Summary: These headphones are just awesome. After a few hours of research I found these ones and (in their price category) there is no real concurrence. As I am no professional, I can only speak for "normal" users, but these headphones of the well known German firm Sennheiser are just amazing.
Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Professional Monitoring Headphones
Alex Botwright "Eventorizon", Amazon
19 January 2011
Summary: I brought these headphones as replacement and improvement on my old HD 205 headphones. After 2 years of service the 205's had failed at the jack; some kind of electrical connection failure. Shame, because for the money they are very good. One of the reason's I brought the 380's is because of the replaceable cable; it is really annoying when something simple like that kills a perfectly good piece of equipment with no chance of repair.
Summary: These Sennheiser's where my first pair of cans, and they didn't dissapoint at all: SOUND: I always find that over ear headphone review concentrate and the build quality and style, rather than the sound. Therefore hopefully this more in-depth review of the sound will help you to pick the right headphones for you. So..
Summary: The headphones were everything I hoped for, and more...but unfortunately they fit a little too tight on the head which leads to your ears getting a bit sweaty if you're in a warm room. Also the cord is a bit annoying as its curled, I'm going to get that sorted and replaced soon. All those points are superficial in regards to the actual quality of the headphones - which s fantastic. Conclusion - def buy this but maybe think twice if your studio is very warm..
Summary: The sound from these cans is superb and detailed. The quality is as good as my now rather ancient HD 595s, which I've used as my "reference" phones for some years, however, the bass is quite a lot more prominent. If you like rock music, these are a good choice for you! I've used a variety of sources, including an iPod, a Zune, computer, amplifier and in-flight entertainment systems and had good sound with plenty of volume from all these sources.
Summary: Great sound quality. Good separation and detail. Uncoloured frequency response across the wide frequency range. And so on... The other reviews say enough about the sound. I was slightly disappointed in the look of the headphones when I first opened them. Seemed a bit too much plastic in the build, but this was mainly because they felt so light. When I looked at them in detail the finish is fine.
Summary: Excellent, excellent sound. Great bargain with the 41% discount from amazon at the moment, but after hearing them, I would have paid full price or more. I'm still burning them in, but so far I have been blown away with the sound stage quality, the comfort, and the external noise cancelling ability. Just a great pair of cans.
Summary: After a good while deciding what new headphones to get have just taken delivery of these and they are fantastic. Come with neat case and pack away tidily so very portable for a full size headphone. Sound quality is brilliant, currently listening to all my old collection again and marvelling at the new detail I can hear. Have been listening to Pink Floyd since I was a teenager back in the 1970s through dozens of different systems and these blow everything away.
Summary: The sound quality is the best I've heard on any headphones yet, and the build quality is right up there as well. As long as you have the padding covering you head without any gaps, ie glasses creating gaps, the bass response is simply amazing. I had a pair of Sony MDR-V500DJ headphones which broke only after 8 months of use, but looking at the build quality of these headphones I'm sure they will last a lot longer.