Excerpt: I use the headphones primarily for tracking in my recording studio. Because the cover the ear and have a closed back, they block out the music in the room, and allow the player to hear the headphone mix clearly. They do not distort and have a fairly even frequency response. The only downside is the cost, usually $ a pair, B&H did $ with free shipping, so I bought 3 pair.
Excerpt: These do a great job of eliminating outside noise. Great sound, including low frequencies. Very comfortable to wear, although they're slightly heavy. The cord and jack are heavy-duty and seem they'll stand up to the rigors of regular pro use. I do wish they would fold up smaller for easy transport, but that's not really a huge issue.
Pros: Clear Sound, Comfortable, Durable, Easy To Use
Excerpt: Generally, I use AKG 240DF in the studio, and they're fantastic. But, I needed a closed back set of phones to track drums. The Sennheisers really mute a lot of the outside sound (as much as 32 db). I can hear the track and bash away without worrying that I won't hear the music well enough. These are perfect for what I need them for. They are also really nice for just listening to music while relaxing on the couch. Love 'em!!
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Great fit, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: I have used these for studio time over the last week and I think these are amazing headphones for the money. They do clip a little when I really crank them up but it does not seem to affect sound quality to a huge extent. Great wide range of decibel levels with these... perfect for anyone who wants some budget studio headphones only thing I wish is that it had a detachable cord so when the headphones fold up it was more compact.
Conclusion: I have worked as a professional audio - recording engineer for 33 years and have been exposed to many types or headphones. The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO headphones have the greatest frequency response of any professional head phone set. The bass is fat and smooth and the high frequencies are Chrystal clear. They are comfortable too. I can have them on for hours and never get fatigued.
Excerpt: Did a lot of spec comparing, big mistake. You must hear phones to compare. Specs don't help with real world music production that you want to hear. The folks at B+H were very helpful. I have to say shipping was not on time(not there falt) I ordered two day shipping, it took five days. I guess I shouldn't have ordered during one of the biggest snow storms in January.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight