Excerpt: 3 year ago, I asked my father in law to buy in Germany a very good headphone from Senheiser. I'm from Brazil and here it's very expensive. So, I bought the Headphone Senheiser HD Pro 280 and I used it during these years and I was very happy. The sound quality is fantastic.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Summary: I expected better from the name brand When I use it on the stereo receiver the interference is subdued but hooked up to either my desktop or laptop computers there is a solid, persistent electronic interference which ruins the listening experience.
Pros: Great sound quality when used on my stereo, big step up in volume, headset sound characteristics controls. Sale price was excellent
Cons: Seem to be poorly insulated, a constant background crackling effect whenever I use them on either of my two computers. Loud enough to kill the advantages listed above. The headset itself is very uncomfortable, adjustments area very minimal, the things plain hurt after an hour on my head
Summary: Box looked as it was open prior to shipment. Looked Used. This is my first review and first dissatisfaction with newEgg product. I am returning it now.
Cons: Extremely tight on the ears. Uncomfortable. Sound is ok, I would argue that it can be much better. Every time I touch the wire I hear it in the headphones and since they are not wireless its pretty much an ongoing rain of sounds. Some call it microphonic effect. Its distracting from the music and...
Summary: Previously, I had Sony MDR-V600. Aside from always feeling too big (and thus, not "tight"), they lasted well over a decade of daily use and the sound quality wasand still is superior, especially in comparison to my recently purchased Sennheiser HD280 Pro phones.
Summary: I purchased for my kids (16 & 13) for listening to iTunes, iPod etc. They are okay. I purchased two pairs. The headphones are heavy to wear, do not block out surrounding sound and their sound output is okay. Would I suggest them, no I would not. You get what you pay for!
Summary: love the feel and width of the sound coming out . very comfortable during long sessions great on outside noise reduction. my only issue is the low freqs not enough room for the low end but over all they are ok !
Summary: I bought these headphones to replace a 20 year old pair of Sony MDR-7506's that were getting rather frayed around the edges. I have no real complaint about the sound, although with some recordings the bass sounds somewhat flat.
Not impressed with the build quality and size. Definite disappointment.
22 February 2009
Summary: Decent weight,.. but that's about all. The pictures belie the fact that these are in fact pretty small. The build quality is just not there and the pads are small, (they don't cover my ears [around]), AND the clamp is excessive on my (admittedly) large head.
The least impressive Sennheisers headphones I've heard
Mr. Christian Hoskins, Amazon
21 February 2009
Summary: I bought these headphones as an upgrade to my Sennheiser HD270s, which are also closed back headphones. I was hoping that the additional specification of the HD280s would provide better sound quality.