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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
alaScore 83

3523 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3523 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The value for money and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the portability. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro


Your search for affordable recording/mastering-grade headphones should begin with the excellent Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, a modern classic.

Accurate, clean audio performance across the full frequency range. Comfortable, secure fit for long listening sessions. Durable. Passively reduces ambient noise significantly

Cable is not detachable. More appropriate for professional/studio use than personal listening

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, a $99.95 (direct) headphone pair designed for professional studio use, was released in 2003, before I began writing for PCMag. However, I often use it as something of a standard to A-B test similar types of pairs with, so it...

Editor's Choice!

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Sennheiser HD280 Pro


Editors' note: The rating on this review has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace.

Lightweight and comfortable design; sealed ear cups isolate wearer from ambient noise; headphones fold for compact storage.


Sennheiser's versatile headphones sound great on DVDs and all kinds of music.

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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro


There are some diamonds in the rough of the sub-$100 price point; the HD 280 Pros are not one of them.

Entry-level headphones, disappointing performance


Staff Recommended

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Sennheiser HD 280 Headphones


A great headphone to listen to high-definition music

These headphones provide maximum sound quality and isolation while listening thanks to sealed ear cups. The headband is foldable for easy transportation and mobility

The price of these headphones is a bit higher than that of contemporary models. The bass of this these headphones is a bit on the low side as well

A high-end headphone set that delivers for its price, the Sennheiser HD 280 gives value for money with great sound quality across all the ranges. Despite some complaints that the bass is a bit too low, it is our opinion that the sound quality delivered...

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Sennheiser HD-280 Pro Headphones: Cheap Cans that Can -


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Sennheiser HD-280 Pro Headphones


The Sennheiser HD-280 Pro headphones are well worth the extra money over budget headphones.

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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones


The best headphones in the world are all "open"


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"Awesome sound and even better price!"


Lightweight, great sound, comfortable and good style! Got it from Amazon for $65 refurbished and no complaints yet. :D

Could be better if it has noise cancelation - but not a does not hinder it.

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"Best headphones I have ever bought!"


Would recommend to anyone looking for a great pair of professional headphones for $100.

Beautiful sound and no shortage of bass.

A little bulky, but all the over ear headphones in this range are.

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"Love them."


Really good sound especially if you like to listen to music the way it was meant to be listened to. I can lay back and listen to a big sound stage and imagine I'm there. What more can you say...they are beautiful.

Full audio spectrum

I really can't come up with one.

Product Specifications

The Sennheiser HD280 Professional headphones meet and exceed demands of a professional environment with several features including very durable and robust construction, flexibility with collapsible design and swiveling ear cups, and accurate sound reproduction for the most critical monitoring applications. Comfortable ear cups allow use for long periods of time and neodymium magnets offer high maximum Sound pressure levels and optimum impedance ensures compatibility with any sound source.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:10 - 25000Hz/8 - 25000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Professional audio system/Professional audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Creative Technology/Sennheiser
Model:265/265-1/280/280 Pro/280-13
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty /3 months warranty