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.
Sadly this greatly increased low end really ruins what would otherwise be an excellent pair of headphones
Daniel Steven Lowndes, Amazon
20 July 2014
Summary: Whilst initially I found these headphones to be quite impressive, after some prolonged listening they proved themselves not to be so. The main issue is that the low end frequencies are massively over pronounced, and whilst this sounded okay for some recordings from the 70s which I checked them on (Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" is one of my go-to albums for testing anything) when I tried it with some more recent heavy metal stuff the bottom end became unbearable, even...
Summary: I bought these to go along with my newly purchased Alesis DM10 electronic drum kit. I had a few pairs of old headphones lying around and I made do for a few days until I realized that I HAD to buy some proper headphones. After a little research I came across these bad boys. Now I know it sounds obvious, but come on, if you spend £800+ on a kit then you HAVE to do it justice with some decent headphones.