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Sennheiser HD 280 / HD280Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4934 reviews of Sennheiser HD 280 / HD280Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and durability. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability and portability. There are some mixed reviews about the soundstage.

sound, comfort, price, durability, bass quality

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 280 / HD280Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 280 / HD280Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 280 / HD280Pro from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the portability, and there are some critical reviews about the size.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 280 / HD280Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3752 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 280 / HD280Pro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People really like the bass quality and durability. The price and comfort also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and portability.

sound, comfort, price, durability, bass quality

portability, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

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.

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Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Review: Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

 

The HD 280s are a perennial favorite among budget-minded audiophiles. And listening to their balanced, flat tonal presentation you can see why.

Goodbye outside world. Bested even the Marleys in sound isolation thanks to some seriously aggressive head hugging force. Travel- ready fold-up design. Made in Germany, but with a sound signature from Switzerland

Ugg-lay! A certified head crusher—until we finally broke them in. Noticeable lack of detail at the extreme ends of the tonal range. Non- detachable 10-foot cord is a literal drag

Apr, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sennheiser HD280 Pro review

 

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.

Pricey.

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

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Yannick Khong (rtings.com)

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro HEADPHONES

 

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro are above-average critical listening headphones, with a durable build quality but a somewhat uncomfortable fit. They have a good audio reproduction that packs a lot of bass, and although they are mostly made out of plastic,...

Decent build quality. ; Moderately comfortable.

Poor isolation. ; Mid-range heavy audio reproduction ; Bulky, unstable design. ; Bass delivery varies significantly across users. Sensitive to glasses.

May, 2018

Expert review by : consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

 

We saw some complaints at Amazon.com that the plastic headband is vulnerable to cracking, but if this happens, the damage is covered under Sennheiser's two-year warranty. Aside from this problem, durability is excellent; one owner who claims to be...

Good sound quality, Passive noise blocking, Durable build

Uncomfortable for some users, Bulky

May, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

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

Sep, 2012

Staff Recommended

Expert review by : jerdei (onheadphones.com)

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Top Review Shop (topreviewshop.com)

Expert Review

 

Overall, these headphones have been outstanding and I am very happy with them. They have gotten many hours of use over the last 2 years, and they have been completely reliable with no degradation in sound quality or comfort. They are a bit pricier than...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Justin Whitaker (topreviewshop.com)

Sennheiser HD-280 Pro Headphones

 

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

Feb, 2006

Expert review by (dansdata.com)

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones

 

The best headphones in the world are all "open"

Recommended

Sep, 2004

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