Summary: Extra ordinary music experience. I am totally obsessed to this headphone in a mere 4 days. Fits really really well, over the ear and you can use it for flat 3-4 hours without any discomfort.
Music is well balanced, bass is punchy and cans fits in a way that it creates a virtual effect, something that makes you feel that you're hearing in a recording studio.
Built quality is matchless, something that you can expect from a German sound pioneer, coiled cable is a plus.
Summary: What a step up from the 280's. The sound is clear, good bass response, the case is great (I've been traveling extensively for the last 2 months with the headphones) The highs are only a couple dB low, but everything else sounds fantastic.
Summary: I'm not going to get all crazy about this and that about these headphones, but I will say this for working as an On Air-Personality I have been nothing but Happy about my Sennheiser 380 Pro's, they are just what the Dr ordered, if your a on Air DJ, don't mess around with all the other headphones, just do it right the first time and buy the Sennheiser 380 Pro's:)
Pros: Crisp highs, great bass, love the compact fold out, carrying case, noise blocking ability. Compared my buddies Noise Cancelling Bose to these on the plane and these cans did just as good of a job blocking the outside noise (not to mention sounded better too). These were a nice upgrade from my HD 280 Pros in the fact that they are easier to travel with. I just use the 280s to game.
Cons: Wish the carrying case was built a little bit tougher and had more room for the coiled cord.
Pros: Sound is awesome, better than any previous pair of headphones I have previously used but I also never purchased a $200 set before. Bass is outstanding and the clarity is unreal. I only use the headphones for casual listening (mostly classic rock, blues, 50's) and it is now an entirely different experience. I am hearing things I never knew existed. Sound quality easily earns five + eggs.
Cons: These headphones are not uncomfortable but are not as comfortable as I would have liked them to be. I prefer headphones with a soft feel that makes it easy to forget they are on. The HD380's have a somewhat harsh feel to them and, as a result, I am constantly aware I have them on. I took one egg off because of this although the sound is so good I have no regrets having decided to purchase them.