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4.0 out of 5 stars Tips on the right headphone, March 12, 2005
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This review is from: Sennheiser HD-280 PRO Headphones (Electronics)
If you are reading my review to know exactly which headphone you are going to buy, thats a bad idea. There are really only 2 steps to buy a phone that you love.

1. Know What Sound You Like. There are basically 3 types of sounds. A natural sound, colorful/vibrant sound(no so much artificial),and an artificial sound that is very bassy. The first step is find out which of these sounds you like most.

2. Match the headphones to your audio source. If you would use a portable device then make sure you get a low impedance (25-35) headphone. There are also the professional type for studio monitoring. These have higher impedance (60's)

Don't ever go by what somone else says because everyone has very different taste. Make sure you listen to the headphones before making sure they're the ones for you. If you have no clue which headphones to start with to find out what sound you really like I can give you some ideas. If you think you would like natural sound and use headphones for a portable device try out the Sennheiser HD 497. If you like natural soud and you listen to music through a reciever or a high powered audio source try the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro. For colorful sound try the Sony MDR-V6; try the Sony MDR-V600 which are the replacements for the V6. I found the Sonys to be kind of and exception. They are good for both high powered audio sources and mp3 players. They will sound bettter on a high powered source, but they don't sound too shabby on a mp3 player. For plain bassy and artificial sound(ideal for techno) try the Sennheiser HD 212 Pro(portable devices). If you like portability I believe that the Sennheiser PXC 100 have the best sound and are the most convienient to travel with.REMEMBER: Never buy your headphones because of others opinion. The HD 280 Pro are NOT good for portable devices in my opinion. But if you listen to music through a reciever or watch tv with headphones, go for it. These headphones in my opinion are the most natural sounding headphones on the market. Sennheisers I find are the best value for what you get, including the warranty. My biggest complaint with the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is that it is very uncomfortable.
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Initial post: Aug 20, 2008 3:56:56 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 20, 2008 4:00:00 AM PDT
Frostbite says:
I disagree about the HD 280s being uncomfortable. I wear them for at least 2 hours daily and I forget I have them on. Then again, I have heard that they changed the design, but still, they have basically a feather's weight to them and the clamp people complained about is non-existant nowadays. Highly recommend them for neutral sound. You hear what you're supposed to hear.

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 4:45:12 PM PDT
im not sure which of the sounds this would be but I enjoy stuff like Pink Floyd, and check out Snow Patrol's song Set fire to the Third Bar, soft stuff like that. I also enjoy harder rock and alt rock. Im just not sure sorry. The device I would use it on most is my laptop computer or an MP3 player if that is even possible. Noise cancellation is not a #1 priority because I have my own space but I would like to be able to zone in and not bother others if they're around. I need help figuring out which phones to purchase and I would like to spend $100-150 tops, TY
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