There is not a better source of information than that of the diverse opinions the user’s can provide.
The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro make an outstanding full-size passive noise cancelling headphone. Sneaking in at just under $100, their performance to price ratio ranks among the best of all headphones.The exceptional level of passive noise cancellation make them ideal headphones for those extra noisy environment listening sessions.
So why are the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro so outstanding?
- Exceptionally high level of noise isolation for a pair of passive noise cancellation headphones making the audio your trying to hear come through crystal clear.
- Glowing Sound quality reviews allowing you to upgrade your current headphone pair for a very low price.
- Unique ability to cost effectively replace often worn out parts on the headphone so you can keep this pair in your headphone repetoir for a very long time without having to replace the whole set.
- Foldable earcups make it easy peezy to take with you on the go reducing, one of the biggest drawbacks to full size headphones…..THE SIZE!
Even though The Sennheiser HD280 Pro is a very effective noise isolating closed headphone design, it somehow manages to pump out some of the best sound of any headphone under $100.
There are so many user reviews on this headphone that pinpointing its strengths and weaknesses is hard since many of them contradicted each other on what this pair of headphones is best at reproducing.
However, the overwhelming majority found the Sennheiser HD 280 to be of higher sound quality than they expected. The fact that the few people who had complaints about the Sennheiser HD 280’s sound quality often contradicted each other on what they didn’t like about it leads me to conclude one thing.That one thing is that these headphones are good in all ranges, but maybe a little lacking on the edges of the music frequency ranges (low and high). This would explain two things….
A. That most people love its sound quality because it does an outstanding job at reproducing the vast majority of the musical ranges.
B. The few people who didn’t like it often contradicted each other because it has minor flaws at both ends of the frequency spectrum
Amazingly after I concluded this, I found several professional reviews In agreement with my conclusion that this particular pair of noise isolating headphones tries to accommodate all frequency ranges and just misses at the extremes.
To me this is another positive for the Sennheiser HD 280 because instead of picking one end of the spectrum to be completely lackluster in, as less expensive headphones often do, it reproduces all ranges very well except for very few occasions.This makes the HD 280 a great pair of headphones for those who listen to all types of music and don’t want to have one really expensive pair that reproduces the entire frequency range exceptionally well or two inexpensive pairs who focus on different ends of the spectrum.
Evaluating Comfort is always a tricky situation because there are so many preferences and variables that go into finding something comfortable.The Sennheiser HD280 Pro However was almost universally found comfortable. The majority of negative comments with respect to comfort came from these headphones being a passive noise cancellation headphone which does mean that creating a good seal with your ears is important. Some user reviews mentioned that perhaps creating the seal pushed the headphones into your head with more force than they liked.Most users felt that you either get used to this sensation, the padded earcups supported the force well enough, or that the extra noise cancellation gained was worth the trade off.
On top of the superior sound quality and noise isolation, the Sennheiser HD 280 try to appeal to consumers with two additional handy dandy features.
- Foldable earcups for easier portability of a full-size headphone
- Replaceable cord and earpads, two often broken/worn out pieces on a headphone
One aspect of the Sennheiser HD280 Pro that concerned me was that people with very large heads said that the headband portion started to crack not long after they purchased the set. So, if you have a very large head you might want to look for best headsets for big heads . However there is a lot of upside to these headphones that still might make it worth the risk and as always you have the Sennheiser 2 year warranty to fall back on.Certainly the headband is not an issue for most heads as most people considered the Sennheiser HD 280 to be very durable.
All things considered the Sennheiser HD280 Pro are amongst the best noise cancelling headphones on the market. And Although I think I’ve said enough, there is an abundance of great information you should check out here before purchasing. The Amazon user reviews are an essential read before buying any headphone on the internet.
What do the users say?
- tight on big heads
- excellent clear sound low to high
- sound much better after “burn in”
- headband may crack if extended all the way over its lifetime
- noise reduction is much greater than expected
What do the professionals say?
- very durable build quality
- missing a bit of detail at the edges of the musical range
- smooth and clean audio within its range
- flat tonal presentation makes it a the choice of many professionals
- effective noise cancellation
- earcups fold up for easier storage
- has an adjustable headband for a snug fit on any size head
- padding and cord are replaceable