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Sennheiser HD 280
7.4 out of 10

Sennheiser HD 280

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
21 March 2013
  • Summary: My comprehensive review of the Sennheiser HD 280 Headphones   BURN-IN TIME -   Took about 3-4 days to burn in so maybe 12 or so hours for me Upon receiving these as a gift for my birthday (so I paid nothing for it). But as of December 2014 it's usually around $100 US - $125 US as far as I know.
  • Pros: Great sound, Clear Highs, not too overpowering bass, mids are clear and not too colourful
  • Cons: little to no soundstage, doesn't preform well on lower volumes, leaks sound (not too much though), Highs just disappear or is blurred sometimes
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
21 March 2013
  • Summary: I've owned these cans over 2 years and I've watched them mature like fine wine sitting in the barrel. When I first bought them I was surprisingly disappointed. I was expecting a lot more but found their sound to be tinny and weak.
  • Pros: Great sound isolation, deep head vibrating BASS, nice treble, mids are slightly recessed but sound OK, great price to performance ratio
  • Cons: lacks much of a soundstage, can get somewhat uncomfortable after a few hours
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
21 March 2013
  • Summary: The first of these that I have are going on 5 years old, I am also listening to them while I type this review. I am basing my opinion on this pair. I received a NIB pair about a month ago but have not listened to them yet. I really like everything about this headphone.
  • Pros: Good build quality, solid sound.
  • Cons: The headband...
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
23 February 2013
  • Summary: The Sennheiser HD280 that I'm reviewing do not belong to me, they're presumably a couple years old (I didn't ask) and in good condition aside from a couple scratches on the earcups.
  • Pros: decent build quality, isolation, coiled cable
  • Cons: cable noise, poor sound, poor comfort
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
23 February 2013
  • Summary: I like these headphones when I know that I'm going somewhere where I wouldn't dare to take one of my more delicate headphones (e.g. Sr225is's). The primary reason being that they have never once fallen off of my head.
  • Pros: Isolation, Grip, Build Quality, Cord (some extent; w/e connector)
  • Cons: Sound
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
23 February 2013
  • Summary: I've owned two pairs of these over the last 10 years (one channel on the first pair died) and I've used them without an amp or any knowledge of audio electronics. Essentially, they were the first pair of decent headphones I've experienced prior to entering the world of HiFi only recently.
  • Pros: Deep bass; Good isolation; Affordable
  • Cons: Overly-tight clamp (uncomfortable); Only comes in coiled cable; Recessed mids and slightly harsh treble; Small soundstage
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
23 February 2013
  • Summary: I'm a pro-sumer, not an audiophile, so I will not discuss the sound, really. These were purchased new, are still stock, not modded. I have owned these cans for 2 years, so burn-in is complete. Full head of hair, no glasses, no TMJ.
  • Pros: good sound, isolation, comfort
  • Cons: plastic construction, fixed cable
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
23 February 2013
  • Summary: First, let me start by saying I am a total noob. These were my first and still are my only pair of real headphones. Now that I look back, I probably should have bought the ATH-M50S considering what people have said about it. These cost somewhere around $120 when I bought them.
  • Pros: Very flat frequency response, nice isolation, accurate, detailed.
  • Cons: Can get uncomfortable after a while, not a very exciting sound, lack of decent soundstage.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
23 February 2013
  • Summary: These are...ok. I expected great things from these, and if they were my first pair of real headphones, I guess I would like them, but compared to many others, including the similar Amperior, they're simply missing something.
  • Pros: I guess you could call them confident at reproduction
  • Cons: Soulless zombie phones
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
23 February 2013
  • Summary: I originally got these headphones because I was looking for headphones to use both for late night listening (in an apartment complex with thin walls) and travel.  So for me isolation was one of the first things I was looking for, and these headphones deliver that in spades.
  • Pros: Value, Sound, Travel Well, Isolation
  • Cons: Tight Fit, Bulky
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