’s an extremely valuable tool.

For mixing purposes, if a song sounds good on the HD 280 Pro, it’ll be just as good or better on anything else.

If you’re an audio engineer, a podcaster, or in a band, the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is a versatile piece of kit. The closed-back ear cups are ideal for recording tracks, because they minimize dreaded sound leakage. The sound staging (how well you’re detecting the panning left to right) is wide for a closed-back headset, which makes it easier to pick out instruments than other closed-back options—also important when mixing.

Should you buy the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro?

The HD 280 Pro is considerably comfortable with glasses on.

If you’re looking for a solid budget-conscious reference headset, you should consider the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro. If you have a higher budget, by all means explore other options like the AKG K371, but for about $100 USD there’s a spot in every studio for the HD 280 Pro. It doesn’t have to be your main headset, but if you need a backup or a second pair to mix with or track without the pains of leakage, it’s great.

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Also, I stand by my controversial statement that the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is the studio headphone equivalent of the Yamaha NS10 monitor. Make something sound good on these headphones and it’ll sound good on most other drivers. That’s reason enough to pick up a pair.

What should you get instead of the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro?

Audio-Technica’s ATH-M40x may receive a lesser model number than the M50x, but that doesn’t mean it’s a lesser headphone.

At about the same price you can pick up the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x. It comes with removable cables that have proprietary locking mechanisms, and you can get a headset with a non-removable cable for less with the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x. The HD 280 Pro sports a slightly more accurate frequency response. Interestingly, both sets have similar features such as a drop around 80Hz and a bump around 100Hz. Whereas the HD 280 Pro has a touch too much in the sub-bass, the ATH-M40x has a notable under-emphasis. Pick your poison.

Both headphones perform similarly with passive isolation. The main difference in terms of sound is in the highs where the ATH-M40x tends to exaggerate somewhat. If used to monitor while tracking a recording, this emphasis can have its uses for vocalists hearing themselves back.

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Frequently asked questions about the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

No, the headset does not have a microphone for phone calls or voice assistant access.

Yes, due its frequency response, the HD 280 Pro makes for a solid pair of headphones for gaming that you can also use in the studio.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Review [2023]

Finding a pair of high-quality yet affordable headphones can be a challenge. There are so many options available. But many of them fall short. In this review, we check out the aggressively priced HD 280’s from the legendary Sennheiser company.

The Sennheiser HD 280’s promise to give you excellent sound while keeping the price tag low. Let’s check out how these headphones stack up before diving into the details.


The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is one of the best affordable studio headphones you can buy. But it isn’t without some drawbacks that you need to consider. Let’s take a deep dive into what these headphones have to offer.

Sound Quality 

When it comes to headphones sound quality is always first and foremost in our reviews. In this area, the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro performs very well but does have some flaws.

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro offers a neutral response that is great for studio work.

The HD 280 Pro offers a neutral and uncolored response compared to other headphones. The highs are clean and tight. Sharp without introducing unwanted tinniness. With a frequency response that tops out at 25kHz, they maintain neutrality all the way. The mids are also neutral. Plenty of character and harmonic fidelity to satisfy critical listening roles.

The low-end extends to 8Hz which is impressive for headphones. Lows are warm and rich. But these do lean towards the neutral side. As a result, they are not as punchy as some might want. Especially if you are a DJ or like to play bass-heavy music.

The soundstage is also rather roomy for a pair of closed-back headphones. The combination of solid neutrality and good soundstage makes the HD 280 Pro’s a great option for home studios.

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This is one area where the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is both good and bad. On the one hand, the overall comfort level of the pads is good. They envelop your ears and sit comfortably as long as you are not moving vigorously. But the fit is on the tighter side. If you have a large head the clamping force may be a bit excessive. The detachable headband padding is also soft and comfortable.

The HD 280 has thick padding which offers good sound isolation.

Breathability is on the low end compared to some other options. The firm fit does an excellent job of passively blocking out exterior noise. A whole 32dB worth which is excellent for DJs and vocalists. But this does result in rapid heat buildup. If you live in a warm climate you may find your ears sweating sooner than you’d like. However, long extended sessions in a comfortably cool studio shouldn’t be an issue.

These headphones weigh in at 0.49 lbs. (222 grams) which makes them a lightweight option. But the cable is on the heavier side. If you often have your cable free-hanging you’ll likely feel the added pull.


The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is a little on the bland side in this department. The all-black muted look points to the intended application for these headphones. They look and sound like studio gear. I’m all for quality and function over appearance. But these are a little more ordinary than even I like.

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is collapsible but bulky.

Beyond aesthetics, the HD 280 Pro offers a collapsible design and does offer swiveling ear cups. This is great for travel but they are still bulky compared to some other options.

Another drawback is the non-detachable cable. If you have a habit of applying pressure on your cable this will lead to eventual damage. You’ll also have to make do with a coiled cable. The debate between coiled and straight cables is never definitive. Some love them while others prefer a straight cable.

While these headphones won’t win any beauty awards they offer exceptional sound quality at an affordable price.


Cheaper headphones do run the risk of employing poor-quality components. But Sennheiser has struck a solid balance between functionality and durability.

Component quality is good considering the low price point.

The headphones offer a thick and robust hard plastic that can take a bit of a beating. It’s a workhorse that is well suited to frequent use in the studio. For some, the abundance of plastic may be a red flag but you don’t need to worry. If you happen to be a little rough with your headphones these are a good budget choice.

Component quality is good throughout despite the low price point. Drivers, padding, and cable all feel solid and dependable. If you need reliable headphones for mixing and mastering in the studio these are a great option.


There is no denying that the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is excellent value for money. Here you have what some may consider impossible. High-quality neutral sound in a robust yet affordable package.

Due to the low price point, you can’t expect a lot of added accessories. There is an adapter included but there is no bag or extra earpads. Despite the lack of extras the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is an excellent set of headphones with a very attractive price.

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Customer Reviews

Sennheiser has an excellent reputation in the audio space so there is plenty of opinions out there. The overwhelming consensus is that the HD 280s are a great set of headphones. Hundreds of 5-star reviews cement it as one of the go-to options for headphones in this price range. 

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Headphones For Different Purposes

When selecting headphones it is important to first understand what you intend to use them for. There are no headphones out there that can cover all bases. Below is a list of some common uses and what type of headphones you should be looking to pick up.

Studio Work

If your primary intention for headphones is studio work you’ll want a comfortable set of headphones. You’ll also want to ensure you get a pair with a neutral response. This allows for accurate tracking, mixing, and mastering. For recording opt for closed back to avoid leakage into your recordings.


If you are a DJ you’ll want a set of headphones with maximum isolation. Closed-back options are the best choice here. Additionally, you’ll also want a set of headphones with a clean and punchy low-end. This can help make beatmatching easier.

Closed-back headphones are the best choice for DJs.


For runners and people that like to listen to music while working out, you’ll need to look at in-ear options. While some over-ear options are capable there is always the risk of them sliding off your head during vigorous exercise sessions.

Casual Listening

For casual listening, there are plenty of choices. Open-back headphones offer a rich and spacious soundscape which is ideal for audiophiles. Just remember that people around you will be able to hear what you are listening to. If you want a quiet experience closed-back is a great option for shutting out the rest of the world. Perfect for commuting.

There are many more potential scenarios but I hope the above helps you define what type of headphones you need.

Other Options

If you are looking for a quality set of headphones there are a multitude of excellent options available. Here is a small selection of alternatives to the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro.

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Another popular pair of cans in this price range is the SRh540A. With clean styling and dependable quality, it is an excellent alternative to the HD 280.

  • Clear and defined sound with a high level of neutrality.
  • High comfort level and good component quality.
  • The top-end is a little bright which can be fatiguing over longer sessions.

AKG K92 Review

If you are looking for a pair of studio headphones with some extra flair, the AKG K92 is a good alternative. The slick styling is just the beginning, with a distinct sound profile backing it up.

  • A strong mid-range focus that is clear and precise. Good choice for music production.
  • Excellent comfort level thanks to the adjustable headband and plush padding
  • The lower frequencies are a little prominent, not the most balanced sound profile.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Review

The DT 770 Pro from Beyerdynamic is another dependable pair of headphones. These are a great closed-back option for recording sessions and general studio work.

  • The soft ear padding is among the best in the business. Super comfortable.
  • A flat and transparent sound profile that delivers an authentic reproduction of the source material.
  • The high impedance rating means you’ll need a good headphone amp to get the most out of these.

Should You Buy?

Sennheiser has managed to exceed my expectations when it comes to the HD 280s. At this price point, I wasn’t expecting much but these deliver on several fronts.

The defined balance makes these an appealing choice for studio work. Especially for the budget-conscious home producer. It’s also great for vocalists thanks to the strong passive isolation.

If you need a reliable and affordable pair of headphones for your studio the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is among the best at this price point.

Review Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

The German manufacturer of acoustics Sennheiser is familiar to ordinary consumers primarily for the variety of headphones for home listening to music, headsets for mobile phones and gaming headphones. But still, most of the solutions produced by the company are headphones for musicians, sound engineers and audiophiles.


This review focuses on the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, an update to the well-known HD 280 headphones produced by the company since the early 2000s. These headphones gained immense fame for their incredible performance at the time, including a range of 8 to 25,000 Hz at an input impedance of 64 ohms. The relatively low price and decent build quality have made the model popular not only among famous musicians, but also among many DJs, novice producers and audiophiles. The characteristics of the HD 280 made it possible to work with any amplifiers and sound cards without much distortion. Many vinyl collectors have given their preference to these headphones.

As time went on, the German company released new models of headphones, but the demand for the HD 280 did not decrease, and Sennheiser released a new, slightly modified model of headphones, which received the Pro prefix. The body of the new headphones has become lighter and more durable, the mechanism for folding and turning the cups has been redesigned. The high quality of the speakers remained unchanged.


Packed Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones in a fairly large box. The design of the packaging is made in the same style as the headphones, and the predominant color is black. The front part bears the image of the headphones themselves, the model name and the large Sennheiser logo. The back part reports brief characteristics and information about the manufacturer. There is nothing superfluous inside the box, only headphones on a plastic transport stand, instructions and an adapter for 6.3 mm jacks.

The product data sheet deserves special attention. In addition to the detailed technical characteristics of the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, you can even find instructions for disassembling the headphones and a description of the parts that you can replace yourself in the event of a breakdown. Manufacturers devoted several pages to readings of various measurements indicating the high quality of the speakers used in the HD 280 Pro.

Sennheiser prefers to use a combination of plastic and metal parts in its products. The hero of today’s review is made entirely of matte plastic. The HD 280 Pro inherits its predecessor’s austere features and some elements from premium products. There are no bright and catchy elements, aluminum inserts or meshes in these headphones. The only element that differs in color is the name of the model, written on the left and right cups in a corporate font.

Available in black only. All parts of the body fit each other clearly, there are no squeaks and backlashes. This also applies to the mechanisms for folding cups for transport. The ear pads and headband are made of faux leather. Inside – soft filler. The artificial leather is perforated, so there is no discomfort associated with sweating after prolonged use. If necessary, the headband and ear pads can be removed for cleaning or replacement.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro non-detachable cable without fabric braid. Nevertheless, it looks quite durable, the experience of using previous models speaks of the reliability of the materials used in the production of this body element. It reminds us that we have a professional model and also a type of twisted cable. In the normal state, the length is 1.7 m, while the cable can easily be stretched up to 3 m. At the base, it is protected by plastic from fractures. To connect to a sound source, you can use several options:

  • familiar to many 3.5 mm jack, compatible with any consumer audio equipment;
  • 6.3 mm connector used in professional musical equipment.

To attach the adapter to the cable, simply screw it onto the main 3.5 mm jack. Both connectors are gold-plated and branded. The thread on the adapter is standard for such connectors, and in case of loss it can be replaced with a similar one.


The design of the HD 280 Pro does not really set the headphones apart from other Sennheiser closed-back headphones. All the most important lies inside. Measurements offered for study by official and independent sources, as well as personal experience, convince us that the HD 280 Pro has an ideal frequency balance.

Despite the initial positioning of the headphones as monitor headphones, it is difficult to call them 100% like that. Passport data Sennheiser HD 280 Pro report the following:

  • frequency range in the range from 8 to 25000 Hz;
  • input impedance – 64 Ohm;
  • sensitivity – 113 dB;
  • load – 500W;
  • THD – 0.1%.

The low frequencies produced by this model’s speakers are really bright. The frequency response graph shows that low and medium frequencies are reproduced without dips, the structure is linear. High frequencies are pronounced, do not overlap all the others, but are not muffled either.

Listening to home acoustics, a smartphone or an inexpensive player may not satisfy everyone. This is explained primarily by the high impedance of 64 ohms. Accordingly, insufficient output power of the sound source adversely affects the sound quality of the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro. The main thing that can be noticed is a slight but noticeable subsidence in volume. Modern PCs and smartphones are equipped with high-performance audio chips that deliver good signal strength, so you don’t have to worry about sound quality.

The soundproofing of the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro deserves special attention. The ear pads completely cover the ears and, despite the particularly strong pressure of the headband, they press the cups quite tightly to the head. When listening to music at medium volume, sounds from the outside are absolutely not audible.

Consumer reviews of the design of the

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro may disappoint those who are looking for bright and eye-catching design when buying headphones. This headphone model, as mentioned above, is designed more for home listening. Fans of classic strict forms will appreciate the appearance of the model. The HD 280 Pro looks exactly like a true professional instrument.

Comfort above all: design feedback

At first, after buying the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, you will feel a little uncomfortable because of the headband. The design feature obliges that the headphones need to be adjusted for themselves. The headband is easily adjustable in height. Adjustment is effortless and every position of the headband is securely locked in place.

For added comfort, the ear cups rotate 90 degrees from the base to help seal the earcups more closely to your ears.

Advantages and disadvantages of the

model Without a doubt, these headphones are among the best in their category. If you try to briefly highlight the list of their advantages, then here’s what happens:

  • excellent noise isolation Sennheiser HD 280 Pro due to a comfortable headband and quality ear pads;
  • rich and balanced sound, good disclosure of the musical picture, without excessive low frequencies;
  • Robust housing and swivel design, replaceable ear cushions and headband elements;
  • headphone adjustment for a comfortable fit on the head;
  • cable is equally convenient for everyday use and for studio sessions;
  • folds flat for easy transport;
  • are not demanding on the sound source.

Headphones from Sennheiser were not without flaws. Most of them are connected with exclusively everyday moments:

  • when using the HD 280 Pro for a long time in the summer, discomfort arises;
  • sound problems when connecting to old players and sound cards due to insufficient output power;
  • the wire is heavy and sometimes tangled, therefore not always convenient for everyday use outside the home;
  • due to the fact that the cable is non-removable, it gets tangled during transportation, and this also leads to additional difficulties when replacing a failed wire.

Price and rivals

Price is an advantage of the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, which can be taken apart from the general list. The reviewed headphones are not the cheapest option of their kind. Undoubtedly, you can find models both from Sennheiser and from other manufacturers with similar characteristics and ergonomics. But it is unlikely that it will be possible to choose a model so practical and versatile. Among the closest competitors are the following models:

Sony MDR-100AAP, which have a brighter design and a similar body structure. With a frequency range of 5 to 60,000 Hz and 24 ohm impedance, these headphones are more suitable for everyday use;

Sennheiser HD 380 PRO is a more modern model designed for home listening to music in good quality due to insufficient sound insulation. Frequency response similar to HD 280 Pro at 54 ohms. The package includes a convenient hard case;

PIONEER HRM-5 are lightweight and comfortable monitor headphones for home and studio use. The housing design is more ergonomic than the HD 280 Pro, but the characteristics of the emitters are significantly inferior.

What are headphones best for?

The rapid development of wearable electronics makes it possible to listen to high quality music in sufficiently powerful headphones. Modern smartphones of the middle and high price range are equipped with DACs, allowing you to listen to music in high-bitrate formats (WAV, FLAC and others) on the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro without losing volume and subsiding in frequencies.

It is possible to recommend the purchase of such headphones for everyday use, but it is worth considering one nuance. Despite the relatively small weight of this model, it is worth remembering that they are of a closed type and long listening can cause discomfort. If there are no problems with walking in winter, sweating cannot be avoided in summer. The perforated coating of the ear pads does not cope with its tasks at high temperatures.

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is an ideal purchase for musicians looking for a relatively inexpensive but high-quality home studio option. Minimal distortion and high input impedance will allow you to hear the created material as it, in fact, should be. The comfortable design and the highest possible sound isolation make the HD 280 Pro a good choice for DJs.

With the included 6.3 mm adapter, the headphones can be used with any professional sound source. Do not forget about the durable design that protects the headphones from the most extreme situations. The headphone mechanism allows you to fold them for compact carrying. When folded, the Sennheiser fits easily into a backpack or bag.

The updated HD 280 Pro is a worthy option for vinyl collectors and novice audiophiles. A wide range of reproducible frequencies will allow you to listen to vinyl records and uncompressed versions of tracks without much distortion with almost perfect noise isolation.

In conclusion

Summing up, we can say with confidence that the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is a fairly balanced model. They are great for both unpretentious listeners who use a smartphone as their main sound source, and professional sound engineers.

Given the variety of headphones produced by the famous German brand, it’s safe to say that the HD 280 Pro will go down in history.

Where to buy?

You can appreciate all the magnificence of a powerful and high-quality headset only by listening to it. In our store, you can buy Sennheiser HD 280 Pro using the link and get answers to all your questions regarding this and other models.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Review – Premium Model


Sennheiser HD 280 Pro premium headphones have a fairly wide frequency range of (frequency response 8 – 25000 Hz) and a high power of 500 mW. One of the main advantages of the model is the absence of embellishment and various amplifications in terms of sound. All frequencies are balanced and in the headphones you will hear only what was on the recording, no more, no less. Another big plus is that the design is completely soundproof, due to the “tight” cups and a strong headband attachment. The $120 high impedance (64 ohm) of the $120 Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones provides a bright energy wave of sound and a vibrant natural sound.


  • Frequency response: 8 – 25000 Hz
  • Impedance: 64 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB
  • Maximum power: 500 mW
  • Weight: 220 g
  • Cable length: 1 m
  • Optional: Includes 6. 3 mm adapter;
  • Features: Twisted cord that stretches up to 3 meters, foldable design;

The appearance of the HD 280 Pro model makes you believe that this model belongs to the premium class . The ear cushions of the headphones are especially soft and durable, and do not allow your ears to sweat, and the ear cups are distinguished by maximum comfort while listening. Due to the durability of the ear pads and the participation of high-quality materials in their development, they do not wear out for a long time and do not lose their original appearance. The headphones also have a foldable design, which is very convenient to carry.

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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro even has this:

The company also cares about the health of its customers, so the system was supplemented with an Active Gard setting that blocks sharp and dangerous noises for human hearing. It doesn’t completely eliminate them, but it does significantly mitigate the pressure level of the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro’s spikes.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro — Reviews:

Positive feedback:

  • Excellent sound isolation that allows you to enjoy the sound without being distracted by extraneous noise. This feature is achieved mainly due to high-quality ear cushions;
  • Clear and lively sound . You will not hear boosted bass and other unnatural elements in the sound of the model. You will only hear what was recorded.
  • Comfort fit on the head . Although the Sinheiser HD 280 has a relatively average weight of 220 g, they nevertheless have a high level of comfort. This is achieved thanks to the soft headband and pleasant ear cushions. Discomfort will not catch you even after several hours of continuous listening. Also, do not beware of slipping off the headphones when running, as they sit on your head like family.
  • Foldable design that magically saves space in your backpack;
  • 1 meter twisted cord can stretch up to 3 meters. This is an indispensable feature for studio work, for example, where you need to move between consoles;
  • Comes with a very useful adapter from mini-jack to 6.3 mm jack;
  • The material quality of the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is on par with . Generally Senhi is a German company, but some models, including this one, are assembled in Ireland. But the point is not even in the country, but in the durability of the model. Headphones live from 5 years or more, and with careful handling, even more than more! Much more… 😎

Negative reviews:

  • Due to their sound impermeability, the headphones also do not allow fresh air to pass through. In winter, of course, this is a huge plus, but in summer it is a little hot for the ears.