Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphones (old model)
|Brand||Sennheiser Pro Audio|
|Model Name||HD 280|
|Headphones Form Factor||Over Ear|
About this item
- Dynamic, closed ear headphones with up to 32 dB attenuation of outside sound
- Lightweight and comfortable, ergonomic design, Cord Length 3.3 9.8 feet Coiled
- Extended frequency response and warm, natural sound reproduction
- Around the ear design with padded earcups
- Earpads, headband padding, and audio cord are easily replaceable, ensuring long life
- Connectivity technology : Wired
- Dynamic, closed ear headphones with up to 32 dB attenuation of outside sound
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|Headphones Form Factor||Over Ear||Over Ear||Over Ear||On Ear||Over Ear||Over Ear|
|Item Dimensions||7.00 x 4.00 x 8.00 inches||1.00 x 1.00 x 1.00 inches||11.40 x 10.00 x 4.10 inches||6.70 x 7.90 x 3.90 inches||4.30 x 7.48 x 7.87 inches||7.00 x 3.50 x 8.50 inches|
|Item Weight||1.00 lbs||0.50 lbs||7.80 ounces||0.66 lbs||1.23 lbs||1.01 lbs|
|Special Features||lightweight||foldable||Model Sealed Dynamic Type||Lightweight||HIFI||foldable|
The HD 280 PRO is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones that deliver accurate, linear sound reproduction with up to 32dB of ambient noise attenuation for critical monitoring applications. Optimum impedance ensures universal compatibility, from home listening to studio monitoring. The space saving design features collapsible, rotating earcups that are very comfortable to wear, even if used for long periods of time.
From the Manufacturer
The HD 280 Pro is Sennheiser's most significant closed, around-the-ear headphone to be introduced in years. 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.
Accurate, Linear Sound for Monitoring Applications
The HD 280 PRO is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones that deliver accurate, linear sound reproduction with up to 32dB of ambient noise attenuation for critical monitoring applications. Optimum impedance ensures universal compatibility, from home listening to studio monitoring. The space-saving design features collapsible, rotating earcups that are very comfortable to wear, even if used for long periods of time.
The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO features rugged construction with user-replaceable parts, including the cable and the earpads. The single-sided, coiled cable has a 3.5mm mini jack and comes with a locking 1/4" adapter for home or studio stereo equipment.
The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is compatible with MP3, iPod, DVD, and CD players as well as mobile phones supporting a 3.5mm jack plug. HD 280 PRO also supports (listen only) the latest generation of tablets, from the iPad to the most recent Android tablets and the Blackberry Playbook. It's also compatible with component home stereos, and recording or studio equipment that uses a 1/4" plug, thanks to the included locking 1/4" stereo plug adapter.
What's in the Box?
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Headphones, 1/4" stereo plug adapter, warranty.
- Connection cable: Coiled cable (min1m/max 3m)
- Contact pressure: 6 N
- Ear coupling: Around-the-ear
- Frequency response (headphones): 8 - 25,000 Hz
- Jack plug: 3.5 / 6.3 mm stereo
- Load rating: 500 mW
- Nominal impedance: 64 Ohms
- Sound pressure level (SPL): 102 dB (IEC 268-7)
- Total harmonic distortion (THD): 0.1%
- Transducer type: Dynamic, closed
- Weight: 7.8 oz (220 g)
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The right channel died today, December 23, 2019.
After $100 dollars and 18 months of gentle use these headphones died.
The headphones SHOULD outlast their 2 year warranty I would think!
Not gonna hassle with sending them back at my cost for warranty repair. Gonna buy better.
Sennheiser headphones never again.
Upon inspection it's very clear why the pro-280s failed. Instead of running braided two conductor copper wire from the cord to each driver Sennheiser ran the cord wire to four pins, then four pins into a printed circuit board, then converter to shielded tinsel wire from the board to the drivers. The solder failed on mine where the cord wire soldered to the pin. They also engineered pinch points that were literally cutting the tinsel wire in half.
I removed the circuit board and tinsel wire and rewired with medium duty two conductor speaker wire directly to each driver. They now sound BETTER than before.
Sennheiser honestly should be ashamed of the poor quality engineering on the internal wiring of these headphones.
The downsides are that the foam around the cups tends to come off after a while. Also, the plug and cable are very heavy and stiff (as far as plugs and cables go) and as a result this puts extra strain on whatever device they are plugged into.
What I mean is the stiff cable frequently pulls the jack to the side when it's plugged in. You won't notice anything after a few uses. But if you use these in the same device for months you're likely to notice your headphone jack is wearing out where the internal pins get bent. You'll get sound from only one ear unless you rotate your plug and maybe press it in a certain direction, which just wears out the headphone jack even faster.
Anyways, A simple solution I have for this is to use a cheap and short 3.5mm extension cable. Then the heavy headphone cables dangle farther away from the actual jack, and the extension cable can be selected to be light and not put strain on the jack. Also, On stationary computer speakers I find it's helpful to tape the extension cable to the desk, so that movements in the cable don't translate into movements in the jack.
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As a sound blocker, they sort of work; if the radio is set to a low volume, then I can mostly tune out the CBC blather. If I have my own audio playing through this headset, then it effectively blocks out everything, placing me in my own audio sound scape.
Thing is.., I don't always want to be listening to something. I like it just to be quiet sometimes. So I might just have to get some proper hearing protection ear muffs. -It's too bad that they don't make a set of hearing protection muffs with a wired audio connection! (All you can get are ones with radios in them. Not useful.)
On the plus side...
These headphones have excellent sound, they are snug and comfortable and they do block out noise enough to take the edge off an annoying environment.
On the con side...
The input cable is attached to the base of one ear cup, and like a stethoscope, every bump the wire makes against a desk, and every brush against your pants leg, is transmitted to your ear. So even without an electronic audio signal, it's constantly making noise. It's annoying and there's not much you can do about it other than try to ignore it, -or play something over it, in which case, this issue vanishes.
Just when you take it out from the box and put it over your ears, you'll know what I'm talking about. Super Noise Cancellation! Even your own voice will sound muffled. I have used HD180 and HD200 earlier, and they are satisfactory headphones. Then I switched to cx275s earphones for listening and they are the best sounding earphones in the range of <2k, with the widest range of frequency from 15-23k hz. Although a monitoring headphone and an earphone doesn't have a competition, still I thought I should compare both, the HD280 Pro and CX275s, and boy, "Zameen aasmaan ka antar"!! The CX275s sounded like a cheap earphone in front of HD280 Pro. The sound is crystal clear, and damn accurate!
The weight of the headphone is just cherry on top. It's miraculously light.
The length of the cable is fairly long, more than 1 meter normally and the coiled cable can stretch upto 3+ meters easily. Strong cable, although not very rough and tough. Handle carefully because you don't want such a good pair of headphones to go waste just because your cable broke.
The only drawback in it is that the cable isn't detachable. Which may cause a fault later on.
You also get a TRS adapter pin with the headphone to connect it to an audio interface or an amplifier.
Best headphones you can expect under 10,000 for sound production. Superb Noise cancellation, superb clarity and extremely comfortable. Would have loved if I could detach the cable, other than that, no complaints.