Summary: I have owned a pair of these headphones for six weeks now. Initially I bought them to cope with office noise. I work in a large, open cube farm with a great deal of white noise and a constant cacophony of conversation.
These 'phones have surpassed my expectations since day one. Given my office environment and the fact that my music collection is 100% compressed, lossy audio (MP3 & AAC), I didn't think an expensive pair of open-backed headphones was appropriate.
Pros: Inexpensive, no obvious flaws in the sound reproduction, very good noise isolation, foldable
Cons: Very tight fit initially, the stock cable is heavy and bulky
Summary: These are some of the best sounding closed cans I've ever heard. The sound quality and clarity and bass which is important to me is awesome. I need closed cans because of my work environment and these sound better than the lower end "Audiophile" quality "open" cans. These are highly recommended!
Excerpt: I was thrilled when I first listened to this headphone. I have tried several other headphones the HD380 is the best by far. All the songs I need to listen again as I found something through this headphone which was not reproduced by the other headphone. Even the loudest volume dosent heart the ears and seems like I am in movie theater. If bass and treble is there in the recording than its reproduced best by this headphone.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: I'm not much of an audiophile, but I got these because I wanted a decent pair of headphones that I could use throughout my London-Singapore / Singapore-London flights which are around 13hrs long. These are closed-backs, so they work well for noise isolation (I'm not a fan of active noise cancellation), and are full circumaural headphones (they enclose your ears completely). Comfort is great.
Summary: The HD380 is a diamond for the discerning audience. These are typical sound monitoring headphones which do the job perfectly. As far as pleasure listening goes, these do sound great with certain genre of music such as Progressive Trance, Acid Trance, Prychedelic, Technical Black Metal, Industrial Metal, Mathcore, Progressive Metal and Speed Metal. They also sound great with certain artists in New Age, Fusion and Instrumental.
Summary: I bought the HD380 Pro to replace my aging Sennheiser HD250 Linear II headphones. These were over 20 years old and had been refurbished by Sennheiser a few years back. I had always rated the 250s as decent quality (they cost £175 in 1994), but I hadn't appreciated how the sound quality had deteriorated. When compared with the 380s the sound was slightly muffled and bass was much less prevalent.
Great for blues, some rock etc but be aware of their limitations.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 November 2014
Summary: Test tracks: Dub 'n Run - High Elephant Panic Girl - Hide & Seek (Duo Infernale remix) The Struts - Hold On Metallica - Orion & For Whom The Bell Tolls Sound leakage; yep, unfortunately quite a lot. Comfort: Top class, over ears are always going to get warm after a period of use and it's no different with these. comfortable padding on both the cups and the headband. Sound: Mids and highs are perfect, rolling bass notes are there...somewhat.
Summary: I had decided I wanted to splash out and get a decent set of headphones as
I got tired of spending $30-$60 on supposedly good ear-buds. After researching,
testing and harassing sound engineers, these were the ones I picked up and
I couldn't be happier. The sound is crisp, the range is amazing and you can
hear so much more in songs that you probably never knew were there.
Summary: These are a superb set of headphones. Great detailed, well balanced sound quality with amazing bass extension (they go very low indeed) without getting overblown or muddy. clean midrange and clear trebles without getting sizzly or tinny. Very comfortable, for me anyway. These 'phones fold up for storage and transportation in a very handy zip-up carry case.
Summary: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Where everything else fails, this come to save the day. Clear pure sound no matter how you play your kit. Excellent Noise Cancellation for your VDrum needs. Comfortable for prolonged use, after few minutes you forget you have them on. Quality build to last. Pouch is most welcome. Cable is de-touchable and replacement widely available.