Conclusion: The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is the best set of headphones we've found in the sub-$100 range. Although experts agree they can't match the audio quality of top-tier headphones like the Sennheiser Momentum, they say these headphones deliver surprisingly good sound for their price.
Pros: Good sound quality, Passive noise blocking, Durable build
Excerpt: Sennheiser’s HD 280s are a perennial favorite among budget-minded audiophiles. And listening to their balanced, flat tonal presentation you can see why. If there’s any hint of coloration (anywhere), I certainly couldn’t find it. That’s great if you happen to be mixing an album.
Pros: Goodbye outside world. Bested even the Marleys in sound isolation thanks to some seriously aggressive head hugging force. Travel- ready fold-up design. Made in Germany, but with a sound signature from Switzerland.
Cons: Ugg-lay! A certified head crusher—until we finally broke them in. Noticeable lack of detail at the extreme ends of the tonal range. Non- detachable 10-foot cord is a literal drag.
Excerpt: These are very well-made and most comfortable headphones I have ever worn and can wear them for hours while twiddling and tweaking parameters in wee hours of night without neighbors thinking aliens have landed.
Conclusion: Still, though, if you'd like some packable, wearable, isolating,
good-sounding 'phones for the office, LAN party, crèche, server room or
long train trip, you could do a lot worse than check the HD 280 Pro out.
Conclusion: Overall, these headphones have been outstanding and I am very happy with them. They have gotten many hours of use over the last 2 years, and they have been completely reliable with no degradation in sound quality or comfort.
Excerpt: Over the past couple of weeks I have been playing with the Sennheiser HD280 Pro Headphones. These are some fairly heavy duty professional monitor headphones offering reasonable attenuation of background noise and a very visually uninspiring brick-outhouse build quality that boasts user-serviceable...
Conclusion: The Sennheiser HD280 headphones have a frequency response of 8Hz – 25000 kHz. Not only that, but they offer an impedance of 64 ohm and a sensitivity of 113 dB. These are the perfect headphones for all of your studio needs.