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Sennheiser HD 380

Sennheiser HD 380
alaScore 86

920 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 920 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and value for money are overall positive. The bass quality and comfort also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the reliability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sennheiser HD 380


alaTest has collected and analysed 124 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 380 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

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


92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Collapsible High end Headphones - BlackSennheiser HD 219s Universal On-Ear Headset with Smart Remote

Consumer review by: review summary for Sennheiser HD 380


alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 380 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

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

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Collapsible High-End Headphone for Professional Monitoring Use (Black)Sennheiser HD 380 PRO Headphones

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Sennheiser HD 219s


The Sennheiser HD 219s headphone pair delivers clear, defined audio, but at top volumes, it can distort on deep bass tracks.

Crisp, articulate audio performance. Lightweight and comfortable. Inline remote control and microphone for mobile devices

Distorts on deep bass at top volumes. Light on accessories

Sennheiser's HD 219s headphones are a fairly unassuming pair compared with the typical, bulky, around-the-ear style pair we often see from the German manufacturer. At $79.95 (direct), the lightweight, comfortable headphones are also atypical in terms...


Staff Recommended

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Sennheiser HD 380 Studio Headphones


Headphones that get your attention with great quality

These headphones provide great sound quality. They feature a folding design that makes it easy to carry around. The closed-back design cancels out quite a bit of environmental noise

There is a bit of extra boost in the mid ranges that some uses may find distasteful

Check the Amazon website here for more information on this product.

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Sennheiser HD380 review


New budget headphone has all those enviable Sennheiser trademarks

Great potability ; Decent quality sound ; Affordable

Small amount of coloration

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Great Cans


I auditioned the Audio Technica M50's and the Beyerdynamics DT770 80 ohms and I was more impressed with the HD 380. The M50 had like a veil of bass similar to what you would find in the Beat Pros and I don't like that.

Music is very good through these. Bass translates very well doesn't bleed into mids or highs. If you listen to hip-hop and you love your sub bass its there. You may even be surprised that sub bass and actual bass are too different things hahaha. If you...

Not for Bass-heads who want to be engulfed in bass. These headphones are not hi-fi either. They are more mid-level audiophile types cans. Some sound leakage too

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Sennheiser HD 380 Pro


Well worth the price for a quality product...

Quality ; Price for the quality ; Sound ; Got these in store, for connecting to my computers sound card. Needed a bit of adjusting of the sound cards EQ to get the sound as I like, but once tweaked they sound amazing

The highs seem to be a bit harsh to my ears, but that may be more an issue with my sound card or just my ears rather than the headphones. With a bit of adjustment with the EQ the highs can be brought down to less than painful levels

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Great headphones


I'm probly going to purchase another pair, since there very impressive. Great packageing, Thanks Newegg, and Sennheiser.

Cear sound, great bass, beautiful highs and lows ; These headphones outpreform the Dre's and Bose, in my opnion. Nice and light, I dont feel them to be tight at all around the ears ; Sure can headbang without them falling off ; I love how they fold up...

Can't put ham and cheese inbetween them and eat it

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Best headphones i have ever owned/used


They completely envelope your ears, which is something I always look for in headphones. For the price/performance ratio I do not think that these can be beaten, and are certainly far better than the Bose AE2's which they replaced.

Amazing sound quality, these are truly monitoring headphones, I have never heard this good of a sound outside of a professional studio using very expensive monitors. They stay true to the mix better than any other headphones I have ever heard, unlike...

As others have said they are a bit tight, but not much. You really stop noticing it once you stop thinking about it

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Nice Upgrade


Buy these now. They are a steal under 200 bucks.

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...

Wish the carrying case was built a little bit tougher and had more room for the coiled cord

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Tight! My head hurts!


I love these, yes. They sound wonderful. But they are very tight and they make my ears and head sweat. If you're prone to getting headaches from headphone grip, stay away from these.

They sound great

They're really tight! You won't forget you have them on

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Perfect sound quality


I DJ and produce music. These headphones are perfect for both of those. They are built very well and will not break. They are also perfect for production because the Highs, Mids, and Lows can be heard as they should. The headphones also come with a...

Clear Sound","Compact","Easy To Use","Lightweight","Versatile


Product Specifications

The HD 380 Pro professional monitoring headphones are designed to exceed the demands of the professional environment. The HD 380 Pro provides an extended frequency response with increased sound pressure level (up to 110 dB) for accurate sound reproduction in demanding applications. Not only that, but the lightweight, secure and rugged design offers a comfortable listening experience for long recording sessions. Ear coupling - Around-the-ear Frequency response (headphones) - 8 - 27,000 Hz Impedance - 54-Ohm Load rating - 500 mW Sound pressure level - (SPL) 110 dB (1 kHz, 1 Vrms) Total harmonic distortion (THD) - < 0.1% (1kHz, 100dB SPL) Transducer principle - Closed, dynamic Weight without cable - 7.7 oz. (220 g) Included - Replaceable single sided, coiled cable with a 3.5mm jack connector HD 380 Pro Screw-type 1/4 adapter Slim line carrying case


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Display: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No
Sound System:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Indoor/Outdoor :Indoor
Product Type:Headband Headset / Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Traditional Headphone