Summary: I ordered the HD 280 headphones at midnight, they were at my door at 9;30 am the next day. NOT KIDDING!! The HD 280's are perfect for what I wanted. I'am a singing drummer with some minor hearing damage. The passive noise attenuation is perfect for keeping stage volume at a safe level.
Summary: I have an older pair of AKG headphones with great, flat frequency response. But those are semi-open, so there's noise bleed from the outside when I'm trying to mix. I bought these Sennheiser phones because of consistently high reviews and their closed-back design.
Summary: Given the chance, I would exchange these for active noise-cancelling headphones. That said, they are excellent for travel as they are sturdy, fold up, have adequate noise isolation, and sound good.
Pros: They fold up, excellent for travel. Being closed back headphones, they have better noise isolation than open back headphones such as Sennheiser HD 595. The sound quality is very good.
Cons: Sound quality cannot compare with Sennheiser HD 595. Despite impressive sound isolation numbers on paper, cheap (came free with an inexpensive portable CD player) Panasonic active noise cancellation headphones from over 10 years ago had much better subjective sound isolation (but so much worse so...
Pros: Amazing quality and durability for the price! I still use them to this day, and got them back in '07. BEST set of headphones I have ever used. Comfortable, a bit heavy at times, cord tends to drag me down. But besides those minor problems, I can't say anything bad about them. It's sad that they a...
Cons: Cord is a bit heavy and drags it down a bit, but that's nothing! All honesty, no cons.